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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 24 May 2019

From LatinNews Daily
On 23 May, Brazil’s Vice President Hamilton Mourão presided over a meeting of the Sino-Brazilian high-level coordination and cooperation committee (Cosban) in Beijing, China, alongside his Chinese counterpart Wang Qishan. ..
* Ignacio Galán, the president of Spanish energy company Iberdrola, has announced plans to invest €6.5bn (US$7.27m) over the next five years in new electricity projects in Brazil...
On 23 May, Paraguay’s senate voted in favour of overturning the partial veto that President Mario Abdo Benítez issued against a recently approved bill introducing changes to the regime governing the retirement and pensions of doctors who work in the public healthcare sector...
* Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri inaugurated the Argentina Exporta forum in Buenos Aires where he and his production & labour minister Dante Sica presented a plan for export development, the outline of which has been agreed with representatives from the business sector...
From Latin American Weekly Report
“Fernández for the presidency, Fernández for power.” This, as expected, will be one of the slogans employed in the campaign ahead of October’s presidential elections...
The Frente Amplio (FA) government led by President Tabaré Vázquez has taken further steps to advance its plans for Finnish firm UPM to build a second major pulp mill in the country (UPM II)...
As the Brazilian government continues to be embroiled in internal tensions, and to struggle in the face of an anaemic economy, lately its focus has somewhat drifted away from the public security debate...
Following on from a series of setbacks in congress [WR-19-19] and large-scale nationwide protests on 15 May, President Jair Bolsonaro’s government is weakened...
ARGENTINA | Offshore oil and gas explorations...

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