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Latin America now has world's highest coronavirus death toll

Brazil, the Latin American country most affected by the novel coronavirus, has now recorded a total of 95,819 deaths as of Tuesday. Last week Latin America became the most-affected region by the number of cases. The global death toll is 698,000.
Tags: News, Brazil, Latin America


Virgin Atlantic files Chapter 15 bankruptcy petition

By Josh Saul and Claire Boston | Boston Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. on Tuesday after telling a London court it was set to run out of cash next month if a pending rescue deal isn’t approved. The airline filed its petition in the Southern District of New York. Chapter 15 allows foreign companies with U.S. assets to protect themselves against claims while they work on a turnaround plan at home. The company had said during pro...
Tags: Business, New York, London, Sport, Bankruptcy, Soccer, United States, Delta, Virgin, Airlines, Latin America, Virgin Atlantic, Bloomberg Intelligence, Vaal, Claire Boston, Josh Saul


Viggo Mortensen, Chiara Mastroianni, Maria de Medeiros Set for Lisandro Alonso’s ‘Eureka’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Following his star turn in “Jauja,” a major hit at the 2014 Cannes Festival, Viggo Mortensen will re-team with Argentine director Lisandro Alonso on “Eureka,” one of the boldest upcoming art films from Latin America. Mortensen, who takes the lead role in “Eureka’s” first part, will be joined by France’s Chiara Mastroianni, a Cesar Award […]
Tags: News, France, Global, Viggo Mortensen, Latin America, Mortensen, Locarno Film Festival, Chiara Mastroianni, Lisandro Alonso


Southeast Asia and Latin America’s startup ecosystems are more similar than you think

Over the past year, Chinese and Japanese investors poured more than $3 billion into Latin American startups. Brazil has received the bulk of the capital to date, boosting five startups to unicorn status during this time. As these startups reach their growth and expansion stages, there’s been a notable uptick in competition between a few super-apps that dominate the market.  In the US, there is sufficient capital to help many similar competitors expand rapidly and succeed in the market, each serv...
Tags: Startups, Asia, Southeast Asia, US, Brazil, Latin America, Podium, Growth Quarters


Global report: Covid risks 'generational catastrophe' warns UN; Latin America exceeds 5m cases

Brazil president’s chief of staff tests positive; Trump says US ‘doing well’; record fines in Australia for not isolatingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe United Nations has warned of a “generational catastrophe” because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on education, as Latin America surpassed five million Covid-19 cases – or nearly 30% of global infections.The UN secretary general, Antonio Guterres, said the world was at a “defining moment” with the world’...
Tags: Australia, US, World news, United Nations, Brazil, Un, Latin America, Trump, Antonio Guterres, Coronavirus outbreak


Latin America exceeds 5 million COVID-19 cases, Reuters tally shows

Latin America broke through 5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, a Reuters tally showed, underscoring that the region is the area of the world hardest hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus was initially slower to reach Latin America - home to about 640 million people - than much of the world. Latin America has now topped 200,000 deaths.
Tags: News, Latin America, Reuters, COVID


Mexico hails 'Sledgehammer' arrest but murder crisis still a tough nut to crack

The capture of José Antonio ‘El Marro’ Yépez, a top gangster in violence-stricken Guanajuato state, gives a boost to the presidentMexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has hailed the capture of one of the country’s most notorious gangsters as an important victory in his so far fruitless struggle to slash murder rates.In a Sunday night video message to the nation, López Obrador said security forces had seized “El Marro” or “the Sledgehammer” – the head of the Santa Rosa de Lima cartel ...
Tags: News, Mexico, US, Mexico City, Latin America, Tijuana, Guanajuato, Sinaloa, Joaquin, Santa Rosa, Eduardo Guerrero, Jalisco, Guerrero, San Miguel de Allende, CULIACAN, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador


Russia says suspected mercenaries detained by Belarus were going to Latin America

