LatinNews Daily - 02 July 2021

Main Briefing
On 1 July opposition parties and civil society groups called for the removal of Conan Castro, the current legal advisor to El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele; Labour Minister Rolando Castro; deputy security minister and director of prisons, Osiris Luna; and Carolina Recinos, Bukele’s chief of cabinet.... Read More
On 1 July, the former presidential candidate, Alfredo Barnechea, called for a “civic-military alliance” to prevent the apparent winner of Peru's presidential election, Pedro Castillo, from taking office.... Read More
* Peru’s national statistics institute (Inei) has published a report showing year-on-year growth in activity of 66.89% in the extractive sector for May 2021.... Read More
On 1 July, Brazil’s Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (Inpe), the national space research institute, released figures which show fires in the Amazon forest reached a 14-year peak in June.... Read More
* Brazil’s foreign trade secretariat (Secex) has released the latest figures on exports, which reached record levels in the first six months of 2021, along with the country’s trade surplus and value of trade – a result of strong commodities prices.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
* Costa Rica’s 57-member unicameral legislature has voted in favour of a US$1.78bn loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the country to address the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.... Read More
On 1 July Mexico's foreign ministry reached an intelligence sharing agreement with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Analysis:... Read More
* Mexico’s central bank (Banxico) has released its monthly survey of private sector economists, which showed growing optimism among these of a stronger-than-anticipated recovery from the economic impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 1 July Chile’s chamber of deputies approved a motion to summon Health Minister Enrique Paris to answer questions about the handling of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.... Read More
* Chile’s central bank (BCCh) has released the most recent figures for its monthly indicator of economic activity (Imacec), which shows an 18.1% year-on-year variation in May.... Read More

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