LatinNews Daily - 10 August 2021

Main Briefing
On 9 August Coalición Nacional (CN), one of Nicaragua’s two main political opposition alliances, called on the public to reject the 7 November general election.... Read More
On 9 August the Bolivian foreign ministry issued a statement condemning the electoral observation conducted by the Organization of American States (OAS) in the annulled elections of October 2019 as “unilateral and biased”.... Read More
* Peru’s finance minister Pedro Francke has said that the new government led by President Pedro Castillo will increase mining taxes to fund public sector spending.... Read More
On 9 August, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro personally presented the president of the federal chamber of deputies, Arthur Lira, with a provisional decree (MP) which institutes new social programmes.... Read More
* The Operador Nacional do Sistema Elétrico (ONS), Brazil’s national grid operator, has announced that the month of July saw 10 production records for renewable energy in the country.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
* The United Nations (UN) and the Honduran permanent contingency commission (Copeco), a government entity created to coordinate public and private disaster relief efforts, have announced the launch of a US$222m humanitarian response plan (HRP) for Honduras.... Read More
On 9 August the Mexican branch of United Kingdom-based international press advocacy group, Article 19, called on the Mexican government to offer protection to journalists and media outlets.... Read More
* Mexico’s national statistics institute (Inegi) has released its latest figures on the national consumer price index (INPC), which show that monthly inflation stood at 0.59% in July.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 9 August Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández announced the appointment of new defence and social development ministers.... Read More
* Chile’s central bank (BCCh) has released new figures on the country’s trade flows, which show that Chile’s exports totalled US$7.94bn in July, a 27.3% increase on the value of exports a year earlier, while imports totalled US$7.34bn, up 55.3% year-on-year.... Read More

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