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LatinNews Daily - 12 May 2021

On 11 May the leader of Venezuela’s opposition, Juan Guaidó, proposed entering into negotiations with the de facto government led by Nicolás Maduro, in a reversal of his previous rejection of any negotiated solution to the country’s political crisis.

LatinNews Daily - 11 May 2021

On 10 May the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the largest federation of labour unions in the US, filed a formal complaint against Mexico for the alleged violation of workers’ rights regulations included in the US-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) regional trade agreement.

LatinNews Daily - 10 May 2021

On 7 May Colombia’s foreign minister, Claudia Blum, sought to defuse international concerns over the repression of anti-government protests, arguing that the authorities had respected the right to protest and criticising the “vandals and violent actors” that she claimed had hijacked the demonstrations.

LatinNews Daily - 06 May 2021

On 5 May the defeated presidential candidate for Peru’s left-wing Juntos por el Perú coalition, Verónika Mendoza, endorsed the far-left Perú Libre candidate Pedro Castillo, further boosting his chances ahead of the 6 June presidential run-off vote against Keiko Fujimori of the right-wing Fuerza Popular party.

LatinNews Daily - 04 May 2021

On 3 May, the United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU) condemned the 1 May decision by El Salvador’s new legislature to dismiss all five members of the supreme court’s constitutional chamber (SC) and the attorney general (AG), Raúl Melara.