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Brazil & Southern Cone - July 2017 (ISSN 1741-4431)

Leader
- Brazil’s presidential purge continues
Brazil
- Brazil closes major corruption investigation unit
- Controversial labour reform approved by congress
Argentina
- Fernández re-enters the fray
- Gov’t claims significant fall in crime rates
Paraguay
- Peasant farmers take over Asunción
Chile
- Primaries spell more problems for the Nueva Mayoría
- Updating FTA with Canada
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: CHILE
Uruguay
- New taxes to fund public spending boost
- Exports pick up
Postscript
- Progress and setbacks for LGBTI rights

Brazil & Southern Cone - June 2017 (ISSN 1741-4431)

Leader
- Temer overcomes major threat to his presidency
Brazil
- Social discontent grows in Brazil
- Mixed results for Brazil’s economy in the first quarter
Argentina
- Cambiemos looks to have electoral advantage for midterms
- Electoral repercussions of Odebrecht scandal
Paraguay
- Cartistas capture congress
Chile
- Bachelet seeks to recover initiative ahead of November vote
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: CHILE
Uruguay
- Mining aspirations ended
- Sendic in the firing line
Postscript
- Tunnelling through the Andes

Brazil & Southern Cone - May 2017 (ISSN 1741-4431)

Leader
- Secret recording could reverse Brazil’s fortunes
Brazil
- Battle of the orators: Lula vs Moro
- Wracked by insecurity
Argentina
- Supreme Court once again at centre of controversy
- Macri tour ties up major investments
Uruguay
- UPM inches closer to pulp-mill deal
- Venezuela policy subjected to scrutiny
Chile
- PDC to go it alone
- Carabineros hit by scandal
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: CHILE
Paraguay
- PARAGUAY: Re-election crisis resolved, ANR-PC struggles to find unity
Postscript
- Push for international cooperation as violence at Brazil’s border increases

Brazil & Southern Cone - April 2017 (ISSN 1741-4431)

Leader
- Presidential re-election drive tips Paraguay into crisis
Argentina
- Macri undeterred by successful general strike
Uruguay
- Long-awaited marijuana initiative enacted
Chile
- Cracks deepen in Nueva Mayoría
Brazil
- Meirelles struggles to sell economic reform agenda
- Odebrecht reshapes Brazil’s political landscape
Postscript
- Argentina and Brazil eye new trade and investment opportunities

Brazil & Southern Cone - March 2017 (ISSN 1741-4431)

Leader
- Campaigns heat up in Chile ahead of November vote
Argentina
- The going gets tough for Macri
- Fernández fighting legal battle on the streets
Uruguay
- Vázquez accused of being out of touch
Paraguay
- Re-election push behind Guairá political crisis?
Brazil
- Three years of Operation Car Wash
- Slump in economic freedom ranking
- Brazilian women rally for their rights
Postscript
- Hopes for a Mercosur-EU deal in 2017 look dim

Brazil & Southern Cone - February 2017 (ISSN 1741-4431)

Leader
- Temer’s growing power, the new threat to Brazil’s democracy?
Brazil
- Education reform: one step forward, two steps back?
Argentina
- Regional giants eye closer integration
- CGT back on the war path
Chile
- Bachelet faces new economic setbacks
- Araucanía special advisory commission publishes report
Paraguay
- Magnicide plot allegations rarefy political environment
Uruguay
- Finns hold key to economic recovery
Postscript
- Argentina and Brazil show modest improvements in corruption ratings

Brazil & Southern Cone - January 2017 (ISSN 1741-4431)

Leader
- Adjusting economic policy, personnel
Argentina
- Taming inflation the key goal for 2017
Brazil
- State buckles under weight of security crisis
- Prison massacre sparks human rights crisis
- ‘Operation Car Wash’ stalls following death of a leading judge
- Brazil stops demarcating land for indigenous people
Chile
- Campaigning kicks off
- Another source of pressure on the Bachelet government
Paraguay
- Pro re-election campaign produces fresh controversy
Uruguay
- Ancap reform quietly pushed through
- Last dictator dies
- ECONOMIC OVERVIEW: URUGUAY
Postscript
- Italian court reaches final verdict on ‘Operation Condor’ trial

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