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LatinNews Daily - 25 June 2019

Main Briefing
At least three university students were injured on 24 June when members of the Honduran military police (PMOP) burst into the campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (Unah) in Tegucigalpa in pursuit of masked protesters...
Andean
On 24 June, the political party of the demobilised Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc) guerrillas denounced the murder of a demobilised Farc fighter in Nariño department...
* The Peruvian press has reported that the government’s public investment for the year to May totalled US$3.9bn, equivalent to the execution of 18.5% of the planned annual investment budget of US$21.4bn...
Brazil
On 24 June, supreme court (STF) justice Luís Roberto Barroso suspended a decree signed by Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro last week which transfers the responsibility for demarcating indigenous territories from the federal indigenous rights agency (Funai) to the agriculture ministry (Mapa)...
* Brazil’s national council on energy policy (CNPE) has presented guidelines for the liberalisation of the natural gas market, currently dominated by the state-owned oil company Petrobras...
Central America & Caribbean
* Honduras’s central bank (BCH) has announced that foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country fell by 3.7% in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period last year...
Mexico
On 24 June, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was forced to defend himself from accusations of being insincere in his public remarks...
* Mexico’s national statistics institute (Inegi) has released the latest figures for its indicator of global economic activity (Igae), a measure of GDP growth...
Southern Cone
On 24 June, Uruguay’s interior ministry confirmed that four prisoners, among them Italian Mafia boss Rocco Morabito, had escaped from a Montevideo detention centre known as Centro de Ingreso del INR. ..
* Argentina’s agriculture ministry has announced that the first shipment of chilled beef destined for China has left Argentina, following the approval of a new sanitary protocol between both countries, which came into force in early June...

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