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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 18 April 2019

From LatinNews Daily
On 17 April, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro once again argued that he will allow the country’s indigenous peoples to exploit agricultural and mineral resources within their protected territories...
* Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petrobras has announced that it will increase the price of diesel by R$0.10 (US$0.03) per litre in its refineries, to an average of R$2.25l (US$0.57) per litre, effective from 18 April...
On 17 April, Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri announced a series of price controls and other economic measures for the six months leading up to October’s presidential election in a clear bid to bolster his re-election ambitions...
*Chile's President Sebastián Piñera has inaugurated new works with an investment of US$1.3bn at the copper mine, Minera Los Pelambres, Coquimbo Region, which he said will generate 3,200 new jobs in construction and operation...
From Latin American Weekly Report
It was only just over a year ago that President Jair Bolsonaro, at the time federal deputy for the Partido Social Cristão (PSC) in the Brazilian congress, switched party allegiances and adopted the Partido Social Liberal (PSL) as the vehicle for his presidential campaign...
Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri is acutely aware that unremitting inflation could scupper his hopes of re-election in October...
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The Brazilian government announced a package of measures on 16 April aimed at responding to the demands of the country’s lorry drivers...

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