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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 15 April 2019

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On 14 April, demonstrations took place in the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo in memory of Evaldo dos Santos Rosa, who was shot dead by members of the armed forces on 7 April, and to demand justice for his death...
* Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petrobras lost R$32.4bn (US$8.35bn) in market value after President Jair Bolsonaro vetoed a planned increase in the price of diesel...
On 14 April, Paraguay’s foreign minister, Luis Castiglioni, said that the visit to the country by US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo was a sign of political backing for the government led by President Mario Abdo Benítez and its foreign policies...
* Uruguay’s national statistics institute (INE) has released new figures which show that the country’s unemployment rate in February 2019 was 8.4%, down from the 9.3% registered in February 2018...

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