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  • 18 Jan/2021

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

    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 No: the region could free itself from the chains of an outdated system based on the Napoleonic code and, with cell phones as the major tool, unleash the productive and creative energies […] The post “Latin America has Been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 and new Routes

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Experts point out that the adjustment of the main criminal organizations was swift and efficient, opening new markets and succeeding in sustaining themselves despite the economic shock. The dynamics of organized crime in Latin America were forced to change during the pandemic, prompting cartels, illegal armed groups and criminal organizations […] The post How Pandemic...
  • 18 Jan/2021

    Residential Real Estate in Rio de Janeiro Registered 1.6% Rise

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

    Majority of Brazilian Population is Unaware of Congressional Election; EXAME/IDEIA:

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Less than two weeks before the February 1st and 2nd elections for the presidency of the Chamber 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. This is shown in an […] The post Majority of Brazilian Population is Unaware of Congressional Election; EXAME/IDEIA: appeared...
  • 18 Jan/2021

    Why Many Asian Countries use Caution With Covid Vaccines

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Countries that were quicker to establish social distancing and contact tracking systems kept Covid-19 under control, but its 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 use Caution With...
  • 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,...
  • 17 Jan/2021

    Brazil Clears Emergency Use of Sinovac, AstraZeneca Vaccines, Shots Begin

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Reuters) Brazilian health regulator Anvisa on Sunda, January 17th, approved emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines from China’s Sinovac Biotech and Britain’s AstraZeneca, kicking off immunizations as the pandemic enters a deadly second wave. Minutes after Anvisa’s board voted unanimously to approve both vaccines, Monica Calazans, a 54-year-old Black nurse in […] The...
  • 1 Jan/1970