Latin America and the Caribbean face potentially crippling economic and social costs from natural disasters and need to do more to reduce risks and prepare government finances to respond to eventual catastrophes, says a new set of indicators by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
Brazil doubled this week the tax on foreign investors buying local bonds or making deposits in fixed returns in an attempt to curb a currency rally that has turned into an issue in the country's presidential race.
Latin America is poised to expand between 5.5% and 6% this year based on the sustained improvement of commodities pirces, productivity gains and domestic market expansion, said the president of the Inter American Development Bank, IDB, Luis Alberto Moreno.
Gibraltar Chief Minister, Peter Caruana addressed leading MPS and guests on Sunday at the start of the British Conservative conference in Birmingham.
International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations has declared its disagreement with Prof. Robert Edwards being awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his work in developing in vitro fertilization. The problems of infertility, the group said in an official statement, must be solved within an ethical framework which respects the dignity of the embryo as a human being.
A moderate leftist who gained renown as a human rights advocate consolidated what remained a narrow lead (0.81%) Tuesday over her pro-business rival. Whoever wins, Lima will have its first elected female mayor ever.
The swearing in ceremony for Falkland Islands Governor Designate, Nigel Haywood CVO has been announced for Saturday October 16 and will be followed by a parade and a reception at Government House.
Brazil’s Green party considers that their presidential candidate Marina Silva and her demands in support of an environmental policy will be decisive in the run off between the ruling Workers Party Dilma Rousseff and runner up Jose Serra from the Social Democracy of Brazil (PSDB).
The differences between Chile and Argentina with regards to the ex guerrilla fighter Sergio Galvarino Apablaza Guerra's situation were clearly marked during the meeting between Chile's Foreign Minister, Alfredo Moreno, and Argentine Ambassador to Chile Ginés Gonzáles García.
Due to the on-going land disputes by indigenous Rapa Nui groups, tourism activity has decreased on Chile’s Easter Island, said Edgar Hereveri, vice president of the island’s chamber of tourism.