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LatinNews Daily - 16 April 2021

Main Briefing
On 15 April, the mayor of the City of Buenos Aires (Caba), Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, announced that his administration will file an appeal before the supreme court (CSJN) against the latest restrictions introduced by President Alberto Fernández’s government to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19)...
Andean
On 15 April Colombia’s finance minister Alberto Carrasquilla Barrera presented a tax reform bill to congress...
* The international credit ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service has predicted that Ecuador’s president-elect Guillermo Lasso will struggle to implement the structural reforms demanded by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and may have to renegotiate the conditions of the country’s Extended Fund Facility (EFF) agreement with the multilateral organisation...
Brazil
On 15 April, Brazil’s supreme court (STF) voted 8-3 to maintain the annulment of former president (2003-2011) Lula da Silva’s convictions for corruption...
* Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has released the latest figures for the services sector, which grew 3.7% in February compared with January, the ninth consecutive positive monthly result...
Central America & Caribbean
On 15 April Cristiana Chamorro Barrios, the daughter of former president Violeta Chamorro (1990-1997) and a presidential pre-candidate, warned that Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega had effectively “cancelled” the 7 November general election...
* Honduras’s main business lobby Consejo Hondureño de la Empresa Privada (Cohep) has said that it will seek to buy doses of vaccines against the coronavirus (Covid-19) to assist in government vaccination efforts...
Mexico
On 15 April Mexico’s senate voted to extend the term of the incumbent president of the supreme court (SCJN), Arturo Zaldívar, by two more years...
* Gabriela Siller, the head of economic and financial analysis at Banco Base, a Mexican private bank, has warned that 2021 could be a record year in terms of capital outflows for Mexico due to risk aversion (uncertainty over the 6 June midterm federal legislative and state elections) and inflation expectations...
Southern Cone
* The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has criticised plans to authorise a third pensions withdrawal in Chile – a measure supported by congress to help the population weather the impacts of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic – calling the initiative unnecessary and inappropriate...

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