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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 5 February 2019

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On 4 February, deputies from Uruguay’s centre-right opposition Partido Nacional (PN, Blancos) urged the Frente Amplio (FA) leftist coalition government led by President Tabaré Vázquez to provide a full explanation over the claims that the de facto Venezuelan government led by Nicolás Maduro was trying to transfer money out of Venezuela and deposit it in Uruguay’s secretive banking system...
On 4 February, Justice Minister Sergio Moro, presented a new bill outlining his proposals to reduce crime in Brazil, a country that saw a world record of 64,000 homicides in 2017...
* Brazil’s national oil and gas sector regulator, ANP, has released new figures which show that the country produced 944.1m barrels of oil in 2018 – a 1% year-on year fall compared to 2017...
* Paraguay’s finance ministry has announced the issuance of US$500m in 31-year bonds, with an interest rate of 5.4%...

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