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Weekly Report - 04 March 2021 (WR-21-09)

LEADER
By any yardstick, the result of El Salvador’s legislative elections on 28 February was a remarkable achievement for President Nayib Bukele...
ANDEAN COUNTRIES
In the latest dispute over economic sanctions, on 24 February Venezuela’s foreign minister Jorge Arreaza announced a 72-hour expulsion order requiring the European Union (EU) ambassador, Isabel Brilhante, to leave the country...
The head of the joint command of Peru’s armed forces has been implicated in a fuel theft ring...
ECUADOR | Central bank reform...
BRAZIL & SOUTHERN CONE
“Brazil is experiencing, perplexed, the worst moment of the public health crisis provoked by Covid-19 [the coronavirus pandemic].” So starts an open letter from Brazil’s national council of state health secretaries (Conass), published on 1 March...
President Alberto Fernández has had a couple of difficult weeks...
Uruguay’s President Luis Lacalle Pou completed his first year in office on 1 March...
CHILE | Codelco profits...
MEXICO
Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador held a virtual meeting with his opposite number Joe Biden on 1 March emphasising the positive aspects of the Mexico-US bilateral relationship and leaving some of the points of friction to be dealt with at a later date...
Ahead of the mid-term congressional and gubernatorial elections on 6 June, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador seems to be politically indestructible, with an approval rating that refuses to dip below 60%...
MEXICO | Banxico intervenes in currency market...
CENTRAL AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic had already renewed focus on one of Cuba’s signature programmes: sending healthcare professionals around the world [WR-20-14]...
A massive prison break last week involving the escape of one of Haiti’s most notorious gang leaders, Arnel Joseph, is serving as the latest sign of the country’s rapidly deteriorating security situation...
COSTA RICA | IMF approves EFF...
POSTSCRIPT
Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, expressed concern last week about attacks on Colombia’s transitional justice system (JEP)...
“This has been the most tainted process in our country’s democratic electoral history; we have not faced a rival but a campaign waged by the state...

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