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15 March 2021 Edition - 05/21

Brazilian Supreme Court judge overturns graft convictions against former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, clearing the way for him to run in the 2022 presidential election....

How a ragtag airline that's banned from flying in the US enjoyed a bumper 2020

Last year may have been the worst in the history of the global aviation industry but for Nicolas Maduro's ragtag Venezuelan airline, business boomed.   Conviasa, as the state-run airline is known, says that its operations jumped 85 per cent in 2020....

Paraguay’s president asks all ministers to resign after protests


Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benitez has asked all cabinet ministers to resign following clashes between demonstrators and police at protests against the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis.....

Lawsuits expected over Mexican law on power generation

The International Chamber of Commerce’s Mexico chapter expects a wave of lawsuits, legal appeals and international investor-dispute arbitration panels, after Mexico enacted a law favouring government-owned power generation.....

Argentina’s MercadoLibre to invest record USD1.8 billion in Brazil

Latin American e-commerce powerhouse MercadoLibre Inc. is more than doubling its Brazilian investment this year, planning to deploy in 2021 the same amount it spent in the past four years combined......

GTSA Newsblog

 

Kelvin Wickham, Fonterra chief executive for Africa, Middle East, Europe, North Asia, Americas has announced Fonterra continues to streamline its operations in Chile after merging Soprole and Prolesur into one entity .....  GTSA Newsblog

IMF sees upside in delaying Argentina deal after October

IMF officials see some benefit in delaying a US$45-billion agreement with Argentina after the October midterms, with talks yielding little progress six months after they began....
City Hall keen to attract digital nomads to Buenos Aires

The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a rise in so-called ‘digital nomads’ across the world – and the City Government has unveiled a new initiative to tempt them to Buenos Aires......

May 31 - June 1st, 2021

Sao Paulo - Brasil  
Transamerica Hotel
In person and online

The Brasil Investment Forum 2021 (BIF) is an international event about attracting foreign investments to Brazil, organized by Apex-Brasil, the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) and the Brazilian Federal Government, which will take place on May 31 and June 1st, 2021, at Hotel Transamérica São Paulo, in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.

Known as the largest event for foreign investment in Latin America, BIF will bring together federal, state and local government authorities and executives from large companies from Brazil and the world, as well as representatives from academia, the press and opinion makers.   Register Here

COVID-19 PANDEMIC RESPONSE

As Bolivia struggled late last year to secure deals with large drug firms to supply Covid-19 vaccines, the incoming president, Luis Arce, turned to Russia for help.  Bolivia's reliance on Moscow underscores how governments across the region have turned to Russia's Sputnik V drug amid fears of being left behind in the global scramble for vaccines......



Buenos Aires Reopens as Virus Surge Forces Sao Paulo to Shut
 
Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires are the two biggest cities in South America and they're headed in opposite directions in the COVID-19 pandemic.....

Uruguay, the last country in South America to receive delivery of coronavirus vaccines, started its inoculation campaign Monday with a focus on teachers, soldiers, police and firefighters.  Some 90 vaccination centres countrywide opened their doors to give a first dose of the Chinese CoronaVac shot to some 140,000 essential workers....

LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE & ARTS



Fito Paez Wins Grammy for Best Latin Rock Or Alternative Album For 'La Conquista Del Espacio'..... 
 



Meet the Boundary-Breaking Brazilian Designers Making Some of the World’s Most Inventive Furniture
 
 
Afro-Bolivians are descendants of the enslaved West Africans brought by the Spanish between the 16th and 19th Centuries to work in the mines of Potosí, a city in south-western Bolivia that was more populated than London in the early 17th Century...
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