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In Uruguay, experts discuss how to attract foreign investment in Latin America.

 06/22/2017 - 05:37
Over the next two days, the 1st European Investment Forum in Montevideo, Uruguay, will gather 720 companies from Latin America and Europe with the aim of strengthening commercial links and creating new strategic alliances spanning the Atlantic. A Photo of Montevideo, by Wikipedia.
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Financial experts at the 1st European Investment Forum in Uruguay agreed that investment trends worldwide and in Latin America depend on new factors, including worker training and interaction by governments.

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Over the next two days, the 1st European Investment Forum in Montevideo, Uruguay, will gather 720 companies from Latin America and Europe with the aim of strengthening commercial links and creating new strategic alliances spanning the Atlantic. A Photo of Montevideo, by Wikipedia.

Ford to end production of Focus in Mexico, shift to China

 06/20/2017 - 17:30
File photo dated Jan. 7, 2015 showing a Ford Focus, at a factory in Flat Rock, Michigan, United States. EFE/JEFF KOWALSKY
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In January, Ford said the Focus would be made in Hermosillo, but the automaker scrapped plans for a new $1.6 billion plant in San Luis Potosi, a state in central Mexico, in a move that was viewed as a nod to US President Donald Trump, who thanked the automaker.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:30pm
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File photo dated Jan. 7, 2015 showing a Ford Focus, at a factory in Flat Rock, Michigan, United States. EFE/JEFF KOWALSKY

Mexican journalists being spied: "Enrique Peña Nieto needs to offer explanations"

 06/20/2017 - 05:18
Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui (L) and the director of the Miguel Agustin Prodh Human Rights Center, Mario Patron, during a press conference, in Mexico City, Mexico on June 19, 2017. EFE/Hector Perez
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On Monday, The New York Times reported that spyware purchased by Mexican government for use against criminals and terrorists had been turned on journalists.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:15am
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Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui (L) and the director of the Miguel Agustin Prodh Human Rights Center, Mario Patron, during a press conference, in Mexico City, Mexico on June 19, 2017. EFE/Hector Perez

Former Panamanian president jailed in Miami until June 20 hearing

 06/14/2017 - 01:54
Fotografía de archivo del expresidente de Panamá Ricardo Martinelli (2009-2014). EFE/Alejandro Bolívar
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Former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli faces numerous charges in Panama in a case involving alleged spying on more than 200 opposition figures.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 4:30pm
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 former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli, during a press conference in Panama City, Panama on Jan. 29, 2009. EFE/Alejandro Bolivar

Marcelo Claure, a Latino Voice at the EMerge Americas forum

 06/13/2017 - 04:41
Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure, speaks during the first day of the Technological Forum Americas Emerge 2017 at the Conventions Center of Miami Beach, Florida, United States, June 12, 2017. EFE/Giorgio Viera

 Bolivian Marcelo Claure, founder of Brightstar Corp and CEO of Sprint Corporation, is one of the main speakers at the fourth edition of this leading innovation and technology forum in Miami, which opened yesterday with a presentation by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

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Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure, speaks during the first day of the Technological Forum Americas Emerge 2017 at the Conventions Center of Miami Beach, Florida, United States, June 12, 2017. EFE/Giorgio Viera

[OP-ED]: The real costs of social media

 06/08/2017 - 09:29
The Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Vera Jourová, offered a press conference in Brussels (Belgium). 59% of a total of 2,575 "hate messages" identified on Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft have been withdrawn in the last year, under a code of conduct signed between these companies and the European Commission (EC) to combat Racism and xenophobia in the network, Jourová announced. EFE
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In the wake of the deadly London attacks, Facebook made yet another statement in which it reaffirmed its desire to be a force for good and not a platform for hatred.

 

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The Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Vera Jourová, offered a press conference in Brussels (Belgium). 59% of a total of 2,575 "hate messages" identified on Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft have been withdrawn in the last year, under a code of conduct signed between these companies and the European Commission (EC) to combat Racism and xenophobia in the network, Jourová announced. EFE

Are you a Fintech entrepeneur in Latin America? Visa wants to help you

 06/07/2017 - 02:38
The Salvadoran Ruben Salazar, senior vice president of products, solutions and innovation for Visa in Latin America and the Caribbean, during am interview with EFE, in Miami, United States on Jun. 6, 2017. EFE/ANA MENGOTTI
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Global investment in Fintechs amounts to more than $23 billion, but only $600 million have gone to to Latin America.Visa hopes that its "Everywhere Initiative" serves as a stimulus for creating emerging companies in the Latin American financial technology sector.

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The Salvadoran Ruben Salazar, senior vice president of products, solutions and innovation for Visa in Latin America and the Caribbean, during am interview with EFE, in Miami, United States on Jun. 6, 2017. EFE/ANA MENGOTTI

[OP-ED]: Preparing for the next panic -- or not

 06/06/2017 - 17:15
The “American economy will need a coordinated response, particularly if the entire financial system suffers a panic or lack of liquidity.” Bankruptcy judges cannot provide this response. It is best left to the Treasury, Federal Reserve and FDIC.
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When the next financial crisis hits -- an event that may be years or decades away -- we will learn whether this Congress and the president drew the right lessons from the 2008-09 financial crisis. Congress is arguing over whether government can avoid “bailouts” of large financial institutions and still prevent a full-blown crisis. With all of President Trump’s trials and tribulations, hardly anyone is paying attention.

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The “American economy will need a coordinated response, particularly if the entire financial system suffers a panic or lack of liquidity.” Bankruptcy judges cannot provide this response. It is best left to the Treasury, Federal Reserve and FDIC.

Why corporate America falls short with their Hispanic market approach

 06/06/2017 - 04:31
Hispanic Health and Beauty, Super Macho, CVS, Studio City, LA, CA, USA. Source: Flickr
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Just because your company may not be performing well in the general market doesn't mean you can't excel in the Hispanic market.

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Hispanic Health and Beauty, Super Macho, CVS, Studio City, LA, CA, USA. Source: Flickr

Intelligence contractor arrested for leaking classified information

 06/06/2017 - 02:38
 The headquarters of the National Security Agency (NSA) is seen behind a Maryland State Trooper, who is sitting in an unmarked SUV in an empty parking lot, in Fort Meade, Maryland, USA, 22 December 2013. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO
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The information leaked by Reality Leigh Weiner, 25, is contained in a top secret NSA report explaining infiltration or "phishing" techniques used by Russia to interfere in the US voting system, and those pages show folding marks.

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 The headquarters of the National Security Agency (NSA) is seen behind a Maryland State Trooper, who is sitting in an unmarked SUV in an empty parking lot, in Fort Meade, Maryland, USA, 22 December 2013. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO