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Peru’s knife-edge election could be good news for Latin America’s left | Tony Wood

The socialist candidate Pedro Castillo is on the verge of victory, but a hostile elite could stymie his agendaPeru’s presidential election has been settled by the slimmest of margins, but it signals a momentous change. When all the votes from the second-round run-off on Sunday 6 June were finally counted, the socialist Pedro Castillo, former head of the main teacher’s union, held a razor-thin lead of about 60,000 votes – 0.34% – over Keiko Fujimori, candidate of the right and daughter of former ...
Tags: Americas, World news, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Latin America, Castillo, Tony Wood, Keiko Fujimori, Alberto Fujimori, Pedro Castillo


Finding fangs: new film exposes illicit trade killing off Bolivia’s iconic jaguar

Undercover documentary investigates the trafficking of Latin America’s big cat to meet demand in ChinaElizabeth Unger was a 25-year-old biology graduate working as a PhD research assistant for big cat and climate projects in Latin America when she heard about the Bolivian authorities intercepting dozens of packages containing jaguar fangs sent by Chinese citizens to addresses in China.“I was really blown away as [the story] was completely under the radar,” she says. Six years later, she is makin...
Tags: Film, China, Animals, Environment, Americas, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Wildlife, Conservation, Endangered Species, IUCN red list of endangered species, Illegal wildlife trade, Biodiversity, Latin America, Bolivia


Oil Poised for Third Weekly Gain as IEA Sees Need for More Crude - Bloomberg

Oil Poised for Third Weekly Gain as IEA Sees Need for More Crude - Bloomberg PRICES West Texas Intermediate for July delivery rose 12 cents to $70.41 a barrel at 8:53 a.m. in New YorkPrices are up 1.2% this weekBrent for August settlement advanced 7 cents to $72.59, and are 1% higher for the week Oil headed for a third straight weekly gain on signs of improving demand, with the International Energy Agency warning that the market will need extra supply next year.Futures in New York h...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, New York, Opec, Bloomberg, IEA, Latin America, International Energy Agency, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Can payday loans be made obsolete? With $15M more, Clair wants to find out

The world seems to move faster every year, and yet, nothing feels slower than the speed by which paychecks get distributed. In the United States, work conducted the day after a pay period will take two weeks just to process, with a check or direct deposit coming another week or two later. For the tens of millions of employees who live paycheck-to-paycheck, that multi-week delay can be the difference of making a rent check — or not. A variety of startups have approached this problem with differen...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Uber, Europe, New York, Finance, China, Funding, New York City, Tech, Walmart, Dave, Harvard, Brooklyn, United States, Brazil


New South African partnership gets $3M, launches telehealth product

For the early detection and treatment of health conditions, easy access to primary healthcare is crucial . Primary healthcare is best delivered by teams of primary care clinicians coordinating care between them . However , ubiquitous access to such care is scant across Sub-Saharan Africa. There is a real opportunity for digital healthcare platforms to scale access to team-based care across the region . They can reduce the cost of quality care while improving health outcomes, reach p...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Africa, Tech, South Africa, Latin America, Sub Saharan Africa, Quro Medical, Webrock Ventures, Healthforce, Saul Kornik, CEO Co Founder of Healthforce, Webrock, NewCo Healthforce, Kornik, Webrock Ventures Joshin Raghubar


Federation Kids & Family to Distribute ‘Kung Fu Wa!’ From China’s Tencent Video and UYoung Media

Underscoring the rising global attraction of Chinese animation, Federation Kids & Family, the premium kids content distribution arm of Federation Ent., will partner with China’s Tencent Video and UYoung Media on the two companies’ kids animated action comedy series “Kung Fu Wa!” Federation Kids & Family will handle worldwide distribution outside China and Latin America […]
Tags: News, China, Global, Tencent Video, Latin America, Annecy Festival, Federation Kids Family, Kung Fu Wa, Federation Ent


Google to Build New Undersea Cable to Connect Latin America and the U.S.

