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LatinNews Daily - 10 December 2019

On 9 December, Ecuador’s national assembly (AN) voted to approve the ‘tax simplicity and progressivity law’, President Lenín Moreno’s latest attempt to pass the programme of economic reform needed to meet his government’s financial support agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

LatinNews Daily - 06 December 2019

On 5 December, heads of state from the four Southern Common Market (Mercosur) countries – Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay – met in the municipality of Bento Gonçalves in Brazil’s southern state of Rio Grande do Sul for the trade bloc’s 55th summit.

LatinNews Daily - 05 December 2019

On 4 December, hundreds of thousands of people across Colombia participated in another round of street protests, after talks on 3 December between representatives of President Iván Duque’s government and the strike leaders of the Comité Nacional del Paro again failed to make any progress towards a resolution.

LatinNews Daily - 04 December 2019

On 3 December Argentina’s president-elect Alberto Fernández revealed the first two members of his cabinet one week ahead of taking office and attended a meeting of his Frente de Todos coalition in the federal lower chamber of congress.

LatinNews Daily - 03 December 2019

On 2 December Chile’s finance minister Ignacio Briones presented a US$5.5bn plan to try and reactivate the economy, which suffered its heaviest contraction for over two decades in October, according to the latest monthly economic activity index (Imacec) published shortly beforehand.