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LatinNews Daily - 10 January 2020

Main Briefing
On 9 January, Gustavo Porras, a legislator for Nicaragua's ruling Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN) and legislative president, announced plans to discuss electoral reforms this year, ahead of the 2021 general election...
Andean
On 9 January, four national assembly members accused of conspiring against the Ecuadorean government were allowed to leave for Mexico, after spending nearly three months in the Mexican embassy in Quito, Ecuador’s capital...
* Colombia’s national statistics institute (Dane) has reported that total exports fell by 6.2% in 2019...
Brazil
On 9 January, Brazil’s national judiciary council (CNJ), the body that oversees the functioning of the judiciary, announced that it was extending by 60 days the work of the commission tasked with regulating the work of ‘judges of guarantees’ in the country...
* Brazil’s central bank (BCB) has reported that the country’s foreign currency flows in 2019 were negative with the net result being that US$44.7bn flowed out of the country...
Central America & Caribbean
* Guatemala’s central bank (Banguat) has released new figures which show annual inflation closed at 3.41% in 2019, up from 2.31% in 2018...
Mexico
On 9 January, Mexican peace activist Javier Sicilia accused President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of turning his back on the promises he made during his electoral campaign to pacify the country...
* Mexico’s national statistics institute (Inegi) has released new figures which show annual inflation closed at 2.83% in 2019, down from 4.83% in 2018...
Southern Cone
On 9 January, five provincial governors visited Argentina’s Casa Rosada presidential palace for meetings with senior cabinet ministers, which focused, for the most part, on the need for urgent financial assistance...
* Argentina’s central bank (BCRA) has announced that it has lowered its benchmark interest rate, the Leliq, to 52% from 55%...

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