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LatinNews Daily - 03 June 2021

Main Briefing
On 2 June a court order was made public, which excludes high-profile Nicaraguan opposition presidential pre-candidate, Cristiana Chamorro Barrios, from taking part in the 7 November general election...
Andean
On 2 June, Venezuela’s foreign ministry rejected Colombia’s “unilateral” decision to reopen border crossings between the two countries...
* Ecuador’s attorney general, Íñigo Salvador Crespo, has set out a timeline for the government to transfer US$374.3m to the French oil company Perenco, which he said would be completed within 60 days...
Brazil
On 2 June, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro delivered a televised address in which he outlined his government’s supposed achievements, notably on the economic front...
* Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has released the latest figures on the industrial sector, which show that industrial production shrank 1.3% in April compared with March...
Central America & Caribbean
* Panama’s national statistics institute (Inec) has released figures which show that the country’s monthly indicator of economic activity (Imae) posted a 6.03% year-on-year contraction in March...
Mexico
On 2 June Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador again accused the US government of financing local organisations that he says are opposed to his government...
* Mexico’s state-owned oil company, Pemex, has reported that the price of the Mexican oil blend has reached US$65.36 per barrel after increasing by 1.49% the previous day...
Southern Cone
On 2 June, Chile’s health ministry published its latest epidemiological report, which revealed that the number of active coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in the Santiago Metropolitan Region (RM) has reached a new high for the year, matching levels last seen during the first wave in June 2020...
* Paraguay’s national service for livestock health and quality (Senacsa) has released new figures which show that the country’s beef exports totalled 142,576 tonnes (t) in the first five months of 2021, a new record for the period...

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