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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 29 April 2019

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On 26 April, Brazil’s leftist former president Lula da Silva (2003-2011) gave an interview from prison in Curitiba, Paraná state, where he is serving a sentence for corruption, in which he described the country’s current right-wing government as a “band of lunatics”...
* The executive board of Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petrobras has agreed on a new programme of divestments, with focus on the refinery and distribution branches of the company...
On 28 April, a Paraguayan judge charged retired army general Ramón Benítez with the crimes of criminal association, facilitating the flow of contraband, and bribery, and ordered his preventative arrest...
* Uruguay’s foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa has met Feng Zhenglin, the head of China’s civil aviation authority, and announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding civil aviation...

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