Sunday, July 19, 2015

IDB sponsors financing of steel plant in Ecuador

The IDB has approved a loan of $37 million for the design, development, construction and operation of a new steel producing plant with a capacity for 400,000 tons per year in Milagros, Guayas province, Ecuador.

The project will contribute to a change in the country’s productive sector, creating more than 500 jobs, and includes training for the new employees, a shared value plan promoted by the IDB that is expected to benefit more than 800 recyclers, and a certificate of gender equity. It will be developed by Adelca, a leader in the steel industry. Adelca is a company whose raw material is scrap metal, such that its production processes are ecologically sustainable. Since the company’s founding it has continuously innovated both its production systems and the services it offers its clients through advanced technology and well-trained personnel.

IMF Staff Completes 2015 Article IV Mission to Belize

Press Release: IMF Staff Completes 2015 Article IV Mission to Belize

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Barbados

Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Barbados

Support Grows for CARICOM Tourism Platform

Support Grows for CARICOM Tourism Platform

With Haiti now ‘back on its feet,’ upcoming elections will be critical for future stability – UN officials

Here an article which should interest you: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=51438.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Canciller Asegura Que Mercosur Reafirmo Respaldo A Venezuela

http://m.eluniversal.com/nacional-y-politica/150718/canciller-asegura-que-mercosur-reafirmo-respaldo-a-venezuela

Transatlantic reflections | The Economist

http://www.economist.com/news/americas/21658142-populist-parallels-between-europe-and-latin-america-transatlantic-reflections?fsrc=scn/tw/te/pe/ed/Transatlanticreflections

Haiti pleads for international help on elections | Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/haiti/article27423415.html

Historic thaw: U.S.-Cuba diplomatic ties will be reestablished Monday | Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/cuba/article27700204.html

Argentina: How the other half votes | The Economist

http://www.economist.com/news/americas/21658141-point-people-who-lubricate-elections-capitals-slums-how-other-half-votes