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LatinNews Daily - 05 April 2019

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On 4 April, thousands of people took part in a protest march in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, organised by local workers’ unions and leftist political parties in protest at the economic policies of the government led by President Mauricio Macri and calling for the opposition to coalesce around a consensus presidential candidate in the October general election...
Andean
In the early hours of 5 April, Peru’s congress granted the requisite vote of confidence in the new ministerial cabinet presided over by Salvador del Solar after a debate lasting more than 16 hours...
* Ecuador’s President Lenín Moreno has announced that the country saved US$450m in public contracts in 2018 due to progress made by the national public procurement service (Sercop) in the last two years...
Brazil
On 4 March, a police operation in the metropolitan region of São Paulo in Brazil prevented a double bank robbery and resulted in the deaths of 11 suspected criminals...
* Brazil’s Departamento Intersindical de Estatística e Estudos Socioeconômicos (Dieese), a union-run statistics institute, has reported that the price of the basic basket of goods has increased in Brazil’s state capitals from February to March 2019...
Central America & Caribbean
On 4 April, civil-society groups questioned the previous day’s election by the 158-member unicameral legislature of Edwin Salazar as the country’s new comptroller general for a four-year term...
* El Salvador’s President Salvador Sánchez Cerén held a meeting with Seynabou Sakho, the director of the World Bank (WB) for Central America, in which they discussed a financing project that would inject US$200m into Salvadoran cities to promote growth and employment at a local level...
Mexico
On 4 April, US President Donald Trump said that he would give Mexico a year to stop illegal migration of Central Americans into the US, after which he would slap import tariffs on cars, backtracking on earlier threats of imminent plans to close the US southern border...
* Mexico’s economy ministry (SE) has held a series of meetings in Japan as part of a “non-deal” roadshow to present the government’s new economic team and introduce its economic policy...
Southern Cone
* Uruguay’s national statistics institute (INE) has released new figures which show monthly inflation in March 2019 was 0.55% compared with the previous month, bringing the year-on-year rate to 7.78%...

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