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LatinNews Daily - 28 April 2017

Main Briefing
- ELN’s ‘crazy attack’ a serious brake on Colombia peace talks
Andean
- Bolivia gov’t and unions agree on minimum salary increase
- In brief: Colombia
Brazil
- Brazil braces for general strike against gov’t reform agenda
- In brief: Brazil
Central America & Caribbean
- President of El Salvador’s legislature backs controversial security proposal
- In brief: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago
Mexico
- Mexico confident in advancing Nafta renegotiations
- In brief: Mexico
Southern Cone
- Argentina’s Macri gets strong backing from ‘old friend’ Trump
- In brief: Argentina, Paraguay
Publishing note
- Publishing note

LatinNews Daily - 27 April 2017

Main Briefing
- Satisfaction in Mexico as US agrees not to abandon Nafta
Andean
- OAS ignores Venezuela’s protests
- In brief: Bolivia, Colombia
Brazil
- Labour reform moves in Brazil’s congress
- In brief: Brazil
Central America & Caribbean
- Mixed response to electoral code changes in Panama
- In brief: Panama
Mexico
- In brief: Mexico
Southern Cone
- Presidential re-election buried in Paraguay, deep divisions remain
- In brief: Chile, Argentina

LatinNews Daily - 26 April 2017

Main Briefing
- Venezuela’s state powers pull in opposite directions
Andean
- Bolivia’s YPFB faces corruption complaints
- In brief: Peru, Colombia
Brazil
- Indigenous protestors clash with police in Brazil’s capital
- In brief: Brazil
Central America & Caribbean
- Guatemala court suspends operations at key maritime port
- In brief: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama
Mexico
- Sparks fly in first Edomex debate
- In brief: Mexico
Southern Cone
- Political tension over Santa Cruz crisis rises in Argentina
- In brief: Argentina, Paraguay

LatinNews Daily - 25 April 2017

Main Briefing
- Commando-style heist puts Paraguay on high alert
Andean
- Maduro plays for time in Venezuela
- In brief: Colombia, Peru
Brazil
- Brazil’s Temer rolls out red carpet for Rajoy
- In brief: Brazil
Central America & Caribbean
- Haiti senator-elect pleads guilty to drug charges
- In brief: El Salvador, Panama
Mexico
- Mexico’s Morena engulfed in scandal
- In brief: Mexico
Southern Cone
- Chile court rules against detained Bolivian officials
- In brief: Argentina

LatinNews Daily - 24 April 2017

Main Briefing
- El Salvador’s gov’t slashes social spending to address fiscal crisis
Andean
- Venezuela’s Maduro dissembles as unrest deepens
- In brief: Colombia, Peru, Bolivia
Brazil
- Rural workers murdered in Brazil’s Matto Grosso
- In brief: Brazil
Central America & Caribbean
- ‘Marcha Verde’ continues to pile on the pressure in the DR
- In brief: Guatemala, Nicaragua, Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago
Mexico
- Another bloody weekend in Mexico
- In brief: Mexico
Southern Cone
- Argentina’s Fernández accuses gov’t of being behind Santa Cruz protests
- In brief: Argentina
Washington Watch
- US declares ‘zero tolerance’ for Central American street gangs

LatinNews Daily - 21 April 2017

Main Briefing
- Growing concern about Farc members’ safety in Colombia
Andean
- Venezuela’s Maduro turns his attention online
- In brief: Venezuela, Peru
Brazil
- Governor of Brazil’s Ceará state issues terror warning
- In brief: Brazil
Central America & Caribbean
- Costa Rica’s Solís under pressure over corruption
- In brief: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama
Mexico
- Another politician assassinated in Mexico’s Guerrero state
- In brief: Mexico
Southern Cone
- Argentina’s Macri signs new energy deal with governors
- In brief: Uruguay, Paraguay

