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LatinNews Daily - 5 June 2019

Main Briefing
On 4 June, the ‘Petrochallenge’ anti-corruption movement announced new protests to take place on 9 June calling for Haiti's President Jovenel Moïse to step down...
Andean
On 4 June, Ecuador’s President Lenín Moreno made two new cabinet appointments to fill vacancies at the telecommunications and communications ministries...
* Ecuadorean government led by President Lenín Moreno has announced that it has updated its current national mining policy for the first time since 2016...
Brazil
On 4 June, 11 former justice or public security ministers and six former education ministers of Brazil put on a united front to express their concern with the policies of President Jair Bolsonaro’s government in their respective areas of expertise...
* Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has released figures which show that industrial production increased by 0.3% in April 2019 compared to the previous month...
Central America & Caribbean
* Costa Rica’s central bank (BCCR) has agreed to reduce the minimum legal reserve requirement rate (EML) from 15% to 12% for deposits and obligations in local currency (colón)...
Mexico
On 4 June, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador declared that he will not be attending the G20 summit of world leaders in Japan later this month, as a protest against global inequality...
* Mexico has received US$10bn in remittances in the first quarter of 2019 from residents abroad, indicating an increase of 5.67% over the same quarter in 2018, according to the central bank (Banxico)...
Southern Cone
On 4 June, Beatriz Argimón, the president of Uruguay’s centre-right opposition Partido Nacional (PN, Blancos), denounced that the party is being targeted by a “dirty campaign” ahead of the October general election and that the party will present a formal legal complaint for this to be investigated...
* Argentina’s supreme court has unanimously maintained the constitutional validity of the 'glaciers law', which sets limits for certain activities in specific environmental areas close to glaciers, rejecting a proposal from Barrick Exploraciones Argentinas SA and Exploraciones Mineras Argentinas SA, the subsidiaries of Canadian firms Barrick Gold and Yamana Gold respectively, which attempted to circumvent the glaciers law to carry out mining operations in the country's glacial regions...

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