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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 04 April 2019

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On 3 April, the secretary of the military police (PM) in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state, Colonel Rogério Figueredo, admitted that the armed forces’ federal intervention into the state’s public security last year had had little impact on crime reduction...
* Brazil’s agriculture ministry (Mapa) has announced that the Brazilian organic food market yielded R$4bn (US$1.03bn) in 2018, a result 20% higher than that registered in 2017, as reported by the Brazilian council for organic and sustainable production (Organis)...
On 3 April, indigenous Mapuche clashed with the Carabineros militarised police during a march in Chile’s southern city of Temuco, in the La Araucanía Region...
* Paraguay’s central bank (BCP) has released figures which show that inflation in March 2019 was 2.7% year-on-year...

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