July 20, 2018

Aphria plans for global cannabis leadership with international expansion acquiring leading assets in Latin America and the Caribbean

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PRESS RELEASE PR Newswire Aphria medical brands to gain exposure to over 300 million people, roughly 9 times the size of Canada LEAMINGTON, ON, July 17, 2018 /CNW/ – Aphria Inc. (“Aphria” or the “Company”) (TSX: APH and US OTC: APHQF) is proud to announce the Company’s planned expansion into Latin America and the Caribbean […]

Harvesting rain could help Caribbean countries keep the water on after hurricanes

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By Cecilia A. Green, Syracuse University and Farah Nibbs, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, The Conversation From Latino Rebels After hurricanes Maria and Irma hit last September, it took Puerto Rico until this June to restore water to most residents. Those living in rural and hard-to-reach mountainous areas waited […]

How ‘self-limiting’ mosquitoes can help eradicate malaria

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From Wired Next month, in a laboratory an hour outside of London, scientists will begin stitching bits of DNA together and inserting them into hundreds of tiny, cucumber-shaped insect eggs. It’s the first step toward engineering a new kind of mosquito—the kind that could help eradicate malaria on this side of the Prime Meridian. The […]

Neymar fouled 10 times

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Brazil’s talisman striker was fouled more times than any World Cup player in 20 years in their first match By Tom Murray From Business Insider Brazil was held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland on Sunday in their first 2018 World Cup match. The match was full of fouls — 30 in total — 10 […]

Keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees could spare millions pain of dengue fever

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By Neela Banerjee The tropical disease is spread by mosquitoes that thrive in the wetter, hotter conditions that accompany climate change. Faster international action to control global warming could halt the spread of dengue fever in the Western Hemisphere and avoid more than 3 million new cases a year in Latin America and the Caribbean […]

Limiting global warming could avoid millions of dengue fever cases

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From UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA Limiting global warming to 1.5°C could avoid around 3.3 million cases of dengue fever per year in Latin America and the Caribbean alone – according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). A new report published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) […]

The Cayman conundrum: why is one tiny archipelago the largest financial centre in Latin America and the Caribbean?

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By Dr Jan Fichtner From LSE Analysing how millions of multinational corporations structure their global ownership chains reveals that Cayman acts as a ‘sink’ offshore financial centre where foreign capital accumulates and data trails often end, writes Jan Fichtner (University of Amsterdam). Try to guess what the top destination of outward foreign direct investment (FDI) […]

UN-backed programme logs record high cocaine seizures at seaports in Latin America and the Caribbean

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UN-trained law enforcement units have intercepted huge shipments of illegal drugs being trafficked through seaports this year, including 2.8 tons of cocaine at Brazil’s Port Santos, the largest such seizure in the port’s history The joint customs and police Port Control Units, work at some of the world’s busiest ports and are trained to combat smuggling […]

Free ‘Lula’!

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From Caribbean Peace Movement April 10, 2018 The Caribbean Peace Movement (CPM) is disgusted and outraged by the latest episode in the orchestrated illicit right-wing oligarchical campaign to target and “bring down” one of the most outstanding and respected leaders of Latin America’s 21st century Socialist Movement, namely the conviction by a powerful right-wing judge […]

Social movements and other allies from the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe condemn the political persecution and threat of imprisonment against Lula

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TO: Brazilian Government Brazilian Politics Society and Economy From Friends of the MST Social movements and other allies from the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe condemn the political persecution and threat of imprisonment against Lula, the leading candidate in Brazil’s October presidential election. Brazil’s weakened democracy is at stake. The intensifying political persecution […]