Brazil and Southern Cone

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Brazil & Southern Cone - November 2016 (ISSN 1741-4431)

Leader
- Re-election debate takes centre stage as Cartes ends speculation
Argentina
- Quebracho leader facing prosecution
Brazil
- Students stand up for their right to protest
- Brazil on the brink of bankruptcy
- Electorate loses faith in left-wing politics
Chile
- A worrying sign for Chile’s Nueva Mayoría ahead of 2017
Uruguay
- Battling Batlle dies: the last of a political dynasty
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: URUGUAY
Postscript
- Pollution found in troubled waters

Brazil & Southern Cone - October 2016 (ISSN 1741-4431)

Leader
- Unfettered Uruguay to seek bilateral trade deals?
Argentina
- Poverty figures back in the spotlight
- Cyanide leak fuels controversy
Brazil
- PT punished in municipal elections
- Successive resignations as security deteriorates in Rio de Janeiro
Chile
- Bachelet unveils budget amid various economic pressures
- Government is reminded of a priority
Paraguay
- Familiar social tensions turn Guahory into a time bomb
Postscript
- Another corruption case rears its ugly head in Brazil

Brazil & Southern Cone - September 2016 (ISSN 1741-4431)

Leader
- PMDB takes centre stage: A new era or continuation of the status quo?
Brazil
- Spotlight on electoral campaign donations again
- Optimism rises for 2017
Argentina
- Seeking to avoid union discontent
- Macri hosts ‘mini-Davos’ investment forum
- Gov’t submits a ‘truthful’ draft budget
Chile
- Municipal elections, the next test for Bachelet
- Boosting ties with China
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: CHILE
Paraguay
- Emerging security crisis puts Cartes administration on the defensive
Uruguay
- Massive new pulp mill in the offing
Postscript
- Venezuela denied Mercosur presidency, threatened with suspension

Brazil & Southern Cone - August 2016 (ISSN 1741-4431)

Leader
- Rousseff faces impeachment as political focus shifts to municipal elections
Brazil
- No terrorism, just the habitual ‘carioca’ violence
- Taming the real
Argentina
- Political and social tensions rise as public becomes disenchanted with Macri
- Energy minister faced grilling ahead of supreme court ruling
Chile
- Bachelet moves on another pledge
Paraguay
- Three years on, Cartes still disappoints
Uruguay
- FA internal elections a boon for the Vázquez government
- Military disquiet over pension reform
Postscript
- Uruguay, Argentina and Chile top UN regional E-Government rankings

Brazil & Southern Cone - July 2016 (ISSN 1741-4431)

Leader
- Mercosur in crisis over Venezuela
Argentina
- Protests greet Macri’s gas price increases
- Kirchnerismo under pressure over corruption
- Still waiting for lift from ‘Macrinomics’
Brazil
- Maia election pleases Temer
- Cunha: From House of Cards to The Walking Dead
- Nice attack prompts nerves over Olympics security
- IMF sees tentative positive signs in Brazil
Chile
- Bachelet sends down long-awaited education reform plan
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: CHILE
Uruguay
- Vázquez fells tobacco giant
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: URUGUAY
Postscript
- Paraguay’s PLRA regroups ahead of 2018

Brazil & Southern Cone - June 2016 (ISSN 1741-4431)

Leader
- More cracks at the top as Bachelet loses another interior minister
Argentina
- ARGENTINA POLITICS: Malcorra’s nomination to UN post raises questions
- ARGENTINA POLITICS: Inflation: the truth hurts
- ARGENTINA-BRAZIL ECONOMY: Argentina’s farmers are more optimistic
Brazil
- BRAZIL ECONOMY: Real-rally as Meirelles foresees light at the end of the tunnel
- BRAZIL POLITICS: Struggling Temer starts to find his feet
Uruguay
- URUGUAY POLITICS & ECONOMY: Debate rages over raising taxes
Paraguay
- PARAGUAY POLITICS & ECONOMICS: Tackling problems at Petropar

Brazil & Southern Cone - May 2016 (ISSN 1741-4431)

