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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 22 March 2019

From LatinNews Daily
On 21 March, Brazil’s former president Michel Temer (2016-2019) was arrested in São Paulo on charges linked to the Lava Jato (‘Car Wash’) corruption investigation...
* Brazil’s government has successfully issued US$1.5bn worth of 10-year bonds in the US and European markets, with an interest rate of 4.7%...
On 21 March, Chile’s President Sebastián Piñera met his Colombian peer Iván Duque in Chile...
* Argentina’s national statistics institute (Indec) has released new figures which show that the country’s GDP contracted by 2.5% in 2018...
From Latin American Weekly Report
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has always been open about his admiration for his US peer Donald Trump, to whom he is so often compared that he has earned the moniker ‘the Trump of the Tropics’...
Argentina’s central bank (BCRA) hoisted the benchmark interest rate back up to record levels last week after inflation reached a 12-month high in February...
Uruguay’s President Tabaré Vázquez adjudged that the army commander, Guido Manini Ríos, had gone too far last week and summarily dismissed him...
BRAZIL | Airport concessions...

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