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LatinNews Daily - 28 June 2019

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On 27 June Colombia’s President Iván Duque announced that 26 new measures would be introduced to protect demobilised members of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc) guerrilla group...
Andean
* The Empresa Metro de Bogotá (EMB) is today (28 June) launching the bidding process for the construction and operation of the first metro line in Colombia’s capital Bogotá...
Brazil
On 27 June, Brazil’s federal police (PF) detained three people with links to Tourism Minister Marcelo Álvaro Antônio as part of an investigation into the irregular use of public campaign funds in his Partido Social Liberal (PSL)...
* Brazil’s central bank (BCB) has released its quarterly inflation report in which it has revised its GDP growth forecast for 2019 down to 0.8%...
Central America & Caribbean
On 27 June the secretary general of the Dominican Republic’s long-ruling Partido de la Liberación Dominicana (PLD), Reinaldo Pared Pérez, met President Danilo Medina and his predecessor former president Leonel Fernández (1996-2000, 2004-2012) to try to defuse escalating tensions in the party and the country...
* Cuba’s council of ministers has approved a set of new measures aimed at boosting the domestic economy, such as salary increases for state workers and greater pensions protection...
Mexico
On 27 June Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador rejected the possibility that the dispute between Mexico’s state-owned electricity firm (CFE) and a consortium led by Canadian firm TC Energy could delay the ratification of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)...
* Mexico’s national statistics institute (Inegi) has released the latest figures for the country’s balance of payments, which show that there was a trade surplus of US$1.03bn in May this year compared with a deficit of US$1.5bn recorded in May 2018...
Southern Cone
On 27 June, Uruguayan consultancy Opción Consultores released its final poll ahead of the internal party primary elections on 30 June, which shows that some parties face a tight contest in the choice of their presidential candidate...
* Unionised workers at Chile’s Chuquicamata copper mine in Antofagasta Region have ended their two-week strike after reaching a deal with the state-owned copper mining firm Codelco...

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