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LatinNews Daily - 27 March 2019

Main Briefing
On 26 March, Mexico’s federal chamber of deputies was forced to cancel for a second time a session in which it was due to vote on the changes that the government led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has proposed to make to the 2012-2013 education reform after the Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (CNTE) teachers’ union staged a sit-in protest and blocked all access to the congress building...
Andean
On 26 March, the working day and classes were suspended across Venezuela on government orders, as the country suffered from a second day of intermittent electricity blackouts...
* Peru’s economy & finance minister Carlos Oliva has announced that the executive has presented a new legislative bill before congress regarding the control of business mergers and acquisitions...
Brazil
On 26 March, Brazil’s public prosecutor’s office (MPF) declared that President Jair Bolsonaro’s plans to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the 31 March 1964 military coup are incompatible with the democratic state...
* Brazil’s comptroller-general (CGU) and Chile’s secretary-general to the presidency have signed a cooperation agreement on the fight against corruption, reached last week during the bilateral meeting between Presidents Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil and Sebastián Piñera of Chile...
Central America & Caribbean
On 26 March, the president of Guatemala’s electoral court (TSE), Mario Aguilar Elizardi, announced that he would appeal a supreme court (CSJ) resolution which upheld the presidential candidacy of Zury Ríos, the daughter of Guatemala’s late dictator Efraín Ríos Montt (1982-1983)...
* Costa Rica's President Carlos Alvarado Quesada has revealed a new social policy strategy by his centre-left Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC) government that will expand upon the 'bridge to development' initiative, launched in 2015 under the previous PAC administration to improve conditions for Costa Rica’s most vulnerable people...
Mexico
* Mexico’s general director of the national agricultural council (CNA), Bosco de la Vega, has said that he thinks it will be difficult for Mexico to attain food self-sufficiency in the next few years – an objective which is one of 25 priorities of the current government led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador...
Southern Cone
On 26 March, the Argentine peso fell by 1.5% to reach a historic low of Ar$42.63/US$1...
* According to a report by Paraguay’s agriculture & livestock ministry (MAG), a delegation from Guatemala’s agriculture, livestock & food ministry is visiting the country with the aim of setting up the channels to import cattle from Paraguay, which is of better genetic quality – either live bulls and cows, or bovine semen...

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