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LatinNews Daily - 11 January 2019

Main Briefing
Development: On 10 January, the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) issued a resolution stating that it does not recognise Nicolás Maduro as the legitimate president of Venezuela...
Andean
* Colombia’s tax authority (Dian) has released new figures which show that the Colombian government had raised Col$144.4trn in taxes (about US$46bn) in 2018 – a 6% increase from the figure received in 2017...
Brazil
Development: On 10 January, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed the appointment of diplomat Mario Vilalva as head of the export promotion agency (Apex), following the announced resignation of Alecxandro Carreiro after only one week in the post...
* The Planalto presidential palace has released a statement confirming that the new government led by Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro will not oppose the Boeing-Embraer merger deal...
Central American & Caribbean
Development: On 10 January Rafael Solís, a magistrate in Nicaragua’s supreme court (CSJ), resigned, both from the court and the ruling Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN) party...
* Guatemala’s central bank (Banguat) has released new figures which show that remittance inflows to the country reached US$9.29bn in 2018 – a 13.3% increase on the figure received in 2017...
Mexico
Development: On 10 January, Jan Jařab, the representative of the United Nations Office of the High Commission for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Mexico, re-iterated his concerns about the creation of a national guard in the country during a public audience in congress...
* Mexico’s finance ministry (SHCP) has announced that it has completed its 2019 oil hedge...
Southern Cone
Development: On 10 January, various trade union movements and political organisations demonstrated in the city of Buenos Aires against sharp increases to energy tariffs and public transport fares announced by the Argentine government led by President Mauricio Macri at the tail end of 2018...
* Paraguay’s central bank (BCP) has released a new report which shows that the country’s exports in 2018 totalled US$13.82bn, up 3.2% on 2017...

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