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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite the deep economic recession facing the country, Brazil led foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in Latin America, obtaining 47 percent of total direct investment in the region, approximately US$78.9 billion last year according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

Notwithstanding the increase by 5.7 percent in foreign investments in Brazil last year, the overall FDI decreased by 7.9 . . .

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