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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 2 April 2019

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On 1 April, Uruguay’s President Tabaré Vázquez dismissed his defence minister, the commander of the army, and placed into early retirement five army generals over revelations that they failed to punish former army officers who confessed to the killing and disappearing of individuals during the military dictatorship (1973-1985)...
On 1 April, activists from Greenpeace Israel called upon Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro to put an end to the destruction of the Amazon, displaying banners with this message in Jerusalem on the second day of Bolsonaro’s official visit to Israel...
* Brazil’s secretary of foreign trade (Secex) in the economy ministry has released the latest trade balance figures, which show that Brazil registered a trade surplus of US$4.99bn in March, a 22.3% decrease on the trade surplus recorded in March 2018...
* Figures from Uruguay’s economy & finance ministry (MEF) show that the country’s fiscal deficit increased to 4.5% of GDP in February, after discounting the effects of the recent changes to the national pension system...

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