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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...
Andean
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”...
* 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...
Brazil
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...
* 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...
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...
Mexico
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...
* 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...
Southern Cone
On 9 August Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández announced the appointment of new defence and social development ministers...
* 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...

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