August 11, 2020

COP25: Small island states rally together to secure ‘Best Possible Outcome’

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By Crispin d’Auvergne Wednesday, December 18, 2019 — At its conclusion, on the afternoon of Sunday 15 December, and by the time the Parties adopted the final decision, this year’s 25th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-25) had earned the distinction of being the longest on record. Originally scheduled […]

What Latin America can learn from China about smart cities

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By Patrice dos Santos*AMERICA ECONOMIA From World Crunch -Analysis- LISBON — At the heart of the so-called “smart city” concept, both in the developing and industrialized worlds, is the ability to create districts capable of tackling certain global challenges of our time. Those challenges are starkly evident in Latin American cities and include urban regeneration, social inclusion, and […]

Mastercard finds most Latin American and Caribbean consumers want biometric online payments

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From Biometric Update Millennials in Latin America and the Caribbean are driving regional e-commerce growth rates above 20 percent, and between 63 and 83 percent of consumers in various countries in the region say that biometrics are their preferred authentication method for online payments, according to a digital security white paper published by Mastercard. Although […]

737 Max grounding slows Latin American airline expansion

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From Flight Global Just like elsewhere in the world, the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max has stymied airline industry growth in Latin America, a region long home to some of Seattle-based Boeing’s top customers. Those airlines are now girding for a year of slower-than-expected growth while waiting for regulators in the USA and Latin […]

Caribbean, Latin American families eating themselves to death

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From Jamaica Observer WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) — A new report by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says ultra-processed foods are gaining ground among Latin American and Caribbean families. The report, published on Wednesday, says ultra-processed food, sugary beverages and fast food, with poor nutritional quality, are replacing more nourishing domestic foods in diets […]

Summer Teacher Institute

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Another Successful Summer Teacher Institute COLLEGE OF LETTERS & SCIENCE Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies CLACS hosted the 2019 Summer Teacher Institute, “Society and Politics in Contemporary Central America.” Twenty-four educators and 1 student came together to participate and share resources. These educators represented K-12 and post-secondary institutions from five states. The materials […]

OAS, Telefónica and Fundación ProFuturo signs ICT agreements with Latin American and the Caribbean

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From Caribbean News Now GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL) of the Organization of American States (OAS), Telefónica, and Fundación ProFuturo recently signed two agreements to promote digital inclusion and education in the region, as part of the commitments made in the framework of the TIC 2030 Alliance. The agreement signed with ProFuturo […]

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 […]

Slow Farms for Latin American and the Caribbean

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By Slow Food Today we’d like to tell you about the history of a Slow Food network grass-roots project. It is the history of Slow Farms, in Colombia and Cuba, which is going to be extended throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. The project is an initiative to revive, protect and strengthen traditional small and […]

Advisory Council signs pact with group of Latin American and Caribbean countries

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From Gulf Times The Advisory Council and the Parliamentary Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (GRULAC) signed Monday a memorandum of co-operation (MoC) at the headquarters of the Advisory Council. The MoC was signed by HE the Speaker of the Advisory Council Ahmed bin Abdulla bin Zaid al-Mahmoud, and the President of GRULAC in […]