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LatinNews Daily - 23 January 2020

On 22 January, several ministers in Jeanine Áñez’s interim government in Bolivia voiced their support for Áñez as a potential presidential candidate, in response to widespread speculation on Twitter about the possibility of her entry into the contest.

LatinNews Daily - 22 January 2020

On 21 January, the government led by President Iván Duque insisted that it is unable to negotiate on most of the demands issued by the Comité Nacional del Paro protest group, after the first major demonstrations of the year in cities across Colombia led to renewed clashes with the controversial anti-riot police (Esmad).

LatinNews Daily - 20 January 2020

On 17 January the Honduran government led by President Juan Orlando Hernández announced that it had failed to reach an agreement with the Organization of American States (OAS) to renew the mandate of the OAS-sponsored Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (Maccih).

LatinNews Daily - 17 January 2020

On 16 January the Mexican government celebrated the ratification of the US-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) regional trade agreement by the US Senate saying that full ratification of the agreement will help to attract investment to the country.

LatinNews Daily - 13 January 2020

On 12 January Colombia’s national police reported that it had thwarted an assassination attempt against Rodrigo Londoño ('Timochenko'), president of the Fuerza Alternativa Revolucionaria del Común (Farc), the political successor to the demobilised Farc guerrilla group.

LatinNews Daily - 10 January 2020

On 9 January, Gustavo Porras, a legislator for Nicaragua's ruling Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN) and legislative president, announced plans to discuss electoral reforms this year, ahead of the 2021 general election.

LatinNews Daily - 09 January 2020

On 8 January, the Mexican government formally assumed the pro-tempore presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) saying that it hopes to use this to promote greater cooperation in the region, and not to discuss the same political issues that have been discussed in the other regional forums. 

LatinNews Daily - 08 January 2020

On 7 January, Venezuelan opposition leader and disputed national assembly (AN) president Juan Guaidó returned to the parliament building, outlining plans for another round of public protests against the de facto government led by Nicolás Maduro.

LatinNews Daily - 07 January 2020

On 6 January, civil-society groups called on the government led by President Juan Orlando Hernández to renew the original agreement establishing the Organization of American States (OAS)-sponsored Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (Maccih).

LatinNews Daily - 03 January 2020

On 2 January, Colombia’s Fuerza Alternativa Revolucionaria del Común (Farc), the political successor to the demobilised guerrilla group, reported the murder of  former combatant Benjamín Banguera Rosales in the south-western department of Cauca.