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A Pan-American electricity grid from Patagonia to Alaska?

Challenges associated with different regulatory frameworks and the comprehensive international treaties that are required could scuttle the project before it gets off the ground.

Miami morphs into a global business hub, can it last?

Due to Florida’s less stringent COVID restrictions, a political strategy driven by the state’s Republican governor, Florida became a vastly more attractive location for individuals able to work remotely.

Emerging market-focused Millicom finalizes Africa exit, focuses on Latin America

Luxembourg-based telecommunications company Millicom, which focuses exclusively on emerging markets, announced on April 19 that it will finalize the divestment of its African holdings...

Venezuela’s National Assembly asks government to expel EU ambassador

Venezuela's National Assembly has called on the government to expel the European Union's ambassador to Caracas, Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa, after the bloc adopted fresh...

Brazil gives green light for use of AstraZeneca, Sinovac COVID vaccines

Brazil's Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) has given the green light to the AstraZeneca/Oxford University and Chinese-made Sinovac Coronavirus vaccines, paving the way for the...

MEPs urge Commission to assist developing countries with Covid-19 pandemic

In a joint statement, the Chairs of the Parliament's Development committee, Tomas Tobé, and of the Delegation to the African Carribean Pacific (ACP)-EU Joint...

Argentina President to put forward bill to legalize abortion

A bill that would legalize abortion in Argentina will be sent to the congress in the following days by the country’s President Alberto Fernández....

Brazil reports first case of Coronavirus in South America

The Brazilian Ministry of Health confirmed the country’s first case of COVID-19 (popularly known as coronavirus) during a press conference on Wednesday, February 26. The...

Major undersea earthquake hits Caribbean

A magnitude 7.7 earthquake occurred about 77 miles off the coast of Lucea, Jamaica, and just to the south of Cuba. The epicenter was...

Trump establishes US International Development Finance Corporation

President Donald J. Trump quietly approved the creation of a new foreign assistance agency on October 5, named the United States International Development Finance...

Trump-Erdogan spat, Iran sanctions, Maduro’s Venezuela could spike oil prices

Growing tensions between the United States and Turkey, fresh US sanctions against Iran, and falling oil production in Venezuela have increased the possibility of...

Oil prices likely to rise as US plans to officially pull out of Iran deal

US President Donald J. Trump has said the United States will pull out of a nuclear agreement with Iran and any company dealing with...

Oversupply fears push oil prices to five-month lows

Fears of oversupply pushed oil prices to five-month lows on May 5 despite signals that Russia is ready to join the Organization of Petroleum...

Putin pours money into Venezuela oil production

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said Caracas and Russia’s sanction-hit Rosneft have agreed on around $14 billion in investment in the South American country’s oil...

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