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LatinNews Daily - 16 November 2018

Development: On 15 November Chile’s President Sebastián Piñera pledged an investigation into the fatal shooting of an indigenous Mapuche man, Camilo Catrillanca Marin, which took place two days earlier in Ercilla town, in the impoverished southern region of La Araucanía.

LatinNews Daily - 15 November 2018

Development: In the early hours of 15 November Argentina’s federal senate gave final approval to a version of the zero-deficit 2019 draft budget submitted by the government led by President Mauricio Macri.

LatinNews Daily - 14 November 2018

Development: On 13 November two political opposition alliances and seven political parties registered with Bolivia’s supreme electoral court (TSE) ahead of the 27 January 2019 party primaries.

LatinNews Daily - 13 November 2018

Development: On 12 November Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri signed a presidential decree under which private sector firms in the country are to pay a year-end bonus to their employees to compensate for the loss in purchasing power resulting from Argentina’s high inflation rate.

LatinNews Daily - 12 November 2018

Development: On 11 November, Colombia’s President Iván Duque said that he would not be “blackmailed” by the Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) insurgent guerrilla group and that his government will only resume formal peace negotiations with the ELN when the group suspends all of its criminal activity. 

LatinNews Daily - 09 November 2018

Development: Mexico’s stock market index fell by 5.8% on 8 November after the leftist Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (Morena) of President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented a bill in the federal senate that would restrict commissions charged by banks.

LatinNews Daily - 08 November 2018

Development: On 7 November Colombia’s President Iván Duque acknowledged that “the biggest challenge” his government had faced during his first three months in office was winning approval in congress for the 2019 draft budget which would include contentious tax-reform proposals.

LatinNews Daily - 07 November 2018

Development: On 6 November opposition deputies in Venezuela’s national assembly (AN) accused the Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (PSUV) government led by President Nicolás Maduro of running an extortion ring preying on Venezuelan gold miners in conjunction with the Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN), the Colombian insurgent guerrilla group.

LatinNews Daily - 06 November 2018

Development: On 5 November, the lawyers of Brazil’s imprisoned former president Lula da Silva (2003-2011) filed a new habeas corpus petition before the supreme court (STF), requesting Lula’s release.

LatinNews Daily - 05 November 2018

Development: On 4 November the participants of the VII Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) denounced that the caravans of Central American migrants that are seeking to make their way to the US through Mexico are being mistreated by the Mexican authorities. 

LatinNews Daily - 02 November 2018

Development: On 1 November, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order imposing new economic sanctions to Venezuela’s gold industry.

LatinNews Daily - 01 November 2018

Development: On 31 November, a local judge put the leader of Peru’s main opposition Fuerza Popular (FP, Fujimoristas) party, Keiko Fujimori, under preventative detention for 36 months as she awaits trial for money laundering and bribery charges.