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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 17 July 2019

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On 16 July, the Uruguayan government announced that it had reached an agreement with Brazil’s state-owned oil firm Petrobras under which the firm will be allowed to cancel its concessions on natural gas distribution in the country in exchange for the termination of all the legal disputes between the firm and its local unions...
On 16 July, Brazil’s supreme court (STF) reported that Chief Justice José Antonio Dias Toffoli had ordered the suspension of all criminal investigations based on taxpayers’ fiscal and banking information if prosecutors have not received prior judicial authorisation to use this material...
* Brazil’s Economy Minister Paulo Guedes has said that the government is almost ready to submit a tax reform proposal to congress...
* Paraguay needs a more dynamic economy and increased political stability in order to improve its economic freedom, is the conclusion of a conference organised by the US think-tank Heritage Foundation with the support of Paraguay’s central bank (BCP)...

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