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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 5 June 2019

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On 4 June, 11 former justice or public security ministers and six former education ministers of Brazil put on a united front to express their concern with the policies of President Jair Bolsonaro’s government in their respective areas of expertise...
* Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has released figures which show that industrial production increased by 0.3% in April 2019 compared to the previous month...
On 4 June, Beatriz Argimón, the president of Uruguay’s centre-right opposition Partido Nacional (PN, Blancos), denounced that the party is being targeted by a “dirty campaign” ahead of the October general election and that the party will present a formal legal complaint for this to be investigated...
* Argentina’s supreme court has unanimously maintained the constitutional validity of the 'glaciers law', which sets limits for certain activities in specific environmental areas close to glaciers, rejecting a proposal from Barrick Exploraciones Argentinas SA and Exploraciones Mineras Argentinas SA, the subsidiaries of Canadian firms Barrick Gold and Yamana Gold respectively, which attempted to circumvent the glaciers law to carry out mining operations in the country's glacial regions...

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