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Weekly Report - 28 November 2019 (WR-19-47)

Leader
Not since the return to democracy in 1985 have presidential elections in Uruguay been so closely contested...
Andean Countries
Faced with the largest anti-government protests since he assumed office last year, Colombia’s President Iván Duque has been forced to call for dialogue with the various civil society organisations that have been taking part in the demonstrations...
The interim government led by Jeanine Áñez has made good on one of its pledges – paving the way for new elections to be staged...
Brazil & Southern Cone
A fall in homicide rates nationally has allowed the Brazilian government led by President Jair Bolsonaro to claim public security victories, despite very little having moved forward in terms of legislation or policy in this area during its 11 months in power...
Chile has entered its sixth week of intense social mobilisations and widespread public unrest, with demonstrators continuing to press their demands for significant social and economic change in the country...
One month on from his victory in the first round of Argentina’s presidential elections and Alberto Fernández is still keeping his cards close to his chest...
BRAZIL | Real struggles in face of strong dollar...
Mexico
Domestic political tensions in Mexico are growing...
A flatlining economy, which it now emerges tipped into recession for much of this year, is a far cry from the 4% annual GDP growth promised by Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador when he took office in December 2018...
Central America & Caribbean
The recent resignation of Evo Morales as Bolivia’s president continues to have an impact on other countries in the region...
EL SALVADOR | Minimum wage increase fuels tensions...
Postscript
Over the course of the last week Peru’s President Martín Vizcarra has suffered two notable setbacks to the anti-corruption agenda that underpins his popularity...
“It’s like trying to deal with drunkenness while still drinking wine.”  ..

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