Monthly Archives: September 2021

Brazil records 27,527 new cases and 627 Covid deaths (September 30)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil on Thursday reported 627 new deaths from Covid-19, bringing the total number of fatalities from the disease in...

New species of hunting spider discovered in Ecuador

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Three researchers discovered the first Taczanowskia onowoka spider in Ecuador. The new arachnid species was collected in a Waorani...

Ecuador’s agreement with IMF involves progressive tax reform

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Board of Directors approved the technical agreement reached with Ecuador early this month, to...

Colombia’s unemployment rate drops to 12.3% in August

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Colombia's unemployment rate stood at 12.3% in August, down 4.5 percentage points from the same month last year, according...

99 urban transport platform raises drivers’ pay by up to 25% in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - 99 today announced that it will increase drivers' pay between 10% and 25%, following tests with higher rates paid...

Unemployment in Brazil falls to 13.7% in the May-July trimester – IBGE

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The unemployment rate in Brazil closed at 13.7% in the May-July mobile quarter, which is the lowest rate so...

Rio de Janeiro City Hall appeals to Brazil’s Supreme Court to reinstate vaccine passport

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Rio de Janeiro municipal Prosecutor's Office (PGM) has filed an appeal with the Federal Supreme Court (STF) requesting...

Panama wants to reduce fuel imports and boost ethanol production

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Panama plans to boost a clean energy plan by reincorporating ethanol in its gasoline and ceasing the use of...

Panama Canal expected to contribute in 2022 more than US$2.5 billion to public coffers

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Panama Canal expects to collect revenues of US$4,2 billion in the fiscal year 2022 and make a contribution...

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