South America

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Large earthquake recorded off South America

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  — The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 has struck off the southern tip of South America. The quake, which hit at 2:54 a.m. local time Monday, was centered in the ocean, 312.9 kilometers (194 miles) south southeast of Ushuaia, Argentina, and 552 kilometers (342 miles) … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Large earthquake recorded off South America

LONDON | EU drug agency urges approval for dengue vaccine

LONDON — Europe’s drug regulator has recommended approving the first vaccine for dengue despite concerns about the vaccine’s wide use and a lawsuit in the Philippines alleging that it was linked to three deaths. The European Medicines Agency said Friday it had adopted a “positive opinion” of French pharmaceutical company Sanofi’s Dengvaxia. The vaccine is … Continue reading LONDON | EU drug agency urges approval for dengue vaccine

BOULDER, Colo. | Experts: Hail damage is worse, but climate role uncertain

BOULDER, Colo.  — Hailstorms inflict billions of dollars in damage yearly in North America alone, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories, climate and weather experts said Tuesday. The role of climate change in hailstorms is harder to assess, the experts said at a conference at the … Continue reading BOULDER, Colo. | Experts: Hail damage is worse, but climate role uncertain

SAN FRANCISCO | San Francisco’s wild parrots branching out throughout city

SAN FRANCISCO— San Francisco’s famous birds immortalized in the book and movie “The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” are now roosting in several neighborhoods throughout the city, a newspaper reported Saturday. The parrots are roosting in other neighborhoods beyond their original home on the city’s Telegraph Hill, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. The original flock … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | San Francisco’s wild parrots branching out throughout city

JOHANNESBURG | Complete lunar eclipse begins, the longest of this century

JOHANNESBURG — Skywatchers around much of the world have begun watching a complete lunar eclipse that is the longest of this century. The so-called “blood moon,” when it turns a deep red, is visible at different times in Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe and South America when the sun, Earth and moon line up perfectly, casting … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Complete lunar eclipse begins, the longest of this century

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida | Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Now’s the time to catch Mars in the night sky. Next week, the red planet is making its closest approach to Earth in 15 years. The two planets will be just 35.8 million miles (57.6 million kilometers) apart next Tuesday. And on Friday, Mars will be in opposition. That means Mars … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida | Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

U.S. Department of State News: Argentina’s Independence Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Argentina on 202 years of independence. The United States values its close partnership with Argentina.  Our countries share common interests and values.  More and more, … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Argentina’s Independence Day

Ryan Van Wagenen | South America Private Equity Markets

The investors have been eyeing the emerging market of South America for many years now. This is owing to the activities of both venture capital and private equity being at relatively stable levels as of recent. However, the fund performance in the region has been quite volatile.As one interested in private equity matters, here are … Continue reading Ryan Van Wagenen | South America Private Equity Markets