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LatinNews Daily - 29 March 2021

Main Briefing
On 28 March thousands of Haitians took to the streets in the capital, Port-au-Prince, to protest against a new constitution proposed by President Jovenel Moïse which is due to be voted upon in a national referendum in June...
Andean
On 27 March Colombia’s President Iván Duque said that his government would “annihilate” dissident units of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc) demobilised guerrilla group, who he accused of detonating a car bomb in the western department of Cauca...
* The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released its latest assessment of the economic impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in Peru, which found that poverty increased substantially in 2020 compared with the previous year...
Brazil
On 28 March, Brazil’s foreign minister, Ernesto Araújo, faced a new wave of criticisms from senators, many of whom are requesting his resignation...
* Honda has become the latest car manufacturer in Brazil to suspend its activities for several days due to the severity of the coronavirus (Covid-19) public health emergency in the country...
Central America & Caribbean
* Honduras’s central bank (BCH) has released a report which forecasts that the country’s GDP will grow between 3.2%-5.2% in 2021-2022...
Mexico
On 26 March Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that he had sent to congress a draft bill that seeks to reform Mexico’s Ley de Hidrocarburos, which governs the country’s oil sector...
* Mexico’s national statistics institute (Inegi) has released figures which show that the country registered a trade surplus of US$2.68bn in February, a 6.5% decrease year-on-year...
Southern Cone
On 28 March Chile’s President Sebastián Piñera sent congress a bill proposing that elections on 10 and 11 April be pushed back by just over a month...
* Paraguay’s central bank (BCP) has published figures showing that the country’s GDP contracted by 0.6% in 2020, a smaller contraction than the expected -1%...
Washington Watch
Colombia: On 23 March Rodrigo Londoño (‘Timochenko’), the former leader of the demobilised Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc) guerrilla group and current leader of the Comunes political party, wrote to the US Congress urging it to pressure Colombia’s President Iván Duque to uphold the 2016 peace agreement between the Farc and the Colombian government...

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