Monthly Archives: July 2021

Bolsonaro wants Petrobras reserve to finance bottled gas vouchers for low-income families

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro said that Petrobras has a reserve of R$3 billion to finance a voucher gas program that...

Cement producers make offers for LafargeHolcim’s assets in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian cement companies CSN Cimentos - a subsidiary of Cia Siderurgica Nacional - Cimentos Mizu, and Cimento Apodi -...

Journalist association decries 167 press freedom violations in El Salvador this year

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Association of Journalists of El Salvador (APES) registered 167 cases of violations of freedome the press between January...

“Down with the chains”: Hundreds in Miami demand freedom for Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Under the slogan "Down with the chains", hundreds of people rallied this Saturday (31) in Miami to demand freedom...

Brazil closes July with lowest weekly average of Covid cases of the year (July...

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil recorded 37,582 new cases and 910 deaths attributed to coronavirus on the last day of July. This is...

Aftershocks continue in northern Peru; more than 700 injured by earthquake

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new aftershock of magnitude 3.8 was felt this Saturday (31) in the Piura region, after the earthquake of...

Tourist visits lead to Covid-19 outbreak among Sonora’s indigenous Mexican people

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The third wave of Covid-19 has reached indigenous peoples in northern Mexico, in the state of Sonora, where there...

Hosting 2016 Olympics reversed Rio de Janeiro’s prior social decline – book

By  Carlos A. Moreno, EFE RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Organizing the 2016 Olympic Games allowed Rio de Janeiro to reverse the trend of decline...

After initial hesitation, moderate Pedro Francke agrees to become Peru’s economy minister

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The President of Peru, Pedro Castillo, completed his cabinet of ministers with the appointment of economist Pedro Francke in...

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