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Bogotá’s Cacophony Is Hushed by Virus as Congested Streets Empty Out

In normal times, Colombia’s crowded capital reverberates with never-ending noise. But under quarantine, the city was overtaken by an extraordinary sound: silence.
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro makes life-or-death coronavirus gamble

Even as coronavirus cases mount in Latin America’s largest nation, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has staked out the most deliberately dismissive position of any major world leader, calling the pandemic a momentary, minor problem and saying strong measures to contain it are unnecessary. Bolsonaro says his response to the disease matches that of President Donald Trump in the U.S., but the Brazilian leader has gone further, labeling the virus as “a little flu” and saying state governors’ aggre...
Tags: News, Brazil, Donald Trump, Latin America, BRASILIA, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro

Instead Of Bailing Out Corporations, Why Not Cancel Student Debt?

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. The federal government is in the midst of rolling out a $2 trillion bailout package to try and mitigate the effects of the national coronavirus shutdown. Much of this money will go to major corporations, while working and middle-class Americans may see at most a few thousand dollars. Very little has been done to take care of gig workers, freelancers and consultants who have seen contracts cancelled, or drastically reduc...
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COVID-19 webinar summary: 5 key points on Latin America hotel performance (24 March)

STR remains committed to keeping the hospitality industry updated on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and our webinar series will provide in-depth updates on world regions around the globe. However, if you are unable to watch the full recording during this stressful time, you can find a summary of the key points below.
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Jair Bolsonaro claims Brazilians 'never catch anything' as Covid-19 cases rise

President suggests citizens may already have antibodies that help virus ‘not to proliferate’, as cases rise to nearly 3,000Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBrazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has tried to reassure his citizens over the threat of coronavirus by claiming Brazilians can bathe in excrement “and nothing happens”.As Brazil’s Covid-19 death toll rose to 77, Bolsonaro scotched the idea Latin America’s biggest economy could soon face a situation as severe as the ...
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U.S. indicts Venezuela’s Maduro, aides on narcoterror charges

By JOSHUA GOODMAN and JIM MUSTIAN MIAMI — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that it has indicted Venezuela’s socialist leader Nicolás Maduro and several key aides on charges of narcoterrorism. The department accused them of conspiring with Colombian rebels “to flood the United States with cocaine.” “We estimate that somewhere between 200 and 250 metric tons of cocaine are shipped out of Venezuela by these routes. Those 250 metric tons equates to 30 million lethal doses,” it said....
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U.S. to indict Venezuela’s Maduro, aides on money laundering, drug trafficking charges

By JOSHUA GOODMAN and JIM MUSTIAN MIAMI — The Trump administration will announce indictments against Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro and members of his inner circle for effectively converting Venezuela’s state into a criminal enterprise at the service of drug traffickers and terrorist groups, according to four people familiar with the situation. The indictments from prosecutors in Miami and New York, which will encompass money-laundering and drug-trafficking charges, will be announced at a news confe...
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Delivery Hero urges users to go cashless, no contact for food deliveries

Delivery Hero has switched to cash-less, non-contact for deliveries in areas it defines as “high risk” for the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to reduce personal contact between couriers and customers during the coronavirus pandemic. But it’s encouraging all customers to make the switch. “By introducing contactless delivery, we can ensure that our service is safe and convenient for customers, riders and restaurants,” said CEO, Niklas Östberg, in a press release. “We now encourage custome...
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Hot sauces around world

Some people like to say that variety is the spice of life. Well, if they’re talking about the variety of hot sauces, the maxim is undeniably true. Hot sauce is so universally beloved that both Beyonce and Hillary Clinton keep it in their purses. True culinary aficionados know that most meals aren’t complete without a bottle of hot sauce. Some of us even keep bottles in our glove compartments in case of an emergency. Every dish from fried chicken to pho can be improved with a squeeze from a bo...
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Nuclear Scientists Developing Faster, Cheaper Covid-19 Test

