Latin America Press Release
|05/13/2020 - 06:06||
Carlos Felipe Jaramillo Appointed World Bank Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean
WASHINGTON, May 13, 2020 ? Carlos Felipe Jaramillo, an economist and development expert with almost two decades of experience at the World Bank Group, has been appointed Vice President for the Latin America and the Caribbean Region, effective July 1, 2020. Mr. Jaramillo will manage Bank relations with 31 countries and a portfolio of ongoing projects, technical assistance and grants of almost US$32 billion.
|05/12/2020 - 12:11||
El Salvador: Bukeles Heavy- Handed Response to COVID-19 Pandemic Violates Human Rights
New information: Guaidó was the “commander in chief” of the failed mercenary operation against Venezuela Nueva información: Guaidó era el “comandante en jefe” de fallida operación mercenaria contra Venezuela Guaidó e a mal-sucedida operação militar contra a Venezuela: uma história de traição e corrupção do dinheiro Bukele y uso político de pandemia en El Salvador: entre la ilegalidad y la violación de DDHH.
|05/04/2020 - 10:55||
COVID-19 in Latin America: Growing Challenges in the Worlds Most Unequal Region
Confirming what scientists had been saying for the last several years, a new global pandemic has brought the entire world to a halt in the last three months. The rapid spreading of a new form of Coronavirus, called COVID-19, has stalled global commercial chains among countries and forced societies to find new ways to run business, educational systems, and even the very operations of political deliberation.
|04/24/2020 - 07:47||
WOLA Comment on Interim CDC Rule Suspending Entry of People into the U.S.
Kyle McGowan Office of the Chief of Staff Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS H21-10 Atlanta, GA 30329.
|04/20/2020 - 21:47||
Congratulations to Hoover Curator Herbert S. Klein!
Dr. Herbert S. Klein, Curator of Latin American Collections at Hoover Institution Library & Archives, has recently published two new works on the social and political history of Brazil. A longtime Hoover research fellow, Gouverneur Morris Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University, and former director of Stanford's Center for Latin America Studies, Klein is the author of more than twenty books and more than 160 articles.
|04/12/2020 - 02:19||
Coherent Policy Response Needed to Overcome Coronavirus Crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean
WASHINGTON, April 12, 2020 —The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region is seeing a sharp decline in growth due to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) crisis, which requires several policy responses to support the most vulnerable, avert a financial crisis, and protect jobs, according to a new report form the World Bank.
|04/01/2020 - 13:32||
COVID-19 in Latin America: Tackling Health Care & Other Impacts for Vulnerable Migrant Populations
Iván Darío Gonzalez Ortiz, former Vice Minister and Acting Minister, Colombian Ministry of Health and Social Protection.
|03/23/2020 - 16:51||
AEM Guides Development of Latin America Statistics Priorities
AEM held a trio of statistics meetings last month in Curitiba, Brazil as part of its ongoing efforts to provide members with the tools and information they need to sharpen their skills and knowledge related to Latin America’s market intelligence and data gathering.
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|03/10/2020 - 22:28||
Colombia to foster migrants urban integration with IDB, EU backing
The inter-American Development Bank has approved a 10.2 million euro (US$11.3 million) operation to support the urban integration of migrants in at least five Colombian cities. The program is being financed by a grant from the European Union’s Latin American Investment Fund. The non-reimbursable resources will be transferred to the government of Colombia and the program will be executed by the Empresa Nacional Promotora del Desarrollo Territorial (Territorial Development Promotion Company, ENTerritorio).
|03/05/2020 - 02:06||
Green Cards and Public Charge: Who Could Be Denied Based on Benefits Use?
On this webinar MPI experts will discuss their estimates of the populations that could be deemed ineligible for a green card based on existing benefits use. They also will discuss the broader consequences of the public-charge rule implemented in February 2020, through its "chilling effects" and imposition of a wealth test aimed at assessing whether green-card applicants ever would be likely to use a public benefit in the future.
|03/05/2020 - 01:35||
New IDB exhibit highlights Colombias indigenous cultures
In a world that celebrates interculturality, indigenous cultures are more relevant and yet more endangered than ever. Their ancestral richness, their cultural diversity and their call to action for environmental preservation are some of the reasons behind the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) celebration of their unique contribution to the development of Latin America and the Caribbean.
