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Montevideo, April 23rd 2024 - 20:26 UTC

Latin America

  • Monday, April 15th 2024 - 10:00 UTC

    Brazil and Mexico looking ahead at significant economic growth

    Brazil has a favorable business environment in sectors such as technology, renewable energies, and agribusiness

    Only Brazil and Mexico would survive as world economic powers in Latin America by 2030, according to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Standard Chartered released last week. The two countries are expected to experience significant economic growth within the next six years.

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  • Friday, April 12th 2024 - 22:20 UTC

    Brazil accounts for nearly 70% of dengue cases in LatAm and Caribbean

    Still, Brazil has reduced the number of deaths in the current dengue epidemic from previous years

    According to a survey conducted by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Brazil accounted for almost 70% of dengue cases in Latin America and the Caribbean, where some 4.6 million infections were confirmed this year, representing a 237% interannual increase, Agencia Brasil reported. PAHO is the arm of the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Americas.

  • Friday, April 12th 2024 - 15:30 UTC

    Latin America and Caribbean persistent low growth and stalled progress, World Bank report

    “We must act decisively to help Latin America and the Caribbean break away from this cycle,” said Carlos Felipe Jaramillo, WB Vice President for LAC

    Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has reached a critical juncture. While the region has made significant progress in economic stabilization over recent decades, growth has stalled, undermining progress. Urgent action is needed to reverse course. In a new report, “Competition: The Missing Ingredient for Growth?” the World Bank highlights potential areas for action, emphasizing that leveraging competition policies and institutions is key to any impactful growth strategy.

  • Friday, April 12th 2024 - 09:50 UTC

    Presidents Peña and Lacalle Pou fly together to Uruguay

    Both leaders boarded a Paraguayan Air Force aircraft after attending a South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) event

    After attending a South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) event in Luque on Thursday, Presidents Luis Lacalle Pou and Santiago Peña flew to Uruguay for further engagements.

  • Thursday, April 11th 2024 - 19:44 UTC

    Rotating supply cuts launched as Bogotá's water reservoirs are running dry

    The situation is worse than expected after rainfalls forecasted for late March never arrived and are still awaited

    Authorities in the capital of Colombia began rationing water on Thursday as local reservoirs were reported to be nearing alarming levels due to the El Niño phenomenon coupled with the aftermaths of global warming. It has not been ruled out that the severe drought might result as well in an energy crisis hitting some 10 million people who live in Bogotá and the surrounding areas.

  • Thursday, April 11th 2024 - 10:04 UTC

    Presidents Lacalle Pou and Peña attend Conmebol dinner in Asunción

    Like-minded conservative leaders Peña and Lacalle Pou shared a series of activities in Asunción

    Presidents Santiago Peña of Paraguay and Luis Lacalle Pou of Uruguay Wednesday attended a dinner hosted by the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) at the historic building of the Port of Asunción. Also participating in the event was Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) President Gianni Infantino.

  • Wednesday, April 10th 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Uribe to become first former Colombian president under trial

    Uribe is believed to have started a process which backfired

    Former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez will become the first former head of state of the South American country to be brought before the courts, the prosecution announced Tuesday in Bogota. The date for the start of the trial has not yet been set. Uribe faces bribery and procedural fraud charges.

  • Wednesday, April 10th 2024 - 10:22 UTC

    Political forces in Haiti agree on Presidential Transitional Council

    Criminal groups control more than 80% of Port-au-Prince hindering the supply of food and medicines

    Political forces in Haiti have agreed on the formation of a 22-month Presidential Transitional Council to lead the violence-torn country to fresh democratic, credible, and participatory elections through which to restore normalcy, it was reported in Port-au-Prince.

  • Wednesday, April 10th 2024 - 10:17 UTC

    UN Security Council to review Essequibo controversy

    The UN Security Council needs to be the main body “to discuss Venezuela's violations as a member of the international community,” Todd said

    Guyanese authorities have requested the United Nations Security Council to review Venezuela's territorial claims over the oil-rich Essequibo region, under the jurisdiction of the former British colony since 1899, but which Caracas has annexed to all its official maps following a referendum last year.

  • Monday, April 8th 2024 - 22:04 UTC

    Mexican donation of mosquito repellent arrives in Argentina

    The sanitary fluid was manufactured by SC Johnson's Mexican branch

    A total of 22,320 bottles of mosquito repellent donated by Mexico arrived Monday in Argentina where the product has become increasingly scarce amid a soaring number of dengue fever cases, it was reported in Buenos Aires.