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LatinNews Daily - 02 July 2019

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On 1 July Costa Rica's President Carlos Alvarado announced he would set up dialogue tables, with the Ombudsman’s office and the Catholic Church to act as guarantors...
Andean
On 1 July the United Nations verification mission in Colombia expressed concern about the “disappearance” of Seuxis Paucias Hernández Solarte (‘Jesús Santrich’), a deputy in the lower chamber of the national congress for the Fuerza Alternativa Revolucionaria del Común (Farc) party, after the former guerrilla commander and peace negotiator abandoned his security detail a day earlier...
* Ecuador’s economic & social inclusion ministry (MIES) has reported that 140,000 people in Ecuador have fallen into poverty or extreme poverty, and are of high vulnerability...
Brazil
On 1 July, Brazil’s steel sector expressed concern that it would be negatively impacted by the bilateral trade deal reached last week between the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) and the European Union (EU)...
* Brazil’s secretariat of foreign trade (Secex) in the economy ministry has released the latest trade balance figures which show that Brazil registered a US$5.02bn trade surplus in June, a 13.3% decrease on the trade surplus recorded in June 2018...
Central America & Caribbean
* Julio Solórzano, the president of Guatemala’s electoral authority (TSE), has confirmed that former First Lady Sandra Torres (2008-2012) of the opposition Unidad Nacional de la Esperanza (UNE) party and Alejandro Giammattei of the right-wing Vamos party will take part in a presidential second-round run-off on 11 August...
Mexico
On 1 July presumed organised criminals set fire to vehicles, erected roadblocks, and issued a stark warning to the national guard (GN) units that have been deployed to reinforce public security in the south-eastern state of Tabasco...
*Commercial operations have begun in Mexico's port of Veracruz’s new terminal facility with 'White Shark', a ship owned by a French shipping company, officially unloading its cargo at 8:20am on 1 July...
Southern Cone
On 1 July Uruguay’s electoral court (CE) released the full preliminary results of the 30 June internal political primary elections, which showed that the centre-right opposition Partido Nacional (PN, Blancos) received the most votes on the day...
* Moody’s Investors Service recently predicted that Paraguay and Uruguay would benefit proportionally more that Brazil and Argentina from the recent European Union (EU)-Southern Common Market (Mercosur) trade deal signed on 29 June...

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