02 Dec 2021

Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean is at its highest point in two decades, UN says

According to a recent UN report, tens of millions are suffering from food shortages and hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean as the Covid-19 pandemic intensifies a regional malnutrition crisis to its worst levels in decades. In just one year, the number of people living with hunger in the

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28 Jun 2021

AI-enabled digital assistant helping modernize Latin America’s mining industry

A new digital assistant enabled by artificial intelligence is disrupting Latin America’s traditional mining process. The machine, dubbed the Smart Mining Coach, was developed by Chilean company InDiMin in 2016 and has since been adopted by big companies such as AngloAmerican, Collahuasi, and Antofagasta. The application provides real-time feedback on

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24 Jul 2020

China offers $1 billion loan to Latin America and the Caribbean for access to its Covid-19 vaccine

On Wednesday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced that China will loan $1 billion to Latin America and the Caribbean for COVID-19 vaccine access. The Mexican Foreign Affairs Ministry published the information in a statement following a virtual gathering between the leaders of the region. Wang Yi stated that the

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07 Jul 2020

Hundreds of thousands more could die from Covid-19 in Latin America, agency warns

In Latin America and the Caribbean, over 121,000 people have died due to COVID-19 complications, however, health authorities warn that this number could increase by more than 300,000 as of October 1. The Pan American Health Organization held a press briefing earlier this week citing modeling by the University of

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08 Jun 2020

Latin America is losing the battle against coronavirus

Latin America has seen another surge in COVID-19 infections and deaths as numbers are rising faster there than anywhere in the world. The region has reached 1.2 million recorded cases, while 60,000 have died. In the heaviest-hit areas, COVID-19 does not seem to be slowing down. Experts are worried about

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22 May 2020

Virus accelerates across Latin America, India, Pakistan

The COVID-19 pandemic has been accelerating across Latin America, Russia, and India as European countries, Asia, and the US begin to reopen and loosen lockdown measures. Governments have been making difficult decisions between saving jobs and the economy or preventing the spread of the virus as quickly as possible. In

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05 May 2020

Coronavirus Sweeps Across Brazil, a Land Ill-Equipped to Fight It

In Brazil, the COVID-19 virus is devastating the population as the country remains ill-equipped for a pandemic. According to local reports from the city of Manaus, there have been extreme wait times for ambulances as well as a lack of medical equipment and burial arrangements. While COVID-19 has previously impacted

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06 Aug 2019

Secretive ‘Machete’ hacker group steals GBs worth of sensitive files from the Venezuelan military

A cyber espionage group called Machete has been stealing military documents via targeted malware attacks across Latin America, researchers with ESET have discovered. 75% of malware infections impact targets in Venezuela, but the attackers are also going after entities in Ecuador, Colombia, and Nicaragua. According to Matias Porolli of ESET,

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19 Jul 2019

APT Targets Diplomats in Europe, Latin America

New research by ESET provides insights into the activity of the Ke3chang advanced persistent threat (APT) group that is believed to be operating out of China. Since 2015, Ke3chang has been targeting diplomatic entities in various countries across the globe, with a particular focus on Europe and Latin America. Ke3chang

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17 Jan 2019

Trump considering oil embargo, recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate President

President Trump is reportedly considering the possibility of recognizing the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly and leader of the political opposition bloc as the country’s legitimate president, according to several sources. President Trump is also reportedly considering a full embargo against Venezuelan oil, which would increase US gas prices by

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