LATAM POLITICS TODAY-Lula offers to host UN climate talks in Brazilian Amazon
Latest in Latin American politics today: Lula offers to host UN climate talks in the Brazilian Amazon
SHARM EL-SHEIKH – Brazilian Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was warmly welcomed at the COP27 summit in Egypt on Wednesday, where he pledged to re-engage the rainforest nation in the fight against the climate crisis and proposed to hold future climate talks at the UN. “I’m here to tell you all here that Brazil is back in the world,” he said at an event alongside the governors of Brazil’s Amazon states.
A leftist who won his third term last month, Lula said he would seek to have Brazil host COP30 in 2025 and aim to place the venue in the Amazon rainforest, rather than the more populated coastal region. . Ecuador explores potential new agreement with IMF for 2023 – Minister
QUITO – The Ecuadorian government is exploring a possible new agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as part of its 2023 financing plans, which could also see bond issues in international markets, the minister of finance told Reuters. Economics Pablo Arosemena. Ecuador entered into a 27-month credit agreement with the IMF for $6.5 billion in September 2020, which was renegotiated by President Guillermo Lasso and expires at the end of this year.
Lasso’s spending plan for 2023 needs funding worth $7.58 billion, which is expected to come mainly from local debt issuance and loans from multilateral organizations. Cuban president to meet Putin next week in Moscow
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel is due to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin next week in Moscow, the RIA news agency reported on Wednesday, citing the Cuban ambassador. US judge rules COVID-era border deportation order illegal
WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge ruled on Tuesday that a pandemic-era order used to deport hundreds of thousands of migrants to Mexico was illegal, a ruling that could have major implications for the US border management. In a 49-page opinion, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan said the policy was “arbitrary and capricious” and violated federal regulatory law.
The decision will complicate President Joe Biden’s strategy to deter record border crossings. The administration filed an unopposed motion late Tuesday to delay implementation of the decision for five weeks to allow it to move additional resources to the border and coordinate with state and local governments and non-profit organizations. non-profit. Cuba and the United States make progress in migration negotiations, but more is needed, says Cuba
HAVANA — Cuba and the United States are making progress in talks aimed at stemming a migration crisis that saw record numbers of Cubans arrive at the U.S. border last year, but those advances are not enough to stem the tide, said Cuba’s top diplomat at the talks said on Tuesday. Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Fernandez de Cossio told reporters that despite steps in the right direction, the United States had yet to address the root of the problem.
“We reiterated our concern about (US) measures that encourage illegal emigration,” De Cossio said, citing existing migration policies that prioritize Cubans seeking to enter the United States over those from other countries. nationalities. Guatemalan anti-corruption judge resigns and denounces the manipulation of justice
GUATEMALA CITY — A well-known anti-corruption judge in Guatemala resigned on Tuesday after accusing the judiciary of mismanagement, the latest in a string of resignations that critics blame on President Alejandro Giammattei’s efforts to consolidate power. Miguel Angel Galvez, a judge with two dozen years on the bench focused largely on corruption, organized crime and civil war cases, blasted what he described as a lack of judicial independence in a video posted on his Twitter account. (Compiled by Steven Grattan; edited by Jonathan Oatis)
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