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Weekly Report - 05 September 2019 (WR-19-35)

Leader
The road to peace in Colombia was always going to be rocky but it hit a major bump on 29 August...
Andean
Bolivia’s President Evo Morales is facing mounting criticism over the forest fires which have devastated the Chiquitania area in the eastern department of Santa Cruz...
Brazil & Southern Cone
In the last 40 years no democratically elected non-Peronist head of state in Argentina has succeeded in completing a full term in office...
“August appears to be the end of a difficult period for the Brazilian economy,” the secretary for economic policy in Brazil’s economy ministry, Adolfo Sachsida, said on 3 September...
On 2 September, leading members of over a dozen Brazilian political parties congregated in a lecture theatre in São Paulo’s Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC) for the official launch of ‘Direitos Já! Fórum pela Democracia’ – a pro-democracy multiparty movement which has formed in opposition to parts of President Jair Bolsonaro’s agenda...
“Of course, what is happening in Argentina worries us, it harms us...
CHILE | Fiscal stimulus package...
Mexico
Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador delivered his first state-of-the-nation address, Informe, on 1 September...
Central America & Caribbean
The lowest number of monthly homicides since the 1992 Peace Accords...
The Organization of American States (OAS) has issued another resolution on Nicaragua in response to the crisis stemming from a crackdown by the government led by President Daniel Ortega on its opponents which began in April 2018...
The Cuban government has introduced new rules restricting the creation of non-agricultural cooperatives (CNAs), the legal figure under which Cuban nationals can establish small private enterprises on the island...
Postscript
Fuerza Popular (FP, Fujimoristas), the main opposition in Peru’s congress, has called for an investigation into the “methodology and actions” of local polling companies – apparently because it does not like the results of recent surveys...
“Iván Márquez is reacting as if we were in the twentieth century...

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