☀ Domingo Brief — Noboa’s win in Ecuador, the DRC in Brazil, & Venezuela sanctions relief
Each Sunday, take two minutes to catch key stories and opportunities shaping Latin America.
Welcome back to the Domingo Brief! This week, we’re taking a look at Brazilian-DRC cooperation on the rainforest, two different elections in South America, a tentative deal for sanctions relief for Venezuela, and more.
Trivia of the Week
Just under 90% of you correctly guessed that Venezuela has the largest oil reserves on Earth. However, years of economic mismanagement and disrepair have led to neighboring countries like Brazil and Colombia taking its position among Latin American oil giants.
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🇦🇷 Argentines are taking to the polls today in a general election that has the whole country in a stir. Most notably, there is the first round of the presidential election, in which libertarian ultraconservative Javier Milei currently leads Economy Minister Sergio Massa in polls.
Latinometrics: With the economy in crisis, just under half the country impoverished, and crime on the rise, this may be Argentina’s most important election in a generation. Neither the incumbent president nor vice president is running, though both are backing their Peronist ally in Massa.
🇧🇷 Brazil is cooperating with visiting officials from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to coordinate rainforest protection efforts. The two countries, which together with Indonesia account for 52% of the world’s rainforest, are aiming to spearhead a conservation effort they hope will save the important biome and slow climate change.
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