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LatinNews Daily - 28 September 2021

Main Briefing
On 27 September Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry dismissed the country’s nine-member provisional electoral council (CEP)...
Andean
On 27 September the third round of negotiations between the Venezuelan government and opposition concluded with little progress, amid growing signs that the talks are losing momentum...
* Peru’s nuevo sol has fallen to its all-time low against the US dollar, closing the day yesterday (27 September) at PEN$4.123/US$1, according to Peru’s central bank (BCRP)...
Brazil
On 27 September, a group of CEOs representing dozens of Brazilian businesses or multinationals with a presence in Brazil unveiled an open letter in which they call for the country to take on a more prominent role in global climate discussions...
* Brazil’s economy minister, Paulo Guedes, has said that Brazil is intent on modernising the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) regional trade bloc, which groups Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay as well as Brazil...
Central America & Caribbean
* The Dominican Republic’s government spokesperson Homero Figueroa has announced that the government’s proposed budget for 2022 is for RD$1.46trn (US$25.65bn), down from the RD$1.95trn approved last year...
Mexico
On 27 September President Andrés Manuel López Obrador led celebrations commemorating the 200th anniversary of Mexico’s independence from Spain...
* Mexico’s national statistics institute (Inegi) has released the latest figures for its monthly global indicator of economic activity (Igae), which show that economic activity, which had dipped in June, has picked up again in July...
Southern Cone
On 27 September the Argentine government led by President Alberto Fernández announced a temporary programme to subsidise the salaries of domestic workers by up to 50%...
* The Argentine government led by President Alberto Fernández has re-opened two land border crossings, a step in the country’s gradual re-opening to international tourism after more than a year and a half of closed borders and strict restrictions implemented in response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic...

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