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Sep 24, 2018
'Right Livelihood Award' given to three jailed Saudi human rights activists and two Latin American anti-corruption workersThe Right Livelihood Award — known as the "Alternative Nobel" — has been given to three jailed Saudi human rights defenders and two Latin American anti-corruption crusaders.
Sep 03, 2018
Fire engulfs 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, destroys priceless artifacts including collections from Brazil's royal familyThe esteemed museum in Rio de Janeiro housed artifacts from Egypt, Greco-Roman art and some of the first fossils found in Brazil
Aug 20, 2018
Uber to open its first technology development centre in Latin America to focus on safety and smooth operationsWith its base in Sao Paulo, the new centre launched by Uber will start its operations in the fourth quarter of this year.
Jul 24, 2018
Venezuela’s financial crisis to reach epic proportions by year end as IMF predicts over 1 million percent inflationAmid the financial and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, the country is expected to see hyperinflation reach epic proportions: a million percent a year by the end of 2018, the International Monetary Fund said Monday.
Jul 10, 2018
Donald Trump followers double up on Twitter 'since taking office', Narendra Modi ranked third, reveals studyDonald Trump's Twitter handle counts nearly 10 million more followers than third-place holder, PM Narendra Modi, according to the latest "Twiplomacy" study by communications firm Burson Cohn and Wolfe
Jul 06, 2018
RIP PRI: Mexico's ruling party faces record defeat in Presidential Election; corruption, violence and poverty caused lack of trustMexico’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, was one of the most successful brands in 20th-century politics, but a record defeat in Sunday’s presidential election has left its future hanging in the balance.
Jun 30, 2018
India's trade deficit highest since 2013; experts say GST, demonetisation disrupted local businesses, hurt exportsExports of merchandise – from industrial to agricultural goods – to African countries, Latin America and Japan dropped over the four years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.
Jun 25, 2018
Hero MotoCorp expects double-digit growth for global business in FY19 on the back of new launchesHero MotoCorp which is planning to enter Mexico next year, has also started export of motorcycles and scooters to other countries in Latin America
Jun 14, 2018
Argentina Congress prepares for historic abortion vote, lawmakers agreed to set religious convictions asideLawmakers in conservative Argentina prepared to vote on a decisive bill to legalise abortion which if passed, would make it the most populous Latin American country to do so.
Mar 23, 2018
Brazilian prosecutors to investigate if Cambridge Analytica 'influenced' country's October electionsFederal prosecutors in Latin America's biggest country announced Thursday that they are conducting an investigation to determine if Cambridge Analytica illegally used the profiles of millions of Brazilian Facebook users