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Brazil & Southern Cone - December 2019

As this issue went to press, Alberto Fernández had just been sworn in as Argentina’s next president, marking the country’s return to Peronism after four years of centre-right rule under now-former-president Mauricio Macri (2015-2019).

Brazil & Southern Cone - November 2019

Presidential elections in Argentina and Uruguay (which produced a first-round victory for Peronist Alberto Fernández in the former, and will go to a second round between Daniel Martínez of the incumbent leftist Frente Amplio and Luis Lacalle Pou of the centre-right Partido Nacional in the latter) and an outbreak of social unrest in Chile have dominated recent headlines in the Southern Cone region. This November edition of the Latin American Report: Brazil & Southern Cone covers issues peripheral to these major events, as well as topics in Brazil and Paraguay which might otherwise have been overshadowed by their neighbours’ headline-grabbing occurrences.  

Brazil & Southern Cone - October 2019

The trade deal between the Southern Common Market trade bloc (Mercosur), comprising Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, and the European Union (EU), that was hailed as historic when it was reached in earlier in June, is already running into trouble due to factors within both Mercosur and the EU.

Brazil & Southern Cone - September 2019

For the past month, the (geo)political agenda in Brazil & Southern Cone has been dominated by the unexpected results of Argentina’s party primaries (Paso) in August (which gave the opposition Peronist presidential candidate Alberto Fernández a decisive victory over incumbent President Mauricio Macri), the international fallout over President Jair Bolsonaro’s response to fires burning in the Brazilian Amazon, and the risk of impeachment narrowly avoided by Paraguay’s President Mario Abdo Benítez.

Brazil & Southern Cone - August 2019

This August edition of the Latin American Regional Report: Brazil & Southern Cone covers a variety of business-, economy- and security-related issues in all the countries of the sub-region.

Brazil & Southern Cone - July 2019

The conclusion on 28 June of two-decade-long trade talks between the European Union (EU) and the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) has been at the centre of the news in the Mercosur member countries – Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

Brazil and Southern Cone - June 2019

Brazil and the Southern Cone countries have all been dealing with their respective political problems over the past month.

Brazil & Southern Cone - May 2019

This May edition of the Latin American Regional Report: Brazil & Southern Cone covers issues which are of global concern but are having national repercussions across different policy areas in Chile, Brazil, and Argentina.

Brazil and Southern Cone - April 2019

In this edition of the Latin American Regional Report: Brazil & Southern Cone are included articles on matters that look set to have an impact on the governments of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay.

Brazil & Southern Cone - March 2019

This March edition of the Latin American Regional Report: Brazil & Southern Cone covers topics that are generating public debate in different countries.

Brazil & Southern Cone - February 2019

With 2019 now getting into gear after a prolonged summer holiday period in the Southern Hemisphere, the February edition of the Latin American Regional Report: Brazil & Southern Cone delves into some of the emerging challenges faced by the governments of Uruguay, Brazil, and Argentina.

Brazil & Southern Cone - January 2019

This January edition of Latin American Regional Report: Brazil & Southern Cone analyses issues that are quickly turning into major public concerns in Chile, Brazil, and Paraguay.