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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 12 April 2019

From LatinNews Daily
On 11 April, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro took part in a ceremony with cabinet ministers to mark the government’s first 100 days, during which it claims to have met all 35 goals it had set itself...
* Terra Forte, one of Brazil’s largest coffee exporters, has filed for bankruptcy protection, to try and restructure its debt of R$1.1bn (US$288m)...
On 11 April, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, expressed her conviction that it would be “foolish” for Argentina to abandon its economic reform programme just as “we are now beginning to see [it] actually work”...
* According to a report by international credit ratings agency, Moody's Investors Service, Uruguay’s next administration, which is due to take office on 1 March 2020, will inherit a complicated economic situation...
From Latin American Weekly Report
President Jair Bolsonaro’s government reached the symbolic 100-day mark on 10 April...
The 7 April gubernatorial elections in Argentina’s Río Negro province produced another victory for a local political party and a resounding defeat for the nationally ruling centre-right Cambiemos coalition...
ARGENTINA | Drop in industrial and construction activity...
“Military subordination to political authority is not in question,” José Bayardi, said on 4 April, four days before being sworn-in as Uruguay’s new defence minister...

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