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LatinNews Daily - 03 September 2021

Main Briefing
On 2 September Nicaragua’s attorney general’s office announced formal charges against Cristiana Chamorro Barrios, an opposition presidential hopeful, and four others for money laundering and other alleged crimes, and said that she would now face trial...
Andean
On 3 September, Bolivia’s centre-right opposition party Comunidad Ciudadana (CC) argued that judicial proceedings against its leader, former president Carlos Mesa (2003-2005), are intended to pressure the opposition to support a trial of former president Jeanine Áñez (2019-2020)...
* Peru’s prime minister, Guido Bellido, and finance minister, Pedro Francke, have submitted the government’s draft budget for 2022 to congress...
Brazil
On 2 September Luiz Fux, the president of Brazil’s supreme court (STF), and Rodrigo Pacheco, the president of the senate, both defended the importance of protecting democracy and called for protests planned to take place next week to be peaceful...
* Brazil’s federal chamber of deputies has approved an income tax reform with 398 votes in favour and 77 against...
Central America & Caribbean
* Guatemala’s finance minister Álvaro González Ricci has presented the government’s proposed 2022 state budget for Q103.99bn (US$13.47bn), an increase of Q10.12bn on the current 2021 budget...
Mexico
On 2 September Mexico’s federal electoral tribunal (TEPJF) appointed Reyes Rodríguez Mondragón as its new president...
* German automaker BMW has celebrated the launch of its first car model entirely designed and manufactured in Mexico...
Southern Cone
On 2 September Chile’s state-owned copper mining company, Codelco, struck a deal with trade unions representing workers at its Andina mine, ending a three-week strike...
* Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández has hailed the recovery of the country’s industrial sector, which saw its activity shrink by 7.5% in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic...

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