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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 26 February 2019

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On 25 February, the governor of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, Romeu Zema, approved a law which tightens regulations around mining activity in the state...
* Brazil’s central bank (BCB) has released figures which show that foreign direct invest (FDI) inflows to Brazil totalled US$5.9bn in January, a 29.8% decrease on the US$8.4bn FDI inflows in January 2018...
On 25 February, Senator Jorge Larrañaga of the centre-right opposition Partido Nacional (PN, Blancos) presented 405,521 signatures in support of his plans to hold a national referendum on a series of proposed constitutional changes aimed at improving public security in the country...
* In an interview with local radio ABC Cardinal, the director of Paraguay’s national civil aviation authority (Dinac), Édgar Melgarejo, said that works to expand Asunción’s 'Silvio Pettirossi' international airport should begin in 2020...

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