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#Brazil Senate clears runway for foreign airlines on domestic routes - Reuters

Brazil Senate clears runway for foreign airlines on domestic routes - Reuters:Brazil’s Senate on Wednesday passed legislation allowing foreign-controlled airlines to operate domestic flights, opening up Latin America’s largest air travel market after years of debate.The measure passed Brazil’s Senate on Wednesday following approval by the lower chamber on Tuesday. Because Congress added a provision barring airlines from charging passengers for their first checked bag, the bill will require the s...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Senate, Brazil, Latin America, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil Senate

How Trump Is Getting in His Own Way in Venezuela

The U.S. once played a constructive role in helping to unite allies for democracy. Now Trumpism is hindering that.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Latin America, Trump, Maduro, Nicolas, Donald J, Moscow (Russia

These startups are locating in SF and Africa to win in global fintech

To become a global fintech player, locate your company in San Francisco and Africa. That’s the approach of payments company Flutterwave, digital lending startup Mines, and mobile-money venture Chipper Cash—Africa-founded ventures that maintain headquarters in San Francisco and operations in Africa to tap the best of both worlds in VC, developers, clients, and the frontier of digital finance. This arrangement wasn’t exactly coordinated across the ventures, but TechCrunch coverage picked up the...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Uber, Apps, Y Combinator, Asia, Accelerator, Europe, Finance, Nigeria, Africa, San Francisco, Tech, Banking, E-commerce

How Cultural Differences Shape Your Happiness

Researcher William Tov grew up watching American television portraying the American experience, like nightly family gatherings around the dinner table. But that was very different from his own home life: His immigrant parents from Cambodia were often working, and they rarely all sat down together for a meal. These early observations sparked Tov’s interest in cultural differences—which eventually led him to become a psychology professor at Singapore Management University, studying (among other t...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Parenting, China, Singapore, Africa, Middle East, Korea, Cambodia, Latin America, Gallup, East Asia, Kira Newman, Singapore Management University, Tov, William Tov

Amazon is close to winning a 7-year battle with South American countries for the '.amazon' domain

Amazon has been locked in a seven-year battle with eight South American countries over its right to use the ".amazon" domain name. These countries, united as the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organisation, argued that Amazon should not have the rights to this name as it is also an important geographic region in their continent. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers sided with Amazon last week over its new terms proposed in April. Its final decision is pending a 30-day public comm...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Icann, Ohio, Venezuela, Victoria, Latin America, Financial Times, ACTO, Amazonia, Financial Times Amazon, Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organisation, Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organisation ACTO, ICANN ICAAN

More Needs To Be Done On Nuclear Medicine In Latin America And Caribbean, Says Amano

21 May (NucNet): Nuclear medicine and radiotherapy have made considerable progress in Latin America and the Caribbean, but more needs to be done to enlarge the geographical reach of advanced technologies, which are not evenly spread throughout the region, International Atomic Energy Agency director-general Yukiya Amano has said. [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Latin America, Caribbean, Yukiya Amano, Amano, International Atomic Energy Agency

Previous dengue infection could protect against Zika-associated damage

The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America has affected over 60 million people up to now. The infection can have potentially fatal consequences for pregnant women and their unborn children: many children have subsequently been born with malformations of the head, or so-called microcephaly.
Tags: Health, Latin America, Zika

How ‘Detective Pikachu’ Revived My Love of Pokémon and Helped Me Reconnect With My Childhood

Like many, many people, I grew up absolutely obsessed with Pokémon. I watched every single episode of the anime, wanting to be the very best. I played the games, and catching them was my real test, and of course I had way too much merchandise. With time, I stopped caring about the franchise, and moved on to other things. Then the trailer for Detective Pikachu dropped and I could not believe what I was seeing. It was like they took every daydream I had as a kid and turned it into a multimi...
Tags: Google, Movies, Features, Pokemon, Hasbro, Venezuela, Ash, Jackie Chan, Smith, Eddie, Latin America, Warner Brothers, Video Game, Pokemon Blue, Tim, Hernandez

Trump’s Huawei ban ‘wins’ one trade battle, but the US may lose the networking war