A Russian diplomat said on Monday a group of more than 30 suspected Russian mercenaries detained in Belarus last week were only passing through Minsk and were on their way to an unnamed Latin American state. Belarusian authorities have said they suspect the men entered their country to plot "acts of terrorism" and destabilise it before an Aug. 9 presidential election. The Russian state says it does not use mercenaries.
Tags: News, Russia, Belarus, Latin America, Minsk


OneKey wants to make it easier to work without a desktop by integrating apps into mobile keyboards

“The app that you use the most on your phone and you don’t realize it is your keyboard,” says Christophe Barre the co-founder and chief executive of OneKey. A member of Y Combinator’s most recent cohort, OneKey has a plan to make work easier on mobile devices by turning the keyboard into a new way to serve up applications like calendars, to-do lists, and, eventually, even Salesforce functionality. People have keyboards for emojis, other languages, and gifs, but there have been few ways to ...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, Technology, Tech, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Paris, Computing, Salesforce, Mobile Devices, Latin America, Bogota, User Interfaces, Mobile App, Barre, Christophe Barre


OneKey makes it easier to work without a desktop by integrating apps into mobile keyboards

“The app that you use the most on your phone and you don’t realize it is your keyboard,” says Christophe Barre the co-founder and chief executive of OneKey. A member of Y Combinator’s most recent cohort, OneKey has a plan to make work easier on mobile devices by turning the keyboard into a new way to serve up applications like calendars, to-do lists, and, eventually, even Salesforce functionality. People have keyboards for emojis, other languages, and gifs, but there have been few ways to ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Technology, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Paris, Computing, Salesforce, Mobile Devices, Latin America, Bogota, User Interfaces, Mobile App, Barre, Christophe Barre


Starzplay Unveils First International Original Productions

Placing an early bet on the booming Spanish-language market, Starzplay, Starz’s premium international streaming service, has unveiled its first slate of international original productions, made up of four series from Spain and Mexico. The titles will all be made available across the service’s footprint in Latin America. Select titles will debut in Spain and the […]
Tags: News, Mexico, Global, Spain, Latin America, StarzPlay Starz, StarzPlay


Brands Grow More Sophisticated With In-Housing Strategies

Brands are in-housing programmatic media buying more often, but many have also reverted course. Nearly 70% of brands in the U.S., Europe and Latin America have at least partially in-housed programmatic media buying, according to a recent survey from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), up from 65% in 2018. However, 16% of brands are outsourcing...
Tags: Europe, Advertising, Latin America, Interactive Advertising Bureau IAB, Ad Tech & Mar Tech


What happens in August could be key in Latin America's coronavirus fight, expert says

Across Latin America, skyrocketing new infection numbers are reaching even the highest circles, a sign of how pervasive the coronavirus has become -- and how ineffective many government efforts have been to stop it so far.
Tags: Cnn, Latin America


Will China's AI Surveillance State Go Global?

China already has hundreds of millions of surveillance cameras in place, reports the Atlantic's deputy editor, and "because a new regulation requires telecom firms to scan the face of anyone who signs up for cellphone services, phones' data can now be attached to a specific person's face." But the article also warns that when it comes to AI-powered surveillance, China "could also export it beyond the country's borders, entrenching the power of a whole generation of autocrats" and "shift the ba...
Tags: Silk Road, China, Singapore, Tech, Atlantic, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Ecuador, Mongolia, Mauritius, Latin America, Sri Lanka, South Asia, Bolivia, Cto, Kenya Uganda


Mexico to eclipse UK with third highest coronavirus death toll

Mexico is poised to overtake Britain as the country with the third-highest coronavirus death toll as the pandemic reaches new milestones in Latin America and threatens to disrupt efforts to reopen the economy. The unwanted record will place Mexico behind Brazil, Latin America's largest and most populous nation, and the United States. More than 91,000 people have died in Brazil and the death toll in the United States has surpasses 152,000.
Tags: UK, News, Mexico, Britain, United States, Brazil, Latin America, Brazil Latin America


