By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For the third year in a row, foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America and the Caribbean fell by 3.6 percent over the previous year, totaling $161.673 billion dollars in 2017, according to ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean).

In Brazil, the drop was higher (-9.7 percent), with investments of US$70.685 billion, a US$7.5 billion decline . . .

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