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LatinNews Daily - 22 August 2019

On 21 August, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro accused NGOs of responsibility for the record number of fires currently burning in the Brazilian Amazon in order to make him look bad and to draw attention to the cuts in their funding.

LatinNews Daily - 21 August 2019

On 20 August, Venezuela’s de facto president, Nicolás Maduro, publicly confirmed that his administration has been in contact with top US government officials to discuss potential resolutions for Venezuela’s political, economic, and social crisis.

LatinNews Daily - 20 August 2019

On 19 August, Pedro Alliana, the president of Paraguay’s national chamber of deputies, announced that the motion to subject President Mario Abdo Benítez and Vice President Hugo Velázquez to impeachment proceedings will be debated by the chamber this week, adding that he expected that it would be rejected.

LatinNews Daily - 13 August 2019

On 12 August, Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri said that he will continue to campaign from now until the 27 October general election to try to revert the result of the open, simultaneous, and mandatory party primaries (Paso) in which the opposition obtained a major victory that appears to bury Macri’s re-election hopes.

LatinNews Daily - 12 August 2019

Preliminary results from Guatemala's 11 August presidential second round run-off show Alejandro Giammattei of the opposition conservative Vamos party defeating former first lady (2008-2012) Sandra Torres of the also opposition Unidad Nacional de la Esperanza (UNE).

LatinNews Daily - 09 August 2019

Final surveys released ahead of Guatemala's 11 August presidential second round run-off show Alejandro Giammattei of the opposition conservative Vamos party ahead of former first lady (2008-2012) Sandra Torres of the also opposition Unidad Nacional de la Esperanza (UNE).

LatinNews Daily - 07 August 2019

On 6 August, US National Security Advisor John Bolton said that the time for dialogue with de facto Venezuelan government led by Nicolás Maduro is over and that the international community needs to apply concerted pressure on Maduro to step aside and allow the staging of a new presidential election.

LatinNews Daily - 06 August 2019

On 5 August, Guatemala’s attorney general’s office and the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (Cicig) filed legal documents accusing Economy Minister Acisclo Valladares of being part of a money-laundering ring and requesting for his immunity from prosecution to be lifted.

LatinNews Daily - 02 August 2019

On 1 August, the Venezuelan armed forces (FANB) accused the US of an unauthorised encroachment on its airspace, and stated that the country was trying to create an incident as a means of forcing military involvement in Venezuela.

LatinNews Daily - 01 August 2019

On 31 July, Paraguay’s political opposition and dissident factions of the ruling Asociación Nacional Republicana-Partido Colorado (ANR-PC) announced that they would present a formal request in congress for President Mario Abdo Benítez and Vice President Hugo Velázquez to be subjected to impeachment proceedings for the signing of a bilateral agreement with Brazil deemed to be contrary to Paraguay’s national interests.