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Stories for May 25th 2023

  • Thursday, May 25th 2023 - 10:09 UTC

    LatAm's business index falls below average figures

    The business climate in Latin America registered its lowest level since the third quarter of 2022, according to the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)

    Paraguay remained the Latin American country with the highest projected growth for the year 2023, according to a Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) study that also showed that the region has hit its poorest business climate in the last nine months, it was reported. Argentina is at the bottom of the list.

  • Thursday, May 25th 2023 - 10:06 UTC

    Brazil expects a record second crop of corn, some 102,4 million tons

    The harvest is expected to reach 102.4 million tons, a 10% increase compared to the previous cycle, according to estimates released this week by Rally da Safra

    As the harvest of soybeans has taken longer, the pace of corn planting in Paraná, the second largest corn producer in Brazil has been the slowest in history. The higher-than-expected productivity in some areas of Brazil’s second corn crop (also known as “safrinha“) is expected to more than compensate for the planting delay and ensure record numbers in 2022/23.

  • Thursday, May 25th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Canada, Saudi Arabia resume full diplomatic ties after 5 years

    It was “about time” relations were restored, said former Canadian Ambassador Horak

    Five years after Saudi Arabia expelled Canada's ambassador from Riyadh over Ottawa's remarks on women's rights activists, both countries agreed Wednesday to restore full diplomatic relations, Global Affairs Canada (Canada's foreign ministry - GAC) announced in a statement.

  • Thursday, May 25th 2023 - 09:07 UTC

    UNHCHR joins condemnation of racist chants against Vinicius Jr

    Türk also criticized all those who use racist remarks to pursue their own ends

    The United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights Völker Türk Wednesday joined the list of those condemning Real Madrid Brazilian striker Vinicius Jr being called “a monkey” during a Spanish First Division clash with Valencia last weekend.

  • Thursday, May 25th 2023 - 08:47 UTC

    The Nobel of Architecture, Pritzker Prize, for Sir David Chipperfield

    Chipperfield made a name internationally, with the renovation and reconstruction of old buildings while taking into account their history and environment.

    The Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Japan Art Association's Praemium Imperiale, a knighthood in his native Britain, the list of international honors and awards is so long that it's surprising David Chipperfield had yet to receive the Pritzker Prize, considered the Nobel Prize of architecture.

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