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Brazil & Southern Cone - June 2020

Introduction
The June edition of the Latin American Regional Report: Brazil & Southern Cone is published as the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic continues to grip Latin American countries, with the region now the epicentre of the pandemic and yet to reach the peak of the outbreak...
Region
The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, and resultant quarantine measures and travel bans, has hit Latin America’s airlines particularly hard...
Argentina
After missing an overdue interest payment of US$503m on foreign debt on 22 May, Argentina formally fell into its ninth default...
Argentina-Chile
The conundrum of how to manage the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in prisons is one of the many challenges that the pandemic has brought governments worldwide...
Uruguay
Uruguay’s President Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou delivered on a campaign promise on 23 April when he presented a wide-ranging reform bill containing more than 500 articles to congress...
Paraguay
Paraguay appears to have been largely successful in its containment of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak...
Brazil
One of the reasons given by President Jair Bolsonaro to justify his opposition to isolation measures taken by local authorities in Brazil to limit the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) is that these would lead to an increase in crime...
Highlights
BRAZIL| First international bond issuance of 2020...

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