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LatinNews Daily - 11 July 2019

Main Briefing
On 10 July, Brazil’s federal chamber of deputies approved the base text of a pension reform proposal with 379 votes to 131...
Andean
On 10 July, a representative from Odebrecht, the Brazilian engineering firm, held a meeting with Ecuadorean judicial authorities in which they discussed the payment of compensation for the economic damage caused by the bribes the firm paid for securing state contracts...
* Some 200 national police (PNP) officers have arrived as backup in the town of Arequipa (the capital of the eponymous region) in response to protests after Peru’s energy & mining ministry (Minem) granted Southern Perú Copper Corporation (SPCC), a subsidiary of Grupo México, the licenses necessary to carry out more construction and expansion on its Tía María mining project, a copper oxide processing development...
Brazil
* Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has released the latest figures for the national consumer price index (IPCA), which show a slow-down in inflation in June, with monthly inflation recording a 0.01% variation...
Central America & Caribbean
On 10 July, President Nayib Bukele called on the unicameral legislature to approve US$91m for the second phase of his security plan, ‘Plan Control Territorial’...
* China’s Shanghai customs office has confirmed that the first shipment of exported Panamanian beef has entered the Chinese market...
Mexico
On 10 July, a group of legislators in Mexico’s congress formally requested that the Secretaría de la Funcíon Pública (SFP), the federal government’s oversight body, open an investigation into the conflict of interest allegations affecting federal government officials made by the former finance minister, Carlos Urzúa...
* In a press conference Mexico’s economy minister Graciela Márquez has sought to downplay the US government’s recent announcement that it is to impose countervailing duties (CVDs) on Mexican and Chinese fabricated structural steel imports...
Southern Cone
On 10 July, Colegio de Profesores de Chile, the country’s main teachers’ union, voted to maintain an indefinite strike which began at the start of June in demand of better working conditions...
* Paraguay’s central bank (BCP) has released new figures which show exports totalled US$6.4bn in the first six months of 2019, down 9.8% on the same period in 2018...

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