Latin America Press Release
|06/17/2020 - 21:37||
RELEASE: Growing Trees the Right Way Through TerraMatch
Many other companies and funders are also working to plant tens of millions of trees worldwide. But planting trees isn’t enough – growing trees the right way involves engaging local communities, selecting the right species for the landscape, maintaining trees for years after planting, measuring impact over time and much more. Today, World Resources Institute released TerraMatch to help fill this gap.
|06/15/2020 - 11:27||
Akerman Represents Tembici Participacoes, S.A. in $47 M Series B Investment Funding
Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, and Eick Haber Grezzana & Nascimento, a litigation and transactional boutique firm based in São Paulo, Brazil, jointly represented Tembici Participações, S.A. (Tembici), a leader in micro-mobility across Latin America, in a $47 million round of Series B Funding. The investment will allow Tembici to expand the market reach of its electric bicycles and fund research and development initiatives to further advance its technology.
|06/03/2020 - 13:10||
Rafael Meza: Latin America is now the coronavirus epicenter
ANN ARBOR—Latin America has now surpassed Europe and the United States in the number of new COVID-19 cases.
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|06/02/2020 - 06:06||
Americas: Authorities must protect women who engage in sex work from the impact of COVID-19
Today, on International Sex Workers’ Day, Amnesty International and the Network of Women Sex Workers from Latin America and the Caribbean (RedTraSex) call on states in the Americas to take immediate measures to guarantee the rights of women who engage in sex work in the context of COVID-19. In particular, they must guarantee access to adequate health services without discrimination, access to social security and protection from human rights violations, such as torture, which in this case is gender-based, committed by the security forces in the context of states of emergency.
|05/27/2020 - 14:30||
IISS welcomes Irene Mia as new Armed Conflict Survey Editor and Senior Fellow for Latin America, IISSLondon
The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is delighted to announce the appointment of Irene Mia, effective 1 August 2020, as Editor, Armed Conflict Survey and Senior Fellow for Latin America based in London. Irene brings to the IISS a wealth of experience in managing large research projects and teams, as well as engaging policymakers and senior leaders across the world on best practices and strategies. Her expertise and research interests span development, international trade, economic integration, innovation, ICT, competitiveness, cities and Latin America.
|05/26/2020 - 19:58||
UNHCR and IOM welcome donor pledges for Venezuelan refugees and migrants
A Warao family from Venezuela pictured at a shelter in Manaus, Brazil, where they had been relocated amid the COVID-19 pandemic. © UNHCR/Felipe Irnaldo.
|05/25/2020 - 03:33||
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COHA encourages the formulation of rational and constructive U.S. policies toward Latin America. COHA seeks to be a progressive voice against US illegal interventionism in the hemisphere. The organization defends human rights throughout the region (whoever the perpetrators), and seeks to be a reliable source of information and analysis in media, policy and academic circles.
|05/20/2020 - 17:54||
Latinvex Names Four Covington Lawyers Among Latin Americas Top 100 Lawyers
NEW YORK —Latinvex has named Covington lawyers Nicole Duclos , Rubén Kraiem , Miguel López Forastier , and Gabriel Mesa among its list of Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers.
|05/18/2020 - 19:41||
IDB and Esri Offer Solutions to Combat COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has joined forces with Esri , the global leader in location intelligence,to provide free access to geospatial technology in response to the COVID-19 emergency in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Governments in the region will be able to use a custom COVID-19 solution to track critical equipment and assets availability, manage supply chains, and maintain business continuity.
|05/18/2020 - 09:08||
Paraguay will strengthen public policy and fiscal management to tackle COVID-19
A $210 million loan from the IDB and KIF will address public health and economic impact caused by the pandemic
|05/13/2020 - 07:52||
SpotX Teams Up With Pluto TV To Drive Its Video Monetization For Latin America Market
NEW YORK and MIAMI — May 13, 2020 — SpotX, the leading global video advertising platform, today announced a new strategic partnership with Pluto TV, the leading free ad-supported streaming service in the US
|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.
|05/13/2020 - 00:24||
IDB and IOM to Address Migration Challenges through New Partnership
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have signed a memorandum of understanding to maximize cooperation and jointly promote orderly, regular, and safe migration as an enabler of sustainable development and inclusive growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
|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.
|05/11/2020 - 11:24||
Intelsat and Andesat bring Mobile Broadband to Rural Communities in Peru
Andesat Perú launches “#TeConectamosPerú” to expand life-changing cellular and internet coverage to remote areas of Latin America.
|05/08/2020 - 14:39||
IDB, World Bank sign the first Framework Agreement for mutual reliance in procurement
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank have signed a Framework Agreement for mutual reliance in public procurement matters related to co-financed projects in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). This Agreement is consistent with international good practices, is based on both institutions’ common project procurement principles and brings forth a range of opportunities for the LAC Region.
|05/07/2020 - 16:17||
Latin America and Caribbean: Tax revenue under threat amid deteriorating regional outlook
Tax revenues in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) increased to 23.1% of GDP on average in 2018, according to the new edition of Revenue Statistics in Latin America in the Caribbean published today. However, these gains are now under threat as a result of the region’s deteriorating fiscal outlook, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the global economic crisis.
|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.
|05/04/2020 - 09:07||
WARNERMEDIA COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF HBO-BRANDED SERVICES IN SPANISH-SPEAKING LATIN AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN AND BRAZIL, INCLUDING ALL HBO, CINEMAX AND HBO GO OFFERINGS
HBO services in Latin America will now fall under the purview of Gerhard Zeiler, Chief Revenue Officer, WarnerMedia & President, WarnerMedia International Networks.
|05/04/2020 - 03:23||
WarnerMedia Completes Acquisition of HBO-Branded Services
WarnerMedia Completes Acquisition of HBO-Branded Services in Spanish-Speaking Latin America, the Caribbean and Brazil, Including All HBO, Cinemax and HBO GO Offerings.
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|05/03/2020 - 23:06||
WARNERMEDIA COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF HBO-BRANDED SERVICES IN SPANISH-SPEAKING LATIN AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN AND BRAZIL, INCLUDING ALL HBO, CINEMAX AND HBO GO OFFERINGS WarnerMedia
May 4, 2020. WarnerMedia has finalized its acquisition of Ole Communications’ minority stakes in both HBO Ole Partners and HBO Brasil Partners, the joint ventures between WarnerMedia and Ole Communications , and now owns 100% of all HBO, Cinemax and HBO Go services in Spanish-speaking Latin America and Caribbean, as well as in Brazil. HBO services in Latin America will now fall under the purview of Gerhard Zeiler, Chief Revenue Officer, WarnerMedia & President, WarnerMedia International Networks.
|04/29/2020 - 19:57||
Virtual Dialogue on Media Capture in the Caribbean SIDS
As United Nations lead agency for safeguarding freedom of expression as fundamental human right, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is leading the global celebration of the World Press Freedom Day 2020
|04/28/2020 - 19:33||
Reflections on the current pandemic context 10 years from 2030
At the same time, it reminds us that there are only ten years left to be able to achieve the goals established in it, particularly Goal 4, to ensure inclusive quality education for all.
|04/28/2020 - 18:48||
Latin American countries discuss new migration challenges amid COVID-19
The virtual event held by the Inter-American Development Bank engaged with several immigration host countries.
|04/28/2020 - 10:55||
IDB launches interactive map of suppliers to respond to the COVID-19 emergency
The Inter-American Development Bank, through the ConnectAmericas business platform, launched today an interactive map that allows to quickly locate and find suppliers of goods and services in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the rest of the world, to face the pandemic of COVID-19.