LatinNews Daily - 20 April 2017

Main Briefing
- Groundhog day in Venezuela
Andean
- Bolivia’s Catholic Church signals concerns ahead of judicial elections
- In brief: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador
Brazil
- Interest rate cut won’t be enough to boost Brazil growth, says Moody’s
- In brief: Brazil
Central America & Caribbean
- Arena unveils latest proposals to end impasse in El Salvador
- In brief: Honduras, Dominican Republic, Region
Mexico
- Mexico agrees to have Yarrington extradited to the US first
- In brief: Mexico
Southern Cone
- Cartistas persist with presidential re-election plans in Paraguay’s congress
- In brief: Argentina, Uruguay

LatinNews Daily - 19 April 2017

Main Briefing
- Panama approves key changes to electoral code
Andean
- Venezuela on edge as Maduro activates ‘Plan Zamora’
- In brief: Ecuador, Colombia
Brazil
- Pensions protests turn violent in Brazil
- In brief: Brazil
Central America & Caribbean
- Anti-government demonstrations in Suriname
- In brief: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala
Mexico
- Prison riot in Mexico’s Ciudad Victoria
- In brief: Mexico
Southern Cone
- Uruguay’s Nin Novoa comes under pressure
- In brief: Argentina, Paraguay

LatinNews Daily - 18 April 2017

Main Briefing
- Paraguay’s Cartes abandons immediate re-election ambitions
Andean
- Fresh calls for elections in Venezuela
- In brief: Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia
Brazil
- Brazil’s Lula summons dozens of witnesses to testify in his trial
- In brief: Brazil
Central America & Caribbean
- UNSC votes to end Minustah’s future in Haiti
- In brief: El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama
Mexico
- Mexico’s Peña Nieto celebrates capture of fugitive governors
- In brief: Mexico
Southern Cone
- Boost for Chile’s Bachelet as education reform moves in congress
- In brief: Chile, Argentina

LatinNews Daily - 13 April 2017

Main Briefing
- Chile’s Bachelet seeks to recover initiative with pension reform bill
Andean
- In brief: Bolivia, Colombia
- Peru’s regional governors under pressure
Brazil
- Brazil’s gov’t will go on, says Temer
- In brief: Brazil
Central America & Caribbean
- El Salvador’s Arena threatened with criminal complaint
- In brief: Dominican Repubic, Trinidad & Tobago
Mexico
- Mexican authorities claim arrest of another top criminal
- In brief: Mexico
Southern Cone
- Buenos Aires gov’t reaches out to teachers in Argentina
- In brief: Argentina
Publishing note
- Easter schedule

LatinNews Daily - 12 April 2017

Main Briefing
- Brazil’s supreme court opens investigations into ministers and legislators
Andean
- Change in Peru’s ‘Lavo Jato’ commission as focus shifts back to corruption
- In brief: Bolivia, Colombia
Brazil
- In brief: Brazil
Central America & Caribbean
- Salvadorean street gang leader arrested in Guatemala
- In brief: Bahamas, Haiti, Costa Rica, El Salvador
Mexico
- Mexico’s opposition wades into Yarrington extradition debate
- In brief: Mexico
Southern Cone
- Chile students back on the streets as gov’t dealt education reform setback
- In Brief: Argentina, Paraguay

LatinNews Daily - 11 April 2017

Main Briefing
- Teachers conflict deepens in Argentina
Andean
- Maduro defiant from Havana, as Venezuela smoulders
- In brief: Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia
Brazil
- Brazil strikes automotive trade deal with Colombia
- In brief: Brazil
Central America & Caribbean
- In brief: Guatemala, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago
- Haiti’s Moïse reminded of a priority
Mexico
- Mexico’s PRD calls for internal elections to re-forge party
- In brief: Mexico
Southern Cone
- Corruption scandal in Chile’s Carabineros mushrooms
- In brief: Argentina, Paraguay

