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LatinNews Daily - 16 November 2021

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On 15 November planned mass protests failed to materialise after the Cuban government deployed large numbers of security forces to the streets of Cuba’s capital Havana and the island’s main cities, and detained prominent dissidents...
Andean
On 15 November anti-government demonstrators in Bolivia’s capital, La Paz, issued a further set of demands, after President Luis Arce’s administration ceded to pressure to repeal a financial crimes law (Law 1386)...
* Peru’s national statistics institute (Inei) has published figures showing that national production at the national level increased by 9.71% in September, compared to the same month in 2020...
Brazil
On 15 November, the federal public prosecutors’ office (MPF) in the Brazilian states of Roraima and Amazonas called upon the federal health ministry to establish a plan to address the poor public health situation amongst the indigenous Yanomami people. ..
* Brazil’s economy minister Paulo Guedes has told attendees at the ‘Invest in Brazil Forum 2021’ launched in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that they are the “ideal partner” for Brazil...
Central America & Caribbean
* Honduras’ central bank (BCH) has released new figures which show that the country’s foreign debt (public and private combined) totalled US$11.01bn as of the end of September this year...
Mexico
On 15 November the new governor of Mexico’s western state of Michoacán, Alfredo Ramírez Bedolla, said federal troops would be deployed to the state to dismantle groups of armed civilians...
* Mexico’s agriculture & rural development ministry (Sader) has reported that the country’s agri-food exports totalled US$32.75bn in the first nine months of 2021, the highest figure recorded in the past 29 years...
Southern Cone
On 15 November the last televised debate between Chile’s presidential candidates took place ahead of the 21 November general election...
* Argentina’s bonds have climbed following the 14 November mid-term legislative elections, which delivered a defeat for the government led by President Alberto Fernández...

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