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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 22 July 2019

From LatinNews Daily
On 19 July, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro repeated his criticism of the government’s national space research institute (Inpe), questioning the veracity and reliability of its data on Amazon deforestation...
* Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petrobras has refused to supply two Iranian ships with fuel, as they are owned and operated by Iranian companies subject to US sanctions...
On 21 July hundreds of people took part in a protest march in Chile’s capital, Santiago, in rejection of the migration policies adopted by the government led by President Sebastián Piñera...
* According to Argentina’s ministry of agroindustry, Argentina is expected to reap a record harvest for the 2018-2019 cycle, by producing 147m tonnes (t) of crops...
From Latin American Economy & Business
On 26 June, Alberto Fernández, the Peronist challenger hoping to dethrone the becalmed administration of President Mauricio Macri in October’s presidential elections, met the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Western Hemisphere representative Alejandro Werner to discuss the structure of the country’s debt with the organisation...
After 39 rounds of negotiations over almost two decades, the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) and the European Union (EU) announced a trade deal on 28 June...
By June, President Sebastián Piñera needed to take urgent action...
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