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LatinNews Daily - 30 April 2019

In brief: Brazil

* Brazil’s latest public account figures show that the government registered a primary fiscal deficit of R$21bn (US$5.32bn) in March, down from a record R$24.5bn in March 2018. The government has accumulated a primary deficit of R$9.3bn (US$2.36bn) for the first three months of the year, and of R$118.6bn (US$30bn) for the twelve months to March 2019. This is equivalent to 1.68% of GDP, within the government’s 2019 target of containing the primary fiscal deficit to 1.9% of GDP (R$139bn).