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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 8 February 2019

From LatinNews Daily
On 7 February, doctors announced that Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has a fever and is being treated for pneumonia and is expected to remain in semi-intensive care in for another seven days...
* Standard & Poor’s (S&P), the international credit ratings agency, has affirmed its ‘BB-’ long-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings of Brazil with a ‘stable’ outlook...
On 7 February, Paraguay’s chamber of deputies unanimously voted in favour of a resolution dismissing the mayor of the Ciudad del Este (CDE), Sandra McLeod, from her post over a series of irregularities found in her administration...
* According to figures from Chile’s international economic relations directorate (Direcon), Chile’s exports totalled US$75.48bn in 2018, up 9% on 2017...
From Latin American Weekly Report
On the surface the new administration of President Jair Bolsonaro has won an important victory with the appointment of supportive new house and senate speakers...
On 4 February justice and security minister Sergio Moro presented a package of new proposals designed to crack down on crime and corruption...
“An unprecedented moment in Chile’s history.” This was the response of former president Ricardo Lagos (2000-2006) to the recent decision by local judge Alejandro Madrid to convict six people of the 1982 murder of former president Eduardo Frei Montalva (1964-1970)...
PARAGUAY | Bond issue...

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