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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 18 February 2019

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On 16 February, Brazil’s tourism minister, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, announced the creation of a R$62m (US$16.8m) credit line to stimulate the tourism industry in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais state, following the destruction caused by the collapse of a dam containing mining waste last month.   ..
* Brazil’s central bank (BCB) has released the latest figures from its index of economic activity (IBC-Br), an indication of GDP growth, which put month-on-month growth at 0.21% in December 2018...
On 17 February, national deputy Rodrigo Goñi, from Uruguay’s centre-right opposition Partido Nacional (PN, Blancos) party, announced that he will file a formal complaint asking organised crime prosecutors to investigate the potential laundering of funds from the Venezuelan government in Uruguay...
* Argentina’s national statistics institute (Indec) has released new figures which show inflation reached 49.3% in January 2019 year-on-year, surpassing the already high 47.6% from January 2017 to January 2018...

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