LatinNews Daily - 10 April 2017

Main Briefing
- International condemnation of Venezuela
Andean
- Government corruption back in the spotlight in Peru
- In brief
Brazil
- New outbreak of prison violence in Brazil
- In brief
Central America & Caribbean
- El Salvador’s opposition and gov’t dig in their heels over fiscal crisis
- In brief
Mexico
- Former Mexican governor arrested in Italy
- In brief
Southern Cone
- Police break up Argentine teachers’ protest
- In brief
Washington Watch
- Argentina’s ambassador to the US resigns

LatinNews Daily - 07 April 2017

Main Briefing
- Pitched battle for ‘the street’ in Argentina
Andean
- Fresh violence in Venezuela, as US expresses concern
- In brief
Brazil
- Brazil’s Temer moots watering down pensions reform
- In brief
Central America & Caribbean
- Nicaragua slams US’s activation of NICA bill
- In brief
Mexico
- Mexico complaints about perceived US political interference
- In brief
Southern Cone
- Venezuelan crisis causes internal rift in Uruguay
- In brief

LatinNews Daily - 06 April 2017

Main Briefing
- Paraguay political crisis set to deepen as dialogue efforts founder
Andean
- Venezuela’s national assembly proceeds against supreme court justices
- In brief
Brazil
- Brazilian police defy striking ban
- In brief
Central America & Caribbean
- Supreme Court ruling provokes outrage in Panama
- In brief
Mexico
- Mexico’s Pemex to cooperate with Odebrecht probe
- In brief
Southern Cone
- Argentina and Brazil take joint action to stimulate economic growth
- In brief

LatinNews Daily - 05 April 2017

Main Briefing
- Venezuela teeters on the brink
Andean
- Moreno officially declared winner in Ecuador
- In brief
Brazil
- Trial that could oust Brazil’s president postponed
- In brief
Central America & Caribbean
- Arrest of drug kingpin spells problems for El Salvador’s VP
- In brief
Mexico
- Fugitive former Mexican government official detained in the US
- In brief
Southern Cone
- Chile’s Piñera criticises constitutional reform proposal
- In brief

LatinNews Daily - 04 April 2017

Main Briefing
- Ecuador’s Lasso refuses to accept defeat
Andean
- Venezuela accuses OAS of being “a court of inquisition”
- In brief
Brazil
- Brazil’s Rio state administrative court suspected of receiving kickbacks
- In brief
Central America & Caribbean
- El Salvador’s finance ministry urges legislature to approve more bonds
- In brief
Mexico
- Mexico gov’t looks for ideas to protect journalists
- In brief
Southern Cone
- Tensions over re-election amendment remain high in Paraguay
- In brief

LatinNews Daily - 03 April 2017

Main Briefing
- Legal confusion reigns in Venezuela
Andean
- Moreno closes in on victory in Ecuador
- In brief
Brazil
- Growing backlash in Brazil over economic reform package
- In brief
Central America & Caribbean
- Alvarez leads PLN primaries in Costa Rica
- In brief
Mexico
- Electoral campaign off to an early start in Edomex
Southern Cone
- Presidential re-election drive produces crisis in Paraguay
- In brief
Washington Watch
- US biodiesel dumping accusations rejected by Argentina

LatinNews Daily - 31 March 2017

Main Briefing
- Ecuador ready to choose Correa’s successor
Andean
- Region condemns Venezuela, Maduro remains defiant
Brazil
- Electoral court moves to impeach Brazilian governor
Central America & Caribbean
- Haiti’s Lafontant meets head of Minustah
Mexico
- Governor of Mexico’s Nayarit under pressure
Southern Cone
- Mobilisation in defence of constitutional order in Paraguay

LatinNews Daily - 30 March 2017

Main Briefing
- Venezuela’s supreme court assumes parliamentary duties
Andean
- Concern about electoral violence ahead of Ecuador polls
Brazil
- Brazil slashes spending to meet fiscal target
Central America & Caribbean
- El Salvador outlaws metallic mining
Mexico
- Mexican official finds himself on the wrong side of the law
Southern Cone
- Chile on the defensive over human rights

