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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 9 July 2019

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On 8 July, Brazil’s federal police (PF) arrested a father and son, suspected members of the ’Ndrangheta mafia from Italy’s southern Calabria region, at a beachside town in the state of São Paulo...
* Brazil’s anti-trust regulator, Cade, has issued fines to 11 companies and 42 individuals for operating as a ‘cartel’ in public bids for trains and metro infrastructure works in the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Rio Grande do Sul, and the Federal District (Brasília)...
On 8 July, Graciela Villar, recently announced as the vice-presidential candidate for Uruguay’s ruling Frente Amplio (FA) coalition, appeared on TV network Televisión Nacional Uruguay (TNU) to clear up allegations that she lied about her education credentials...
* Paraguay’s trade & industry ministry (MIC) has announced that Brazilian government has temporarily suspended the application of a 16% tariff on Paraguayan vehicle part imports for an unspecified time frame...

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