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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 14 June 2019

From LatinNews Daily
On 13 June, retired army general Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz was dismissed as minister for the secretary of government (Segov) by Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro...
* China has allowed beef exports from Brazil to resume, Brazil’s agriculture minister Tereza Cristina da Costa Dias has announced...
On 13 June, Chile’s President Sebastián Piñera conducted an extensive cabinet reshuffle. Analysis: ..
* Argentina’s national statistics institute (Indec) has released the latest figures for the national consumer price index (CPI), which show that monthly inflation increased by 3.1% in May compared to April...
From Latin American Weekly Report
Not to be outdone by his predecessor Cristina Fernández (2007-2015), Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri sprung a major surprise of his own this week just as the deadline of 12 June for sealing electoral alliances was approaching...
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro paid a short state visit to Argentina on 6 June to meet his peer Mauricio Macri...
Sérgio Moro, a former federal judge who led the charge on the ‘Lava Jato’ (Car Wash) corruption investigation until he accepted President Jair Bolsonaro’s offer to become Brazil’s justice minister last November, is a divisive figure...
Chile’s treasury and public works ministries revealed an investment programme on 6 June worth US$1.4bn...
Uruguay’s primary elections on 30 June are shaping up as the most intriguing in the country’s history...

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