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Sat, 08 May 2021 09:10:00 UTC

Quarantine has catastrophic consequences on Argentina's economy, report shows

Last year, 22,860 companies were lost to restrictions, more than those which had closed in 2018 and 2019 combined Argentina's Federal Tax Bureau AFIP data shows 235,381 jobs were lost and around 23,000 companies had closed as the result of the contraction in the economy due to the health measures to control coronavirus, it was reported Friday.

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Sat, 08 May 2021 08:41:00 UTC

Almagro condemns vandalism and police brutality in Colombia

“The OAS General Secretariat recognizes peaceful protest as a fundamental basic right that must be protected by democratic institutions,” Almagro said. Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary-General Luis Almagro Friday condemned “the cases of torture and murders committed by the forces of order” in Colombia where unrest reigns supreme since April 28.

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Sat, 08 May 2021 08:40:00 UTC

Chinese delegation in Argentina to offer the Air Force, the supersonic aircraft JF-17

The JF-17 fighter has been combat tested and is produced in partnership with Pakistan, which is its largest operator A top-ranking delegation from China's National Aero-Technology import-export corporation, CATIC, is currently in Argentina to discuss defense cooperation and with the proposal to offer the Argentine Air Force supersonic capable aircraft, according to InfoDefensa.ar, an Argentine site which specializes in defense industry issues.

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Sat, 08 May 2021 08:34:00 UTC

Total deaths in Rio favela police raid reach 28

Thursday's raid was to put an end to “the routine of terror and humiliation that the traffic imposed on residents,” Governor Castro explained. Rio de Janeiro Governor Cláudio Castro Friday stood by the police's actions in Jacarezinho, claiming that the suspects' response had been “brutal.”

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Sat, 08 May 2021 08:22:00 UTC

Dredging starts off Argentine port of Bahía Blanca

The Gerardus Mercator is the largest dredge ever to operate in Argentine waters Dredging has started off the Argentine port of Bahía Blanca this week to restore the main channel so that ships up to 45 feet deep or 50 50 feet at high tide can be allowed in.

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Sat, 08 May 2021 08:15:00 UTC

Argentina's inflation for the year 2021 forecast at 47.3%

Unemployment stays relatively unchanged at around 11% Argentina's monthly inflation for April 2021 is expected to be around 3.8%, according to consulting firms surveyed by the Central Bank.

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Sat, 08 May 2021 08:08:00 UTC

Coronavirus version found in Rio de Janeiro a mutation from the Manaus one

It is too soon to tell wehether this new strain is deadlier than the Manaus version, Mello said. A new variant of the Brazilian coronavirus has been identified this week, according to Rio de Janeiro health authorities.

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Fri, 07 May 2021 14:48:00 UTC

Solar and wind’s competitiveness over coal is accelerating, analysis shows

The report recommends that regulators, policymakers and others “critically examine each and every coal plant in their jurisdiction given the overwhelming amount of existing coal and the rapidly changing economics of possible alternatives.” … read more
Fri, 07 May 2021 14:22:08 UTC

EU approves €400 million aid scheme to develop renewables in Denmark

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a Danish aid scheme to support electricity production from renewable sources: onshore and offshore wind, wave power plants, hydroelectric power plants and solar PV. The measure will help Denmark reach its renewable energy targets without unduly distorting competition and will contribute to the European objective […]… read more
Fri, 07 May 2021 14:00:08 UTC

Developer eyes economically distressed communities in rural Indiana for up to 1.6 GW of solar capacity

Hoosier Solar Holdings said last week that it is developing solar power facilities in economically distressed, rural communities across Indiana that have been designated as Qualified Opportunity Zones.  Several solar and battery storage projects that collectively have a potential capcity of more than 1,600 megawatts (1.6 GW) are currently in active development, said the company. Many […]… read more
Fri, 07 May 2021 09:13:00 UTC

Colombia still shattered by unrest and demonstrations

President Duque offered 10 million pesos (2,600 dollars) for effective collaboration to identify and arrest perpetrators of the riots Colombia's National Unemployment Committee, an opposition group which brings together some 40 organizations, Wednesday staged another row of demonstrations nationwide against policies carried out by President Iván Duque, who insisted on regarding these actions as "extreme vandalism and urban terrorism"

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Fri, 07 May 2021 09:05:00 UTC

Brazilian FM underscores China's significance to the South American country

“We want an even greater trade relationship with China,” França said. Brazil's Foreign Minister Carlos França Thursday expressed his country's intentions to expand and diversify its economic and trade relations with China, which has grown to become its largest trading partner.

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Fri, 07 May 2021 08:55:00 UTC

Butantan head points fingers at Bolsonaro for shortages of covid-19 vaccines

Our federal government is rowing against us, said Dimas Covas. Butantan Institute Director Dimas Covas Thursday blamed President Jair Bolsonaro's anti-Chinese stance for the delay in the arrival and distribution of anti-covid-19 vaccines into Brazil.

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Fri, 07 May 2021 08:40:00 UTC

LATAM Airlines goes environment conscious for the years to come

“The environment cannot wait 15 years to have the necessary technologies to reduce emissions,” Alvo said. LATAM Airlines Group has launched Wednesday in Santiago, Chile, an environmentally conscious plan for the coming years named LATAM Group Sustainability Strategy, to offset 50% of emissions from its domestic operations by 2030.

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Fri, 07 May 2021 08:40:00 UTC

Deadliest clash with police leaves 25 dead in Rio de Janeiro favela

”This is the largest number of deaths in a police operation in Rio,” police chief Ronaldo Oliveira said. An anti-drug raid by Rio de Janeiro law enforcement agents Thursday left 24 suspects and one police officer dead in the precarious Jacareizinho favela.

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