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This week, in Chile there is nervousness over protests to mark the outbreak one year ago of serious social unrest as the body politic gears up for a constitutional referendum. In Argentina, judicial issues continue to make waves even as the Covid-19 crisis continues to deepen. Meanwhile, with its International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan package secured, Ecuador has a new finance minister, though his room for maneuver will be limited in what remains of the current presidential term. In Colombia, a leading minister faces a motion of censure vote that he will likely survive. And finally, in Peru, a
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( 5 mins read ) President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) has navigated challenges laid down by his US counterpart Donald Trump relatively successfully; adapting to a possible Joe Biden administration would not be too difficult. Bilateral relations would likely

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( 4 mins read ) Press play to listen This week, in Chile, the possible excessive use of force by police is back at the top of the agenda – and threatens further protests – ahead of the one-year anniversary

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( 5 mins read ) This week, in Argentina, economic uncertainty and political tensions are likely to persist ahead of an International Monetary Fund (IMF) visit. In Brazil, expect more wrangling in Congress over how to pay for a payroll tax cut

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( 4 mins read ) This week should see moves in Brazil’s Congress on a new federative pact and tax reforms. In Peru, executive-congressional relations will remain tense following last week’s failed impeachment vote. Argentina will also see tensions over

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