LatinNews Daily - 06 January 2020

In brief: Guatemala’s Giammattei meets Honduras’s Hernández

* Guatemala’s President-elect Alejandro Giammattei has met Honduras’s President Juan Orlando Hernández in Honduras – the first private meeting between the two ahead of Giammattei’s assumption of office on 14 January. According to a press release by the Honduran presidency, the two agreed to strengthen the customs union, which was launched by Honduras and Guatemala in June 2017 and which El Salvador announced it was joining in 2018. Among other things, the two men also agreed to create joint legal frameworks to protect national and foreign investment and to strengthen cooperation on anti-crime efforts.