While U.S. government officials celebrate what they must consider to be a win in their battle against the low-cost, high-performance networking vendor Huawei and other Chinese hardware manufacturers, the country is at risk of falling seriously behind in the broader, global competition for telecom tech and customers. It may be a race that the U.S. is willing to concede, but it should be noted that Huawei’s sphere of influence on other shores continues to expand, even as the company’s ability to o...
Tags: TC, Asia, Europe, Technology, Mexico, China, Africa, US, America, Tech, Bloomberg, Banking, Companies, United States, Telecommunications, President

Early dengue virus infection could "defuse" zika virus

The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America has affected over 60 million people up to now. The infection can have potentially fatal consequences for pregnant women and their unborn children: many children have subsequently been born with malformations of the head (microcephaly). A particularly high incidence of these Zika-associated malformations exists in northeastern Brazil. DZIF scientists from Charité -- Universitätsmedizin Berlin tried to find out the reasons for this regional cluster and disc...
Tags: Science, Brazil, Latin America, Zika, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Poor residents of Caracas submerged themselves in the highly polluted waters of the Guaire River scavenging for items to sell as a way to get through Venezuela’s […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Venezuela, Associated Press, Latin America, Caribbean, Caracas, Latin America Caribbean, Guaire River

Sigourney Weaver Starrer ‘My Salinger Year’ Pre-Sells to Major Territories for Memento (EXCLUSIVE)

Memento Films Intl. has inked a raft of strong pre-sales on Philippe Falardeau’s “My Salinger Year,” the big-screen adaptation of Joanna Rakoff’s international bestseller that will star Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Qualley (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”). Set to start shooting May 23, “My Salinger Year” has pre-sold to Spain (A Contracorriente), Latin America […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Global, Spain, Sigourney Weaver, Cannes film festival, Latin America, Memento Films Intl, Margaret Qualley, Joanna Rakoff, Philippe Falardeau, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, My Salinger Year, Sigourney Weaver Starrer

Argentine filmmaker shines light on country's abortion battle at Cannes

The film, "Que Sea Ley" - which translates as "Let It Be Law" - follows the battle to pass a bill legalizing abortion which gained widespread support but was rejected by the country's Senate last year. "It makes me ashamed that the law does not exist," the film's director Juan Solanas, told Reuters in a telephone interview from the Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera, where he will be joined for the showing by 20 Argentine women pushing for legalized abortions. "Women are dying in Latin...
Tags: Science, Senate, Latin America, Cannes, Reuters, French Riviera, Juan Solanas

Facebook Removed Israeli-Based Pages and Accounts Mostly Focused on Africa

Facebook removed a total of 265 accounts, pages, groups and events for coordinated inauthentic behavior, saying that they originated in Israel but focused on Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, Angola, Niger and Tunisia, with some activity geared toward Latin America and Southeast Asia. Head of cybersecurity policy Nathaniel Gleicher said in a Newsroom post that the people...
Tags: Facebook, Southeast Asia, Africa, Israel, Advertising, Tunisia, Latin America, Social Pro Daily, Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook Removed Israeli Based Pages, Nigeria Senegal Togo Angola Niger

Facebook bans election-attack firm linked to Israeli military and 'dozens' more disinformation accounts

Facebook announced today that is has banned an Israeli firm that ran a foreign psyops campaign to disrupt election results in various countries. Facebook claims to have canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation, they said Thursday. Some of the newly banned accounts are said to be linked to the Archimedes Group, a Tel Aviv-based consulting firm that claims to be able to “change reality.” The Archimedes website shows that its CEO is the former director of the European Fri...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Politics, News, Russia, Southeast Asia, Israel, Tel Aviv, Associated Press, Latin America, Archimedes, Picks, Election Security, Gleicher, Nathaniel Gleicher Facebook, Archimedes Group

‘The Kafka Of Uruguay’ (And Why It Makes Sense That Uruguay Produced One)

“In Latin America, it’s said that Chile produces poets, Argentina produces short story writers, Mexico produces novelists, and Uruguay produces ‘los raros‘ — the strange ones.” And, writes his translator, Annie McDermott, “[Mario] Levrero was a raro of the highest order.” – Literary Hub
Tags: Art, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Words, Kafka, Latin America, 05.15.19, Annie McDermott, Mario -RSB- Levrero

