Clashes between police and coca growers leave 24 injured and 15 detained in Bolivia

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In what is now the 6th day of protests to reclaim control of the Departmental Association of Coca Producers (ADEPCOCA) market, the department's deputy police commander Hernan Romero reported that the agents have been "under siege" for over 5 hours. He said that a building was...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro to nominate another evangelical to Supreme Court, if Senate rejects Mendonça

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -President Jair Bolsonaro said last night (September 27) he would nominate an evangelical to the Federal Supreme Court (STF), should...

Brazil-Mexico’s Merama raises US$225 million in Series B funding

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Merama, a startup with headquarters in Brazil and Mexico that invests in small and medium-sized companies selling on marketplaces,...

Brazil’s Central Bank pondered raising interest rates by more than 1%, Copom minutes show

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Central Bank pondered raising interest rates beyond the 1-point adjustment it eventually adopted, but came to the conclusion...

Industrial confidence in Brazil continues to fall – FGV

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Industrial Confidence Index (ICI) calculated by the Brazilian Institute of Economy of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV/Ibre) dropped...

IPEA: Brazil unemployment dropped to 13.7% in June; gains led by informal sector

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Unemployment dropped to 13.7% in June, the last month of the moving quarter begun in April. The percentage was...

Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer now has special song to celebrate its 90th anniversary

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "A city of rare beauty, arms open over Guanabara, soapstone, the Carrara heart, beating strong on a clear night."...
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Uruguay’s main theater has social networks hacked

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Instagram and Twitter accounts of Montevideo's Solís Theater, the country's oldest and most important, were hacked on Saturday...

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Industrial confidence in Brazil continues to fall – FGV

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Industrial Confidence Index (ICI) calculated by the Brazilian Institute of Economy of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV/Ibre) dropped...

IPEA: Brazil unemployment dropped to 13.7% in June; gains led by informal sector

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Unemployment dropped to 13.7% in June, the last month of the moving quarter begun in April. The percentage was...

CNI: Brazil construction confidence index slumps in September

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Industrial Entrepreneur Confidence Index (ICEI) of the construction industry recorded a sharp drop in September, down 5 points...

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Socially vulnerable youth in Brazil to receive cell phone chips with free internet

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The philanthropic institution Espro (Professionalizing Social Teaching) will distribute, in partnership with Vivo, cellular chips entitled to 20 GB...

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