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LatinNews Daily - 14 October 2019

On 13 October it was announced that the Ecuadorean government had reached an agreement with the Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas del Ecuador (Conaie) indigenous organisation to abolish the decree issued by President Lenín Moreno eliminating all petrol fuel subsidies, in exchange for Conaie ending its protests.

LatinNews Daily - 11 October 2019

On 10 October Waldo Albarracín, the rector of Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA) and former human rights ombudsman (2003-2008), called for civil disobedience in the event of a victory by Bolivia's President Evo Morales in the 20 October general election.

LatinNews Daily - 10 October 2019

On 9 October Ecuador’s President Lenín Moreno returned to the national capital, Quito, saying his government had established contact with representatives from the indigenous groups that have been leading protests against his government’s economic measures, to discuss the opening of a dialogue process.

LatinNews Daily - 08 October 2019

On 7 October Ecuador’s President Lenín Moreno announced that he was temporarily transferring his government’s headquarters from the national capital, Quito, to the coastal city of Guayaquil following what he described as “an attempted coup” against his administration.

LatinNews Daily - 07 October 2019

On 4 October a group of Haitian opposition figures delivered a letter to the Special Representative of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General in Haiti, addressed to UN Secretary General António Guterres, calling on the international community to drop its support for President Jovenel Moïse.

LatinNews Daily - 03 October 2019

On 2 October President Juan Orlando Hernández tweeted that “any claim the President received or agreed to receive money from El Chapo [Mexican drug lord Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán] or had anybody receive money for him, is 100% false, absurd, ridiculous, Alice in Wonderland crazy”.

LatinNews Daily - 02 October 2019

On 1 October, the two leading candidates in Uruguay’s presidential race, Daniel Martínez of the leftist ruling Frente Amplio (FA) coalition and Luis Lacalle Pou of the centre-right opposition Partido Nacional (PN, Blancos), took part in a televised debate ahead of the 27 October general election.