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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 24 June 2019

From LatinNews Daily
On 22 June, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro publicly questioned the supposed “superpowers” of the national legislature, which he sees as diminishing his presidential authority...
* The government of Brazil’s north-eastern state of Ceará has signed an agreement with Spanish company Globalia for the launch of direct flight routes between the Spanish capital, Madrid, and the Ceará state capital, Fortaleza...
On 23 June, nine presidential pre-candidates launched their campaigns after meeting the deadline the previous day to register for Argentina’s open, simultaneous, and mandatory primaries (Paso), due in August ahead of the October general election. ..
* Argentina’s treasury ministry has released a statement noting that the country posted a primary fiscal surplus of Ar$25.97bn (US$586m) in May...
From Latin American Economy & Business
Various global shocks threaten to lower economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), but more, and better, investment in infrastructure could reduce their impact, according to a new report from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)...
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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...

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