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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 12 June 2019

From LatinNews Daily
On 11 June, Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri announced that his vice-presidential running mate in the 27 October general will be Miguel Ángel Pichetto, the leader of the main opposition Partido Justicialista (PJ, Peronists) in the federal senate...
On 11 June, Brazil’s federal congress approved the release of R$248.9bn (US$64.54bn) in extra credit for the federal budget...
* Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has released figures for agricultural harvests, which show that the May 2019 cereal, legume and oleaginous crop is expected to yield 234.7m tonnes, a 3.6% increase on the yield of the May 2018 crop...
* According to the latest figures from Paraguay’s central bank (BCP), the country’s exports in the first five months of 2019 reached US$5.5bn, down 9.5% on the same period in 2018...

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