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LatinNews Daily - 03 July 2019

Main Briefing
On 2 July, Brazil’s Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo brushed away concerns about France’s reluctance to ratify the trade deal reached between the European Union (EU) and the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) last week...
Andean
On 2 July, Venezuela’s de facto president Nicolás Maduro claimed in an address on state television that exploratory talks in Norway to discuss setting up a formal dialogue process with the political opposition were “going well” and had his government’s “full support”...
* Venezuela’s national constituent assembly (ANC) has approved a bill that will impose new taxes on the richest individuals and companies in Venezuela...
Brazil
* Brazil’s national oil and gas sector regulatory agency (ANP) has announced record oil and natural gas production levels in May...
Central America & Caribbean
On 2 July, the US-based NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged the European Union (EU) to impose targeted sanctions against high-level Nicaraguan government officials implicated in gross human rights violations...
* Costa Rica’s centre-left Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC) government led by President Carlos Alvarado has announced an agreement with the freight workers union, Unión de Transportistas de Cargas de Costa Rica...
Mexico
On 2 July, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that his government will no longer seek to fully integrate the country’s national public healthcare system...
* Mexico’s government has released new figures showing that, between January and June 2019, it had saved M$113bn (US$5.93bn) as a result of reduced spending, fewer contracts, and consolidation of acquisitions, among other things...
Southern Cone
On 2 July, the Auténticos Abogados del Paraguay (AAP) local lawyers’ association presented a formal request asking the national congress to subject President Mario Abdo Benítez to impeachment proceedings over dereliction of duty and trafficking-of-influence accusations...
* Paraguay’s foreign affairs ministry (MRE) is undertaking negotiations with its Brazilian counterpart regarding Brazil’s threat to impose tariffs on Paraguayan exports of vehicle parts...

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