LatinNews Daily Report - 29 July 2013

Main Briefing
Development: On 28 July gunmen shot and killed Rear Admiral Carlos Miguel Salazar Ramonet and his bodyguard in an attack on a dirt road in Churintzio, in Michoacán state.... Read More
Development: On 25 July Amnesty International (AI), the human rights lobby organisation, said that one year on the government led by President Rafael Correa had not yet done enough to comply with an Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) ruling upholding the rights of Ecuador’s Sarayaku indigenous community.... Read More
Development: On 28 July Venezuela’s oil minister, Rafael Ramírez, confirmed that Venezuela is negotiating a new US$5.0bn development loan from China, bringing total lending from the Asian giant in the past five years or so to US$39bn.... Read More
Development: In his state-of-the-nation address on 28 July, President Ollanta Humala warned that Peru’s economic boom cycle “may be coming to an end” and he called on the public to support the government in its efforts to address Peru’s new economic reality.... Read More
Development: In a 28 July Sunday newspaper interview, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff said that her predecessor and mentor, Lula da Silva (2003-2010), couldn’t make a comeback to politics, as he had never gone away in the first place.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
Development: On 28 July the main opposition Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC) ruled out an alliance with the minor opposition parties, Frente Amplio and Alianza Patriótica, for the February 2014 general elections.... Read More
ECONOMY | EU Association Agreement delayed in Costa Rica and El Salvador.... Read More
Southern Cone
Development: On 28 July the Movimiento de Participación Popular (MPP), the largest party in the leftist ruling Frente Amplio (FA) coalition, formally endorsed former president Tabaré Vázquez (2005-2010) as its preferred presidential candidate for the 2014 election.... Read More

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