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Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week Is an Opportune Moment to Strengthen Regional Climate Action

Carbon emissions are at an all-time high. Last month was the hottest on record. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is asking countries to get serious about addressing this accelerating crisis. “Beautiful speeches are not enough,” he emphasized at a recent press conference. What we need from governments, business and civil society is “bold action and much greater ambition.” At the […]

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The Latin America Hotel Construction Pipeline Continues to Decline from Its 2016 Peak

According to the recent Latin America construction pipeline trend report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), the total construction pipeline is in its third year of decline by rooms and has 710 projects/123,392 rooms. 710 projects is the lowest number of projects in the pipeline since the fourth quarter of 2013. Projects presently under construction stand at […]

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Cook & Bynum Capital Management, LLC Buys Liberty Latin America, Liberty Latin America, Sells Coca-Cola Co

Birmingham, AL, based Investment company Cook & Bynum Capital Management, LLC (Current Portfolio) buys Liberty Latin America, Liberty Latin America, sells Coca-Cola Co during the 3-months ended 2019Q2, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Cook & Bynum Capital Management, LLC. As of 2019Q2, Cook & Bynum Capital Management, LLC owns 5 […]

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Latin America lacks ammunition to fight global economic slowdown

By Jamie McGeever BRASILIA (Reuters) – As policymakers around the world scramble to prevent an economic slowdown from morphing into a global recession, Latin America’s largest countries may find the growth-boosting arsenal at their disposal is worryingly scarce. In Brazil and Mexico, the region’s biggest economies, weak budgetary positions are a fiscal straightjacket for governments. […]

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Organization of American States and Cisco to Launch Cybersecurity Innovation Councils in Latin America

Cisco and the Organization of American States (OAS) are launching a joint effort to create Cybersecurity Innovation Councils in the Latin American region. The Councils bring together a joint effort from the public and private sectors. Cisco and the OAS are leveraging the Cisco Networking Academy in Latin America to promote educational resources that can […]

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World: Strengthening School Feeding Programmes: FAO and WFP joint work in Latin America and the Caribbean

1. Introduction School Feeding Programmes (SFP) are the most predominant social protection network in the world (World Bank, 2018). In 2013, nearly USD 75 billion was invested, reaching more than 368 million schoolchildren worldwide (WFP, 2013), representing a huge public investment and broad coverage of the school population. In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), […]

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Latin America’s OTA Despegar signs multi-year agreement extension with Sabre

SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS – Sabre Corporation announced its renewed agreement with Despegar, leading online travel agency (OTA) in Latin America. The multi-year contract extension ensures Despegar’s continued access to Sabre’s market-leading global distribution system (GDS), propelling the OTA’s service to an estimated 140 million unique visitors. Despegar has a strong track record in Latin America, with […]

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World: Latin America & the Caribbean: Weekly Situation Update (12-19 August 2019) – As of 19 August 2019

CENTRAL AMERICA: DENGUE KEY FIGURES 7% REDUCTION IN DENGUE CASES IN HONDURAS BETWEEN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL WEEKS 31-32 67K TOTAL DENGUE CASES IN NICARAGUA SO FAR IN 2019 41.7K PEOPLE IN NICARAGUA TARGETED FOR ASSISTANCE BY IFRC HONDURAS According to information provided by the head of the Ministry of Health’s epidemiology unit, dengue cases in Honduras dropped […]

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