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LatinNews Daily - 30 July 2021

On 29 July thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Guatemala’s capital, Guatemala City, and across the country calling for the resignations of President Alejandro Giammattei and the head of the attorney general’s office (AG), María Consuelo Porras.

LatinNews Daily - 23 July 2021

On 22 July, Brazil’s defence minister Walter Souza Braga Netto denied reports that he had warned Arthur Lira, the government-aligned president of the chamber of deputies, that presidential elections would not take place next year if paper ballots had not been introduced. 

LatinNews Daily - 20 July 2021

On 19 July the far-left Perú Libre candidate Pedro Castillo was proclaimed president-elect by Peru’s national electoral court (JNE), with his challenger from the right-wing Fuerza Popular, Keiko Fujimori, vowing to recognise the results of the disputed 6 June run-off election.

LatinNews Daily - 16 July 2021

On 15 July US President Joe Biden said that his government is considering whether it can help restore public access to the internet in Cuba after this was restricted by the Cuban government as part of its efforts to quell the anti-government protests that have erupted on the island.

LatinNews Daily - 15 July 2021

On 14 July Héctor Mairena, the spokesperson for Nicaraguan opposition party Unión Democrática Renovadora (Unamos), slammed the 7 November general election in which President Daniel Ortega is seeking another term for the ruling Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN) as a “farce” and said Unamos would not participate.

LatinNews Daily - 09 July 2021

On 8 July the presidents of Uruguay and Brazil insisted that the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) regional customs union must reform its rules for it to remain as an effective tool that promotes its members’ economic development.

LatinNews Daily - 02 July 2021

On 1 July opposition parties and civil society groups called for the removal of Conan Castro, the current legal advisor to El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele; Labour Minister Rolando Castro; deputy security minister and director of prisons, Osiris Luna; and Carolina Recinos, Bukele’s chief of cabinet.

LatinNews Daily - 01 July 2021

On 30 June, a politically heterogeneous group filed a request to impeach Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, adding to the 120-plus impeachment requests that have already landed on the desk of the president of the chamber of deputies, Arthur Lira.