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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 20 June 2019

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On 19 June, Brazil’s Justice Minister Sérgio Moro appeared before the federal senate’s constitution and justice committee (CCJ) to respond to questions relating to leaked messages revealed by news site The Intercept Brasil which cast doubt over the integrity of his work as a judge on the ‘Lava Jato’ corruption investigation...
* Brazil’s national industry confederation (CNI), a private sector lobby, has released its index of industrial business confidence (ICEI) for June, which stands at 56.9 (on a scale of 0 to 100)...
On 19 June, leaders from the Coordinadora Nacional Intersectorial (CNI) umbrella peasant farmers grouping said that they will maintain their protest camp in Paraguay’s capital, Asunción, until the national government fully honours the commitments it has previously made to the subsistence farming sector...
* Argentina’s national statistics institute (Indec) has released new figures which show that the national unemployment rate has increased to 10.1% of the population in the first quarter of 2019, up from 9.1% in the same quarter in 2018...
From Latin American Regional Report: Brazil & Southern Cone
Brazil and the Southern Cone countries have all been dealing with their respective political problems over the past month...
In May, Auth0, a provider of identity authentication software, became the latest unicorn in Latin America, surpassing the US$1bn valuation...
Spanish conglomerate Globalia, best known for its Air Europa airline, is already on the tarmac waiting to start operating in Brazil...
Brazilians took to the streets of dozens of cities across the country in May for several different mass demonstrations...
Tompkins Conservation has now officially signed over 1m acres of rewilded land to the Chilean government...
Uruguay has always adopted an ‘open-door’ policy to immigration...
Unemployment remains stubbornly high: On 31 May, Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) posted its latest figures for unemployment, which show that the national unemployment rate stood at 12.5% for the February-April 2019 rolling quarter...

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