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LatinNews Daily - 15 November 2019

Main Briefing
In the early hours of 15 November, political party leaders in Chile’s national congress announced that they had reached an agreement with the government led by President Sebastián Piñera on a road map to drafting a new constitution...
Andean
On 14 November, Bolivia’s 36-member senate elected Eva Copa of Evo Morales’ Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) as its new president...
* Colombia’s national statistics institute (Dane) has released new figures which show Colombia’s GDP in the third quarter of 2019 was up 3.3% compared with the same period in 2018...
Brazil
On 14 November, the Brics group of emerging economies (Brazil, Russia, China, India, and South Africa) presented the Brasília Declaration, bringing the 11th Brics summit hosted in the Brazilian capital to a close on promises of deeper cooperation...
* Brazil’s central bank (BCB) has released the latest figures for the index for economic activity (IBC-Br), used as a forecast of GDP growth, according to which the economy grew 0.44% in September 2019 compared with August...
Central America & Caribbean
On 14 November, the local media reported that the previous day Haiti's President Jovenel Moïse met representatives from key sectors as part of efforts to find a solution to the ongoing political crisis...
* Costa Rica’s government has announced that a US$50m credit line will be opened for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within the country’s tourism sector...
Mexico
On 14 November, Mexico’s foreign ministry (SRE) issued a statement defending Bolivia's former president Evo Morales’ right to freedom of expression after being criticised for allowing him to make political declarations in violation of the terms of his asylum...
* Mexico’s central bank (Banxico) has voted to cut its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 7.50%, highlighting that the domestic economic growth outlook had likely worsened in recent months...
Southern Cone
* Chile’s central bank (BCCh) has announced yet more measures to ensure the liquidity of the domestic financial system as the value of the Chilean peso continues to fall in the face of social unrest...

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