Mexico eclipses Britain with third highest coronavirus death toll

Mexico surpassed Britain as the country with the third-highest coronavirus death toll on Friday, as the pandemic reaches new milestones in Latin America and threatens to disrupt efforts to reopen the region's reeling economies. More than 91,000 people have died in Brazil, and the U.S. death toll has topped 152,000. Mexico on Friday recorded 688 fatalities to bring its death toll to 46,688, with 424,637 confirmed cases.
Tags: News, Mexico, Britain, Brazil, Latin America


Mercado Libre: One x One: A show for a hero

To give back to the essential workers who have been on the frontlines of COVID and to continue raising money for those in need, GUT and Mercado Libre partnered with 10 popular Latin American musicians for intimate 1x1 performances with essential workers including doctors, nurses, social workers and front line volunteers at iconic concert venues across Latin America. “Ten shows of astonishing intimacy and robotic cameras capturing the inexplicable connection between two people...
Tags: Advertising, Latin America, Juan Cabral, Mercado Libre


Magnetis raises $11 million for its automated wealth management and brokerage service for Brazil

Magnetis, an automated wealth management solution for Brazilian investors, has raised $11 million in a new round of funding as it transforms itself into a full service brokerage for the nation’s investor class. Investors in the round included Redpoint eventures and Vostok Emerging Finance, the company said. “We’re quite happy with this vote of confidence from our investors. It only reinforces the credibility of our service and business model, which uses technology for goal-based investment manag...
Tags: TC, Money, Finance, Tech, Ceo, Economy, Artificial Intelligence, Brazil, Broker, Redpoint, Fintech, Latin America, Nubank, Anderson, Financial Technology, Wealth Management


StubHub to close offices in the Asia Pacific and Latin America

StubHub to close offices in the Asia Pacific and Latin AmericaFewer than 100 of StubHub’s 650 staff are understood to be facing redundancy
Tags: Business, News, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Stubhub


JCDecaux: H1 2020 results

H1 2020 results * Adjusted revenue down -41.6% to €1,075.4 million * Adjusted organic revenue down -40.8%, with Q2 at -63.4% * Adjusted operating margin of -€61.8 million * Adjusted EBIT, before impairment charge, of -€258.5 million * Net income Group share of -€254.9 million, including an impairment charge of €55.9 million * Positive adjusted free cash flow of €69.5 million (vs. -€7.8m in H1 2019) * No quarterly guidance on adjusted organic revenue growth provided in 2020 due to Covid‑19...
Tags: Europe, Business, UK, News, Australia, Mexico, France, China, Africa, CSR, Asia Pacific, South Africa, United Kingdom, Middle East, Treasury, Brazil


Clariant improves profitability in the first half of 2020 despite a difficult economic environment

* Sales from continuing operations decreased by 5 % in local currency to CHF 1.945 billion * EBITDA margin improved to 15.0 % compared to an operational performance of 14.9 % in the first half of 2019 * Net result for the total Group improved to CHF 90 million * Operating cash flow at CHF 89 million * Outlook: 2020 results will be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; focus will therefore be on mitigation and cash generation“In the first half of the year, our continuing operations were particu...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Business, News, China, Southeast Asia, European Commission, North America, Group, Latin America, Natural Resources, EBITDA, Middle East Africa, The Group, Basel Switzerland, Clariant


US warns of 'consequences' if Brazil picks Huawei 5G

The US ambassador in Brasilia warned of "consequences" if Brazil chooses Chinese telecoms company Huawei to develop its 5G network, in an interview published Wednesday. "I wouldn't say there would be retaliation, but there would be consequences" if Brazil goes against US advice and picks the Chinese firm, Ambassador Todd Chapman told newspaper Globo. Brazil is due to launch a tender next year for the project to develop the next generation of telecommunications technology in Latin America's mos...
Tags: News, US, Brazil, Huawei, Latin America, BRASILIA, Todd Chapman, Globo Brazil


