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LatinNews Daily - 02 May 2019

Main Briefing
On 1 May, Laurentino ‘Nito’ Cortizo of the opposition Partido Revolucionario Democrático (PRD) closed his presidential campaign ahead of Panama's 5 May general election...
Andean
On 1 May, Venezuela’s self-proclaimed and internationally recognised interim president, Juan Guaidó, led public demonstrations calling for the de facto president, Nicolás Maduro, to abandon office and announced the staging of rolling strikes until Maduro steps down...
* According to a statement circulated in the international media, Japan’s SoftBank, a global technology player, will invest US$1bn in Colombian delivery app Rappi, which has been described as the "largest investment ever in a Latin American technology firm"...
Brazil
On 1 May, trade unions across Brazil joined forces to demonstrate against the government’s proposed pension reform...
* Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has affirmed his government’s commitment to economic freedom in a speech given to mark International Labour Day...
Central America & Caribbean
* Nicaragua’s central bank (BCN) has released new figures which show that the country’s exports in the first two months of 2019 reached US$433.9m, down US$18m on the same period in 2018...
Mexico
On 1 May, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador called upon trade union leaders to unite in support of his efforts to transform the country...
*Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has submitted his 2019-2024 national development plan (PND) to the federal congress...
Southern Cone
On 1 May, Joselo López, the leader of Uruguay’s state workers’ union (Cofe), said that he had “substantial differences” with the positive vision of the current situation of the country presented by the president of the Plenario Intersindical de Trabajadores-Convención Nacional de Trabajadores (Pit-Cnt) main umbrella union, Fernando Pereira...
* Chile’s national statistics institute (INE) has released new figures which show that the national unemployment rate was 6.9% in the first quarter of 2019...

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