LatinNews Daily - 15 September 2023

Main Briefing
On 14 September the Dominican Republic’s President Luis Abinader announced the closure of the country’s border with neighbouring Haiti.... Read More
On 14 September the Venezuelan army (FANB) announced that a patrol had been attacked by illegal miners in the Yapacana national park in Atabapo municipality, Amazonas state, resulting in a confrontation that left two people dead and six injured.... Read More
* Peru’s central bank (BCRP) has lowered its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 7.5%.... Read More
On 14 September Brazil’s supreme court (STF) handed down sentences of between 14 to 17 years to three rioters who ransacked the seats of government in Brasília on 8 January.... Read More
* Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has signed a draft bill known as the Projeto de Lei do Programa Combustível do Futuro, aimed at creating regulations to promote the use of renewable biofuels such as biodiesel and ethanol.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
* Costa Rica’s President Rodrigo Chaves has partially vetoed a legislative bill which was presented last month to the country’s 57-member unicameral legislature by a legislative committee which seeks to obtain the removal of Costa Rica from the European Union (EU)’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes.... Read More
On 14 September the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) returned Mexico’s air safety rating to the highest level over two years after its downgrade.... Read More
* Dutch brewing company Heineken has announced plans to construct a new brewery in southern Mexico.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 14 September Patricia Bullrich, the presidential candidate of Argentina’s right-of-centre opposition coalition Juntos por el Cambio (JxC), portrayed herself as “the real alternative to Kirchnerismo” during a book launch in the law faculty of the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA).... Read More
* Argentina’s central bank (BCRA) has held the country’s benchmark interest rate at 118%, despite inflation hitting new highs in August.... Read More

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