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LatinNews Daily - 31 July 2020

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On 30 July Guyana’s Court of Appeal unanimously dismissed an appeal against an earlier ruling by acting chief justice (CJ) Roxane George-Wiltshire that the recount results from the 2 March general election must be used for the declaration of final results...
Andean
On 30 July, Colombia’s transitional justice system (JEP) ordered the government to take additional precautionary measures to prevent violence against demobilised combatants from the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc) guerrilla group...
* Ecuador’s economy ministry has agreed to delay the deadline for finalising a debt restructuring deal with foreign bondholders, from today (31 July) until 3 August, “as an act of good faith”, at the request of the New York federal district court that is hearing the legal case against the government’s restructuring proposal, filed by two investment funds on 29 July...
Brazil
On 29 July the Brazilian right-wing movement ‘Vem Pra Rua’, which directed the mass protests that led to the impeachment of former president Dilma Rousseff (2011-2016), released a video calling for similar popular action against President Jair Bolsonaro...
* Camilo Santana, the governor of Brazil's Ceará state, has announced the start of work in the port of Pecem - Brazil's closest port to Europe - for the construction of a new maritime terminal, which will serve as a second export processing zone (ZPE) in the area...
Central America & Caribbean
* Panama’s economy & finance minister, Héctor Alexander, has unveiled the government’s proposed state budget for 2021, of US$24.1bn - a 3.3% increase on the previous budget...
Mexico
On 30 July Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that his government would appeal against a ruling by the supreme court (SCJN) which suspended his administration’s reform of electricity market regulations...
* Mexico’s national statistics institute (Inegi) has released preliminary estimates which show that the country’s GDP contracted by 18.9% in the second quarter of 2020 compared with the same period in 2019, according to seasonally adjusted figures...
Southern Cone
On 30 July the Paraguayan government announced that it would ease some of the quarantine measures which it said it would impose in Ciudad del Este (CDE), the capital of Alto Paraná department, to contain the sharp rise in coronavirus (Covid-19) infections registered there...
* Chile’s superintendence of pensions (SP) has reported that just over 3m people requested to withdraw their retirement funds on the first day after a controversial new law came into effect enabling individuals to withdraw up to 10% of their mandatory pensions to ease the economic strain caused by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic...

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