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it was building an undersea cable that would connect the United States, Brazil, Uruguay and...
Tags: Google, Latin America, U S, REUTERS Alphabet Inc, Build New Undersea Cable, United States Brazil Uruguay


MLS All-Star Game 2021: MLS v Liga MX! 2021

More than a year in the making, Major League Soccer announced that the 2021 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target will see the MLS All-Stars face off against the LIGA MX All-Stars on Wednesday, August 25, at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. MLS all-star game tickets will go on sale next week. The event will mark the first time ever that the two rival leagues will go head-to-head in a battle for supremacy. The showpiece event of the summer will be broadcast in the US on FS1 and Univisio...
Tags: Mexico, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Mls, Atletico Madrid, Espn, Major League Soccer, Tickets, Latin America, Don Garber, Univision, Lafc, Bradley


Gollo Motors: Streetvertising

Despite the fact that Costa Rica is a small country, its capital is not exempt from traffic jams. Small streets in poor conditions, with nonsense traffic signs and WITHOUT A NAME… Yes, nameless streets! All of this causes chaos on the roads. That’s why Costa Rica is the third country that uses Waze GPS APP the most in Latin America. Spending 40 days and 960 hours listen it as an unconditional co-pilot to try to get rid of traffic jams. But Gollo Motors, the largest motorcycle ...
Tags: Advertising, Waze, Costa Rica, Latin America, Calle, Gollo Motors, Gollo


Blunt Message, Search for Answers Mark VP's 1st Foreign Trip

In her first international trip, Vice President Kamala Harris went to Latin America to deliver a message rather than clinch some kind of concrete deal.
Tags: Latin America, Kamala Harris


Harris Tells Latin Americans the US Can Offer Them Hope

Vice President Kamala Harris is telling the poor and threatened populations of Latin America that the United States has “the capacity to give people a sense of hope” in the region so they can make better lives without fleeing to the U.S. Harris closed her first foreign trip as vice president unapologetic for her decision not to visit the U.S.-Mexico border as part of her mission to address migration to the U.S. She said her meetings with leaders and others in Guatemala and Mexico were vital...
Tags: Mexico, US, United States, Guatemala, Latin America, Kamala Harris, HARRIS


News Brief: May updates from the Google News Initiative

Last month, we supported new programs to drive business development, media literacy and elections reporting around the world. We’re collaborating with news partners through virtual events, supporting innovation in journalism through new tools, and much more. Read on for May updates.Providing new resources to drive Advertising revenue Starting June 1, the GNI Digital Growth Program is launching Advertisingworkshops in six languages. Workshops will be available in English in North America and the ...
Tags: Google, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, California, Mexico, Germany, Asia Pacific, Brazil, Argentina, North America, Latin America, Stanford University, Peru Colombia, Daily Maverick, GNI


TV crews on motorcycles were hounding Kamala Harris' motorcade in Mexico City, video shows

Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, arriving at Mexico City Airport to meet with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, to discuss political migration on June 7, 2021. Carlos Tischler / Eyepix Group/Barcroft Media via Getty Images Video shared to Twitter on Tuesday showed motorcycles trailing Vice President Kamala Harris' motorcade in Mexico City. The motorcycles belong to TV crews who are recording and live streaming Harris, according to Bloomberg's Jennife...
Tags: Politics, News, Mexico, International, Trends, Bloomberg, United States, Mexico City, Guatemala, Latin America, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Epstein, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Jennifer Epstein, Mexico City Airport


GBTA Strengthens Advisory Board In Latin America

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry has reinforced its presence in Latin America, announcing several new appointments to the LATAM Advisory Board, for the 2021 – 2023 period.
Tags: Travel, Latin America, Global Business Travel Association, GBTA Strengthens Advisory Board, LATAM Advisory Board


AOC slammed Kamala Harris for telling Guatemalan migrants 'do not come,' saying the US helped destabilize the country in the first place

A composite image of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Vice President Kamala Harris. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images; Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Kamala Harris told Guatemalans on Monday that they should not try to cross the US border. "You will be turned back," Harris told a news conference in Guatemala City, in her first overseas trip. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said this was "disappointing to see." See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ...
Tags: Politics, New York, US, Trends, Cnn, Getty Images, News UK, Customs, Biden, Guatemala, Border Patrol, Latin America, Kamala Harris, Aoc, HARRIS, Guatemala City


