Advanced Search

LatinNews Daily - 19 March 2019

Main Briefing
On 18 March, Haiti’s 119-member lower chamber passed a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Jean Henry Céant and his government...
Andean
On 18 March, thousands of Colombians marched in defence of peace and of the statutory law regulating the transitional justice system (JEP), part of the 2016 peace accord reached with the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc) guerrilla group...
* The Ecuadorean government led by President Lenín Moreno and the European Union (EU) have signed two cooperation agreements...
Brazil
On 18 March, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro assured the US of Brazil’s friendship under his presidency during a speech at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC, part of the Brazilian president’s agenda on his official visit to the US...
* The index for Brazil’s São Paulo stock exchange (Ibovespa) has exceeded the 100,000 point-mark for the first time in its history, reaching 100,026 on 18 March before closing the day at 99,828 points...
Central America & Caribbean
* Costa Rica’s finance minister Rocío Aguilar has announced that Costa Rica’s fiscal deficit closed at 1.03% of GDP in February – a “very similar” level to that of the previous year...
Mexico
On 18 March, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador marked the 81st anniversary of the nationalisation of Pemex by promising to rescue the state-run oil company with an increase in production and a new refinery...
* The Mexican press has reported that based on figures from the state-owned oil firm, Pemex, four states continue to suffer from a shortage of petrol fuels as a result of the measures introduced by the government led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in January to combat the stealing of oil (huachicoleo)...
Southern Cone
On 18 March, the Argentine authorities reported that the body of Osvaldo Hugo Raffo, a prominent forensic scientist, had been found in his home after he appeared to have shot himself in the head...
* The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced that its mission to Argentina has successfully concluded and approved the third review of the US$57bn Stand-By Agreement (SBA) that it signed with Argentine government last year...

End of preview

Subscribers: Log in now to read the full article

Not a Subscriber?

Choose from one of the following options