LatinNews Daily - 29 March 2017

Main Briefing
- Venezuela claims victory at the OAS
Andean
- Bolivia gov’t moves against political opponent
Brazil
- Lacking allies, Brazil’s Temer is feeling the heat
Central America & Caribbean
- Costa Rica shaken by corruption scandal
Mexico
- Another deadly prison riot in Mexico’s Nuevo León
Southern Cone
- Opposition denounces ‘parliamentary coup’ in Paraguay

LatinNews Daily - 28 March 2017

Main Briefing
- Warnings about impending violation of constitution in Paraguay
Andean
- Venezuela calls for Almagro’s removal
Brazil
- Brazil moves to reassure markets after meatpacking scandal
Central America & Caribbean
- Changes in military top brass in Nicaragua
Mexico
- Mexico’s Chihuahua governor takes aim at Osorio Chong
Southern Cone
- Bolivia-Chile diplomatic tensions on the rise

LatinNews Daily - 27 March 2017

Main Briefing
- Marcha Verde maintain pressure in the DR
Andean
- Venezuela’s Maduro on the defensive
Brazil
- Patchy turnout for anti-corruption protests in Brazil
Central America & Caribbean
- Elite security task force deployed in Panama
Mexico
- Journalist protests spread in Mexico
Southern Cone
- Massive protests against Chile’s pension system
Washington Watch
- Trump administration reaches out to Bolivia

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 grave 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

LatinNews Daily - 28 February 2017

Main Briefing
- Medina vows to clear up Odebrecht corruption in DR
Andean
- Odebrecht scandal continues to have repercussions in Peru
Brazil
- Dozens injured in sambadrome accident in Brazil
Central America & Caribbean
- FMLN outrage over suspension of TSE judge in El Salvador
Mexico
- Mexico’s Pemex reports cuts in losses in 2016
Southern Cone
- Argentina’s Macri expecting to boost congressional presence

LatinNews Daily - 27 February 2017

Main Briefing
- Colombia’s ELN undermines peace talks
Andean
- New polls put Lasso ahead in Ecuador presidential run-off
Brazil
- Brazil’s Padilha in hospital, return uncertain
Central America & Caribbean
- OAS under pressure to release Nicaragua report
Mexico
- Morena put under the spotlight in Mexico
Southern Cone
- Paraguay’s EPP releases hostage
Washington Watch
- Trump speaks with counterparts in Argentina and Panama

LatinNews Daily - 24 February 2017

Main Briefing
- Mexico and US make first attempt to work out their differences
Andean
- Almagro urges elections in Venezuela
Brazil
- Brazil's Temer taps own party for new justice minister
Central America & Caribbean
- Warnings of gang attacks in Guatemala
Southern Cone
- Argentine teachers up the pressure on Macri

LatinNews Daily - 23 February 2017

Main Briefing
- Honduras approves contentious reforms to criminal code
Andean
- Presidential run-off confirmed in Ecuador
Brazil
- Brazil’s foreign minister quits over health issues
Central America & Caribbean
- Haiti’s Moïse names his pick for PM
Mexico
- US officials receive frosty reception in Mexico
Southern Cone
- Argentina’s opposition calls for Macri to face impeachment

LatinNews Daily - 22 February 2017

Main Briefing
- Pro- and anti-Morales marches in Bolivia
Andean
- Ecuador’s CNE indicates presidential run-off
Brazil
- Brazil’s Moraes under scrutiny
Central America & Caribbean
- Protests calling for approval of indigenous justice in Guatemala
Mexico
- Mexico and US ministers discuss financial relations
Southern Cone
- Uruguay gov’t opens new battlefront with public sector unions

LatinNews Daily - 21 February 2017

Main Briefing
- Mexico’s Carstens to stay on
Andean
- Ecuador’s army calls on CNE for results, as tensions mount
Brazil
- Impeachment looms for Rio de Janeiro state governor
Central America & Caribbean
- Guatemala’s Morales faces indigenous unrest
Southern Cone
- DC head confirms presidential bid in Chile

