National ID card — surveillance or data security?

Feb 25, 2022 14:35 6 min read (Updated: Feb 25, 2022 14:36) This week. Brazil launches a unified ID card to improve security. Big tech says Brazil’s “fake news bill” threatens “free internet” in the country. Global hiring in tech skyrockets in Latin America.  Government creates national ID card to improve security President Jair Bolsonaro … Read more

Argentina startup raises capital with its “virtual restaurants” and will consolidate operations in Chile

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Gaspard Hambückers is Belgian and Alexandre Boccara is French, but it was in Buenos Aires where they founded Kitchenita, the startup dedicated to creating “virtual restaurants” with products specially made for delivery together with brands and restaurants and focused on the demand of each neighborhood. The venture was born in … Read more

Brazil posts record primary surplus of US$15 billion in January – best result since 1997

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thanks to higher tax revenues in January, the central government accounts – Ministry of Finance, Social Security, and the Central Bank – have started 2022 with a record surplus. Last month’s result was a positive R$76.539 (US$15) billion. This was the best result of any month since the historical series … Read more

Half of Americans support sanctioning Russia, even if it leads to big price increases

Russian forces attacked Ukraine early Thursday. The U.S.’s response has included a variety of sanctions designed to deter Russia from further attacks. Findings from the most recent Economist/YouGov poll, which concluded two days before the attack, show that Americans prefer to intervene in the conflict economically — through sanctions of Russia and financial aid to … Read more

Unemployment in Brazil was 13.2 % in 2021, second-highest level since 2012

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil recorded an average annual unemployment rate of 13.2% in 2021, a year still marked by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and representing the second-highest level of unemployment since the new statistical measurement started in 2012, official sources reported on Thursday, February 24. The average unemployment rate fell from … Read more