Salvadoran Government Taps New Washington Lobbyist in Pivot to Biden

El Salvador’s government awarded a $780,000 lobby contract to a three-week-old Washington company set up to promote investment as the country’s President Nayib Bukele seeks to pivot toward Joe Biden’s $4 billion development plan to stop the migration flow from Central America.

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Mexican Government Completes $6.6 Billion Debt Refinancing Agreement

Mexico’s Finance Ministry Gabriel Yorio said during a Tuesday morning press conference in Mexico City that the government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador officially completed a debt refinancing operation worth $6.6 billion in international markets, including an over-subscribed bond offer.

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Evo Morales Returns to Bolivia After Exile in Argentina

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales returned to Bolivia through the southern border with Argentina on Tuesday after spending a one-year exile in Argentinean capital Buenos Aires, following his resignation from the presidency after a voter-fraud scandal. Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez walked with Morales to the border town of Villazon.

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Trump Administration Sells Oil Seized from Iran to Venezuela

The Trump administration announced on Monday that it sold Iranian oil that was seized on its way to Venezuela for over $40 million. The White House announced in August that it had confiscated 1.1 million barrels of petroleum from four tankers en route between the two nations, which are both under economic sanctions.

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