Why Brazil’s enhanced Family Grant threatens the spending cap

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday said he intends to raise the average amount of Bolsa Família (Family Grant) by at least 50% and even argued that the country should go into debt to pay for the social program. The president said that on Friday he...

Brazil’s São Paulo city neighborhoods where properties are most rapidly rented

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the past six months the most popular properties for São Paulo residents have at least two bedrooms. Vila...

How is snow in southern Brazil linked to global warming

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Atypical cold spells usually raise a question among the unwary: "If we are experiencing global warming, why is it...

Canadian Yamana mining company confirms lower-cost expansion plans in Brazil’s Bahia state

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The company plans to increase its annual production capacity to 230,000 ounces by the second half of 2023, from...

Inflation estimates exceed 7% as frost hits Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last week's frosts and their forecast until tomorrow will pressure food prices and contribute to an already complex inflation...

Brazilians still fear going to bars and restaurants because of Covid

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A National Confederation of Industry (CNI) survey conducted in partnership with FSB Comunicação shows that in April, 26% of...

Prosecutor’s Office requests Vladimir Cerrón, head of Peru president’s party, be imprisoned

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Public Prosecutor's Office on Friday (30) requested the revocation of the suspension of a 4-year prison order (without...
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Dominican Republic maintains its monetary policy rate at 3%

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Dominican Republic announced on Friday that it maintains its monetary policy rate at 3.00%, after an "exhaustive analysis"...

Disastrous day for Peruvian stocks and currency after Castillo’s inauguration

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A disastrous day for the stock market, with a fall of 5.8%, while for the Peruvian currency it has...

Brazilian Real: Dollar records highest July gain in 6 years (July 30)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The dollar jumped more than 2% on Friday (30), virtually erasing in just one session the cumulative decline of...

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