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Stories for 2022

  • Wednesday, December 28th 2022 - 08:29 UTC

    Massa among world's top economy personalities of 2022, says Folha

    Massa (L) became some sort of prime minister who saved Alberto Fernández'(R) s government from a political crisis, Folha said

    Argentina's Sergio Massa has been named among the 10 most influential people of the year in the economic and financial world by the leading Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo. The list also includes Elon Musk, Jerome Powell, Bernard Arnault, and Christine Lagarde.

  • Wednesday, December 28th 2022 - 01:49 UTC

    Financial mismanagement reported at Argentina's Health Ministry

    Ginés González García was Health Minister at the time of the irregularities

    Serious irregularities have been detected by Argentina's National General Comptroller (AGN) in the handling of Health Ministry funds during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

  • Wednesday, December 28th 2022 - 01:33 UTC

    Brazil sets gradual caps on greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels

    Liquid fuel distributors have a mandatory target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro approved the resolution of the National Energy Policy Council (CNPE) defining the annual mandatory targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions for the commercialization of fuels over the next ten years, under the National Policy for Biofuels (Renovabio), Agencia Brasil reported Tuesday after the measure was published in the Diário Oficial da União (Federal Official Gazette).

  • Tuesday, December 27th 2022 - 19:41 UTC

    No casualties in private boat fire off Buenos Aires

    The black smoke could be seen from various parts of Buenos Aires

    All three occupants of a boat that caught fire Tuesday morning off Buenos Aires were rescued alive and in good condition, the Argentine Coast Guard (Prefectura Naval Argentina - PNA) reported.

  • Tuesday, December 27th 2022 - 19:24 UTC

    Brazil makes large payments to international organizations

    This week's payment improves Brazil's position before most global agencies for when President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva takes office on Jan. 1.

    Brazil has paid off “almost all” of its debts with international bodies such as the United Nations (UN) and the International Labor Organization (ILO), the South American country's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

  • Tuesday, December 27th 2022 - 10:48 UTC

    President elect Lula da Silva's foreign policy strategy

     Future minister Vieira said that besides climate change, the Lula da Silva government will strengthen relations and mechanisms with Mercosur and Brics

    Foreign policy is among the priorities of the incoming Brazilian administration of president Lula da Silva, who will be taking office next January first. Designated foreign minister, Ambassador Mauro Vieira said Brazil will have a leading role in combating climate change.

  • Tuesday, December 27th 2022 - 10:00 UTC

    Mexico, AMLO’s False Promises and waiting for the next president

    AMLO pledged to improve the economy, fight inequality and corruption. As his six-year term enters its final stretch, it is clear that he will fail to keep his word.

    By Jorge G. Castañeda, NEW YORK – Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has reached the beginning of the end. AMLO, as he is widely known, was inaugurated on December 1, 2018, having promised to improve Mexico’s economy, reduce poverty and inequality, and tackle corruption and violence, all while strengthening the country’s infant democracy, and will leave office on September 30, 2024. With his term more over than not, most of what he was going to achieve has already been achieved – and it’s not much.

  • Tuesday, December 27th 2022 - 09:58 UTC

    Argentina to receive bivalent Covid-19 vaccines in first quarter of 2023

    So far, the only bivalent vaccines developed and approved for use in humans are the adapted versions of Moderna Spikevax and Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty

    Argentina's Health Ministry Carla Vizzotti insisted that people needed to get an additional shot of Covid-19 vaccine if the last application was over 120 days ago, regardless of the number of doses taken previously, and announced the country would have bivalent vaccines available in the first quarter of 2023.

  • Tuesday, December 27th 2022 - 09:54 UTC

    Lula plans to rebuild bridges with South America

    Lula's first trip after his inauguration will be to Argentina

    Brazil's President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will seek to rebuild ties with its South American neighbors and regain a leading role in the fight against climate change under future Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira, Agencia Brasil reported Monday.

  • Tuesday, December 27th 2022 - 09:45 UTC

    State of Sao Paulo insists in privatization of the Port of Santos

    Under the Tarciso de Freitas plan, the state-owned Santos Port Authority (SPA),  would be fully privatized. This is what the PT administration does not want.

    Governor-elect of São Paulo state, Tarcísio de Freitas, is hoping to have a direct conversation with president-elect Lula da Silva and the future Minister of Ports, Márcio França, to try to convince the new federal administration to move forward with the auction of the Port of Santos, the largest and busiest in Latin America.