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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 17 April 2019

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On 16 April, Brazil’s supreme court (STF) rejected a request by the federal public prosecutor’s office (MPF) that it suspend an investigation into ‘fake news’ and online attacks that supposedly question the honour of STF justices...
* The Brazilian government led by President Jair Bolsonaro has presented a package of measures destined to respond to the demands of the cargo transportation sector, amid concerns that rises in diesel prices could lead lorry drivers to strike...
On 16 April, Argentina’s national statistics institute (Indec) reported that inflation for the month of March reached 4.7%, bringing 12-month inflation to 54.7%...
* Argentina’s finance ministry has revealed that it has received bids equivalent to US$995m from 13 different firms for the country’s first ever offshore oil and gas exploration concessions tender...
From Latin American Regional Report: Brazil & Southern Cone
In this edition of the Latin American Regional Report: Brazil & Southern Cone are included articles on matters that look set to have an impact on the governments of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay...
Brazil has finally signed a deal that could open its national spaceport to the US after almost two decades of negotiations...
Simon Kuznets, the renowned economist who was awarded the 1971 Nobel Prize in economics, famously said that there are four types of country: developed countries, underdeveloped countries, Japan, and Argentina...
Chile’s President Sebastián Piñera took office a year ago assuring that children will come first in his government...
Bolsonaro’s first bonds: On 21 March, Brazil’s government successfully issued US$1.5bn worth of 10-year bonds in the US and European markets, with an interest rate of 4.7%...
Uruguay's electoral race looks like it will boil down to a neck-and-neck contest between the leftist ruling Frente Amplio (FA) coalition and the centre-right opposition Partido Nacional (PN, Blancos)...

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