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LatinNews Daily - 08 September 2021

Main Briefing
On 7 September, the anniversary of Brazil’s Independence Day, thousands of Brazilians took to the streets to express their support for the embattled President Jair Bolsonaro, who himself made an appearance at the two largest rallies in Brasília and São Paulo. ..
Andean
On 7 September the constitutional court of Cape Verde ruled that Alex Saab could be extradited to the US. Analysis:..
* Peru’s national society for mining, oil and energy (SNMPE) has released new figures which show that the country’s mining exports totalled US$21.63bn in January-July 2021, a 69.5% increase on the same period last year...
Brazil
* Jobs in micro- and small-sized enterprises accounted for around 70% of the formal jobs created in Brazil in July this year...
Central America & Caribbean
On 7 September over 1,000 people staged protests in El Salvador’s capital, San Salvador, against a new law implementing the cryptocurrency bitcoin as legal tender alongside the US dollar, the country’s official currency...
* The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is requesting US$588m for humanitarian response in Central America’s so-called ‘Northern Triangle’ (El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras), to address the needs of 4.3m of the most vulnerable people up to December 2022...
Mexico
On 7 September Mexico’s supreme court (SCJN) unanimously ruled that it is unconstitutional to outright criminalise abortion in the northern state of Coahuila...
*Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has said that the state-owned oil company, Pemex, is in the process of restructuring its debt, which stood at around US$115bn at the end of Q2 this year...
Southern Cone
On 7 September Uruguay’s President Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou summoned the leaders of the country’s main political parties to announce that his government was moving forward with negotiations to reach a free trade agreement (FTA) with China...
* Argentina’s national statistics institute (Indec) has released the latest figures from the industrial manufacturing production index (IPI), which show that industrial activity recorded year-on-year growth of 13% this July...

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