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Latin American Economy & Business - February 2019

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Nayib Bukele won the El Salvador elections on 3 February with a near-landslide (53.1% of the vote, more than his two main rivals combined)...
Regional Economy Review
2018 was a difficult year for the Cuban economy, with a floundering Venezuelan economy causing headaches as preferential oil exports dried up, and agricultural output hampered by damage from Hurricane Irma in late 2017...
Following a series of talks between the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Ecuadorian authorities, a formal loan deal looks likely in the coming months...
Brazil’s central bank held its benchmark interest rate unchanged on 6 February and signalled that congress needs to pass austerity measures before borrowing costs can fall...
A gap is opening up between Brazilians’ economic expectations and current conditions, including the job market and family finances...
As violent protests continue to rock Haiti, the government has responded with a number of measures designed to address public gripes...
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Regional Business Review
Over 165 people have died, while scores remaining missing, presumed dead, after the collapse of a tailings dam operated by Vale near Brumadinho, Minas Gerais...
There are strong arguments in favour of converting Latin America to use electric vehicles (EVs), rather than petrol-burning ones...
Amidst Venezuela’s political and economic crisis there are two questions to be asked about oil production...

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