Comparative Labors and Democratic Dysfunction

For the symposium on Sanford Levinson and Jack M. Balkin, Democracy and Dysfunction (University of Chicago Press, 2019). Democracy and Dysfunction joins a distinguished list of seminal works on constitutionalism in the United States that have universal titles. The tradition is honorable.   Participants include such classics as John Hart Ely’s Democracy and Distrust, Ronald Dworkin’s Taking Rights Seriously, Gerald Gunther’s Constitutional Law, and, for that matter, Sandy Levinson’s Constituti...
Tags: Supreme Court, Labor, Senate, Africa, Israel, Reagan, Gop, United States, United Kingdom, Wisconsin, Benjamin Netanyahu, Republican Party, Latin America, Branding, Trump, Levinson

President Laís Bodanzky Reflects on First Three Years of São Paulo Film Commission

Since its launch in May 2016, the São Paulo Film Commission (Spcine) has assisted on over 2,700 productions: Features, shorts, TV and TV commercials. Those numbers put the metropolis alongside Mexico City as one of Latin America’s most utilized shooting destinations. It currently hosts more than 1,000 productions per year. In industry terms the city […]
Tags: News, Global, Mexico City, Latin America, São Paulo Film Commission, São Paulo Film Commission Spcine

WeWork's CFO says it will generate $2 billion in profit on the desks it's opened this year, and it shows the importance of the 'space as a service' model

WeWork's focus on attracting larger companies to its spaces is a key part of its growth strategy, co-president and chief financial officer Artie Minson told Business Insider. The firm's revenue doubled year-over-year to $689 million last quarter. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. WeWork doubled its revenue in the first quarter, and it's gearing up for even more growth.  The company now has $3.4 billion in multi-year agreements with big companies, a major revenue driver ...
Tags: China, US, Trends, WeWork, Latin America, Business Insider, Minson, Michael Gross, Artie Minson

WeWork's CFO says it will generate $2 billion in profit on the desks it's opened this year, and it's proof the 'space as a service' model is working

WeWork's 100%-plus growth rate on all of its key quarter one numbers shows that its approach to "space as a service" is working, co-president and chief financial officer Artie Minson told Business Insider. The firm's revenue doubled year-over-year, to $689 million, last quarter. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. WeWork doubled its revenue in the first quarter, and it's gearing up for even more growth.  The company now has $3.4 billion in multi-year agreements with big com...
Tags: China, US, Trends, WeWork, Latin America, Business Insider, Minson, Michael Gross, Artie Minson

WeWork's CEO explains why he thinks his $47 billion company is recession proof, and how he keeps his ego in check as a young billionaire

Adam Neumann, 40, is the cofounder and CEO of WeWork, the global coworking space company valued at $47 billion. WeWork, under its umbrella the We Company, filed for an IPO last December. Analysts are concerned with last year's $1.8 billion in revenue compared to its $1.9 billion in losses. Neumann told Business Insider that WeWork is capable of being profitable, but is choosing to invest in rapid global expansion. He said that it is well-positioned for a potential economic downturn in the US, ...
Tags: Japan, New York, Saudi Arabia, China, Ipo, Boston, Softbank, New York City, Africa, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, United States, Middle East, Cambridge

The First 3D-Printed Neighborhood Will Be Built This Summer

In partnership with Austin–based construction technologies company ICON, and nonprofit New Story, Yves Béhar has revealed plans to build the world's first 3D-printed community this summer in a yet-to-be-disclosed, semi-rural location in Latin America. The ambitious project plans to provide homes for over 50 families. Images of ICON's proof of concept home in Austin (courtesy of ICON)The project adapted ICON's $4,000 3D-printed home—which debuted during SXSW in 2018—through a variety of community...
Tags: Design, Austin, Architecture, 3d Printing, Latin America, Sxsw, Behar, New Story Yves Béhar

Machu Picchu airport

Machu Picchu may be one of the world’s most recognizable and widely visited destinations, but it’s also surprisingly difficult to get to, which some may say is part of its appeal. Visitors must arrive via the small airport in nearby Cusco, which has a single runway and can only accommodate narrow-bodied aircrafts on stopover flights from Lima and other Peruvian cities close by. The airport would allow for direct flights to Machu Picchu from major cities in the US and Latin America, but it wo...
Tags: Travel, Airports, US, Unesco, Peru, Cambridge University, Lima, Latin America, Machu Picchu, Cusco, All, Unesco World Heritage, Ollantaytambo, Lake Piuray, Natalia Maluf, Carlos Olivia

