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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 21 January 2019

From LatinNews Daily
Development: On 20 January, Brazil’s Vice President Hamilton Mourão told national news outlet G1 that the government would not be affected by suspicions of corruption hanging over Flávio Bolsonaro, the eldest son of President Jair Bolsonaro and senator-elect for the state of Rio de Janeiro...
* Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has signed a decree aimed at combatting fraud in the Instituto Nacional de Seguro Social (INSS), the government body responsible for distributing pensions and social benefits...
Development: On 20 January Sergio Massa, the leader of the Frente Renovador (FR) faction of the main opposition Partido Justicialista (PJ), confirmed that he will run in Argentina’s party primary elections in August to determine which candidates will compete in October’s presidential election...
* The governor of Argentina’s Chaco province, Domingo Peppo, has said that he is seeking some Ar$3.3bn (US$88m) in either federal funding or from multilateral organisations to address the impact of recent floods which have left around 3,000 displaced in the province...

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