LatinNews Daily - 20 February 2017

Main Briefing
- Moreno on top in Ecuador
Andean
- Bogotá mayor claims bomb aimed at police
Brazil
- Crisis fails to dampen carnival mood in Rio de Janeiro
Central America & Caribbean
- Costa Rica’s green credentials under attack
Mexico
- Prominent Sinaloa trafficker detained in Mexico
Southern Cone
- Argentina’s Macri waging war on inflation
Washington Watch
- US Vice-president reaches out to Brazil

LatinNews Daily - 17 February 2017

Main Briefing
- Ecuador decides fate of Correa’s Revolution
Andean
- Venezuela’s López plays Trump card
Brazil
- Velloso reluctant to join Temer’s cabinet
Central America & Caribbean
- Show of support for Guatemala's Cicig amid instability concerns
Mexico
- Mexico’s key electoral contest takes off
Southern Cone
- Escondida mining company and union in Chile at loggerheads

LatinNews Daily - 16 February 2017

Main Briefing
- Colombia charts bold course to consolidate peace
Andean
- Ecuador campaign ends
Brazil
- Ban on Brazilian phone-hacking articles overturned
Central America & Caribbean
- Discussions resume in El Salvador over fiscal accord
Mexico
- Top US government officials to visit Mexico
Southern Cone
- Chile-Bolivia tensions on the rise

LatinNews Daily - 15 February 2017

Main Briefing
- Macri faces investigation in Argentina
Andean
- Trump stresses support for the Venezuelan people
Brazil
- Minister named in corruption probe reinstated in Brazil
Central America & Caribbean
- New economy minister in Costa Rica
Mexico
- Mexico on alert over new theft of radioactive source
Southern Cone
- Escondida mining dispute drags on in Chile

LatinNews Daily - 14 February 2017

Main Briefing
- US goes after Venezuela’s vice-president
Andean
- Peru adopts new anti-corruption measures
Brazil
- Brazil’s Temer on the back foot
Central America & Caribbean
- Criminal complaint against Panama’s President Varela
Mexico
- Mexico galvanises regional support against Trump anti-immigration policies
Southern Cone
- Uruguay’s Vázquez seeks key investment in Finland

LatinNews Daily - 13 February 2017

Main Briefing
- Colombia’s Santos denies Odebrecht allegations, trusts investigation
Andean
- Toledo defiant from the US, as anger grows in Peru
Brazil
- Police back to work in Brazil’s Espírito Santo
Central America & Caribbean
- Panama’s Varela publishes donors’ list
Mexico
- Anti-Trump demonstrations in Mexico
Southern Cone
- Argentina and Chile pledge to deepen integration
Washington Watch
- Colorado governor visits Cuba

LatinNews Daily - 10 February 2017

Main Briefing
- Panama’s president implicated in Odebrecht scandal
Andean
- Peru’s Toledo ordered to prison
Brazil
- Brazil’s supreme court challenges more questionable gov’t appointments
Central America & Caribbean
- El Salvador turns the screw on mara gangs
Mexico
- Banxico anticipates changes in US economic policy
Southern Cone
- Escondida miners on strike in Chile

LatinNews Daily - 09 February 2017

Main Briefing
- Brazilian minister’s appointment suspended following fresh wave of allegations
Andean
- Venezuela’s MUD rejects latest CNE move
Central America & Caribbean
- CSJ magistrate arrested in Guatemala
Mexico
- Mexico and US begin to mend diplomatic fences
Southern Cone
- Femicide becomes a major concern in Uruguay

LatinNews Daily - 08 February 2017

Main Briefing
- Moïse takes office in Haiti
Andean
- Odebrecht corruption allegations touch Colombia’s Santos
Brazil
- Security crisis grips Brazil’s Espírito Santo
Central America & Caribbean
- Calls grow for a metallic mining ban in El Salvador
Mexico
- Trump administration security officials reach out to Mexico
Southern Cone
- Argentina strengthens bilateral ties with Brazil

