December 2, 2023

UN experts welcome first Latin American and Caribbean Tax Summit

GENEVA (25 July 2023) – UN experts* today welcomed the upcoming first Latin American and Caribbean Summit for an Inclusive, Sustainable and Equitable Global Tax Order to be held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on 27-28 July 2023. They issued the following statement: “The regional initiative aims to agree on common tax standards to combat illicit financial flows, tax […]

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Fiocruz, Brazil’s Ministry of Health and PAHO train laboratory technicians from seven Latin American countries in the detection of monkeypox

Rio de Janeiro, June 9, 2022 (PAHO) – The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), the Brazilian Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) are conducting training today and tomorrow, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the detection and laboratory diagnosis of monkeypox, in which experts from seven Latin American countries are participating. The training seeks […]

Gau Pass Brazilian Reggae

Gau Pass brings forth Brazilian Reggae with new Jubba White Collaboration São Paulo, Brazil (Sonique Solutions) – Brazilian singer Gau Pass has made another step forward in spreading the gospel of Reggae music throughout her native land and the entire Latin American market with her latest release, a Portuguese version of Jamaican Jubba White’s song […]

Afro-descendants in Latin American countries live in starkly unequal conditions that impact health and well-being, PAHO study shows

Inequities for Afro-descendants include higher rates of maternal mortality and lack of access to education, jobs, adequate housing, and basic services such as safe water and sanitation. Washington, D.C. December 3, 2021 (PAHO) – A new study of Afro-descendant populations in 18 Latin American countries demonstrates that they live with dramatically unequal social and economic conditions […]

Biggest ever global coalition for clean energy to be launched at Glasgow climate summit

Objectives of the Green Grids Initiative: Combine a massive increase in solar and wind power with international grids on every continent, connecting energy-rich locations such as sunny deserts and windy coastlines. Combine large-scale solar power stations, wind farms and grids with rooftop solar and community grids, including village minigrids, to ensure a reliable, resilient and affordable supply of […]

Coalition for clean energy

Biggest ever global coalition for clean energy to be launched at Glasgow climate summit Journalists in all parts of the world are invited to join and pose questions in a presentation of the Green Grids Initiative by clicking here at 14:00 GMT/Glasgow time (10:00 Washington DC, 17:00 Nairobi, 19:30 Delhi) on Tuesday 2 November. There will be […]

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

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

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

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 […]