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LatinNews Daily - 07 September 2021

Main Briefing
On 6 September the Venezuelan government and opposition negotiating teams meeting for the second round of talks in Mexico reached two partial agreements...
Andean
* Colombia’s mines & energy ministry has reported that oil production in July reached 731,255 barrels per day (bpd), a decrease of 0.5% compared to the 734,987 bpd reported in July 2020...
Brazil
On 6 September, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro issued a presidential decree (MP) which limits social media providers’ capacity to moderate the content published by their users...
* Brazil’s central bank (BCB) has released the latest issue of its Focus bulletin, a weekly survey of private sector analysts, which shows that expectations for the Brazilian economy this year are worsening...
Central America & Caribbean
On 6 September Guatemala’s 160-member unicameral legislature rejected a state of calamity announced by President Alejandro Giammattei in response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic...
* Guatemala has attracted a total of US$815m in foreign direct investment (FDI) over the first eight months of 2021, providing some 14,000 jobs in the formal sector, according to a statement released by the economy ministry’s national competitiveness programme (Pronacom)...
Mexico
On 6 September the president of Mexico’s national electoral institute (INE), Lorenzo Córdova, said that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s electoral reform proposal is “neither necessary, nor opportune.”..
* Mexico’s national statistics institute (Inegi) has released figures showing that gross fixed capital formation (GFCF) in construction and machinery dipped 1.8% in June, compared with the previous month...
Southern Cone
On 6 September Paraguay’s former president Horacio Cartes (2013-2018) led a rally in Paraguarí designed to unify the ruling Asociación Nacional Republicana-Partido Colorado (ANR-PC) ahead of the 10 October municipal elections, and in preparation for presidential elections in 2023...
* Chile’s President Sebastián Piñera has unveiled a bill which seeks to reform the basic pension coverage for Chileans...

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