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LatinNews Daily - 06 September 2021

Main Briefing
On 3 September the constitutional chamber (SC) of El Salvador’s supreme court (CSJ) issued a ruling which authorises immediate presidential re-election...
Andean
On 3 September the second round of talks between the Venezuelan government and the political opposition recommenced in Mexico, with the former pushing for the lifting of international sanctions and the latter the creation of conditions for free and fair elections...
* Peru’s central bank (BCRP) has reported that Peru’s exports totalled US$4.94bn in July 2021, up 16.9% and 33.3% from July 2019 and July 2020 levels, respectively...
Brazil
On 4 September, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro led a motorcycle rally through several cities in the state of Pernambuco, in the Northeast region which has traditionally been a political stronghold of Bolsonaro’s main rival, former president Lula da Silva (2003-2011)...
* Brazil’s agriculture ministry has confirmed that two atypical cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as the mad cow disease, have been identified at meat-packing plants in the states of Mato Grosso and Minas Gerais...
Central America & Caribbean
* Panama’s main private sector lobby, the Cámara de Comercio, Industrias y Agricultura de Panamá (CCIAP), has welcomed the start of negotiations between Minera Panamá, the local subsidiary of Canadian mining firm First Quantum, and the Panamanian government led by President Laurentino Cortizo in relation to Cobre Panamá, Panama’s largest copper mine which First Quantum owns...
Mexico
On 3 September Mexico’s right-wing opposition party, the Partido Acción Nacional (PAN), attempted to downplay a meeting some of its senators held the previous day with Santiago Abascal, the leader of Spain’s far-right Vox party, noting that legislators attended “in a personal capacity.” ..
* The US has announced the renewal of a High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) with Mexico, a dialogue set up under the administration of former US president Barack Obama (2009-2017), with a focus on “advancing economic and commercial strategies which are central to the promotion of mutual economic growth” between the two countries...
Southern Cone
On 5 September Chile’s constituent convention (CC) accepted the resignation of Rodrigo Rojas Vade as one its seven vice-presidents...
* Uruguay’s national statistics institute (INE) has released new figures for the consumer price index (IPC), which show that inflation has started accelerating again, after showing signs of slowing in recent months...
Washington Watch
Paraguay: On 24 August the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced new financial sanctions on three Paraguayans for corruption and money laundering, along with five associated entities for their connections to the corruption schemes...

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