Americas

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: Declaration by High Representative Josep Borrell, on behalf of the European Union, 9 August 2020

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 4:03pm

Indigenous peoples are nearly three times more likely to live in extreme poverty compared to other population groups.

Key Points: 
  • Indigenous peoples are nearly three times more likely to live in extreme poverty compared to other population groups.
  • Importantly, measures affecting indigenous peoples must be taken in consultation and cooperation with the indigenous peoples concerned through their own representatives and institutions.
  • The recent devastating fires in the Amazon have exposed once more the detrimental impact of climate change on indigenous peoples.
  • The International day is also an occasion to pay tribute to the resilience, ingenuity and resourcefulness of indigenous peoples.

Government of Canada is providing assistance to urban Indigenous organizations in the Greater Toronto Area to address the COVID-19 pandemic

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 12:10am

The funding provided willhelp address the urgent needs of Indigenous Peoples during the current COVID-19 pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area.

Key Points: 
  • The funding provided willhelp address the urgent needs of Indigenous Peoples during the current COVID-19 pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, community-based organizations and community leadership have been on the front-lines to ensure the safety and well-being of Indigenous Peoples living in urban communities.
  • A total of $90 million has been provided, through the Indigenous Community Support Fund, to support Indigenous organizations providing services to First Nations people living off-reserve, and Indigenous Peoples in urban areas.
  • "Today's announcement will allow Indigenous organizations, who provide Indigenous Peoples living in the Greater Toronto Area, with essential services required to ensure the safety of all during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Government of Honduras assures it will reach the last consequences to clarify the abduction of Garifuna leaders

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 12:39am

The Executive Power has made available to the Public Ministry all its technical, scientific and logistical capacities to clarify the crime and find the material and intellectual responsible.

Key Points: 
  • The Executive Power has made available to the Public Ministry all its technical, scientific and logistical capacities to clarify the crime and find the material and intellectual responsible.
  • On July 22, as a result of that combined effort, the arrest of a person allegedly linked to the abduction was achieved.
  • Likewise, other important advances have been made in the investigation for clarifying this highly reprehensible action against 4 Honduras citizens.
  • Today Honduras has more robust institutions, technical and scientific wise, in order to guarantee that human rights of each citizen are respected.

CS Global Partners Explain What St Kitts and Nevis' New Limited-Time Offer Means for Families Seeking Citizenship by Investment

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 5:00am

In the latest episode , Beatrice Gatti, the Head of Government Advisory at CS Global Partners, explained what these changes mean for investors.

Key Points: 
  • In the latest episode , Beatrice Gatti, the Head of Government Advisory at CS Global Partners, explained what these changes mean for investors.
  • According to Gatti, the new offer is designed to incentivise greater volumes of investment while providing larger families with an attractive citizenship option during these unpredictable times.
  • St Kitts and Nevis remains a top choice for foreign investors seeking second citizenship.
  • The fastest route to citizenship in St Kitts and Nevis is through the Sustainable Growth Fund and requires a one-time, non-refundable contribution.

CS Global Partners Explain What St Kitts and Nevis' New Limited-Time Offer Means for Families Seeking Citizenship by Investment

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 5:00am

In the latest episode , Beatrice Gatti, the Head of Government Advisory at CS Global Partners, explained what these changes mean for investors.

Key Points: 
  • In the latest episode , Beatrice Gatti, the Head of Government Advisory at CS Global Partners, explained what these changes mean for investors.
  • According to Gatti, the new offer is designed to incentivise greater volumes of investment while providing larger families with an attractive citizenship option during these unpredictable times.
  • St Kitts and Nevis remains a top choice for foreign investors seeking second citizenship.
  • The fastest route to citizenship in St Kitts and Nevis is through the Sustainable Growth Fund and requires a one-time, non-refundable contribution.

