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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 13 February 2019

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On 12 February, the head of Brazil’s institutional security cabinet (GSI), General Augusto Heleno Ribeiro, denied that the government is spying on the Catholic Church ahead of the synod of bishops due to take place in the Vatican later this year.  ..
* Brazil’s central bank (BCB) has released the minutes from the latest meeting of its monetary policy committee (Copom), in which it notes that recent data continues to point towards the gradual recovery of Brazil’s economy...
On 12 February, Uruguay’s foreign minister, Rodolfo Nin Novoa, appeared before the permanent committee in congress to explain the government’s position on the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela...
* Uruguay’s state-owned electricity firm, UTE, has announced that it has started exporting electricity from its new combined-cycle thermoelectric plant in Punta Tigre to Argentina...

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