Here are 22 of the most important executives leading Google Cloud as it takes on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google Cloud is competing with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft for bigger share in the fast-growing cloud market. These 22 executives are leading Google's bid to expand its reach in cloud computing. These executives are focused on expanding sales, partnerships, and customer relationships, as well as building technology like artificial intelligence and cloud infrastructure. Click here for more BI Prime stories.  With Amazon and Microsoft gobbling up large portions of the share on the cloud m...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, Japan, Florida, London, Microsoft, Youtube, Office, Trends, Siri, Cisco, SU, Asia Pacific, South Africa, Middle East


Say goodbye to the beloved banana

The world's most popular edible variety is about to be wiped out by a fungal invader. Again.We've already lost Gros Michel bananas, which were the world's favorite until the 1960s.The solution? Possibly genetic editing, but more likely a greater availability of exotic varieties. They're certainly among the most convenient fruits. Bananas are compact, tidy, bundles of potassium and deliciousness. And when we says "bananas," what we really mean are Cavendish bananas, an edible, cultivated subgr...
Tags: Food, Diet, Indonesia, Australia, Southeast Asia, Africa, Colombia, Malaysia, Middle East, Innovation, Belgium, Peru, Kenya, Cavendish, Bananas, Panama


Spotify users are streaming again, but ad revenues still suffer due to COVID crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic’s continued impact on Spotify’s business was apparent in the results of the company’s Q2 2020 earnings today. On some fronts, Spotify had good news. As more users turned to streaming services to keep themselves entertained while social distancing, Spotify grew its active monthly users by 29% to reach 299 million in the quarter. Its paid subscriber growth also topped Wall St. expectations with 138 million paid users, versus estimates of 136.4 million. However, the pandemi...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Media, Podcasts, Russia, Advertising, Tech, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Streaming Service, Joe Rogan, Omnicom Media Group, Addison Rae, Kim Kardashian West Joe Rogan Michelle Obama, Warner Bros TikTok


Latin America Is Facing a ‘Decline of Democracy’ Under the Pandemic

The coronavirus is battering Latin American health systems and economies. It is also threatening the region’s fragile political freedoms.
Tags: News, Latin America, Daniel, Jeanine, Maduro, Nicolas, Ortega, Lopez Obrador, Politics And Government, Andres Manuel, Caribbean Area, Bolsonaro, Jair (1955-, Anez Chavez, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Announcing the Disrupt 2020 agenda

For the past 10 years, Disrupt has been a place for the tech community to come together to connect and learn. And while thousands of techies won’t be able to descend on the Moscone Center this year, the Disrupt show will most certainly go on. On the conference’s 10th anniversary, we’re coming to you virtually. This makes Disrupt 2020 the most accessible Disrupt ever. But just because it’s virtual doesn’t mean that the fundamentals of the show will change. Disrupt attendees will, of course, have ...
Tags: TC, Asia, Europe, Hollywood, Washington, Boston, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Autodesk, Sequoia Capital, Fintech, Latin America, Anker


Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 650k as Belgian PM warns of total lockdown

Europe braces for second wave; Vietnam sees first locally transmitted cases since AprilGlobal death toll passes 650kMandatory Covid-19 tests for travellers returning to GermanyTrump’s national security adviser tests positive – live US updatesChina sees biggest surge in months; Australia sets new infections recordPet cat diagnosed with Covid-19 in first UK case of animal infection 7.31pm BST Latin America will emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic with higher poverty rates as efforts to control t...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Australia, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Venezuela, Vietnam, Latin America, Moreno, Micheal Martin


Latin America is battling one disaster as a mammoth recession looms

Even as coronavirus cases soar in Latin America, another calamity looms: Sharply contracting economies, unsustainable debt and deepening inequality could unleash social turmoil in the region.
Tags: Cnn, Latin America


As Latin America battles the pandemic another disaster looms

Even as coronavirus cases soar in Latin America, another calamity looms: Sharply contracting economies, unsustainable debt and deepening inequality could unleash social turmoil in the region.
Tags: News, Stories, Latin America