Liberty Latin America to Acquire Telefonica’s Operations in Costa Rica

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 6:28am

Liberty Latin America Ltd. (Liberty Latin America or LLA) (NASDAQ: LILA and LILAK, OTC Link: LILAB) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Telefnica S.A.s (Telefnica) wireless operations in Costa Rica (Telefnica Costa Rica), one of Costa Ricas largest mobile service providers.

Key Points: 
  • Liberty Latin America Ltd. (Liberty Latin America or LLA) (NASDAQ: LILA and LILAK, OTC Link: LILAB) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Telefnica S.A.s (Telefnica) wireless operations in Costa Rica (Telefnica Costa Rica), one of Costa Ricas largest mobile service providers.
  • Telefnica Costa Rica has delivered strong financial performance, including high single-digit top-line growth and strong double-digit Adjusted OIBDA growth from 2017-20193.
  • Advisory and financing services to Liberty Latin America on the transaction have been provided by JP Morgan, LionTree and Scotiabank.
  • Liberty Latin America is a leading communications company operating in over 20 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Ms Mvil, BTC, UTS and Cabletica.

Costa Rica Launches Life Sciences Hub Initiative

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 3:03pm

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On 8 May 2020, the government of Costa Rica declared the medical and wellness industry "of public and national interest" and announced that Costa Rica is well placed to become a hub for wellness, innovation, and life sciences.

Key Points: 
  • SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On 8 May 2020, the government of Costa Rica declared the medical and wellness industry "of public and national interest" and announced that Costa Rica is well placed to become a hub for wellness, innovation, and life sciences.
  • The elements for such a strategic positioning of our country as a life sciences hub are present.
  • It is common for companies that invest in Costa Rica to continue to grow both in the size and sophistication of their operation, and for "ex-pat" executives to stay in Costa Rica once their term ends at the company.
  • This article was written by: Dyal Jimnez F., Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica and Romn Macaya H., PhD, President of the Board, Costa Rica Social Security System

Gran Tierra Announces Release Date for its 2020 Second Quarter Results, Conference Call and Webcast Details

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 12:01am

Interested parties may also access the live webcast on the investor relations page of Gran Tierras website at www.grantierra.com.

Key Points: 
  • Interested parties may also access the live webcast on the investor relations page of Gran Tierras website at www.grantierra.com.
  • An archive of the webcast will be available on Gran Tierras website until August 12, 2020.
  • In addition, an audio replay of the conference call will be available following the call until August 12, 2020.
  • Gran Tierra holds interests in producing and prospective properties in Colombia and prospective properties in Ecuador.

St Kitts and Nevis Upgrades Its Infrastructure

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 8:26pm

LONDON, July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The construction sector is an important component of St Kitts and Nevis' plan to stimulate economic activity in the country.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The construction sector is an important component of St Kitts and Nevis' plan to stimulate economic activity in the country.
  • Spencer Brand, the Minister of Works in the Nevis Island Administration.
  • The fund option attracts investors by providing a faster, more straightforward and efficient route to St Kitts and Nevis' citizenship.
  • St Kitts and Nevis also practices rigorous security measures.

Harvesting programs supporting Inuit way of life amid COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 9:42pm

The Government of Canada is supporting these community-led initiatives, which are helping Inuit harvesters practice their way of life on the land, while giving youth opportunities to gain hands-on experience and valuable knowledge about the impacts of climate change.

Key Points: 
  • The Government of Canada is supporting these community-led initiatives, which are helping Inuit harvesters practice their way of life on the land, while giving youth opportunities to gain hands-on experience and valuable knowledge about the impacts of climate change.
  • It respects the inherent hunting and harvesting rights of Inuit and is an important step towards addressing food security in Inuit Nunangat.
  • The community-led program works with Elders to document the knowledge and skills required for youth to become masters in sustainable harvesting.
  • Inuit, through Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami's Inuit Food Security Working Group, invested significant time codeveloping this initiative and its guiding principles.