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LatinNews Daily - 02 June 2021

Main Briefing
On 1 June Haiti’s Episcopal Conference (CEH) issued a statement warning that now is "not the moment” to hold a referendum on a new constitution which is scheduled for 27 June...
Andean
On 1 June, thousands of Peruvians marched in opposition to Keiko Fujimori, the right-wing Fuerza Popular candidate, who will face off against Pedro Castillo of the far-left Perú Libre party in the presidential election run-off vote on 6 June...
* Ecuador’s central bank (BCE) has released its latest GDP growth forecast which expects the country’s economy to grow by 2.8% in 2021...
Brazil
On 1 June, a judge on Brazil’s supreme court (STF), Ricardo Lewandowski, asked the federal government led by President Jair Bolsonaro to provide explanations for its plans to host the Copa América regional football tournament in the midst of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.  ..
* Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has released the latest GDP figures, which show that the Brazilian economy grew 1.2% in the first quarter of this year, compared with Q4 2020...
Central America & Caribbean
* Panama’s President Laurentino Cortizo has announced a new US$1bn investment for the construction of a natural gas energy project, Generadora Gatún, to be located in Colón province which will have an installed capacity of 670MW...
Mexico
On 1 June thousands of teachers affiliated with Mexico’s Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (CNTE) teachers’ union staged a march in the southern state of Chiapas demanding the opening of a new dialogue table with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador over the implementation of the federal education reform...
* Mexico’s economy ministry (SE) has announced that following the publication in the official gazette of a series of decrees on preferential tariff arrangements, the Mexico-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement (TCA) has now come into full force...
Southern Cone
On 1 June Santiago Cornejo, director for country engagement at Covax, the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) initiative aimed at guaranteeing equitable access to coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines, said that Argentina had rejected offers to receive the Pfizer vaccine through Covax...
* The monthly influx of foreign currency to Argentina from the export of grains and derivatives has reached its highest level in 18 months, according to the Cámara de la Industria Aceitera de la República Argentina (Ciara) and Centro de Exportadores de Cereales (CEC), chambers representing oilseed producers and cereal exporters...

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