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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 2 May 2019

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On 1 May, trade unions across Brazil joined forces to demonstrate against the government’s proposed pension reform...
* Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has affirmed his government’s commitment to economic freedom in a speech given to mark International Labour Day...
On 1 May, Joselo López, the leader of Uruguay’s state workers’ union (Cofe), said that he had “substantial differences” with the positive vision of the current situation of the country presented by the president of the Plenario Intersindical de Trabajadores-Convención Nacional de Trabajadores (Pit-Cnt) main umbrella union, Fernando Pereira...
* Chile’s national statistics institute (INE) has released new figures which show that the national unemployment rate was 6.9% in the first quarter of 2019...

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