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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 11 January 2019

From LatinNews Daily
Development: On 10 January, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed the appointment of diplomat Mario Vilalva as head of the export promotion agency (Apex), following the announced resignation of Alecxandro Carreiro after only one week in the post...
* The Planalto presidential palace has released a statement confirming that the new government led by Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro will not oppose the Boeing-Embraer merger deal...
Development: On 10 January, various trade union movements and political organisations demonstrated in the city of Buenos Aires against sharp increases to energy tariffs and public transport fares announced by the Argentine government led by President Mauricio Macri at the tail end of 2018...
* Paraguay’s central bank (BCP) has released a new report which shows that the country’s exports in 2018 totalled US$13.82bn, up 3.2% on 2017...
From Latin American Weekly Report
Jair Bolsonaro took over the presidency of Brazil on New Year’s Day, heralding the start of a new political era in the country...
In late December, President Sebastián Piñera was forced to name Mario Rozas Córdova as his new head of the Carabineros – the third new director of Chile’s militarised police in less than a year...
Politics normally takes a holiday this time of year in Uruguay but this was manifestly not the case in the first week of 2019...
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