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LatinNews Daily - 23 August 2019

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On 22 August, Haiti’s 119-member chamber of deputies voted not to impeach President Jovenel Moïse...
Andean
On 15 August, Mesías Tatamuez, one of the presidents of the Frente Unitario de Trabjadores (FUT), which groups Ecuador’s main workers’ unions, confirmed that the group is organising a national protest march for 5 September in rejection of the economic policies implemented by the government led by President Lenín Moreno...
* Eduardo Serpa, the director of sustainability for United Kingdom-headquartered multinational mining firm Anglo American, has offered to improve water access in Moquegua region, Peru...
Brazil
On 23 August, France’s President Emmanuel Macron called the fires currently raging through the Amazon an “international emergency” and called for talks about the issue at this weekend’s G7 summit in Biarritz, France...
* João Doria, governor of São Paulo state, in a press conference attended by Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider, confirmed that São Paulo state will receive R$1bn (US$245.7m) in investment over the next three years from the Swiss multinational food and beverage company...
Central America & Caribbean
* Héctor Valdez Albizu, the governor of the Dominican Republic's central bank (BCRD), has forecast that foreign direct investment (FDI) to the country will exceed US$2.5bn in 2019...
Mexico
On 22 August, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador heavily criticised the ruling issued by a federal court that suspended the environmental license for the construction of the Santa Lucía airport saying that it formed part of an attempt to “legally sabotage” the project...
* Mexico’s deputy finance minister, Gabriel Yorio González, has stated that the government is aiming for a budget surplus in its 2020 fiscal budget (the draft of which will be presented to congress on 8 September)...
Southern Cone
On 22 August, Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri and presidential hopeful Alberto Fernández, who is heading the radical Peronist ticket that excelled in primary elections on 11 August, both participated in a seminar entitled ‘Democracy and Development’ organised by the Grupo Clarín media conglomerate...
* Argentina’s energy ministry has announced it will export natural gas under “non-interruptible” conditions to Chile...
Publishing Note
Due to a public holiday there will be no LatinNews Daily on 26 August...

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