Nuclear scientists in Austria are closing in on new coronavirus testing kits that could dramatically lower the cost and time it takes to diagnose people for the disease. From a report: With Covid-19 tests in short supply in many places, some individuals have turned to private laboratories that can genetically detect the pathogen. That process, called reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction, or RT-PCR, can cost as much as $400 in some private facilities. But the International Atomic Energ...
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Brazil and Mexico Are Latin America's Coronavirus Holdouts

The leaders of the region’s two largest nations — Mexico and Brazil — have largely dismissed the dangers and have resisted calls for a lockdown.
Tags: News, Mexico, Epidemics, Brazil, Latin America, Lopez Obrador, Quarantines, Andres Manuel, Bolsonaro, Jair (1955-, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

STX Films Acquires Margaret Qualley-Led A Head Full of Ghosts

STX Films acquires Margaret Qualley-led A Head Full of Ghosts Just over a month after landing Margaret Qualley (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) to lead the psychological horror film, Scott Cooper’s A Head Full of Ghosts has been acquired by STXfilms in a seven-figure deal, according to Deadline. RELATED: Scott Cooper to Direct Margaret Qualley in Thriller A Head Full of Ghosts The studio plans to distribute it in the United States and the United Kingdom in a similar fashion to its other rec...
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Brazil's Bolsonaro Blames Press for Covid-19 'Hysteria,' Boasts He's Too Fit to Get Sick in Speech

Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro sparked protests with a Tuesday evening address in which he claimed the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is a media “fantasy,” demanded governors end quarantine and isolation measures, and bragged that he is so healthy he wouldn’t even know if he was infected, the Guardian…Read more...
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Latin America's oil producers sweat to cover costs as price war takes toll

A price war between the world's oil powerhouses is leaving many producers in Latin American struggling to cover production costs, boosting the chances of output cuts and investment delays in the coming months.
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United States: Vault Law Blog Spotlights Milbank's Latin America Practice And Partners' Insights Into An International Law Career - Milbank LLP

Project, Energy and Infrastructure Finance partner Dan Bartfeld and Capital Markets partner Marcelo Mottesi—co-heads of the Latin America practice—as well as Corporate/M&A partne
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United States: Latin America: Top Legal Concerns Facing General Counsel In 2020 - Jones Day

2020 presents old and new challenges to international companies doing business in Latin America.
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Facebook Lowers Video Quality In Latin America, Following Europe

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Facebook will lower video streaming quality on its platform and on Instagram in Latin America, replicating measures adopted in Europe, to ease network congestion in a region that is starting to feel the grip of the coronavirus. On Sunday, the world's largest social network followed the steps of Netflix, Alphabet's YouTube, Amazon and Walt Disney in response to a call by the European Union to stave off internet gridlock as thousands of people work...
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Why Taking Care of Your Own Well-Being Helps Others

Friday happened to be the International Day of Happiness, but people around the world feel anything but happy right now. Many of us are stressed and worried, wondering what this global pandemic means for our friends, families, and communities. The pursuit of happiness is likely the furthest thing from people’s minds. Yet, as Buddhist monk and psychologist Jack Kornfield once said in an interview, cultivating a joyful spirit can actually help not only us, but the people around us—especially whe...
Tags: Parenting, Germany, Latin America, Buddhist, Nicholas Christakis, James Fowler, Kenneth Tan, Jack Kornfield, Olga Stavrova, Shannon Moore Ed Diener

SouSmile raises $10M to grow its anti-braces aligner brand

Amid expectations that early-stage funding and valuations will decline due to an economic downturn caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak, young startups like the Brazilian dental company SouSmile, which raised in the time before COVID-19, are feeling grateful for secured runway. SouSmile is a direct to consumer dental company based in São Paulo. SouSmile has raised $10 million in Series A funding from Global Founders Capital, Kaszek Ventures and Canary, bringing the company’s ...
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Mexico: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Employer FAQs - Littler Mendelson

As of March 11, 2020, at least 10 countries in Latin America have confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), with Mexico reporting at least seven patients
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States Tighten Public Limits; Grim Italy Milestone: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- New York state ordered non-essential workers to stay home, a move followed hours later by neighboring New Jersey and then by Illinois. Italy reported 627 fatalities, the most in one day anywhere, as the death toll in Europe’s epicenter topped 4,000.President Donald Trump banned all non-essential travel from Mexico, exempting commerce. He also deferred student loan payments.The U.K. and the U.S. warned that social distancing may be in place longer than expected. The European Union ...
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Mexico's deadly toll of environment and land defenders catalogued in report

