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On 18 July, a joint police operation in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro city resulted in the seizure of 30 firearms and 8.5 tonnes (t) of drugs...
* President Jair Bolsonaro’s government has created a council which will accompany Brazil’s application process to become a member of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)...
On 18 July, Argentina’s government reiterated its condemnation of all forms of terrorism during the commemoration of the 25 years of the bombing of Amia Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires, one day after President Mauricio Macri emitted a decree creating a national terrorism registry. ..
* Chile’s tax authority (SII) has released new figures which show that the tax take was up 16.2% in the tax year to April 2019 compared with the same period the previous year, to reach US$16.4bn...
From Latin American Weekly Report
The atmosphere was upbeat at the 54th Southern Common Market (Mercosur) summit, which took place this week in Santa Fe, Argentina, as the recently agreed trade deal between Mercosur and the European Union (EU) has injected a renewed sense of purpose into the bloc comprising Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay...
The excitement that followed Brazil’s chamber of deputies’ 379-vote approval of the pension reform’s base text last week [WR-19-27] has fast subsided, as the realities of congressional procedures have checked the initial optimism...
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Argentina posted a primary fiscal surplus for the first half of 2019 for the first time since 2011...
PARAGUAY | Looking for innovation in beef industry...

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