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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 28 May 2019

From LatinNews Daily
On 26 May, thousands of Brazilians took part in demonstrations across the country to show support for President Jair Bolsonaro and some of his flagship policies...
* Brazil’s special secretariat for pensions and labour, part of the economy ministry, has informed that 129,600 formal jobs were created in April...
On 27 May, the centrist Unión Cívica Radical (UCR) party, one of three parties that make up Argentina’s centre-right ruling Cambiemos coalition, voted in favour of continuing its membership of Cambiemos at its party convention...
* Paraguay’s national statistics directorate (DGEEC) has released its quarterly employment bulletin, in which it reports that the national unemployment rate stood at 6.9% in the first quarter of 2019, up from 5.6% in the last three months of 2018 but down from an unemployment rate of 7.4% in the first quarter of 2018...
From Latin American Economy & Business
Trade tensions between the US and China have taken a turn for the worse...
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After years of red tape, infighting, and disagreements, it appears that one of the region’s most hotly-anticipated infrastructure projects could finally be going ahead, bolstering regional integration and offering the tantalising possibility of streamlined exports from Chile’s Pacific coastline...
The largest-ever foreign investment project in Uruguay, worth up to US$4bn, has been given an almost-definitive green light...

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