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LatinNews Daily - 07 January 2020

Main Briefing
On 6 January, civil-society groups called on the government led by President Juan Orlando Hernández to renew the original agreement establishing the Organization of American States (OAS)-sponsored Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (Maccih)...
Andean
On 6 January, the president of Bolivia’s electoral authority (TSE), Salvador Romero, confirmed that the extension of the interim government’s mandate, due to end on 22 January, will have to be approved in the legislative assembly...
* Ecuador’s national statistics institute (Inec) has released figures which show the country registered a 0.07% annual deflation in 2019...
Brazil
On 6 January, the Brazilian press association, Associação Brasileira de Imprensa (ABI),  released a note signed by its president, Paulo Jerônimo de Sousa, in which it rejected recent declarations by President Jair Bolsonaro attacking journalists...
* The Chinese heavy machinery manufacturer XCMG will open its first bank in Brazil, the group’s chairman Wang Min has confirmed during an event in São Paulo...
Central America & Caribbean
* Honduras’s central bank (BCH) has released figures which show the country’s GDP grew 2.4% in the third quarter of 2019 compared with the same period in 2018...
Mexico
On 6 January, Mexico’s interior ministry (Segob) released a report on mass graves and the disappeared which claimed that there are 61,637 people missing in the country...
* Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has revealed that his government will invest M$10bn (US$531m) to build branches of the Banco de Bienestar, the newly created state financial institution that will be responsible for distributing cash from social programmes, around the country...
Southern Cone
On 6 January, Argentina’s economy ministry issued a statement in which it announced that it will make two more bonds issues in the domestic market this month to raise more funds to balance the public finances...
* Chile’s supreme court has sentenced companies CMPC Tissue and SCA Chile for collusion in the country’s tissue paper market by fixing product prices and allocating market quotas to each other between the years 2000 and 2011...

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