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

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On 12 March, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro received Paraguay’s President Mario Abdo Benítez for an official state visit at the capital, Brasília...
* Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has released the latest figures for the national consumer price index (IPCA) which show that monthly inflation rate in February stood at 0.43%, up from 0.32% in January...
On 12 March Uruguay’s President Tabaré Vázquez dismissed the army commander, Guido Manini Ríos, for misconduct...
*Argentina’s central bank (BCRA) has increased the interest rate of its short-term ‘liquidity notes’ (Leliqs) to 62.54%, up from 50.5% at the start of the week, as it attempts to prop up the peso, which continues to depreciate in value against the US dollar...

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