September 21, 2019

News Alert: Brexit countdown, Brazil forest fires, beating cancer

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European parliamentarians have approved a new Brexit resolution, backed by the EPP Group, which supports another extension on certain conditions and opposes a no-deal UK exit from the EU. EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber, and Brexit Steering Group member Danuta Hubner explain. The MEPs also debated the fires in the Brazilian rainforest, with the EPP […]

Use international agreements to pressure Brazil on Amazon fires

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The EU’s planned trade agreement with the Mercosur countries of South America can help pressure the Brazilian government into taking stronger action to stop the fires in the Amazon rainforest, say EPP Group Members debating the issue in the European Parliament. Mairead McGuinness of Ireland says instead of slamming the tariff-slashing accord – the final […]

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 […]

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 […]

Caribbean and South American planned short-term oil and gas outlook still ruled by Brazil production

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By GlobalData Energy From Power Tecnology Brazil continues to be the dominant force in the South American and Caribbean oil and gas outlook cornering 67% of the industry’s planned production in the region. Brazil still dominates the sector Brazil has a whopping 44 planned and announced fields predominantly in the offshore deepwater and ultra-deepwater areas […]

ESPN acquires PGA Championship in LatAm, Brazil, Caribbean

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From Media Sports Business International sports broadcaster ESPN has acquired rights in Latin America, Brazil and the Caribbean to US golf major the PGA Championship, as part of a new long-term agreement with the PGA of America. The deal commences with the 2019 PGA Championship, which tees off today (Thursday) at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, […]

Burden of varicella in Latin America and the Caribbean: findings from a systematic literature review

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SOURCE and to download PDF: Springer Link : https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186%2Fs12889-019-6795-0 Authors: Luiza Helena Falleiros Arlant Maria Catalina Pirez Garcia Maria L. Avila Aguero Miguel Cashat Cintia Irene Parellada Lara J. Wolfson Open AccessResearch articleFirst Online: 08 May 2019 1Shares Part of the following topical collections: Infectious Disease epidemiology Abstract Background Varicella is typically mild and self-limiting, but can be associated with complications and even death. The limited data available on […]

Cayman Islands Grand Court refuses to enforce Foreign Arbitral Award in favour of Brazilian Airline

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Article by Jeremy Durston and Andrew Pullinger Campbells From Mondaq The 19 February 2019 judgment of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands in VRG Linhas Aereas S.A. v Matlin Patterson Global Opportunities Partners (Cayman) II L.P. & Ors is a rare example of the Grand Court refusing to enforce a foreign arbitral award, here on the grounds that […]

10 maps show how different LGBTQ rights are around the world

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By Shayanne Gal and Ashley Collman from Business Insider On Wednesday, Brunei instituted Sharia Law, making sodomy a capital offense. INSIDER created a series of maps to visualize how gay rights vary around the world. Despite same-sex marriage being legal in the US, homosexuality is still illegal in 35% of countries in the United Nations. […]

How did a dead humpback whale end up in the Amazon Rainforest?

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By Laura Goldman From Care2 When they followed vultures into the rainforest on Marajó Island in Brazil,near the mouth of the Amazon River officials with the state health, sanitation and environment department made a surprising discovery. The birds were feeding on the carcass of a 10-ton, 26-foot-long humpback whale calf. The calf, about a year old, was […]