LatinNews Daily - 19 September 2023

Main Briefing
On 18 September thousands of people took to the streets in Guatemala City and other parts of the country, in support of Guatemala’s president-elect Bernardo Arévalo and his left-of-centre Movimiento Semilla (Semilla), and calling for the resignation of US-sanctioned attorney general (AG) María Consuelo Porras.... Read More
On 18 September Peru’s President Dina Boluarte said that she will declare a state of emergency in two districts of the capital Lima and one district in the city of Piura, which will see troops deployed to assist police in tackling insecurity.... Read More
* Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has announced further details of agreements reached with the Chinese authorities during his diplomatic tour of China last week.... Read More
On 18 September Brazil’s justice & public security minister, Flávio Dino, announced on social media that he would request the federal police (PF) to review a report from the Conselho Nacional da Justiça (CNJ), the judicial watchdog institution overseeing the national court system, which details alleged misconduct committed by authorities during the now-discredited ‘Lava Jato’ corruption investigation.... Read More
* The secretariat of economic policy (SPE) in Brazil’s finance ministry has released the September edition of its bi-monthly Boletim MacroFiscal report on economic activity, which showed an annual GDP growth forecast of 3.2%, marking an increase from the SPE’s previous forecast in July of 2.5% growth.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
*The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has authorised funds worth US$550,000 for Costa Rica to go on the country’s climate action policy and fiscal management.... Read More
On 18 September Mexico’s former foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard (2018-2023) announced the creation of a new political movement.... Read More
* Mexico’s finance ministry (SHCP) has released its sustainable financing mobilisation strategy, in which it provides a financial roadmap to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 18 September a federal court in Argentina ordered that the two legal cases against Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner be reopened.... Read More
*Paraguay’s Vice President Pedro Alliana and the president of Paraguay’s state-owned electricity company Administración Nacional de Electricidad (Ande), Félix Sosa, have announced that Paraguay has begun to withdraw 100% of the energy that corresponds to it from the Yacyretá hydroelectric complex, which it shares with Argentina.... Read More

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