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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 29 January 2019

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On 28 January, Brazil’s federal attorney general Raquel Dodge defended holding mining giant Vale and its executives criminally liable for the collapse of a tailings dam in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais state, last week...
* Brazil’s central bank (BCB) has released the latest balance of payment figures which show that the country’s current account deficit doubled in 2018 to a total of US$14.5bn, equivalent to 0.77% of GDP...
On 28 January, the president of the electoral court for the Argentine province of La Rioja, Luis Brizuela, declared that the result of a public consultation held the previous day was valid, amid disputes over interpretations of the result...
* Paraguay’s largest state-owned firm Itaipú has signed agreements with the government led by President Mario Abdo Benítez to invest in promoting technology for public policies rolled out by the ministries of information technology & communication (Mitic) and health, as well as the Money Laundering Prevention Secretariat (Seprelad)...

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