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LatinNews Daily - 27 August 2021

Main Briefing
On 26 August the head of Mexico’s interior ministry (Segob), Olga Sánchez Cordero, announced that she was stepping down in order to return to her seat in the federal senate...
Andean
On 26 August Colombia’s main trade unions held another day of anti-government protests across the country...
* Peru’s prime minister, Guido Bellido, has announced that the government is aiming to create 280,000 temporary jobs by the end of the year as part of the Trabaja Perú jobs programme...
Brazil
On 26 August Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro maintained that “a democratic rupture” in the country had not even entered his thoughts, but he insisted that the public was demanding free and fair elections in 2022 and rejected being led by what he described as “a dictatorship” of “one or two” magistrates...
* Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has signed a decree establishing a new system (Sistema Nacional de Garantias de Crédito) to facilitate the access of small- and micro-businesses to credit by broadening the range of organisations that can act as a guarantor for loans...
Central America & Caribbean
On 26 August Nicaragua’s 92-member unicameral legislature cancelled the registration of 15 NGOs...
* The Central American development bank (BCIE) has made the second disbursement of US$5.8m of a loan signed with Honduras to support the implementation of its national vaccination plan against the coronavirus (Covid-19), with which the purchase of 4.4m doses is foreseen for the immunisation of 2.2m Hondurans...
Mexico
* Mexico’s national statistics institute (Inegi) has released the results from its latest national employment survey (Enoe) which show that the unemployment rate reached 4.4% in July, corresponding to 2.6m people being unemployed...
Southern Cone
On 26 August, a federal prosecutor Ramiro González charged Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández and First Lady Fabiola Yáñez with breaking coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown rules by hosting a party in July 2020...
* The Buenos Aires province government has announced that it has received over 90% acceptance from holders of its international bonds to conclude a US$7.15bn debt restructuring deal, bringing it a step closer to emerging from a 16-month default...
Publishing note
Due to a public holiday there will be no LatinNews Daily on Monday 30 August...

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