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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 19 February 2019

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On 18 February, Brazil’s presidential spokesperson Otávio do Rêgo Barros confirmed that Gustavo Bebianno was being dismissed from his position as secretary-general to the presidency in President Jair Bolsonaro’s government...
* Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro announced on Twitter that upcoming airport concessions will generate R$3.5bn (US$938m) in investment...
On 18 February, Uruguay’s President Tabaré Vázquez held an open ministerial council in Pueblo Centenario, in Durazno department, where he faced heavy criticism from local residents who will be directly affected by the government-backed plans for Finnish firm UPM to build a second pulp mill in the area..
* Paraguay’s heath minister, Julio Mazzoleni, has announced that the public health ministry will assign US$270m to buy medicines for the public health system this year, an increase of US$40m on 2018...

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