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Sat, 21 May 2022 23:03:00 UTC

US refineries purchasing more oil and fuel from Mexico, Colombia and Argentina

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urged companies to adopt “friendly” supply chains or buy from trusted countries. (Pic Bloomberg) Complying with President Jose Biden's administration sanctions on Russia, United States refiners imported some 1.3 million barrels per day (bpd) of Latin American crude and fuel oil, the highest level in seven months, according to US customs data.

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Sat, 21 May 2022 08:39:00 UTC

Argentina extends Paraná river water emergency

The declaration allows for the necessary budgetary adjustments to address the crisis The Argentine government of President Alberto Fernández Friday announced it was extending the declaration of emergency for another 180 days in the Paraná River area as water levels remained at historically low levels.

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Sat, 21 May 2022 08:38:00 UTC

Bolsonaro, Musk make joint announcement in Sao Paulo

The hashtag #BolsonaroMusk became the number 1 trend in Brazil. Billionaire Elon Musk and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro have agreed to start a strategic partnership ahead of this year's Oct. 2 elections, it was reported.

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Sat, 21 May 2022 07:45:00 UTC

Queues of vessels waiting to cross the Panama Canal as post pandemic global trade picks up

This week some 101 vessels were awaiting clearance to make the 64km journey through the canal, six units more than the average recorded so far this year Global transportation bottlenecks that have surged since the pandemic have shaken industries, consumers, deliveries, and prices. Clear evidence of this can be seen in the current Panama Canal queues of vessels.

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Fri, 20 May 2022 19:22:00 UTC

Bachelet insists the most vulnerable sectors need more attention

Bachelet believes there is hope with Chile's new Constitution Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said this week during a forum in Panama City that promoting a ceasefire in the armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine was essential in order for vulnerable populations to recover from the impact caused by higher prices in energy and food.

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Fri, 20 May 2022 15:25:12 UTC

Forced labor in solar supply chains resurfaces as WRO enforcement looms

The Department of Commerce investigation into allegations of dumping by a handful of Chinese solar module manufacturers is not the only trade issue bedeviling the U.S. solar industry. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) action related to its June 2021 Withhold Release Order (WRO) likely will heat up in the coming weeks as enforcement action commences, aimed at allegations of […]… read more
Fri, 20 May 2022 14:30:00 UTC

Nextracker reshores manufacturing equipment from China to counter supply chain turmoil

The new production lines in Arizona and Texas bring Nextracker's domestic manufacturing capacity to 10 GW, insulating the company from some global supply chain constraints.… read more
Fri, 20 May 2022 13:52:55 UTC

Electrify America signs VPPA for solar energy project’s output

Electrify America said it signed a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with developer Terra-Gen to build a 75 MW solar photovoltaic renewable energy generation project in San Bernardino County, California. The two also signed an interim VPPA, effective in October, to support Terra-Gen’s existing Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS) IX solar thermal plant until the adjacent new solar photovoltaic […]… read more
Fri, 20 May 2022 11:00:00 UTC

MoU signed to develop Arun-4 hydro power project in Nepal

A memorandum of understanding to develop the 490 MW Arun-4 hydro power project in Nepal has been signed, according to a LinkedIn post by a senior manager with SJVN Limited. The MOU was signed in front of PM Narender Modi and PM of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba. The Arun-4 project will be developed as a joint venture by SJVN and […]… read more
Fri, 20 May 2022 10:30:00 UTC

Low-light solar PV cell manufacturer Ambient raises $31 million

The financing will be used to build a U.S.-based low-light solar cell production facility with an automated production line capable of producing millions of units per year.… read more
Fri, 20 May 2022 09:55:00 UTC

INDEC counts 47,327,407 people living in Argentina

Only 0.12 % of the population claimed to be neither male nor female Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Census (INDEC) Thursday released a preliminary report on Wednesday's survey, which showed 47,327,407 were living in the country.

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Fri, 20 May 2022 09:52:00 UTC

Argentina, "a nothing tour", ending the war, German pastry and the Pope's knee

President Alberto Fernandez with the three European Leaders, Sanchez, Scholtz and Macron, in Madrid, Berlin and Paris Last week unexpectedly the Argentine president Alberto Fernandez left for a quick tour of three European countries, two confirmed before leaving, Spain and Germany and a third which was only later approved since French President Emmanuel Macron is facing legislative elections.

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Fri, 20 May 2022 09:50:00 UTC

Colombian VP says progress made on Pecci's murder probe

We must avoid this happening again in Paraguay or Colombia or in any Latin American country, Ramírez said Paraguayan and Colombian authorities Thursday announced progress was being made in the investigation of Prosecutor Marcelo Pecci's May 10 murder while honeymooning in an exclusive Caribbean beach resort.

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Fri, 20 May 2022 09:38:00 UTC

Yakecan cyclone hits Uruguay, then moves on to Brazil

The subtropical cyclone described as “atypical” hit the Uruguayan coasts Tuesday, mainly in Maldonado and Rocha Two people have died in Uruguay under circumstances that were not a direct result of Tuesday's subtropical cyclone, Yakecan, but which authorities are still investigating after several houses were destroyed and trees were downed, it was reported.

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Fri, 20 May 2022 09:28:00 UTC

Argentine Court rules Napalpí Massacre a crime against humanity

Qom historian Juan Chico was expected to testify, but he died last year of COVID-19. An Argentine federal court in the northern city of Resistencia Thursday found that the 1924 killing of indigenous communities constituted a crime against humanity. Although none of the perpetrators is still alive to face the consequences, the ruling is considered to be of historical proportions.

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