New Story and 3D Printed Homes

In July 2015, I wrote about New Story asking readers to crowdfund one $6k house for a family in Haiti. At the time, Brett was only a few months into building New Story and had built less than twenty total homes. They were young and inexperienced but had a strong conviction to do things differently as a nonprofit which appealed to me. In the past four years, New Story has funded over 2,200 homes, building 17 communities for over 11,000 people across Mexico, Haiti, El Salvador, and Bolivia...
Tags: Trends, 3d Printing, Philanthropy, Haiti, Latin America, Bolivia, Amy, Brett, Feld, Seth Levine, Brett Hagler, New Story, Mexico Haiti El Salvador, Greeley Sachs

Yves Béhar and New Story are planning to 3D-print an entire community in Latin America

I am not a total skeptic about 3D printed houses. I think there is a place for them – on the moon, for example.
Tags: Design, News, Yves Behar, Latin America

Top 10 books about Sudan

Despite 30 years of repression that have hit writers unusually hard, Sudanese literature remains vigorous. Here is some of the best available in EnglishI was lucky to grow up in Khartoum in a house filled with books, at a time when Sudan’s public libraries flourished. One of the most startling discoveries I made as a child of about 13 was finding a couple of Tayeb Salih’s books on a shelf at home. Until that moment, I thought literature was something that took place elsewhere – in Dickens’s Engl...
Tags: Books, England, Fiction, Poetry, Africa, Culture, Sudan, South Sudan, Fiction in translation, Colonialism, Short Stories, Latin America, Dickens, Khartoum, Borges, Tayeb Salih

Parente joins General Atlantic as chairman of Brazil

General Atlantic said May 15 that Pedro Parente will join the firm as chairman of Brazil, as of June 18. Parente is currently the chairman and CEO of food company BRF. PRESS RELEASE General Atlantic Appoints Pedro Parente as Chairman of Brazil São Paulo – May 15, 2019 – General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that Pedro Parente will join the firm as Chairman of Brazil, as of June 18, 2019.   In this newly created advisory role, Mr. Parente will work closely with Ge...
Tags: Singapore, Trends, People, Atlantic, Brazil, Bill Ford, General Atlantic, Latin America, Pedro, Brazil Sao Paulo, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Parente, Pedro Parente, About General Atlantic General Atlantic, University of Brasília, Munich Palo Alto São Paulo Shanghai

Top 5 romantic Latin American beach retreats

With some of the most picturesque and dramatic coastlines in the world, Latin America offers up a plethora of options for romantic coastal retreats. Luxurious resorts, exclusive seaside boutiques and rustic-chic tropical hideaways are all available, meaning there is a hotel to suit all tastes and requirements for your indulgent luxury trip. Here are five […] The post Top 5 romantic Latin American beach retreats appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Accommodation, Brazil, South America, Resorts, Costa Rica, Central America, Latin America, Belize, Regions

Healthcare booking platform DocPlanner scores €80M Series E

DocPlanner, the Poland-founded healthcare booking platform that now processes 1.5 million bookings every month globally, has closed €80 million in Series E financing. The round is led by One Peak Partners and Goldman Sachs Private Capital, with existing investors Piton Capital and ENERN Investments also participating, and brings total raised to date to around €130 million. Founded in 2012, as it stands to day DocPlanner’s offering has two pillars: a consumer-facing marketplace and reviews site, ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Tech, Spain, Turkey, Poland, Latin America, Curitiba, Piton Capital, Goldman Sachs Private Capital, Docplanner, Warsaw Barcelona Istanbul Rome Mexico City

Fabula Promotes Producer Rocío Jadue to Head of Latin American Film (EXCLUSIVE)

CANNES  —  Fabula founders Pablo and Juan de Dios Larraín have upped producer Rocío Jadue to the newly-created post of Fabula head of Latin America film. The promotion marks another expansive – though organic – move at the Santiago de Chile-based production house which won an Academy Award for Sebastian Lelio’s “A Fantastic Woman” and […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Cannes film festival, Latin America, Cannes, Pablo, Santiago de Chile, Pablo Larrain, Fabula, Sebastian Lelio, Juan de Dios Larraín, Rocío Jadue