Cabify launches ‘Cabify Go!’, a multi-modal subscription service

Cabify wants to own the way people in cities move. The Spanish-born ride-hailing company is rolling out a pilot multi-modal subscription model to 40,000 users in Madrid this week, with plans to expand to its other markets throughout Spain and Latin America. The “Cabify Go!” subscription service appears to have something for everyone. All of Cabify’s different mobility offerings — ride-hailing service, electric micromobility subsidiary MOVO , bike subscription service Bive and courier servi...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Spain, Barcelona, Chile, Madrid, Shell, Latin America, Subscription Services, Cabify, Unagi, MOVO, Valencia Sevilla, Bive, Leonor Barrueco Cabify, Cabify Envíos


More Countries Gain Access to YouTube Shorts Beta

YouTube extended TikTok- and Instagram Reels-like short video feature Shorts to Canada, the U.K. and several markets in Latin America. The Google-owned video site began beta-testing Shorts in India last December, and the feature came to the U.S. in March, also in beta. The following countries will be fully live by the end of June,...
Tags: Google, India, Advertising, Canada, Latin America, Platforms, U K, Social Pro Daily


Paramount Plus now starts at just $5 a month, but you'll need the more expensive plan to get live CBS

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Paramount Plus CBS All Access became Paramount Plus on March 4. The rebranded streaming service features original shows and movies from popular franchises. Paramount Plus starts at $5/month, and new members can get a seven-day free trial. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Essential Monthly Plan (ad-supported) (small) Premium Monthly Plan (ad-free) (small) Paramount Plus is one of the most affordable...
Tags: Reviews, TV, Entertainment, Australia, Comedy Central, Halo, US, Trends, Star Trek, Mtv, New Zealand, Streaming, Cbs, Europa League, Indiana Jones, Bet


How to Effectively Adjust Your Language to Connect With Hispanic Customers Online

With expansive buying power and unique consumption habits, the Hispanic community is an emerging super-consumer force in the US and a key contributor regarding economic growth, labor force, and electorate impact.  Between 2010 and 2019, Hispanic buying power increased by . Due to this trend, many businesses are now considering adjusting marketing strategies to ignite consumer loyalty and cater for this growing demographic .   But there are many factors to consider when establishing...
Tags: Business, Instagram, Mexico, US, Sales & Marketing, Colombia, Latin America, Right Now, Medellin Colombia, Tribù, Facebook Audience Insights Google, Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Google, Alex Hollander


99 minutos, Mexico’s last mile delivery startup, raises a $40M Series B

In 2014 Alexis Patjane was at a local hookah bar in Mexico City with some friends and the bar ran out of tobacco. They thought maybe they could buy some online and have it delivered to the bar in real-time, but it turns out that service didn’t exist. At the time, Patjane was running a food truck-making business, which was responsible for about 80% of all the food trucks in Mexico, so he had experience doing business in the region. A couple of weeks later, to solve the instant delivery probl...
Tags: Mexico, China, Tech, Mexico City, Peru, Starbucks, Waze, Latin America, Kaszek Ventures, Prosus, Prosus Ventures, Mexico Chile Colombia, Alexis Patjane, Patjane, Banafsheh Fathieh Head of Americas Investments


YouTube expands TikTok rival Shorts to the UK, Canada, Latin America, lets users tap all of YouTube for tunes

One of Google’s strong advantages in the world of online video has been the sheer size of YouTube: currently, the site has more than 2.3 billion monthly active users and over 500 hours of content uploaded every minute. Now, Google and YouTube are hoping to leverage some of that heft as it goes head to head with TikTok. Shorts, YouTube’s TikTok rival for building 60-second videos set to music that launched first in India and then expanded to the U.S., is now opening up in three more regions — the...
Tags: Google, TC, UK, Youtube, India, Tech, Latin America, Universal Music Group, UK Canada, YouTube Shorts, UK Canada Latin America, TikTok Shorts YouTube, Instagram Reels Snapchat Spotlight


