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Weekly Report - 24 June 2021 (WR-21-25)

LEADER
“Half a million reasons to oust [President Jair] Bolsonaro,” read a sign held high by a protester in São Paulo on 19 June...
ANDEAN COUNTRIES
The Colombian government announced on 18 June that it had modified a presidential decree revising the definition of a peaceful protest to exclude roadblocks, either temporary or permanent, as a legal form of demonstration...
Nearly three weeks on from Peru’s 6 June second round run-off election between Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori, the absence of an official winner has ramped up tensions on the streets, in courtrooms, and in the armed forces...
A press conference held on 18 June by President Nicolás Maduro’s son, Nicolás Maduro Guerra, saw one of the most striking acknowledgements from Venezuela’s government that the socialist policies that have prevailed since the start of the Bolivarian Revolution under Hugo Chávez (1999-2013) have failed to deliver prosperity...
Fuel prices are a highly sensitive issue in Ecuador...
PERU | Economic recovery...
BRAZIL & SOUTHERN CONE
Paraguay’s political parties held primaries, on 20 June, to elect candidates for the municipal elections on 10 October...
The Argentine government has reached an agreement with the Paris Club of creditors...
BRAZIL | Stage is set for Eletrobras privatisation...
MEXICO
The government led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador published a law in the official gazette on 17 June to stage a referendum to gauge popular backing for investigating and prosecuting possible crimes committed by his five predecessors...
MEXICO | Electricity investment...
CENTRAL AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
The prospect of international sanctions in response to the string of arrests of opposition pre-presidential candidates ahead of the general election on 7 November [WR-21-23] would seem to be having little impact on the Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN) government led by President Daniel Ortega...
“One of the most impactful cases of public corruption in recent times”...
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Inflation soaring...
POSTSCRIPT
Cuba celebrated two victories this week...
“Half a million lives that could have been saved, with common sense, sound choices, and respect for science...

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