May 13, 2021

Football legend Roberto Carlos becomes Global Ambassador for Football for Friendship 2021

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(Moscow, May 10, 2021): Real Madrid and Brazil legend, World Cup winner and 3 times UEFA Champions League Winner Roberto Carlos has become the Global Ambassador for the Gazprom International Children’s Social Programme Football for Friendship (F4F) this year.  Roberto Carlos won the World Cup with the Brazilian national team in 2002. He also won […]

Second time lucky for WhatsApp payments in Brazil

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By Emilio Demetriou-Jones from GBRR UPDATED WITH COUNSEL: WhatsApp’s payments platform in Brazil has won regulatory approval to operate, nearly a year after the central bank shut down its operations within days of launch. The payments platform went live on 4 May after gaining approval from Banco Central do Brasil (BCB) to become a payments initiator a month […]

COVID−19 updates, with a special focus on Brazil and the Americas Region on 30 April 2021

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Director−General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID−19 – 30 April 2021 In total, Brazil has reported more than 14 million cases of COVID-19 and more than 400 000 deaths. Cases have now declined for four weeks in a row, and hospitalizations and deaths are also declining. This is good news, and we hope […]

Off-The-Grid Destinations

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Welcome the New Year in These Off-The-Grid Destinations Welcome the New Year the best way possible and discover destinations that offer both peace and adventure for all kinds of travelers. Whether you are visiting the alpacas in Peru, discovering the endless dunes of the Atacama Desert in Chile, or dancing to the rhythm of Brazil, […]

The 10 best Christmas vacations for 2019

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Christmas is approaching fast and everybody seems to be excited and in the festive mood. Making vacation plans has been in progress for quite some time, but there are still those indecisive who cannot make the final decision on where to go. Whether you love snowy Christmas or you prefer one at the beach, we […]

WarnerMedia to take full ownership of HBO-branded services in Spanish-Speaking Latin America and the Caribbean, including all HBO, MAX, Cinemax and HBO Go offerings

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Brazil Excluded from Transaction and Upcoming Streaming Service at This Time New York, United States:  WarnerMedia has reached an agreement to buy Ole Communications’ minority stake in HBO Ole Partners, the joint venture between WarnerMedia and Ole Communications. When the transaction closes, WarnerMedia will own 100% of all HBO, MAX, Cinemax and HBO Go services in […]

Amazon rainforest belongs to Brazil, says Jair Bolsonaro

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From BBC President Jair Bolsonaro has insisted that the Brazilian areas of the Amazon rainforest are sovereign territory. Conservationists blame Mr Bolsonaro and his government for turning a blind eye to farmers and loggers clearing land in the Amazon, hastening deforestation. But in an address at the United Nations in New York, he struck a […]

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 […]