LatinNews Daily - 07 February 2017

Main Briefing
- Peace talks with Colombia’s ELN set to start
Andean
- Mounting corruption allegations in Ecuador threaten ruling party
Brazil
- Appointment of new Brazilian supreme court judge stirs controversy
Central America & Caribbean
- Two political parties cancelled in Guatemala
Mexico
- Mexico’s PRI unveils unity candidate in Edomex
Southern Cone
- Argentine and Bolivian officials meet amid migration tensions

LatinNews Daily - 06 February 2017

Main Briefing
- Odebrecht allegations move closer to Peru's Kuczynski
Andean
- Ecuador’s Moreno enters the fray
Brazil
- Politics dominates funeral of Lula’s wife in Brazil
Central America & Caribbean
- Deadly clash in Nicaragua fans police concerns
Mexico
- Mexican gov’t under pressure to stop further fuel price increases
Southern Cone
- Argentina’s foreign minister charged with malfeasance
Washington Watch
- Aladi calls for common front against Trump

LatinNews Daily - 03 February 2017

Main Briefing
- Doubts over Colombia’s ELN talks despite hostage release
Andean
- Moreno to show for Ecuador’s second presidential debate
Brazil
- New STF justice, congressional leader, and ministers in Brazil
Central America & Caribbean
- Another CSJ magistrate to be investigated in Guatemala
- In Brief – Costa Rica
Mexico
- Mexico’s Videgaray reaches out to Tillerson
Southern Cone
- Unions ramp up pressure on Macri in Argentina

LatinNews Daily - 02 February 2017

Main Briefing
- Mexico prepares for Nafta talks amid fears of growing friction with US
Andean
- Peru gov’t overrides congressional concerns over Cusco airport
Brazil
- Brazil’s senate elects new president
Central America & Caribbean
- Deadly gang clashes in Haiti fan security concerns
Southern Cone
- More arrests for fires in Chile

LatinNews Daily - 01 February 2017

Main Briefing
- Costa Rica’s Solís on the defensive over tax reform
Andean
- Consternation in Peru over new Cusco airport suspension
Brazil
- Brazil reinforces border controls with Colombia
Central America & Caribbean
- Calls for Odebrecht investigation to be widened in Panama
Mexico
- Mexicans mobilise against ‘second gasolinazo’
Southern Cone
- New illegal campaign allegations put Chile’s Bachelet in spotlight

LatinNews Daily - 31 January 2017

Main Briefing
- Corruption allegations come back to haunt Brazil’s Temer
Andean
- Venezuela’s Maduro assigns VP superpowers
Central America & Caribbean
- Civil-society groups hail rulings by Guatemala’s top court
Mexico
- Mexico’s López Obrador outlines presidential project
Southern Cone
- Argentina’s new immigration restrictions elicit criticism, concern

LatinNews Daily - 30 January 2017

Main Briefing
- Colombia peace process continues to advance despite misgivings
Andean
- Venezuela’s Maduro rounds on Pdvsa
Brazil
- Brazil’s Batista returns
Central America & Caribbean
- Final stage of Haiti’s electoral process
Mexico
- Mexico seeks national unity to confront Trump threat
Southern Cone
- Bachelet’s popularity reaches new low in Chile
Washington Watch
- Relations with Mexico off to a bad start under Trump

LatinNews Daily - 27 January 2017

Main Briefing
- Odebrecht corruption investigations spread in Colombia
Andean
- Venezuela’s opposition pulls out of dialogue with Gov’t
Brazil
- Brazilian police issue arrest warrant for Batista
Central America & Caribbean
- Ruling party legislator accused of murder in Guatemala
Mexico
- Mexico’s Peña Nieto pulls plug on Trump meeting
Southern Cone
- Chile-Bolivia strengthen anti-drug trafficking cooperation

