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  • Chile reforms its arms control law

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The President of the Republic of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, enacted the reforms to Law No. 17,798 on Arms Control, which strengthened the institutional framework and oversight and increased the requirements for the acquisition and possession of firearms. After 14 years of processing, the National Congress ...

  • Economic activity in Brazil grows 0.69% in November, says Central Bank

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Economic Activity Index (IBC-Br) rose 0.69% in November, compared to October, a percentage already seasonally adjusted to compensate for possible differences between the periods, such as a higher number of holidays or weekends. The data, a kind of preview of the Gross Domestic Product ...

  • Ecuador increased annual oil sales by 51% in 2021

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Ecuador in 2021 increased up to 51% annual oil exports and considerably improved those of shrimp, in addition to increasing income from coffee, tuna, fish, and flowers, which are among its main sales products, informed the Central Bank (BCE). The South American country, whose dollarized ...

  • Austria’s government backs down; weakens vaccination mandate

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The never-ending, massive resistance in Austria has managed to put the country’s government and its planned vaccination mandate on the spot: Will the mandatory vaccination law be overturned in the coming days? Or will it be watered down to a “mandatory vaccination light”? Either way, ...

  • Brazil’s beef exports fell 7% in 2021

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian beef exports through 2021, including fresh and processed products, fell 7% in volume compared to 2020, but the industry's turnover increased 9% year-on-year, according to the latest data from the Brazilian Association of Slaughterhouses (ABRAFRIGO). According to the Association's report based on data from ...

  • Brazil’s State Secretaries decide to end tax freeze on fuels

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The National Committee of Treasury Secretaries (COMSEFAZ) announced Friday, January 14, that it will end the freeze on Value-added Tax on Sales and Services (ICMS) on fuels on the originally scheduled date, January 31. Piauí governor and coordinator of the National Governors Forum Wellington Dias ...

  • Brazil ends 2021 with largest trade surplus in historical series

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Foreign Trade Indicator (Icomex), released yesterday (14) by the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), indicates that the Brazilian trade balance recorded last year the largest surplus in the historical series, amounting to US$61.2 billion, US$10.8 billion more than the balance of 2020. The trade flow, ...