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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 3 June 2019

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On 31 May, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro questioned the supreme court’s (STF) planned vote on the criminalisation of homophobia, accusing the country’s highest court of “legislating”...
* Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has reported that the national unemployment rate stands at 12.5% for the period of February to April 2019, down 0.4 percentage points compared with the same period last year (12.9%) but an increase of 0.5 percentage points from the previous rolling quarter of November 2018-January 2019 (12.0%)...
On 1 June, Chile’s President Sebastián Piñera delivered the second state-of-the-nation speech of his current presidential term before the national congress in Valparaíso...

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