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LatinNews Daily - 24 March 2017

Main Briefing
- Regional heavyweights lean on Venezuela
Andean
- Bolivia ratchets up tensions with Chile
Brazil
- Doria ramps up security surveillance in Brazil’s São Paulo
Central America & Caribbean
- Head of Panama’s Etesa quits
Mexico
- Prominent journalist’s murder fuels concern in Mexico
Southern Cone
- Fresh tensions between gov’t and unions in Uruguay

LatinNews Daily - 23 March 2017

Main Briefing
- Teachers increase pressure on Macri gov’t in Argentina
Andean
- Venezuela’s Maduro rises to the bait
Brazil
- Brazil liberalises outsourcing restrictions
Central America & Caribbean
- Corruption crackdown in Guatemala’s congress
Mexico
- Mexico launches migrant assistance initiative
Southern Cone
- Paraguay gov’t takes a gamble on bond issue

LatinNews Daily - 22 March 2017

Main Briefing
- Green light for new government in Haiti
Andean
- Ecuador presidential run-off polls shift again
Brazil
- ‘Meat mafia’ scandal “embarrassing” for Brazil, says Temer
Central America & Caribbean
- Guatemala’s security council in permanent session
Mexico
- Mexico’s Sedena refutes López Obrador’s claims
Southern Cone
- Chile’s Piñera ends speculation

LatinNews Daily - 21 March 2017

Main Briefing
- Deadly attacks on police fan security concerns in Guatemala
Andean
- Venezuela attacks OAS’s Almagro
Brazil
- Major importers suspend Brazilian meat shipments
Central America & Caribbean
- Speculation builds as to Minustah’s future role in Haiti
Mexico
- Mexico and US promise to deepen security cooperation
Southern Cone
- Chile’s Bachelet defends daughter from corruption allegations

LatinNews Daily - 20 March 2017

Main Briefing
- Scandal could spoil Brazil’s meat industry
Andean
- Ecuador run-off on a knife-edge
Central America & Caribbean
- Two dead in Guatemala youth prison riot
Mexico
- Mexican prison guards complicit in high-profile break
Southern Cone
- New corruption allegations against Chile’s Bachelet family
Washington Watch
- Argentina complaints about extension of lemon import ban

LatinNews Daily - 17 March 2017

Main Briefing
- Bolivia’s new drugs legislation stokes controversy
Andean
- Peru’s Kuczynski says disaster funding ready
Brazil
- Brazil’s Temer searches for silver linings
Central America & Caribbean
- Haiti a step closer to forming new gov’t
Mexico
- Mexico’s PRI rattled by López Obrador
Southern Cone
- CGT sets general strike date in Argentina

LatinNews Daily - 16 March 2017

Main Briefing
- Brazilians mobilise against pensions reform
Andean
- Muted regional response to Almagro’s move against Venezuela
Central America & Caribbean
- Criminal complaint filed against head of Panama’s legislature
Mexico
- Suspension of Pemex’s services auction raises concerns in Mexico
Southern Cone
- Chile’s Carabineros hit by scandal

LatinNews Daily - 15 March 2017

Main Briefing
- Odebrecht case takes dramatic turn in Colombia
Andean
- Almagro calls for Venezuela’s suspension from OAS
Brazil
- Brazil widens graft probe into dozens of politicians
Central America & Caribbean
- Costa Rica and Colombia boost security ties
Mexico
- Major mass gave discovered in Mexico’s Veracruz
Southern Cone
- Chile’s transport minister quits

LatinNews Daily - 14 March 2017

Main Briefing
- Setback to the formation of a new gov’t in Haiti
Andean
- Moreno invites Lasso to ‘dialogue’ in Ecuador
Brazil
- ‘Car Wash’ sheds new light on corruption scheme in Brazil
Central America & Caribbean
- More heads roll in Guatemala over children’s centre blaze
Mexico
- Mexico’s PRD in disarray as senate leader quits
Southern Cone
- Chile gov’t forced to address Araucanía violence

