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LatinNews Daily - 06 October 2021

Main Briefing
On 5 October the leader of Ecuador’s umbrella indigenous association (Conaie), Leonidas Iza, warned that Conaie will consider calling mass protests after negotiations with President Guillermo Lasso failed to resolve key disagreements with the government’s agenda...
Andean
* Colombia’s national statistics department (Dane) has published the latest consumer price index (IPC), showing that inflation rose by 0.38% in September compared with the previous month, bringing annual inflation to 4.33%...
Brazil
On 5 October, Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Energia Elétrica (Aneel), the federal electricity regulator, approved the terms for an emergency tender for reserve energy, to be held on 25 October. ..
* Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has released the latest figures for the industrial sector, which show that industrial production shrank 0.7% in August compared with July, the third consecutive negative monthly performance...
Central America & Caribbean
On 5 October the Dominican Republic’s (DR) main opposition party Partido de la Liberación Dominicana (PLD) demanded an explanation from President Luis Abinader after he was named in the Pandora Papers, a massive international leak of offshore data...
* The European Council has announced that it has removed Anguilla and Dominica (along with Seychelles) from its list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions...
Mexico
On 5 October Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said it was time to “leave behind” the Mérida Initiative, a security cooperation agreement signed by the two countries in 2008...
* Mexico’s national statistics institute (Inegi) has released the September figures for its index of consumer confidence, which has registered a monthly increase after falling for two consecutive months...
Southern Cone
On 5 October Elena Highton de Nolasco, one of five members of Argentina’s supreme court, announced her decision to resign, in a move likely to reduce government influence over the judiciary...
* Uruguay’s national statistics institute (INE) has released the latest figures on the consumer price index (IPC), which show that Uruguay registered inflation of 0.46% in September...

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