|03/04/2020 - 11:10||
STATEMENT: 5 Youth Champions of Escazu Announced
On the second anniversary of the adoption of the Escazú Agreement, a groundbreaking treaty recognizing environmental rights in Latin America and the Caribbean, five Youth Champions of Escazú from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines were announced and honored at a ceremony in Santiago, Chile at the offices of UNECLAC.
|02/28/2020 - 20:20||
Bolivia Must Allow the Truth Be Revealed About Human Rights Violations
On Friday, February 21, Bolivia’s acting minister of justice, Alvaro Coimbra, announced that his government was vetoing two members of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI), Patricia Tappatá Valdez y Juan Méndez, who are high-level technical professionals with respected track records defending human rights.
|02/27/2020 - 05:08||
Facts & Figures: Human Rights in the Americas in 2019
At least 210 people died violently in the context of protests across the Americas: 83 in Haiti, 47 in Venezuela, 35 in Bolivia, 31 in Chile, 8 in Ecuador and 6 in Honduras.
|02/24/2020 - 18:58||
Catchpoint Partners with EdgeUno for its Monitoring Network Expansion in Latin America
Catchpoint continues its global monitoring footprint growth by expanding in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in partnership with EdgeUno.
|02/18/2020 - 19:21||
Guatemala: National and International Organizations Condemn Approval of NGO Law
The signatory national and international organizations express our profound rejection of the adoption of Decree No.
|02/11/2020 - 17:36||
Open Door for Venezuelan and Nicaraguan Migrants in Latin America & Caribbean Closes a Bit amid Scale of Flows, Strains on Public Services
WASHINGTON – Even as governments in Latin America and the Caribbean have taken generous and innovative steps to address forced displacement from Venezuela and more recently Nicaragua, the warm welcome has cooled in places amid the vast scale of the inflows, strains on public services and growing public concern.
|02/05/2020 - 13:49||
Former Top U.S. Diplomat for Latin America Joins Covington
WASHINGTON—Kimberly Breier, the U.S. Department of State’s former top diplomat for Latin America, has joined Covington as a senior advisor.
|02/03/2020 - 04:03||
Where Latin America can learn from Australia in dealing with China
Rising Chinese influence has put South American capitals in a bind. Australia might provide them some useful lessons.
|01/16/2020 - 18:42||
RELEASE: Vision Zero Challenge to Save Lives from Traffic Deaths
Inaugural Vision Zero Challenge spurs city leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean to shift from #Vision2Action on Road Safety.
|12/18/2019 - 08:36||
Lima Stock Exchange Joins IPCs Global Financial Community and Connexus Cloud Ecosystem
NEW YORK – December 18, 2019 – IPC, a leading global provider of secure, compliant communications and networking solutions for the global financial markets community, announces today its expansion into the Lima Stock Exchange (Bolsa de Valores de Lima; BVL).
|12/13/2019 - 10:57||
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO PRESENTSTO TAME A WILD TONGUE: ART AFTER CHICANISMO
Friday, Dec 13, 2019 - 10:21 am San Diego, CA—This spring, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego will present To Tame a Wild Tongue: Art after Chicanismo at its downtown location from May 21 through August 23, 2020. The exhibition will open during the Museum’s monthly free program, Downtown at Sundown, on Thursday, May 21, from 5 to 8 PM.
|12/11/2019 - 15:23||
Official Launch of the Growth in the Americas Initiative
The U.S. government will officially launch the expanded Growth in the Americas (América Crece) initiative on December 17 in Washington, D.C. Growth in the Americas is a whole-of-government initiative that will foster private sector infrastructure investment in Latin America and the Caribbean.
|12/09/2019 - 14:49||
Reducing Trade Costs Could Increase commerce with Asia by US$69 billion: IDB Report
Exports from Latin America and the Caribbean to Asia could grow 27 percent in the medium term if trade costs associated with tariffs, transportation, and logistics are reduced, according to a new report from the Inter-American Development Bank.
|12/01/2019 - 19:53||
Johnson & Johnson Announces Winners of Champions of Science Storytelling Challenge Latin America and the Caribbean Edition
Johnson & Johnson Announces Winners of Champions of Science® Storytelling Challenge – Latin America and the Caribbean Edition.
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