December 15, 2019

2,900 LGBT+ people killed in Latin America and Caribbean countries in the last five years

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By Rebecca Kelly From gcn 2,900 LGBT+ people have been killed in 10 Latin American and Caribbean countries within the last five years “El Prejuicio No Conoce Fronteras” report finds. “El Prejuicio No Conoce Fronteras” is a report that has pulled together comprehensive data on the killing of LGBT+ people in Latin America and the […]

Latin America and the Caribbean reaffirms the importance of moving towards modern planning with a long-term vision for implementation of the 2030 Agenda

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Senior authorities from countries in the region inaugurated today the XVII Meeting of the Regional Council for Planning, which is being held through Friday, August 30, in Montevideo, Uruguay. Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean reaffirmed today the importance of advancing towards modern planning with a long-term vision, citizen participation and the mainstreaming of […]

How to build an effective IP enforcement strategy for Latin America

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IPBC Latin America, hosted by IAM, WTR and Latin Lawyer in São Paulo on 4 December, is a unique opportunity to hear how in-house IP experts at leading companies from across the region and beyond are effectively managing their IP life cycle to maximise corporate value.  At one session, attendees will discuss ‘the good, the bad and the ugly of IP […]

World energy scenarios 2017 | Latin America & the Caribbean energy scenarios

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From World Energy Council The report ‘Latin America &  the Caribbean (LAC) Energy Scenarios’ examines the future of the regional energy context to 2060. Three plausible, relevant and challenging regional scenarios are presented, which provide a clear and enabling framework for decision making under deep uncertainty and a platform to guide the development and consideration […]

PAHO warns of the complex situation of dengue in Latin America and the Caribbean

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The Region is experiencing a new epidemic cycle that mostly affects children under the age of 15. PAHO urges communities to eliminate Aedes mosquito breeding grounds, which is the most effective way of controlling the disease.  Washington, DC, 15 august 2019 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warns of the complex situation of dengue […]

Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean increased by 13.2% in 2018, ending a five-year downward trend

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In an international context of reduced flows and strong competition, national policies must attract FDI that contributes to creating local capacities and fostering sustainable development, ECLAC says in its annual report. (August 14, 2019) In contrast to the global trend, flows of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to Latin America and the Caribbean increased by 13.2% in 2018 […]

Kimberly-Clark and UNICEF partner to help 2 million babies and young children in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Kimberly-Clark will support UNICEF Programs with a $7.2 Million donation through Huggies® ‘No Baby Unhugged’ DALLAS, Aug. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Kimberly-Clark and UNICEF have joined together to improve the lives of nearly 2 million babies and young children across 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Over the next three years, Kimberly-Clark’s contribution through Huggies® global ‘No Baby Unhugged’ program will be used […]

Infrastructure, fraud, and risk hinder credit card lending in Latin America and the Caribbean

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New research report by Mercator Advisory Group reviews the credit card market and competition from nonbank fintechs in Latin America and the Caribbean region. BOSTON, July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Latin America is a hotbed of payment fintechs with successful start-ups like Mercado Pago, PagSeguro, and Rappi offering free digital accounts, but will these nonbanks outpace the banking relationship? […]

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 […]

Economic uncertainty, geopolitical tensions stall growth in Latin America and Caribbean region, UN says

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From UN News Citing “an external context of greater uncertainty and growing complexity”, the head of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), said on Wednesday that the region’s economic growth is expected to decline.  Launching the Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2019 at a press conference in Santiago, Chile, ECLAC Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena pointed […]