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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 27 February 2019

From LatinNews Daily
On 26 February, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro met with his Paraguayan counterpart, Mario Abdo Benítez, at the binational Itaipú hydroelectric dam in Foz do Iguaçu, in Brazil’s border state of Paraná...
* Brazil’s federal senate has approved the nomination of Roberto Campos Neto as the new president of Brazil’s central bank (BCB), with 55 votes in favour and six against...
On 26 February, Argentina’s five supreme court (CSJN) justices agreed upon a list of 11 important lawsuits to be ruled upon within the first half of the year...
* Local economic consultancy firm, Econviews, has revised down its GDP growth forecast for Argentina this year from 1.8% to 1.5%...
From Latin American Regional Report: Andean Group
An extensive new report prepared by the Amazon Georeferenced Socio-Environmental Information Network (RAISG), a consortium of civil society organizations from the Amazon countries, says illegal mining has reached “epidemic levels” in protected Amazon natural reserves and indigenous territories, with dire consequences in terms of pollution, social upheaval and conflict...

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