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LatinNews Daily - 13 January 2020

Main Briefing
On 12 January Colombia’s national police reported that it had thwarted an assassination attempt against Rodrigo Londoño ('Timochenko'), president of the Fuerza Alternativa Revolucionaria del Común (Farc), the political successor to the demobilised Farc guerrilla group...
Andean
*Colombia’s central bank (Banrep) has released new figures which show foreign direct investment (FDI) to Colombia totalled US$10.36bn in 2019, up 19.2% on 2018...
Brazil
On 10 January authorities in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state reported that four people had been killed during a police operation in Rio de Janeiro city...
*Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has reported that the national inflation rate closed 2019 at 4.31%, just above the 4.25% target set by the central bank (BCB)...
Central America & Caribbean
In an interview with national daily Prensa Gráfica, published on 13 January, El Salvador's presidential commissioner Carolina Recinos said the government’s plan to revive the economy was part of a more general development strategy which began with security...
*New figures released by Panama’s chamber of construction (Capac) show that in the first nine months of 2019, investment in Panama’s construction sector totalled US$805.5m, up 6% on the same period in 2018...
Mexico
On 12 January Mexican opposition political parties criticised the newly created Instituto de Salud para el Bienestar (Insabi) public healthcare provision programme and accused the government of misleading the population regarding the benefits it would offer...
*Mexico’s national statistics institute (Inegi) has released new figures which show the country’s industrial production contracted by 1.7% in November 2019 year-on-year...
Southern Cone
On 10 January Argentina’s economy minister Martín Guzmán said that the government led by President Alberto Fernández was working tirelessly to resolve the country’s debt crisis and restore economic stability...
*Economic experts consulted by Chile’s central bank (BCCh) have lowered their economic growth forecasts for the country in 2020 to 1.2%, down from teh 1.5% forecast in December 2019...
Washington Watch
Guatemala: On 8 January Guatemala’s outgoing President Jimmy Morales flatly denied reports that Mexican nationals will now be included amongst asylum seekers being sent to Guatemala by the US as part of a new asylum cooperation agreement (ACA) signed in July 2019 by Guatemala and the US...

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