February 19, 2018

Portugal police ‘find cocaine in traveller’s padded pants’

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From BBC Police in Portugal have detained a man at Lisbon’s international airport accused of carrying 1kg (2.2lb) of cocaine in fake buttocks. Local media said the Brazilian citizen had arrived on a flight from the city of Belém, in northern Brazil. It was not immediately clear how police discovered the case. A second man, […]

World Bank: Results in the Latin America and the Caribbean region

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By Mariana Kaipper Ceratti/World Bank Here are some of the highlights of the World Bank support in Latin America and the Caribbean. These results stories give a much deeper understanding of our commitment to a better future for the people in the region. Argentina: Strengthening Climate Knowledge and Sector Strategies in Argentina Using Income Transfers […]

Fifa trial: two ex-soccer officials found guilty on multiple charges of corruption

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By Oliver Laughland From The Guardian UK Juan Angel Napout and José Maria Marin both found guilty in New York Fifa corruption spanned decades and resulted in $150m in bribes Two former South American football officials were found guilty on multiple corruption charges on Friday by a New York City jury in the first case […]

Young LatAm, Caribbean entrepreneurs get mentoring here often lacking at home

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From WLRN Thais Pinheiro runs a unique Rio de Janeiro tourism company,Conectando Territórios, or Connecting Territories. It gives guided, historical tours of Afro-Brazilian communities likequilombos – settlements founded by the descendants of slaves. “I think it’s really important to show how we exist in Brazil as black identity, because we are really strong,” says Pinheiro. […]

IDB launches fund to assist early childhood development in the Caribbean

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From Jamaica Observer WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the ECD Innovation Fund, a partnership to foster early childhood development (ECD) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The ECD Innovation Fund is a partnership with FEMSA Foundation and Open Society Foundations at a regional level, and with Fundação […]

Safecap

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Ford made a trucker hat that might save drivers’ lives By David Lumb From engadget Truck driving is an exhausting job that requires constant attention to the road. Falling asleep during long stretches is an occasional — and sometimes lethal — concern. That’s why Ford helped develop the SafeCap, a hat that senses head movements […]

Another reason to not smoke, drink: These habits may ruin your dental fillings

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Indo Asian News Service From hindustantimes US researchers have found that fillings failed more often in patients who drank alcohol within two years of the dental procedure, while the overall filling failure rate was higher in men who smoked. If you drink or smoke you are not only damaging your teeth but also your dental fillings. […]

Latin America is a leader in attracting investments to combat climate change, says report

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The region has become an attractive market for investment in infrastructure and sustainable urban transport, and is expected to reach more than $ 1 trillion in investments by 2030. The report identifies seven areas of enormous potential to attract private investment: renewable energy, energy storage and solar off-grid, agribusiness, green building, urban transport, water supply […]

ECLAC & ILO release joint publication on Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Urban unemployment will keep rising in Latin America and the Caribbean and is seen reaching 9.4% in 2017 In a new joint report, ECLAC and the ILO indicate that labour conditions deteriorated in a context of low regional economic growth, although some signs of recovery exist. (October 19, 2017) The low economic growth experienced by […]

Officials: GMO mosquitoes aren’t ‘Drugs,’ need EPA oversight

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AP From WLRN U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials say genetically modified mosquitoes are not “drugs” and should be regulated by environmental authorities. According to guidelines posted online Wednesday, federal officials have decided that mosquitoes engineered by the biotech firm Oxitec will be regulated from now on by the Environmental Protection Agency. The guidelines clarify […]