At least 83 murdered in 2012-2019, with a third of attacks targeting opponents of energy mega-projectsAt least 83 Mexican land and environment defenders were murdered between 2012 and 2019, while hundreds more were threatened, beaten and criminalized, according to a new report.Latin America is the most dangerous continent in the world to defend environmental, land and human rights, with Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala ranking worst.In Mexico, this targeted violence has taken hol...
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Mexico's deadly toll of environment and land defenders catalogued in report

At least 83 murdered in 2012-2019, with a third of attacks targeting opponents of energy mega-projectsAt least 83 Mexican land and environment defenders were murdered between 2012 and 2019, while hundreds more were threatened, beaten and criminalized, according to a Latin America is the most dangerous continent in the world to defend environmental, land and human rights, with Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala ranking worst. Continue reading...
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Mexico's president in no hurry to confront virus outbreak

Many countries in Latin America have taken aggressive measures to deal with the coronavirus such as closing their borders, dock and airports to foreigners, declaring states of emergencies and ordering business shutdowns. Mexico, by contrast, has so far taken a “business as usual” attitude. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his government have said a shutdown of the country would disproportionately hurt poor people and also be a psychological weight on all Mexicans.
Tags: News, Mexico, Latin America, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

Latin American airlines slash flights, salaries in response to coronavirus

Latin America's major airlines sharply curtailed international flights on Thursday because of the coronavirus outbreak as Panama and Colombia imposed month-long travel bans and the largest carrier cut the salaries of 43,000 employees.
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Coronavirus: Brand Moves for Thursday March 19

We started this series of brand updates just over a week ago, but the reaction has been so positive, and the crisis so fast-moving, that we’re going to move to a continuously updated rolling news format from now until it’s all over (hopefully soon). Keep checking back here for the latest updates on how brands are dealing with coronavirus. WhatsApp has launched a Coronavirus Information Hub aimed at helping governments, health organisations and community workers communicate truthful, helpful inf...
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How Low Can Brent, WTI Crude Oil Go? One Forecast Sees $5/Barrel - Bloomberg

How Low Can Brent, WTI Crude Oil Go? One Forecast Sees $5/Barrel - Bloomberg:Oil traders struggling to navigate one of the biggest oil crashes in history say the worst is yet to come.Even after a 60% plunge so far this year to the lowest since 2003, prices will likely drop further to $20 a barrel or below, according to a survey of traders from some of the world’s biggest oil companies and merchants. Analysts from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to Citigroup Inc. also expect prices to extend declines in...
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A Massive Ecommerce Site Changed Its Handshake Logo to Promote Social Distancing

Latin America's largest ecommerce platform, Mercado Libre, is using its most central design element to make a statement about stemming the global outbreak of COVID-19. Agency Gut Buenos Aires has redesigned the site's logo to replace its longtime handshake with an elbow bump, symbolizing the small daily changes required to create "social distance" that helps...
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DirecTV, Disney, Discovery, NatGeo Open Access to Joint School Channel, Escuela Plus (EXCLUSIVE)

In response to school closings sparked by Covid-19 outbreak concerns in the region, DirecTV Latin America and its partners have opened up their joint educational channel, Escuela Plus, to all DirecTV subscribers for 30 days, starting March 17. Disney, National Geographic, Discovery and Torneo are among the key content partners in Escuela Plus, which is […]
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Mexico, former swine flu hub, tests nerves with coronavirus strategy

Mexican officials are dragging their feet on border closures and coronavirus containment measures, in what critics call a high risk strategy driven by bad memories of a shutdown a decade ago that deepened the country's recession during the swine flu epidemic. The United States and neighbors in Latin America have suspended flights, banned public gatherings and closed schools. In Mexico City, however, tens of thousands of music fans rocked out to Guns and Roses at a festival at the weekend.
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