LatinNews Daily - 13 March 2017

Main Briefing
- Hernández sets sights on second term in Honduras
Andean
- Colombia’s Santos under pressure over corruption allegations
Brazil
- Delayed municipal elections held in Brazil
Central America & Caribbean
- Calls for Guatemala’s Morales to quit over children’s centre blaze
Mexico
- Mexico’s Veracruz remains in the eye of political storm
Southern Cone
- Argentine gas price increase to stoke inflation
Washington Watch
- New Mexican ambassador arrives in Washington

LatinNews Daily - 10 March 2017

Main Briefing
- Mexico makes strong defence of migrant rights in US
Andean
- Peru’s Vizcarra on the ropes
Brazil
- Brazil’s Nunes prioritises Mercosur on visit to Argentina
Central America & Caribbean
- Protesters pile pressure on DR’s Medina
Southern Cone
- New poverty report puts Argentina gov’t on backfoot

LatinNews Daily - 09 March 2017

Main Briefing
- International Women’s Day mobilises Chile
Andean
- US-Colombia anti-drugs cooperation in doubt
Brazil
- Brazilian probe into 2014 election campaign deepens
Central America & Caribbean
- Guatemala under pressure over Virgen de la Asunción tragedy
Mexico
- Mexico defends its ‘green gold’ at WTO
Southern Cone
- Institutional clash deepens in Paraguay

LatinNews Daily - 08 March 2017

Main Briefing
- Argentina’s CGT mobilises, exposes internal divisions
Andean
- Colombia’s Santos denies Odebrecht received favours
Brazil
- Brazil unveils new infrastructure development projects
Central America & Caribbean
- Protesters demand resignation of Guatemala’s Morales
Mexico
- Mexico’s Meade gets ball rolling with Mnuchin
Southern Cone
- Fonasa scandal spreads in Uruguay

LatinNews Daily - 07 March 2017

Main Briefing
- Odebrecht’s meddling in Colombia elections confirmed
Andean
- Lasso moots constituent assembly for Ecuador
Brazil
- Brazil’s economy shows tentative signs of recovery
Central America & Caribbean
- Honduras strikes blow against corruption
Mexico
- Mexico’s CNH approves second Pemex ‘farm-out’ deal
Southern Cone
- Paraguay’s congress challenges executive over bonds issue

LatinNews Daily - 06 March 2017

Main Briefing
- Peru prosecutors present corruption accusations against Vizcarra
Andean
- Odebrecht accused of making payments to Colombia’s Farc
Brazil
- Two Brazilian black market dealers detained in Uruguay
Central America & Caribbean
- Dominican anti-corruption protests pick up head of steam
Mexico
- Mexico’s PAN declares Vázquez Mota as its Edomex candidate
Southern Cone
- Evidence against Uruguay’s Sendic piles up
Washington Watch
- Kuczynski is first Latin American leader to meet Trump

LatinNews Daily - 03 March 2017

Main Briefing
- Paraguay’s senate opposes executive and CSJ on bonds issue
Andean
- Colombia’s VP steps down ahead of 2018 electoral bid
Brazil
- Former guerrilla appointed as Brazil’s new foreign minister
Central America & Caribbean
- Guatemala’s Morales backtracks over end to electricity subsidies
Mexico
- Mexico’s Videgaray meets Central American counterparts
Southern Cone
- Uruguay’s Vázquez rings in the new congressional year

LatinNews Daily - 02 March 2017

Main Briefing
- Argentina’s Macri greeted by protests outside congress
Andean
- Peru’s congress makes corruption an imprescriptible crime
Brazil
- Odebrecht gives evidence before Brazil’s electoral court
Central America & Caribbean
- Guatemala’s Morales calls for dialogue with indigenous sector
Mexico
- Mexico again adjusts growth projections due to ‘Trump effect’
Southern Cone
- Odebrecht offices raided in Chile

LatinNews Daily - 01 March 2017

Main Briefing
- Chile’s Piñera denounces smear campaign
Andean
- Ecuador to tighten public-sector assets rules
Brazil
- Temer tries to quell murmurs in Brazil’s congress
Central America & Caribbean
- Nicaragua and OAS sign MOU
Mexico
- ‘Special security operation’ launched in Mexico’s Veracruz
Southern Cone
- Budget row threatens institutional clash in Paraguay

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