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Weekly Report - 11 April 2019 (WR-19-14)

Leader
The governments of Colombia and Peru sealed accords this week tentatively resolving long-running social conflicts that have caused serious economic repercussions...
Andean
Some 197 newly elected mayors entered Ecuador’s Carondelet presidential palace on 4 April on a red carpet customarily reserved for heads of state and other foreign dignitaries for a special ceremony organised by President Lenín Moreno...
Juan Guaidó has the bit between his teeth again after a series of large protests against the government led by Nicolás Maduro at the weekend were followed by the decision by the Organization of American States (OAS) to recognise his choice of ambassador to the hemispheric body...
Brazil & Southern Cone
President Jair Bolsonaro’s government reached the symbolic 100-day mark on 10 April...
The 7 April gubernatorial elections in Argentina’s Río Negro province produced another victory for a local political party and a resounding defeat for the nationally ruling centre-right Cambiemos coalition...
ARGENTINA | Drop in industrial and construction activity...
Mexico
When Andrés Manuel López Obrador assumed the Mexican presidency in December last year he must have thought that education reform would be the most straightforward of all the challenges facing him...
Members of the political opposition in Mexico’s federal senate took advantage of a meeting with the visiting head of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Michelle Bachelet, this week to ask for the UN to monitor the process of the creation of a national guard (GN) closely...
MEXICO | Fiscal discipline...
Central America & Caribbean
The 3 April deadline for the latest round of talks between the government led by President Daniel Ortega and opposition Alianza Cívica por la Justicia y la Democracia (ACJD), which began at the end of February, has come and gone with little to show...
With just over two months to go until the general election, Guatemala’s electoral authority (TSE) has revoked the candidacy of one of the main contenders, Thelma Aldana, a former attorney general (AG) (2014-2018), who was running for the new centre-left Movimiento Semilla...
Postscript
“Military subordination to political authority is not in question,” José Bayardi, said on 4 April, four days before being sworn-in as Uruguay’s new defence minister...
“In the 21st century pure Christianity is called chavismo.”..

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