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Weekly Report - 20 June 2019 (WR-19-24)

Leader
Sandra Torres of the opposition Unidad Nacional de la Esperanza (UNE) came first in a crowded field of candidates in Guatemala’s presidential elections on 16 June...
Mexico
The Mexican government has started deploying security forces, including the national guard, to the border with Guatemala in a bid to stem the flow of illegal migrants from Central America entering the country...
Andean
Colombia’s President Iván Duque presented a robust defence of his government’s implementation of the peace accord with the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc), and wider public security policy, during the opening phase of a three-nation tour of Europe this week in the UK...
There are growing reports of petrol shortages in a number of states in Venezuela in recent weeks...
VENEZUELA | New electricity minister appointed...
Brazil & Southern Cone
After a few weeks of relative calm – ongoing frictions with congress and public protests notwithstanding – President Jair Bolsonaro’s government is once again rattled, by both external setbacks and internal tensions...
“Each of us has to take a dose of humility, and recognise how far our capacity stretches, fighting at the right time and place.” With these words Sergio Massa threw in his lot with Kirchnerismo, the radical brand of Peronism he professed to revile when setting up his moderate Alternativa Federal (AF) grouping and promising a third way to end Argentina’s political polarisation...
Chile’s President Sebastián Piñera’s approval rating has fallen sharply, according to the country’s eagerly anticipated biannual survey Centro de Estudios Públicos (CEP) released on 13 June...
BRAZIL | Construction giant on brink of bankruptcy...
Central America & Caribbean
El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele is presiding over the most sweeping changes to the military top brass in a generation...
The 18 June deadline for the Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN) government led by President Daniel Ortega to release all political prisoners has come and gone...
CUBA | Díaz-Canel calls for decentralised economy. Cuba’s President Miguel Díaz-Canel announced this week that from 2020 state workers would be at the forefront of their companies’ economic development...
Postscript
The uneasy truce between Peru’s President Martín Vizcarra and congress is coming under strain once again...
“With dignity, without a single advertising spot on radio or television, independently of the results, we are making history.”..

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