Leader
- Shaky start for Temer administration
Brazil
- BRAZIL ECONOMY: Meirelles inherits a fiscal ‘time bomb’
Argentina
- ARGENTINA POLITICS: Anti-dismissal bill marks Macri’s first defeat
- ARGENTINA FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Differences remain, despite welcome to new Brazil government
- ARGENTINA ECONOMY: Despite grains exports windfall, trade remains under par
- ARGENTINA ECONOMY: Inflation bites into social indicators
Chile
- CHILE POLITICS: Constitutional reform process enters second phase
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: CHILE
Uruguay
- URUGUAY DIPLOMACY: Splits in ruling FA over Rousseff’s fate
Paraguay
- PARAGUAY POLITICS: Secondary students take government to task

Brazil & Southern Cone - April 2016 (ISSN 1741-4431)

Leader
- Argentina: Senate agreement paves way for record bond sale
Argentina
- ARGENTINA POLITICS: A problem shared is a problem halved
- ARGENTINA DIPLOMACY: Obama visit a big boon for Macri
- ARGENTINA ECONOMY: Buenos Aires - de mode again
Brazil
- BRAZIL POLITICS: Is this a coup?
- BRAZIL ECONOMY: Waiting for change
- BRAZIL ECONOMY: The fiscal question
Chile
- CHILE POLITICS & ECONOMY: Bachelet pushes through labour reform
- CHILE POLITICS: More corruption casualties
Paraguay
- PARAGUAY POLITICS & ECONOMICS: Protests by cooperatives and farmers produce social tensions
Uruguay
- URUGUAY POLITICS & ECONOMY: Extended run of growth skids to a halt
Postscript
- Paraguay and Brazil reinforce security cooperation and diplomatic ties

Brazil & Southern Cone - March 2016 (ISSN 1741-4431)

Leader
- BRAZIL: Closing time at the last-chance saloon
Brazil
- BRAZIL ECONOMY: The implications of Brazil’s junk rating
Argentina
- ARGENTINA POLITICS: Congress close to approving holdout deal
- ARGENTINA ECONOMY: Inflation worries, but peso strengthens
Chile
- CHILE DIPLOMACY: Shoring up ties with the neighbours
Paraguay
- PARAGUAY POLITICS: Opaci and Fonacide expose municipal corruption
- PARAGUAY ECONOMIC OVERVIEW
Uruguay
- URUGUAY POLITICS & ECONOMY: Sendic survives scandal; FA comes out all guns blazing

Brazil & Southern Cone - February 2016 (ISSN 1741-4431)

Leader
- Brazil: Zika crisis presents opportunity for Rousseff
Brazil
- BRAZIL ECONOMY: Sending all the wrong signals
Argentina
- ARGENTINA POLITICS & ECONOMY: Progress stalls on talks with holdouts
- ARGENTINA ECONOMY: Indec reboot gets off on the wrong foot
Chile
- CHILE SECURITY: Another institution hit by scandal
- CHILE: ECONOMIC OVERVIEW
Paraguay
- PARAGUAY POLITICS: Hunting down the ‘planilleros’
Uruguay
- URUGUAY SECURITY: Record homicide figures
- URUGUAY ENERGY: Vázquez calls on predecessors to discuss oil exploration

Brazil & Southern Cone - January 2016 (ISSN 1741-4431)

Leader
- ARGENTINA: Macri gets straight to work
Chile
- CHILE POLITICS: Corruption scandals continue to proliferate
Paraguay
- PARAGUAY POLITICS: Government comes under pressure to address flooding
Uruguay
- URUGUAY TRADE AND DIPLOMACY: Joint World Cup bid seals revamped alliance
- URUGUAY POLITICS: New party proposed
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: URUGUAY
Brazil
- BRAZIL POLITICS: Cerveró’s testimony implicates four presidents
- BRAZIL ECONOMY: A long and painful marathon
- BRAZIL HEALTH: Fears mount over mosquito-borne diseases
- BRAZIL ECONOMY: Revenues down ahead of municipal polls
- BRAZIL ENVIRONMENT: Setting an example

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