March 20, 2019

Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe can give the Paris Agreement a major boost

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By Guy Edwards From Global Americans With one degree of global warming we are already sailing perilously close to the wind. A survivor from Paradise, the Californian town decimated by forest fire, or a Caribbean Islander following the catastrophic 2017 hurricane season would say we are already in very dangerous waters. If only one degree […]

Cayman Islands: Greater Willpower – The Cayman Islands enhances its wills regime for foreign testators

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Last Updated: 11 March 2019Article by Robert MackHSM Chambers From Mondaq In order for a Cayman Islands Will to be valid it must be both ‘essentially’ valid and ‘formally’ valid. Essential Validity For a Cayman Islands Will to be ‘essentially’ valid, the person creating it must possess the fundamental power derived from the law of their […]

ILO: Redouble efforts for gender equality at work in Latin America and the Caribbean

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In the region there are persistent gaps: lower labour participation, higher unemployment and informality, lower wages. The future of work requires taking steps to advance towards equality, said the Regional Director of the ILO on the occasion of International Women’s Day. LIMA (ILO News) – During the last 20 years the inclusion of women in […]

PAHO calls for countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to prepare for possible outbreaks of dengue

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The disease is endemic in the Region and, since its reintroduction in the 1980s, has caused cyclical outbreaks and epidemics every three to five years Washington, DC, 28 February 2019 (PAHO)- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has called for countries in the Region of the Americas to prepare for a timely response to possible outbreaks […]

How to finance mobile network operators in Latin America and the Caribbean?

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By Edgar Cabanas From IDB Invest Mobile network operators offer subsidized phones against advanced payments at a reduced price. From a financial point of view, it is not sustainable. Even though mobile network operators in Latin America and the Caribbean have made large investments in capital goods (or capex), it turns out that less than […]

UK Government urges businesses to sign up for LatAm and Caribbean Roadshow

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By Angus Stewart-Robinson From Nearshore Americas As the UK moves towards a post-Brexit era, the UK government has called on businesses to look towards Latin America’s growing economy for new export opportunities. Joanna Crellin, HM Trade Commissioner for Latin America and the Caribbean, will lead the LATAC Roadshow in various locations across the UK. Attendees can expect to gain insights […]

Epilepsy: More than half of the patients do not receive treatment

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PAHO’s new guide seeks to help countries design programs to detect and treat this disorder, which affects 5 million people in the Region. With the right treatment, 70% of patients can lead a normal life Washington, DC, 29 January 2019 (PAHO) – Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders in the world, affecting approximately 50 million […]

CARPHA urges the Caribbean to prepare for possible Dengue outbreak

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From Prensa Latina Bridgetown, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is calling on health officials from all over the region to prepare for the possibility of a serious dengue outbreak.In a recent communiqué from the agency, it is recalled that the last major regional outbreak of this disease took place in […]

Miami Cancer Institute now offering stem cell transplantations

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The Blood & Marrow Transplant program recently received approval of a certificate of need from the state MIAMI, FL – December 21, 2018 – Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, is offering autologous stem cell transplants for patients with multiple myeloma and lymphoma on an outpatient basis, a procedure that spares patients […]

Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 1.7% in 2019, in an International scenario marked by greater uncertainty

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In its last economic report of the year, ECLAC projects that the region will end 2018 with average growth of 1.2%. (December 20, 2018) The year 2019 looks to be a period in which global economic uncertainties, far from waning, will intensify and will arise from different fronts. This will have an impact on the growth […]