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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 05 April 2019

From LatinNews Daily
On 4 April, thousands of people took part in a protest march in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, organised by local workers’ unions and leftist political parties in protest at the economic policies of the government led by President Mauricio Macri and calling for the opposition to coalesce around a consensus presidential candidate in the October general election...
On 4 March, a police operation in the metropolitan region of São Paulo in Brazil prevented a double bank robbery and resulted in the deaths of 11 suspected criminals...
* Brazil’s Departamento Intersindical de Estatística e Estudos Socioeconômicos (Dieese), a union-run statistics institute, has reported that the price of the basic basket of goods has increased in Brazil’s state capitals from February to March 2019...
* Uruguay’s national statistics institute (INE) has released new figures which show monthly inflation in March 2019 was 0.55% compared with the previous month, bringing the year-on-year rate to 7.78%...
From Latin American Weekly Report
The terms ‘institutional crisis’ and ‘political uncertainty’ get thrown around a lot in reference to Latin American governments, not always accurately...
Following official visits to Presidents Donald Trump in the US and Sebastián Piñera in Chile earlier in March, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro continued a busy international agenda with a three-day trip to Israel this week, where he was received with ceremony by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
During his undistinguished seven terms as federal deputy in Brazil’s congress, one of now-president Jair Bolsonaro’s most distinctive features was his frequent praise of the country’s military regime (1964-1985)...
BRAZIL | Increased aerial links to Europe...
As we go to press on 4 April Argentine trade unions and activists are staging a demonstration on the streets of the city of Buenos Aires to protest against the economic policies of the government led by President Mauricio Macri...

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