Advanced Search

LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 12 March 2019

From LatinNews Daily
On 11 March, the Brazilian bar association (OAB) and the Brazilian association for investigative journalism (Abraji) released a note condemning President Jair Bolsonaro’s latest attempt to discredit the press on Twitter...
* Brazil’s national association of automotive manufacturers (Anfavea) has released figures which show that 455,300 vehicles were produced in Brazil from January-February 2019, a 5.3% increase on the number of vehicles produced during the first two months of 2018...
On 11 March, it was confirmed that Argentina’s ruling centre-right Cambiemos coalition will be split between two electoral lists for the gubernatorial elections in Córdoba province, after failing to unify behind a consensus candidate...
* Argentina’s treasury minister, Nicolás Dujovne, has said that in the next few years investment opportunities worth US$30bn will open up in Argentina’s hydrocarbons sector...
From Latin America Security & Strategic Review
A new rule of law index (RLI) shows that some of Latin America’s largest countries – including Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia – are slipping back in the world ranking...
President Jair Bolsonaro took office in Brazil promising to crack down on crime and corruption, and appointed Sérgio Moro, a now-former federal judge known for his crusade against corruption, as justice & public security minister to lead the charge on this...
On 13 February, 22 criminals were transferred from São Paulo state prisons to high-security federal prisons in three other states, a mega-operation which mobilised an extraordinary number of Brazil’s security forces...
The Paraguayan authorities are under growing international pressure to demonstrate their commitment to combating money laundering and the organised criminal networks that feed off it...
Jorge Larrañaga, an opposition senator for the Partido Nacional (Blancos) presented, just over 405,000 signatures to the Uruguayan parliament on 25 February, backing his request for a referendum on tougher measures against crime, to be held on the same day as the first-round presidential elections due on 27 October this year...

End of preview

Subscribers: Log in now to read the full article

Not a Subscriber?

Choose from one of the following options

1 credit = $0.50/£0.33