LatinNews Daily - 26 January 2017

Main Briefing
- Mexico’s Peña Nieto on collision course with Trump
Andean
- Ecuador holds first presidential debate
Brazil
- Brazil gov’t advisors resign over prison crisis
Central America & Caribbean
- El Salvador gov’t denies spying claims
Southern Cone
- More signs of terrorism in Chile’s Araucanía

LatinNews Daily - 25 January 2017

Main Briefing
- Panama moves in response to Odebrecht scandal
Andean
- Moreno losing some ground in Ecuador
Brazil
- ‘Operation Car Wash’ must continue, urges Brazil’s Janot
Central America & Caribbean
- Haiti’s Moïse on the defensive over money laundering allegations
Mexico
- Mexico adopts tough bargaining position over Nafta
Southern Cone
- Argentina’s intelligence chief accused of corruption

LatinNews Daily - 24 January 2017

Main Briefing
- Bolivia’s Morales replaces half of his cabinet
Andean
- Peru rescinds Odebrecht’s gas pipeline contract
Brazil
- More unrest in Brazil’s Alcaçuz prison
Central America & Caribbean
- Panama gov’t under pressure over Odebrecht
Mexico
- Mexico’s Peña Nieto sets out his stall ahead of Trump talks
Southern Cone
- Chile gov’t admits to "combating terrorism" in Araucanía

LatinNews Daily - 23 January 2017

Main Briefing
- Venezuela’s Maduro announces ‘new phase’ for central bank
Andean
- Bolivia’s Morales marks anniversary amid re-election speculation
Brazil
- Armed violence in Brazil’s Pará
Central America & Caribbean
- Major anti-corruption march in the DR
Mexico
- Mexico’s Peña Nieto discusses Nafta renegotiation with Canada’s Trudeau
Southern Cone
- Uruguay’s Mujica urges fiscal restraint
Washington Watch
- Mexico appoints new ambassador to US

LatinNews Daily - 20 January 2017

Main Briefing
- Mexico delivers parting gift for Obama, a message for Trump?
Andean
- Vatican delegate steps back from Venezuela dialogue
Brazil
- Leading Brazilian judge dies in plane crash
Central America & Caribbean
- Budgetary setback for El Salvador’s government
- In Brief – Costa Rica
Southern Cone
- Uruguay’s FTA hopes with China could be dashed

LatinNews Daily - 19 January 2017

Main Briefing
- Test for Guatemala’s justice as Morales’s relatives detained over fraud charges
Andean
- Bolivia’s water minister quits
Brazil
- Brazil sends in the troops to reinforce prison security
Central America & Caribbean
- Honduras and OAS ink anti-corruption accord
Mexico
- School shooting rocks Mexico
Southern Cone
- Eye-catching changes in Argentina’s economic team

LatinNews Daily - 18 January 2017

Main Briefing
- Alarm in Mexico’s Quintana Roo as public offices come under attack
Andean
- Another former minister summoned over Odebrecht scandal in Colombia
Brazil
- Brazil’s landless movement leader detained
Central America & Caribbean
- Criminal complaint filed against ACP in Panama
Southern Cone
- Mapuche conflict becomes electoral issue in Chile

LatinNews Daily - 17 January 2017

Main Briefing
- Nicaragua’s Ortega makes cabinet changes
Andean
- Colombia’s Santos declares frontal assault on corruption post-Odebrecht
Brazil
- Rolls-Royce settles with authorities in Brazil
Central America & Caribbean
- Costa Rica-Nicaragua relations set to worsen
Mexico
- Playa del Carmen shootout raises tourists’ safety concerns in Mexico
Southern Cone
- Uruguayan government grabs upper hand in union tussle

LatinNews Daily - 16 January 2017

Main Briefing
- Venezuela’s “longest year”
Andean
- Odebrecht investigation moves swiftly in Colombia
Brazil
- Hell breaks loose in Brazil’s Rio Grande do Norte
Central America & Caribbean
- Mixed balance sheet for Guatemala’s Morales one year on
Mexico
- New austerity measures unveiled in response to ‘gasolinazo’ in Mexico
Southern Cone
- Re-election struggle raises political tension in Paraguay
Washington Watch
- Businessmen plead guilty to Pdvsa bribery in US

