Industries and markets

Brazil president rebuts European criticism over environment

“They have no authority to discuss the environmental issue with us,” Bolsonaro said during a breakfast with rural lawmakers at the palace of Planalto.

Outcry after reports Brazil plans to investigate Glenn Greenwald

“Federal police reportedly asked money laundering unit to investigate the ‘financial activities’ of the US journalist.”

World Bank unit implicated in Latin America graft scandal

“In an antitrust administrative complaint filed in September against Guarín and several others, the IFC is accused of failing to act on Guarín’s potential conflict of interest for nearly two years, even as she allegedly

Mexican president thanks Trump for tariff comments as peso strengthens

“I am grateful that even President Trump is making it known that Mexico is fulfilling its commitment and that there are no threats of tariffs,” Lopez Obrador said.

Brazil: Taxation of the Internet of Things

What is the IoT? The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the communication between objects with artificial intelligence (AI) when being done online. For example, if refrigerators order food online or smart cars transfer data to

Brazilian manufacturing sector picks up during the second quarter

“The IHS Markit Brazil manufacturing purchasing managers index (PMI) rose to 51.0 in June from a 10-month low of 50.2 in May, having steadily declined for three months in a row to the point of

Mexican police protest and block streets against “militarization” of the force

“Hundreds of federal police blocked roads and protested in Mexico City on Wednesday against President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s plan to merge them into his new National Guard.”

Argentine company admits responsibility in major blackout in Mercosur countries

“Argentina’s energy secretary says improper reprogramming of the electricity system following the installation of a bypass on a major transmission line caused the power outage that left tens of millions of people in three nations

Brazil estimates trade surplus this year to reach US$ 56.7 billion

“Brazil’s Economy Ministry on Monday raised its projection for the country’s trade surplus this year to US$56.7 billion from US$50 billion but warned that trade activity will decline due to slowing global economic growth.”

Can Macri’s infrastructure projects sway Argentine voters?

“Power outages and other infrastructure issues weigh on the minds of voters in the run-up to the presidential election.”