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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 15 February 2019

From LatinNews Daily
On 14 February, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro met with government ministers and secretaries to discuss the specifics of a proposed pension reform...
* China’s ministry of commerce has confirmed the imposition of anti-dumping tariffs on imports of Brazilian chicken products...
On 14 February, Argentine unions and civil-society organisations marched in Buenos Aires in protest at the austerity measures being implemented by President Mauricio Macri’s centre-right Cambiemos coalition government, while an International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission continues its review of the country’s economic performance. ..
Argentina’s national statistics institute (Indec) has released new figures which show that the country received 2.76m international tourists in 2018 – up 7.5% year-on-year...
From Latin American Weekly Report
In the space of a few weeks Argentina’s former economy minister Roberto Lavagna has emerged as a potential cross-party candidate in this year’s presidential election...
How the economy behaves in 2019 will be crucial for President Mauricio Macri’s chances of re-election...
The advancement of the Brazilian government’s policy agenda has been somewhat halted by the absence of President Jair Bolsonaro, who was discharged on 13 February after more than two weeks in hospital...
The city of Rio de Janeiro has been particularly hard hit over the past few days...
The political crisis that has engulfed Ciudad del Este (CDE), Paraguay’s second city, following the launch of an intervention by the national government due to allegations of gross corruption and mismanagement by the municipal authorities [WR-18-45] has reached a major turning point...

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