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LatinNews Daily - 09 June 2021

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On 8 June Nicaraguan authorities arrested two opposition presidential pre-candidates for the 7 November general election, Juan Sebastián Chamorro García of Alianza Ciudadanos por la Libertad (ACL) and Félix Maradiaga of Unidad Nacional Azul y Blanco (Unab), part of the other main opposition grouping Coalición Nacional, CN)...
Andean
On 8 June, a delegation from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) arrived in Colombia to evaluate the security forces’ response to the ongoing anti-government protests, following widespread accusations of police brutality against demonstrators...
* The director of Colombia’s national federation of coffee producers (FNC), Roberto Vélez, has warned that the coffee sector is losing foreign clients as a result of roadblocks erected by anti-government protesters, which he said are hindering the shipment of coffee out of the country...
Brazil
On 8 June, Brazil’s federal police (PF) accused Senator Fernando Bezerra Coelho, the government leader in the senate, and his son Fernando Bezerra Coelho Filho, a federal deputy, of corruption. ..
* Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has released the latest figures on the retail sector, according to which retail trade grew 1.8% in April compared with March...
Central America & Caribbean
* El Salvador’s 84-member unicameral national legislature has approved a legislative bill proposed by President Nayib Bukele...
Mexico
On 8 June Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that he had held a “mutually beneficial” meeting with US Vice President Kamala Harris...
* The World Bank (WB) has adjusted its economic growth forecast for Mexico this year, increasing it from 4.5% to 5%...
Southern Cone
On 8 June, four United Nations (UN) agencies issued a statement expressing their concern over the expulsion of Venezuelan migrants from Chile...
* Chile’s President Sebastián Piñera has inaugurated the Cerro Dominador thermosolar plant in Antofagasta Region, which is the first of its kind in Latin America...

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