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Honduran International Airport Reopens After Getting Hit by Two Hurricanes

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Ramon Villeda Morales International Airport in northern Honduras resumed operations on Wednesday, November 30th,  in the wake of...

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Named OCCRP´s 2020 Corrupt Person of the Year

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil, has been named the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) 2020 Person of...

Bolsonaro to Sign Provisional Measure Raising Brazil Minimum Wage by 5%

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said that he would sign a Provisional Measure later on Wednesday raising the national minimum...

Brazil’s Public Sector Primary Deficit in November Sets Four-Year High

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's public sector registered a primary deficit of R$18.1 billion (US$3.49 billion) in November, the worst result for the...

Mexico May Allow Private Firms to Buy, Distribute Vaccines

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Monday he is not opposed to private companies buying coronavirus vaccines to...

Nearly 4 Million Peruvians in Lima Metropolitan Area May Have Had COVID-19

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Around 4 million people might already have had the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Peru´s Lima Metropolitan Area, according to...

Colombia Minimum Wage to Rise 3.5% to Around US$260 per Month in 2021

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Colombia's minimum wage will increase 3.5% in 2021, President Ivan Duque said in a Twitter message on Tuesday, December...

Maduro Claims Colombia’s Mercenaries Planning ‘New Attack’ on Venezuela Soon

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Venezuela says it has uncovered a plan to destabilize the situation in the country and disrupt the work of...

Cuba Announces Domestic Covid-19 Vaccine within Six Months

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Cuba will be able to immunize its entire population against the coronavirus with its own vaccine in the first...

Emirates SkyCargo Transports Brazilian-made Satellite Amazonia-1 to India

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline has successfully executed a cargo charter to transport the Brazilian satellite...

Four People Die in Plane Crash in Brazil´s Paraná State

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Four people died after a small plane crashed in a rural area in the central region of Parana state...

Four Companies Disrupting the Brazilian Insurance Market

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Digital transformation and the rise of emerging technologies are making organizations adapt to survive. The insurance market is no...

Ten Reasons to Visit Colombia in 2021

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Colombia is a country of contrasts, unexplored landscapes, vast biodiversity, rich cultures and ancient histories, with welcoming people full...

Argentine President Asks Residents to Reflect on Carelessness Regarding COVID-19

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Argentine President Alberto Fernandez on Monday, December 28th, called for reflection by all residents while noting "so much carelessness"...

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