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Brazil & Southern Cone - August 2020

Introduction
The August edition of the Latin American Regional Report: Brazil & Southern Cone begins with a series of articles on Brazil...
Brazil
As the world is racing to find a vaccine against the coronavirus (Covid-19), a number of immunological firms are turning to Brazil as a test site...
Under the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, it has been assumed that there is an irreconcilable tension between Brazil’s economic development and job creation on the one hand, and the need for environmental protection on the other...
The role of Chinese telecommunications company, Huawei, in Brazil’s ‘5G’ rollout is still uncertain, and an ongoing cause of friction in relations between Brasília and Washington. ..
Argentina
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The political differences which divide Argentina, notably over the response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, are also playing out in the criminal justice sphere...
Uruguay
Foreigners, particularly those with money to invest, are being wooed by the new centre-right government of President Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou in Uruguay...
Chile
A boost to consumption on the short term, versus fiscal problems and increased public debt on the longer term...
Paraguay
A historic move to increase transparency in Paraguay has laid bare the sometimes extraordinary wealth accumulated by public officials while in office...
Highlights
PARAGUAY| Financial aid to prioritise border region...

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