LatinNews Daily - 13 January 2017

Main Briefing
- Obama ends ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy
Andean
- Colombia’s Santos names Robocop as vice-president
Brazil
- Future of private prisons called into question
Central America & Caribbean
- New interior minister takes office in Panama
Mexico
- Mexico’s Peña Nieto makes more gestures in bid to end protests
Southern Cone
- Purchase of presidential jet in Uruguay contentious

LatinNews Daily - 12 January 2017

Main Briefing
- Brazil slashes interest rates
Andean
- Colombia’s defence minister buoyant about post-accord peace
Central America & Caribbean
- Tensions erupt following Philippe’s arrest in Haiti
Mexico
- Mexico’s Peña Nieto politely resists Trump pressure
Southern Cone
- Argentine inflation slowing but still a challenge

LatinNews Daily - 11 January 2017

Main Briefing
- Nicaragua’s Ortega sworn in for new term
Andean
- Peru’s Kuczynski calls for growth with social justice for workers
Brazil
- Brazilian economy bottoms out
Central America & Caribbean
- El Salvador’s Arena quits talks to avert default
Mexico
- Mexico’s ‘El Bronco’ wades into petrol price confrontation
Southern Cone
- Chile’s gov’t acknowledges continued economic concerns

LatinNews Daily - 10 January 2017

Main Briefing
- Videgaray spells out Mexico’s Trump strategy
Andean
- Venezuela’s national assembly censures Maduro
Brazil
- Brazil’s supreme court unfreezes Rio’s funds
Central America & Caribbean
- Boost for Costa Rica’s Solís as congress moves on security tax
Southern Cone
- Chile’s Bachelet faces further Mapuche-related pressure

LatinNews Daily - 09 January 2017

Main Briefing
- Venezuela’s Maduro bares military teeth
Andean
- Peru prison emergency declared
Brazil
- Brazil witnesses further bloodshed
Central America & Caribbean
- Change in security strategy proves contentious in Guatemala
Mexico
- Mexicans march against fuel price increases
Southern Cone
- Electioneering underway in Chile
Washington Watch
- Mexico-Texas strengthen ties

LatinNews Daily - 06 January 2017

Main Briefing
- Venezuela’s new AN president calls for “recovery of democracy”
Andean
- Ecuador’s vice-president stands down to devote himself to election campaign
Brazil
- Brazil’s Temer breaks silence on Manaus prison massacre
Central America & Caribbean
- Senator-elect wanted in US on drug charges arrested in Haiti
Mexico
- Mexico’s ‘gasolinazo’ protests turn deadly
Southern Cone
- Mapuche leader calls off hunger strike in Chile

LatinNews Daily - 05 January 2017

Main Briefing
- Mexico’s Peña Nieto responds to domestic unrest, Trump threat
Andean
- Venezuela’s Maduro taps unknown as new economy czar
Brazil
- Evidence of capital flight in Brazil
Central America & Caribbean
- Defeated candidates reject, but will not contest Haiti election result
Southern Cone
- Argentina debates lowering age of criminal liability

LatinNews Daily - 04 January 2017

Main Briefing
- Moïse confirmed as Haiti’s president-elect
Andean
- Ecuador campaign opens with focus on economy, corruption
Brazil
- Brazil’s Moraes urged to bring forward national security plan
Central America & Caribbean
- New interior minister named in Panama
Mexico
- Mexico fearful after Ford cancels new plant
Southern Cone
- Dujovne outlines Argentina’s new fiscal policy objectives

LatinNews Daily - 03 January 2017

Main Briefing
- DTOs stage lethal prison riot in Brazil
Andean
- Colombia’s ELN under pressure
Central America & Caribbean
- Honduras’s Hernández makes cabinet changes
Mexico
- National protests against petrol price increases in Mexico
Southern Cone
- Argentina’s Macri changes course

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