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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 20 February 2019

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On 19 February, Brazil’s justice and public security minister, Sérgio Moro, delivered his ‘anti-crime package’ to the president of the federal chamber of deputies, Rodrigo Maia from the Democratas (Dem) party...
* US automobile manufacturer Ford has announced the cessation of production at its São Bernardo do Campo plant in the Brazilian state of São Paulo during the course of 2019, as the company has decided to exit the heavy truck business in South America...
On 19 February, large demonstrations took place in Argentina in support of abortion and against a plan by the government led by President Mauricio Macri to reduce the age of criminal responsibility...
* The US-based MSCI Inc stock market index compiler has announced that it will maintain Argentina in its Frontier Emerging Markets index despite the fact that the country was due to be reclassified as an Emerging Market pending a review this year...

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