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LatinNews Daily - 30 April 2021

Main Briefing
On 29 April Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that he is preparing to send an electoral reform proposal to congress and suggested that this could involve dissolving the national electoral institute (INE) and making the judiciary responsible for organising and overseeing elections...
Andean
On 29 April the European Parliament (EP) passed a resolution condemning the detention of Bolivia's former interim president, Jeanine Áñez (2019-2020), demanding the immediate release of her and other “political prisoners”...
* Colombia’s national statistics department (Dane) has released figures showing that monetary poverty affected 42.5% of the population in 2020, a 6.8 percentage point increase on 2019...
Brazil
On 29 April, Ricardo Barros, the government leader in Brazil’s federal chamber of deputies, accused the federal sanitary regulator (Anvisa) of disrupting the government’s timeline of vaccination against the coronavirus (Covid-19) after Anvisa denied an import licence for Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine...
* Brazil’s economy ministry has reported that the central government saw a primary fiscal surplus of R$2.1bn (US$394m) in March this year...
Central America & Caribbean
On 29 April Spain-based NGO Cuban Prisoners Defenders published a new report claiming that legislation introduced in Cuba since the 2019 constitution took effect has served to further curtail human rights...
* Panama’s economy & finance minister Héctor Alexander and security minister Juan Manuel Pino have presented three legislative bills aimed at strengthening the fight against money-laundering...
Mexico
* US automobile manufacturer General Motors (GM) has announced an investment of over US$1bn in the Ramos Arizpe manufacturing complex in Mexico’s Coahuila state...
Southern Cone
On 29 April health experts warned the Uruguayan government that the health system is at risk of imminent collapse as cases of the coronavirus (Covid-19) continue to rise in the country...
* The Argentine government has announced that it will allocate resources necessary to holding a tender for the construction of a cargo terminal on the Paraguay River within the next 90 days...
Publishing note
Due to a public holiday there will be no LatinNews Daily on Monday 3 May...

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