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Brazil: Receita Federal introduces “Digital Cloud Certification”

What is the Digital Cloud Certification? The Brazilian Federal Revenue (RFB), in line with market trends and the needs of citizens who are increasingly using mobile devices, has already implemented several mobile applications, such as:

Brasil transfers Financial Activities Control Board to Central Bank

President Jair Bolsonaro has signed an interim measure (medida provisioria, MP) on Monday night to transfer the Financial Activities Control Board (Coaf) to the Central Bank. The agency that previously belonged to the Ministry of

Brazil tightens controls over money laundering and illicit financial activities

“The measure, published in the Official Gazette, gives power to the central bank president to appoint officials and to choose the president of the newly created unit. Previously, Coaf was under the Economy Ministry.”

Argentina’s Alberto Fernández Rejects Economic Protectionist Measures

“Meanwhile, Bolsonaro continued to rage against Fernández on Twitter. “With the possible return of the São Paulo Forum to power in Argentina, the people are now withdrawing massive amounts of money from the banks,” he

Brazil’s Government Set to Announce Privatization of Postal Service “Correios”

“In the justifications for the privatization of Correios, the Ministry of Economy points out, among other reasons, corruption, political interference in the management of the company, inefficiency, and constant strikes.”

New blow for airport: judge suspends project on environmental grounds

“A judge today overruled the environmental approval for the Santa Lucía airport that was granted by the federal Environment Secretariat (Semarnat) in July.”

Alberto Fernández is like a matryoshka doll, “you open it and out pops, Cristina, Lula, Chavez…”

“Minister Araújo said “…we don´t have much illusions about this Kirchnerism version 2.0, and that it will be different from Kirchnerism Version 1.0”

Brazil considering declaring Hezbollah a terrorist organization, but also weighs trade with Iran and Lebanese community

“The idea is part of Bolsonaro’s efforts to forge stronger ties with Donald Trump, with whom he also seeks a trade deal.”

Mexico judge approves recreational cocaine for two users

“A Mexican judge has granted two people the right to recreational cocaine use, in the first ruling of its kind, the organisation behind the cases said. The court said it would allow the claimants to

New Argentina treasury minister guarantees peso stability

“Lacunza said his main priority will be to stabilize the peso. He also assured that Argentina would keep 2019 fiscal targets that it set out as a condition to get a record loan of more