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LatinNews Daily - 14 June 2021

Main Briefing
On 11 June, Peru’s national electoral court (JNE) reversed a controversial decision to extend the period for challenging the resutls of the 6 June presidential run-off vote between Pedro Castillo of the far-left Perú Libre party, and Keiko Fujimori of the right-wing Fuerza Popular party...
Andean
* Protests by indigenous groups have been held in the Ecuadorean province of Cotopaxi to demand the resolution of the country’s economic crisis and to oppose any structural reforms proposed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...
Brazil
On 12 June, Rio de Janeiro’s civil police announced that it had captured one of Brazil’s most wanted criminal leaders, Wellington ‘Ecko’ da Silva Braga, and that he had succumbed to injuries sustained while resisting arrest...
* Brazil’s national council of coffee exporters (Cecafé) has released the results of coffee exports for the month of May, according to which Brazil exported 2.6m sacks of coffee (one sack = 60kg) last month, for a total value of US$357.6m...
Central America & Caribbean
On 13 June Nicaragua’s national police announced the arrest of five prominent opposition figures: Dora María Téllez, Ana Margarita Vigil Guardián, Suyen Barahona Cuán, Hugo Torres, and Víctor Hugo Tinoco, all from the Unión Democrática Renovadora (Unamos) party...
* Empresa Generadora de Electricidad Haina (EGE Haina), a mixed public-private company has inaugurated a new solar plant, Parque Solar Girasol, the Dominican Republic's biggest, at a ceremony attended by President Luis Abinader...
Mexico
On 11 June a mayor in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo, Manuel Aguilar García, was shot dead, while the state attorney general’s office in the north-western state of Sonora confirmed a day later that a prominent leader of the indigenous Yaqui people, Luis Urbano Domínguez Mendoza, had been killed...
* Mexico’s national statistics institute (Inegi) has released new figures which show that industrial production in the country was up 35.7% year-on-year in April 2021, a high figure explained by the low basis of comparison, as production in April 2020 was impacted by the onset of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic...
Southern Cone
Preliminary results released on 13 June from the second round of Chile’s regional elections, held that same day, show the Unidad Constituyente (UC) coalition of moderate leftist political parties is the big winner of the polls, albeit on a record low participation rate...
* The president of Chile’s central bank (BCCh), Mario Marcel, has said that the country’s economy has learned to adapt to lockdown measures as the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has progressed...
Washington Watch
Mexico: On 8 June Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador met US Vice President Kamala Harris in Mexico City...

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