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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 1 April 2019

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On 31 March, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro arrived in Jerusalem, via Tel Aviv, for an official visit to Israel, where he held talks and signed cooperation agreements with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
* Brazil’s national statistics institute (IBGE) has released its latest unemployment figures, which show that unemployment in the three months to February 2019 had increased to 12.4%, up from 11.6% in the previous quarter (September-November 2018)...
On 30 March, Luis Lacalle Pou formally launched his campaign for Uruguay’s presidency for the main opposition centre-right Partido Nacional (PN, Blancos)...
* Fancap, the workers’ union of Uruguay’s state-owned oil, petrol and alcohol company Administración Nacional de Combustibles, Alcoholes y Portland (Ancap), has announced a 24-hour strike to protest economic sanctions placed on them by Ancap...

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