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Analysis: Ecuador’s insecure dam and unpayable debt – another of Xi Jinping’s questionable deals

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While China's Xi Jinping's foreign policy is becoming increasingly nationalistic, he is maintaining unchanged his aggressive economic strategy in Latin America, particularly in countries like Ecuador with shaky accounts and little infrastructure. Since 2010 -when this strategy was stepped up- Beijing has granted loans worth...

Brazil could be seen as a country risking humankind, cautions Monica de Bolle

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Monica de Bolle, researcher at Johns Hopkins University and Peterson Institute, both in Washington (USA), believes that unequal vaccination...

Paraguay is key link in South American drug trafficking network, investigation finds

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The latest news of large seizures of cocaine from Paraguay in Germany, Belgium and the Ivory Coast, as well...

Ford in Brazil: 160 dealerships to either close or migrate to other brands

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Ford's decision to stop producing cars in Brazil and become only an importer of premium models, announced in January, will...

With ICUs at full capacity, Brazil’s South adopts restrictive measures and strict enforcement policies

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A group violating curfew was dispersed by the Paraná state police, where the governor is aligned to Bolsonaro. "Not even...

Trafficking wild animals to China endangers Latin America’s endemic species

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - China has become the largest importer and main market for endangered species, said Rodrigo Medellín Legorreta, researcher at the...

Beyond “Silicon Island”: How Brazil’s Santa Catarina state is attracting startups inland

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Florianópolis, the capital of Santa Catarina, is known as the Brazilian Silicon Island. But other regions in the southern...
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Beyond “Silicon Island”: How Brazil’s Santa Catarina state is attracting startups inland

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Florianópolis, the capital of Santa Catarina, is known as the Brazilian Silicon Island. But other regions in the southern...

Brazil’s Hapvida, Intermédica detail share swap in multi-billion hospital merger

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian insurer and hospital operator Hapvida Participações e Investimentos SA and competitor Notre Dame Intermédica Participações SA disclosed the...

Risk perception looms large in Brazil as IBOVESPA sinks 4% in February

RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL - Obstacles to share price increases were many and the last one was rumors of Banco do Brasil's CEO resignation....

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