Naspers co-leads $14.5M extension round in mobility startup WhereIsMyTransport

Many people in emerging markets depend on informal public transport to move across cities . But while there are ride-hailing and bus-hailing applications in some of these cities, there’s a dire need for journey-planning apps to improve mobility for users and reduce the time they spend commuting . South African startup WhereIsMyTransport is one such company filling that gap for now. Today, i t is announcing a $14.5 million Series A extension to continue its expansion across emerging marke...
Tags: Japan, Africa, Tech, South Africa, Mexico City, WSP, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Latin America, Naspers, LIMA Peru, Cathay, India Southeast Asia, Naspers Group, Rumbo, Gautrain


Harris safely returns to air base after plane has 'technical issue' while departing for first foreign trip

Vice President Kamala Harris, who was en route to Latin America on Sunday, safely returned to Joint Base Andrews after her plane had a "technical issue," according to Harris' chief spokesperson and senior adviser Symone Sanders.
Tags: Cnn, Latin America, Kamala Harris, HARRIS


Harris Visits Latin America to Tackle Migration, Corruption

On her first foreign trip as vice president, Kamala Harris is looking to deepen diplomatic ties with Guatemala and Mexico.
Tags: Guatemala, Latin America, Kamala Harris, HARRIS


Why Kamala Harris is heading to Guatemala and Mexico

Kamala Harris leaves for Latin America on Sunday under intense political pressure to stem the flow of migrants to the US, with lots of people asking what she's doing heading out on her first foreign trip as vice president before releasing a comprehensive strategy.
Tags: Mexico, US, Cnn, Guatemala, Latin America, Kamala Harris


What to know about Kamala Harris' first foreign trip as vice president

Kamala Harris leaves for Latin America on Sunday under intense political pressure to stem the flow of migrants to the US, with lots of people asking what she's doing heading out on her first foreign trip as vice president before releasing a comprehensive strategy.
Tags: News, US, Stories, Latin America, Kamala Harris


El Salvador Plans Bill to Adopt Bitcoin As Legal Tender

(Bloomberg) -- El Salvador’s Nayib Bukele, Latin America’s youngest president who’s known to break from the norms, said he plans to send...
Tags: Latin America, NAYIB BUKELE, Bloomberg El Salvador


Latin Inspired Heart-Shaped Cookies

For Brazilian pastry chef Andrea Marques, making sweet treats is all about spreading love. That’s why all the cookies in this collection are shaped like hearts. You’ll find four different varieties of these shortbread cookie sandwiches, each with a different filling inspired by the flavors of Latin America: • Chocolate shortbread cookies with brigadeiro filling, inspired by traditional Brazilian truffles • Vanilla shortbread cookies with dulce de leche filling, the Latin American confection ...
Tags: Shopping, Latin America, Andrea Marques


What will Kamala Harris seek in Mexico?

There are several questions around Vice President Kamala Harris's upcoming trip to Mexico and Guatemala on June 7 and 8. They mainly involve the larger of those two countries, but as the US seeks to deepen its ties in Latin America -- and, importantly, as it hopes to stem the flow of migrants heading to the southern US border -- the answers will help determine whether the Biden administration can effectively address the so-called "root causes" of that migration in Mexico and the Northern Triangl...
Tags: News, Mexico, US, Stories, Biden, Guatemala, Latin America, Kamala Harris


Kamala Harris's tough challenge in Mexico, Guatemala

There are several questions around Vice President Kamala Harris's upcoming trip to Mexico and Guatemala on June 7 and 8. They mainly involve the larger of those two countries, but as the US seeks to deepen its ties in Latin America -- and, importantly, as it hopes to stem the flow of migrants heading to the southern US border -- the answers will help determine whether the Biden administration can effectively address the so-called "root causes" of that migration in Mexico and the Northern Triangl...
Tags: News, Mexico, US, Stories, Biden, Guatemala, Latin America, Kamala Harris, Mexico Guatemala