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  • 18 Jan/2021

    Bolivian Government to Pay Bonus Against Hunger to Young People

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Bolivia starts on Tuesday, January 19th, the final stretch of the Bonus against Hunger by paying the last eligible segment, composed of youngsters from 18 to 29 years old. That bonus of 1,000 bolivianos (about 145 dollars), provided by the government, contributes to mitigate the aftermaths of the Covid-19 pandemic […] The post Bolivian Government to Pay Bonus Against...
  • 18 Jan/2021

    Swiss Authorities Found Over US$10 Billion in Suspicious Funds Linked to Maduro’s Regime

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Swiss Prosecutor's Office detected bank accounts with over US$10 billion that they suspect come from misappropriated public funds in Venezuela, reported the newspaper Le Matin Dimanche. Since opening investigations in late 2019, public prosecutors in Zurich have become aware of funds held by people close to the Venezuelan government […] The post Swiss Authorities...
  • 18 Jan/2021

    “Latin America has Been Sleeping for 200 Years and the Key to Progress is Simple: the Cell Phone”

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - What will 2021 bring to Latin America? More unemployment, more poverty and perhaps more violence. Is that inevitable? No: the region could free itself from the chains of an outdated system based on the Napoleonic code and, with cell phones as the major tool, unleash the productive and creative energies […] The post “Latin America has Been Sleeping for 200 Years...
  • 18 Jan/2021

    How Pandemic Redesigned Crime Map in Latin America: New Methods, New Routes

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite the pandemic, most of the region's large criminal organizations survived by rapidly and efficiently adjusting to the new circumstances, even more so than governments, and in 2021 should continue to implement the strategies learned during the pandemic for economic rebound Experts point out that the adjustment of the main […] The post How Pandemic Redesigned Crime...
  • 18 Jan/2021

    Residential Real Estate Sales Prices in Rio de Janeiro Registered 1.6% Rise

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With a booming real estate market, Rio de Janeiro showed an increase in average residential real estate sales figures. Despite the increase, Rio recorded the lowest rise in Brazil. Nevertheless, the Marvelous City retained the country's most expensive square meter. According to the FipeZap Index of Advertised Real Estate Prices, […] The post Residential Real Estate Sales...
  • 18 Jan/2021

    Poll: Majority of Brazilian Population Is Unaware of Congressional Election

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Less than two weeks before the early February elections for the presidency of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate, 57% of Brazilians say they are unaware of the change of command in Congress. Only 30% know that new leaders will be chosen for both Houses, according to a survey by […] The post Poll: Majority of Brazilian Population Is Unaware of Congressional Election appeared...
  • 18 Jan/2021

    Why Many Asian Countries Are Approaching Covid-19 Vaccines with Caution

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Countries that were quicker to establish social distancing and contact tracking systems kept Covid-19 under control, but their citizens are now behind in the race to be vaccinated and finally end a pandemic that has killed millions. Governments in countries like Japan, Australia, Hong Kong and South Korea are taking […] The post Why Many Asian Countries Are Approaching...
  • 18 Jan/2021

    How Proposed Brazilian Nasal Spray Vaccine Against Covid-19 Could Work

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A vaccine with no needle, no pain and no crying - this is the proposal of Brazilian scientists developing a nasal spray immunizer against the novel coronavirus. The vaccine, which has been under development since April 2020, has already shown good results in tests with mice and should be approved […] The post How Proposed Brazilian Nasal Spray Vaccine Against Covid-19...
  • 18 Jan/2021

    Portugal’s Health System on Brink of Collapse as COVID-19 Cases Surge

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Portugal’s public health system is on the verge of collapsing as hospitals in the areas worst-affected by a worrying surge in coronavirus cases are quickly running out of intensive care beds to treat COVID-19 patients. “Our health system is under a situation of extreme pressure,” Health Minister Marta Temido told […] The post Portugal’s Health System on Brink...
  • 17 Jan/2021

    Guatemalan Forces Clash With Migrant Caravan, Biden Team Seeks to Halt Exodus

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Guatemalan security forces on Sunday, January 17th, used sticks and tear gas to beat back a large migrant caravan bound for the United States, just days before the advent of a new U.S. administration, which urged travelers to abandon the journey. Between 7,000 and 8,000 migrants, including families with young […] The post Guatemalan Forces Clash With Migrant Caravan,...
  • 1 Jan/1970