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

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On 25 March, Brazil’s former president Lula da Silva (2003-2011) requested the annulment of a conviction for which he is currently serving a 12-year prison sentence, and that the case be transferred to Brazil’s electoral court. ..
* Brazil’s economy ministry has announced that 173,139 formal jobs were created in February, bringing the total formal employment to 38.6m jobs...
On 25 March, Uruguay’s interior ministry released official figures showing that the number of homicides in 2018 increased by as much as 46% on the previous year...
* The Paraguayan government has proposed three new legislative initiatives to congress designed to improve the country’s business climate, according to a press release issued by the industry & commerce ministry (MIC)...

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