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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 01 March 2019

From LatinNews Daily
On 28 February thousands of people took part in a protest march in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, demanding the immediate removal of ‘bad judges’...
On 28 February, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro met Venezuela’s widely recognised self-declared interim president Juan Guaidó at the Planalto presidential palace in Brasília...
* Brazil’s national statistics institute (IBGE) has released figures for 2018 GDP growth, which show that Brazil’s gradual economic recovery is continuing at a slow pace...
* Argentina’s national statistics institute (Indec) has released new figures which show that the country’s GDP contracted by 2.6% in 2018...
From Latin American Weekly Report
Former president Cristina Fernández (2007-2015) put up a fierce defence of her innocence in court this week...
While much of Brazil’s attention is focused this week on the street parties and samba shows of Carnival, on 27 February news site G1 released annual homicide statistics for 2018...
The murder of an indigenous man in central Asunción has sparked serious concerns...
BRAZIL | Senate approves Campos Neto for central bank...
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro and Paraguay’s President Mario Abdo Benítez attended the inauguration ceremony for the new Brazilian directors of Itaipú Binacional, the Brazilian-Paraguayan entity that manages the Itaipú hydroelectric dam, on 26 February...

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