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  • Aug 5,2021
    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexico added 3.8 million new poor in 2020 due to the crisis derived from the pandemic, raising the figure to 55.7 million against 51.9 million in 2018, revealed Thursday the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (Coneval). The percentage of the population living in poverty grew to […] The post Mexico’s poor increase by 3.8 million to 43.9%...
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  • Aug 5,2021
    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Uruguayan Senator Juan Sartori has announced a bill to make Bitcoin a legal tender in Uruguay, allowing companies to introduce the cryptocurrency and create specific regulations for the sector. "Cryptocurrencies are an opportunity to create investment and jobs. Today I presented a globally groundbreaking bill that aims to establish a […] The post Uruguay to vote on whether...
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  • Aug 5,2021
    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "We cannot allow the debate about the Manaus Free Trade Zone to be contaminated by a fiscal perspective." This was one of the vice-president of the Chamber of Deputies Marcelo Ramos' statements during the webinar "Amazon Dialogues - Proposals for the Amazon of the Future," hosted by the São Paulo […] The post Brazil’s Manaus industrial hub created some 100,000...
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  • Aug 5,2021
    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro today opposed Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes decision to include him in an investigation into attacks on democracy on the Internet, asking if his official residence would be searched. "Who are they going to send? The federal police or the armed forces?" a smiling Bolsonaro […] The post Brazil’s president engages in power...
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  • Aug 5,2021
    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After more than doubling in 2019, the inflow of Chinese investments in Brazil failed to withstand the shock of the crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic plummeting 74% last year to its lowest level in 6 years. The data are shown in a recently published study by the China-Brazil Business […] The post Chinese investments in Brazil plummet 74% in 2020 due to pandemic...
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  • Aug 5,2021
    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - They will "destroy them," warns Doroteo Hau, an indigenous man fighting the proliferation of pig farms accused of contaminating the "cenotes", the dazzling springs vital to the Mayan communities of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula. Their battle ranges from lawsuits to a recent consultation. The villagers overwhelmingly rejected the pig farms, whose […] The post Pig farms threaten...
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  • Aug 5,2021
    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  The Venezuelan government will remove six zeros from the bolivar, the local currency hit by runaway inflation, and introduce a new currency cone, the central bank announced Thursday (5). "From October 1, 2021, the digital bolivar will come into effect, applying a currency scale that eliminates six (6) zeros in […] The post Stripped of six zeros, the Venezuelan currency...
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  • Aug 5,2021
    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With Armando De León at the helm, the Uruguayan Air Force has been pushing several initiatives since last year, including creating a space agency to synchronize the country with global advances in the field. The basis is a bill supported by the Ministry of Defense to establish the legal, regulatory, […] The post Uruguay to become satellite launch site using Argentine...
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  • Aug 5,2021
    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Argentine government's planned construction of the underground outlet for the Berazategui wastewater treatment plant in Buenos Aires has given rise to diplomatic disputes with Uruguay. In recent weeks, delegations from both countries to the Administrative Commission for the Río Plata (CARP) have exchanged notes expressing their opposing positions on […] The post...
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  • Aug 5,2021
    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a manifesto published this Thursday, August 5, hundreds of business people, economists, academics, doctors, diplomats, and civil society representatives expressed their confidence in the Electoral Courts and the electronic voting system. They affirmed that Brazil will have elections next year and that the results will be respected. The document […] The post Brazilian...
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