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Weekly Report - 06 December 2018 (WR-18-48)

Leader
“Receiving the most important leaders in the world altogether at the same time in the same place is something that has never happened in our country,” Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri said on the eve of the G-20 summit which Buenos Aires hosted on 30 November and 1 December...
Andean
When Ecuador’s President Lenín Moreno carried out a cabinet reshuffle this week he had not anticipated reassigning the functions of the vice presidency...
Peru’s former president Alan García (1985-1990; 2006-2011) was forced to vacate the Uruguayan embassy in Lima on 3 December after his asylum request was rejected...
“We will cover most of Venezuela’s needs…we have that capacity.” With these words Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pledged his country’s economic and political support for the government led by President Nicolás Maduro during an official visit to Venezuela this week...
Colombia’s President Iván Duque has presented the supreme court (CSJ) with a shortlist of candidates for the role of ad hoc prosecutor in the investigations into the government corruption scandal centred around the Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht...
COLOMBIA | Exports up...
Brazil & Southern Cone
President Sebastián Piñera last week celebrated a fall in crime in Chile...
With President-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s cabinet almost complete, attention is now turning to the level of support he can expect to have in the incoming federal congress...
Last week, the international heads of state who were gathered in Argentina for the G-20 summit reiterated their commitment to the “irreversible” Paris Agreement on climate action...
PARAGUAY | Economic cooperation with Japan...
Mexico & Nafta
The long wait is over...
Central America & Caribbean
President Carlos Alvarado this week was able to point to a historic victory after Costa Rica’s 57-member unicameral legislature approved his government’s tax reform proposal...
PANAMA | Xi pays historic visit...
Postscript
Hours ahead of the deadline to register line-ups for Bolivia’s general election next October, Samuel Doria Medina, the leader of the main opposition Unidad Nacional (UN), announced he was breaking his alliance with Santa Cruz Governor Rubén Costas of the Partido Demócrata Social (PDS)...
“We were up to the challenge and we exceeded expectations...

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