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LatinNews Daily - 4 June 2019

Main Briefing
On 3 June, the platform for the defence of health and education (PDSE) announced that protests would continue in Honduras...
Andean
On 3 June, US President Donald Trump claimed on Twitter that Russia had withdrawn “most of their people in Venezuela”...
* The general manager of airport services in Bolivia (SABSA), Milton Carlos, has reported that the institution will spend more than US$8m on modernising infrastructure in the airports in the departments of La Paz, Cochabamba, and Santa Cruz...
Brazil
On 3 June, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro congratulated members of congress for approving a provisional decree which implements measures aiming to combat fraud in the national social security institute (INSS)...
* Brazil has been forced to temporarily suspend all beef exports to China, after the agriculture ministry (Mapa) confirmed an atypical case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as 'mad cow' disease, in the state of Mato Grosso last week...
Central America & Caribbean
* El Salvador’s central bank (BCR) has released new figures which show that in the first four months of the year the country’s exports totalled US$1.93bn, down 3.5% on the same period in 2018...
Mexico
On 3 June, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador maintained his non-confrontational stance over the threat of tariffs being applied to all Mexican goods exported to the US...
* Guillermo García Alcocer, the president of Mexico’s national energy regulatory commission (CRE), the oil, gas, and electricity sectors' regulatory body, has tendered his resignation...
Southern Cone
On 3 June, the Colegio de Profesores, Chile’s main teachers’ union, announced the start of an indefinite national strike in demand of better working conditions...
* Uruguay XXI, the national export promotion agency, has released new figures which show that the country’s exports totalled US$850m in May, down 2.2% year-on-year...

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