October 18, 2019

2019 Rugby World Cup: England 39-10 Argentina

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From Rugby World England guarantee their progress to the knock-outs after defeating 14-man Argentina Job done: Elliot Daly and Jonny May celebrate a try (Getty Images)TAGS:ArgentinaEnglandRWC 2019 2019 Rugby World Cup: England 39-10 Argentina Head-to-head Played – 24 England wins – 19 Argentina wins – 4 Draws – 1 Did You Know? Four years after being eliminated after their […]

IMF new Managing Director, Argentina

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A day after the IMF Executive Board selected Ms. Kristalina Georgieva as new IMF Managing Director, Gerry Rice, IMF spokesperson reiterated that she is the first emerging market economy representative to head the institution.  “Madame Georgieva is indeed the first person from an emerging market country to head the IMF since its inception 75 years […]

Which are the key medical devices for primary health care services

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PAHO has updated its list to focus on health problems that generate the greatest disease burden. The list includes 208 medical devices for general care, and now also includes others for dental care, diagnostic imaging and laboratory practices. Washington, DC, 7 August 2019 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) recently published the updated version of […]

Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean: A stalling recovery

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By Alejandro Werner From Caribbean News Now WASHINGTON, USA — Economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean remains sluggish. Real GDP is expected to grow by 0.6 percent in 2019, the slowest rate since 2016, before rising to 2.3 percent in 2020. The weak momentum reflects negative surprises in the first half of 2019, elevated […]

Argentina and IICA bring “ApiCaribe” to Dominica

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From Caribbean News Now ROSEAU, Dominica – Dominica was the next stop for the government of Argentina and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA) in their efforts to promote apiculture in the Caribbean.  Argentine Ambassador Gustavo Martinez Pandiani and IICA Representative Kent Coipel joined Dominican Permanent Secretaries of Foreign Affairs, Sylvaine Burton, and […]

Toyota will move its Latin America Headquarters to Argentina and not Brazil

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By Xiu Ying From Rio Times The transfer of the operations of its Division for Latin America and the Caribbean (LACD) from Japan to Argentina will generate new jobs in the country. Toyota has been operating in Latin America and the Caribbean for 66 years, with branches in 39 countries. RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President […]

Argentina and Uruguay scramble to restore power after massive outage

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From BBC Power is being restored to Argentina and Uruguay after a massive electrical failure left large parts of both countries without electricity. Argentine President Mauricio Macri has promised a full investigation. Argentine media said the power cut occurred shortly after 07:00 (11:00 BST), causing trains to be halted and failures with traffic signalling. The […]

Capital Flows to Latin America and the Caribbean: Recent developments

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Corporate author: NU. CEPAL. Oficina de Washington UN symbol.: LC/WAS/TS.2018/7 53 p.Editorial:  ECLAC December 2018 DESCRIPTION This document, prepared by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Washington Office, presents and analyzes the most recent developments (third quarter of 2018) concerning capital flows to Latin America and the Caribbean. The main highlights are: […]

Can Bitcoin find its practical use case as a currency in Latin America?

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By Matthew Carpenter-Arévalo From TechCrunch Eduardo Gomez started with Bitcoin in 2012, though he didn’t quite understand what he was getting himself into nor how it would change his life. Back in his home country of Venezuela, the struggling computer science student signed up to manually process thousands of captchas at a time, and he […]

Belize and Suriname among countries in the Americas on track to eliminate malaria by 2020

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Malaria Day in the Americas – 6 November PAHO urges countries of the Americas to rid the continent of malaria Paraguay eliminated local transmission of the disease this year, and seven other countries are on track to do so by 2020. Other countries, however, have recorded increases in the number of cases of malaria, which […]