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Weekly Report - 12 August 2021 (WR-21-32)

LEADER
Venezuela is poised to embark upon another dialogue process...
ANDEAN COUNTRIES
Peru’s President Pedro Castillo’s tumultuous first two weeks in office continued with ministerial resignations, congressional demands for wholesale cabinet changes, and money laundering and terrorism investigations launched into Guido Bellido, the prime minister, and Vladimir Cerrón, the leader of the far-left Perú Libre (PL), the ruling party...
Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso is still nominally enjoying his 100-day ‘honeymoon period’ after taking office on 24 May...
BRAZIL & SOUTHERN CONE
A military parade in Brasília on 10 August, to which President Jair Bolsonaro publicly invited judicial leaders and lawmakers a day beforehand, ended up being an underwhelming affair, with only a smattering of hardcore supporters turning out to watch the procession of vehicles...
Political tensions and fiscal uncertainty make for a volatile outlook in Brazil, where the recovery from the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is pushing up prices, forcing the country’s central bank (BCB) to step up monetary tightening in a bid to keep inflation under control.  ..
Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández has opted to carry out an unexpected mini cabinet reshuffle...
MEXICO
The struggle for control in two of Mexico’s top courts came to a head this week...
CENTRAL AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
A Cuban supreme court (TSP) magistrate, Joselín Sánchez Hidalgo, last week reported that 62 trials had taken place linked to the unprecedented anti-government protests which erupted last month over economic and health-related grievances [WR-21-28] but insisted that due process had been followed...
“The final blow against Nicaragua’s prospects for a free and fair election”...
Mathieu Chanlatte has been named as the judge in charge of the multinational investigation into the 7 July assassination of President Jovenel Moïse (2017-2021) which, over a month on, has yielded little progress...
POSTSCRIPT
The freshly elected government of St Lucia wasted little time in charting a new diplomatic course...
“What we have here in Venezuela, where the people are able to express themselves, is a dictatorship of votes.”..

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