Industries and markets

Colombian high court strips ex guerrilla leader of his congressional seat

“The State Council, the highest administrative court in Colombia, said it was stripping Marquez of his seat because he never took office and didn’t provide “just cause” for the move, court president Lucy Bermudez told

Argentine court upholds law banning mines

“On June 4, Argentina’s top court upheld a 2010 law banning large mines from operating near glaciers.”

Mexico’s migration chief offers resignation to president

“Mexico’s immigration chief presented his resignation to the president on Friday as the country embarks on a crackdown on irregular migration through its territory in response to US pressure.”

Tens of millions suffer as power outage hits Argentina, Uruguay

“It paralysed transportation systems, closed shops, caused long queues at petrol stations, and delayed provincial elections in Argentina, forcing voters to cast ballots by flashlight or by the light of their mobile phones.”

US/Mexico migration deal made public: “safe third country” principle

“The document is a “supplementary agreement” to the deal the US and Mexico signed last Friday, and outlines additional measures the two sides agree to take.”

Argentina and UK take on co-chair of Equal Rights Coalition

“The United Kingdom and Argentina announced on Friday they had taken the co-chair of the Equal Rights Coalition to protect the human rights of LGBT people around the world.”

Good sales prospects from China for Argentina’s 56 million tons of soybeans

“Higher soybean production in Argentina could lead to increased competition with Brazil, as China looks to South America for soybean purchases amid the ongoing US-China trade dispute.”

Thousands of public workers join the first general strike against Brazil’s Bolsonaro reforms

“Protests have been held across Brazil as thousands of public workers take part in a general strike against a government proposal to reform pensions. The strike, the first since far-right President Jair Bolsonaro took office

Argentine inflation 3.1% in May and 57.3% in twelve months

“Inflation in Argentina – and the speed at which the government can bring it down – is likely to be a key issue in the nation’s closely watched presidential election scheduled for October.”

Chile`s president Pinera sacks six ministers in cabinet shakeup

“Pinera dropped the ministers of health, economy, public works, social development and energy as he sought to bring fresh blood into the cabinet and kickstart the economy.”

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