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LatAm facing uncertain geopolitical situation, tech change

 06/22/2017 - 05:48
The director of social research and economics at the CAF-Development Bank of Latin American, Christian Daude, speaks during the 1st European Investment Forum held in Montevidedo, Uruguay on June 21, 2017. EFE/Federico Anfitti
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The biggest challenges facing Latin America are "geopolitical uncertainty," "technological change" and the "displacement of the center of gravity toward Asia," experts at the 1st European Investment Forum in Uruguay said in Montevideo on Wednesday.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 5:45am
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The director of social research and economics at the CAF-Development Bank of Latin American, Christian Daude, speaks during the 1st European Investment Forum held in Montevidedo, Uruguay on June 21, 2017. EFE/Federico Anfitti

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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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 5:15am
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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.

A Botched Attack in Brussels fuels Anxiety in Europe

 06/21/2017 - 02:30
Belgian soldier stand guard outside of the Brussels Central Station after a neutralized terrorist attack attempt, in Brussels, Belgium, 20 June 2017. EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

Two failed terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels this week have put Europeans and travelers on alert, as the summer season begins. 

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 2:00am
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Belgian soldier stand guard outside of the Brussels Central Station after a neutralized terrorist attack attempt, in Brussels, Belgium, 20 June 2017. EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

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

Tense Times in Europe

 06/20/2017 - 06:06
A file picture showing a police operation under way on the Champs Elysees after a car collided with a police vehicle in Paris, France, June 19, 2017. EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON
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An anti-Muslim attack in a London mosque on Saturday was followed by a frustrated terrorist attack on Monday in Paris, where an armed man identified as an Islamic extremist was killed after he rammed a card loaded with weapons and explosives in to a police convoy. Increasing Islamist terror and hate crime against Muslims at the same time...  is this exactly what ISIS want?  

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:30am
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A file picture showing a police operation under way on the Champs Elysees after a car collided with a police vehicle in Paris, France, June 19, 2017. EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

[OP-ED]: La “N-word” y otros sinsentidos del Apartheid en América

 06/19/2017 - 09:11
Una Banca afuera de la Corte Suprema, en Ciudad del Cabo, Sudáfrica, recuerda el pasado que la mayoría de sudafricanos intentan superar para que no afecte su presente ni su futuro. Linn Washington
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Donald Trump lanzó su atrevida pero finalmente exitosa campaña para la presidencia de Estados Unidos en junio del 2015 con un discurso intolerante contra los mexicanos, en particular, y contra los latinos en general.

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 9:15am
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Una Banca afuera de la Corte Suprema, en Ciudad del Cabo, Sudáfrica, recuerda el pasado que la mayoría de sudafricanos intentan superar para que no afecte su presente ni su futuro. Linn Washington

[OP-ED]: The “N-word” And Other Apartheid Nonsense In America

 06/12/2017 - 09:23
Bench outside a Cape Town office of South Africa's Supreme Court reminding of the past that most South Africans do not want to pollute their present and future. LBW Photo

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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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 2:15am
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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]: Trump’s radical doctrine of retreat

 06/06/2017 - 16:54
Las consecuencias de la postura y de las acciones de Trump son difíciles de prever. Podrían resultar en el lento deterioro del orden internacional liberal. Podrían significar el auge de un orden nuevo y no tan liberal, promovido por China e India, ambos países mercantilistas y nacionalistas. EFE
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We now have a Trump Doctrine, and it is, in its conception at least, the most radical departure from a bipartisan American foreign policy since 1945. In an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn and national security adviser H.R. McMaster explain that President Trump has “a clear-eyed outlook that the world is not a ‘global community’ but an arena where nations, nongovernmental actors and businesses engage and compete for advantage.”

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 4:45pm
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The consequences of Trump’s stance and his actions are difficult to foresee. They might result in the slow erosion of the liberal international order. They might mean the rise of a new, not-so-liberal order, championed by China and India, both of them mercantilist and nationalist countries. EFE

Atentado Terrorista en London Bridge: al menos 7 muertos, 48 heridos

 06/04/2017 - 09:04
Police units at London Bridge after reports of a incident involving a van hitting pedestrian on London Bridge, Central London, Britain, 04 June 2017. EPA/WILL OLIVER
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Trump reacciona a ataques en Londres pidiendo un nuevo veto migratorio

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Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 8:45am
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Unidades de policía patrullan en las inmediaciones de London Bridge después de que una furgoneta invadiera a los transeúntes en el puente de la capital británica, el sábado por la noche. EPA/WILL OLIVER