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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 4 January 2019

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Development: On 3 January, University of Chicago-trained economist Roberto Castello Branco took over as CEO of Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petrobras, defending more competition and less state intervention...
* Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has said that the proposed pension reform being discussed by his new government will establish a minimum retirement age of 57 for women and 62 for men, to be gradually increased throughout his term with the possibility for the following administration to then raise it to 63 or 64...
Development: On 3 January experts consulted on a monthly basis by Argentina's central bank (BCRA) forecast inflation of 28.7% in 2019 and 19.9% in 2020...
* According to figures from Paraguay’s national civil aviation authority (Dinac), Asunción’s ‘Silvio Pettirossi’ international airport registered 1.21m regular passengers in 2018 (not including in transit), up from 1.18m in 2017...

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