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

In brief: Brazil

* Brazil’s comptroller-general (CGU) and Chile’s secretary-general to the presidency have signed a cooperation agreement on the fight against corruption, reached last week during the bilateral meeting between Presidents Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil and Sebastián Piñera of Chile. The objective of the agreement is to allow for the exchange of information, experiences and good practice on transparency and anti-corruption efforts, as well as binational conferences and seminars to improve training, and joint campaigns to promote a culture of integrity, legality, and transparency. Brazil’s CGU minister, Wagner Rosário, highlighted the necessity of jointly tackling “the shared challenges in the fight against corruption, as well as the threats that it brings, which increase social distrust and violate human rights, the institutionality, and the development of states”.