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The epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic is currently in Latin America

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 31 Maggio 2020

Where many Caritas organisations are trying to meet the needs of the population despite serious difficulties and limitations.In Brazil – the country in the region most affected by the pandemic with over 400 thousand infected – Caritas Brazil has reacted promptly to the crisis providing 100,000 vulnerable people with food and hygiene items to help them cope with the effects of COVID-19 in the course of the past month.The distributions are part of É Tempo de Cuidar (It’s Time to Care), a joint campaign with the Brazilian Bishops’ Conference and with support from the Fundação Banco do Brasil which aims to boost solidarity during the time of the coronavirus pandemic.The campaign has been launched in 58 dioceses and covers hundreds of towns and cities. Sixty percent of those helped so far have been unemployed people, many of them single mothers. Migrants and refugees and the homeless are also a big focus for the project.At the time of writing, Brazil is the second country in the world for most confirmed coronavirus cases. More than 25,500 people have died from the virus since the first case was confirmed three months ago.A Cáritas Diocesana de Araçuaí (Minas Gerais) representative, José Nelson Pereira, says, “The situation of families is not easy and there are many different types of emergency. Needs keep increasing, especially for those who are socially vulnerable. People need food and support to get through this crisis, but they also need reliable information to help them protect themselves against the virus.”Families have been receiving food baskets containing rice, beans, sugar, flour, pasta, milk, eggs, oil and sardines. The basket also includes hygiene items such as soap and bleach to clean with.Caritas Brazil is working with a large solidarity network including volunteers, parishes, pastoralists, grassroots communities, trade unions and social organisations to ensure the most vulnerable are cared for.The campaign was launched at Easter and the president of the Brazilian Bishops’ Conference urged people to support the campaign saying, “It is time to rebuild and to open a new path. It is time to live a new experience of solidarity, let us join hands and go to meet people in need.” Caritas is at the forefront against COVID-19. So far, the Confederation has helped around 10 million people worldwide by providing food, protective materials and raising awareness.

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P.I. Works Expands Presence in the North America and Latin America

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 15 dicembre 2019

P.I. Works, the global leader in AI-powered automated network management solutions, continues to grow its footprint within the Americas region. P.I. Works has been a leader in the Americas region for over a decade, assisting mobile network operators in maximizing the value of their investments and improving end user experience.P.I. Works is pleased to announce the first commercial deployment of Massive MIMO automation in conjunction with 5G for a major U.S. mobile network operator. With the addition of 5G and Massive MIMO into mobile networks, optimization becomes much more complicated, at the same time offering new opportunities to maximize the capacity and performance leading to a superior user experience.In addition to 5G and Massive MIMO optimization, P.I. Works’ most recent projects include deployment of the automated optimization, performance management and geolocation solutions. Additionally, P.I. Works has been providing value added network services to its customers to support LTE/5G roll out and optimization initiatives as well as to enhance subscriber experience during mass events.Ron Robinson, Americas Sales VP at P.I. Works, said: “We are excited to see the momentum in the region with a lot of operators transforming their existing network and introducing new technologies. P.I. Works has accumulated significant know how over the past 10 plus years in the region and has delivered a wide range of solutions to its customers to help them achieve their goals.”He also added: “Today, we are proud to be working with Top Tier operators and for delivering products and services across all network technologies, including solutions that accelerate 5G transformation.”
P.I. Works’ solutions have been an important enabler of operators’ densification strategy through centralized and automated management of heterogenous networks on the way to 5G. P.I. Works’ impartial approach to network management powered by its multi-vendor and multi-technology capabilities have also supported 5G transformation of operators particularly in the US.

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Accelerate Business Growth in Latin America Region

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 4 novembre 2019

Exabeam, the Smarter SIEM™ company, and Westcon-Comstor Americas (Westcon), a SYNNEX Corporation company and premier distribution partner in Latin America, have signed an exclusive distribution agreement to accelerate Exabeam’s business growth in the Latin America (LATAM) region.Through this partnership, the Westcon network will execute Exabeam’s go-to-market strategy for LATAM and provide best-in-class transaction and operations support, enabling existing channel partners to increase Exabeam sales. Additionally, Westcon will recruit and train channel partners, ensuring Exabeam’s growth in new markets throughout the region.Exabeam and Westcon’s mutual channel partners distribute the Exabeam Security Management Platform (SMP) for next-generation security information and event management (SIEM) and machine learning-powered user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA). This enables enterprises seeking security intelligence to more rapidly and efficiently detect, investigate and respond to cyberattacks.
Offered as a hosted cloud offering or managed on-premises solution, the Exabeam SMP provides a data lake, behavioral analytics, case management, security orchestration and incident response automation, which drastically reduces time to investigate and contain threats by 51 percent. In addition, its analytics feature uses data science to identify employees’ behavioral patterns and abnormalities that may be indicative of security threats, in contrast to outdated signature-based detection methods.“Today’s threat environment puts security at the forefront of every organization’s plan. Regardless of industry, security preparedness makes it easier to keep users and data safe,” said Luis Pantoja, sales director at Netcontroll. “The combination of Exabeam’s technology and resources with Westcon-Comstor Americas’ services and support is a win-win and will make it easier for us to focus on selling and growing our SIEM business.” Exabeam’s distribution agreement with Westcon is a significant inroad into the LATAM region and is in line with Exabeam’s rapid global expansion. With this agreement, security-focused resellers in every Latin American country can now offer and sell Exabeam to their customers.

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Alessandra Almeida Joins Avalara as Managing Director of Brazil and Latin America

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 8 Maggio 2019

Avalara, Inc. (NYSE:AVLR), a leading provider of tax compliance automation for businesses of all sizes, today announced the appointment of Alessandra Almeida as managing director of Brazil and Latin America. Almeida, who will be based in Avalara’s São Paulo office, will oversee day-to-day operations in Brazil, working closely to align on strategy and goals for Avalara’s business in the region.With more than 30 years of experience across banking, technology, and services, Almeida has proven success leading sales and services operations and delivering against growth plans for multinational companies. She most recently served as the chief operating officer for the Americas at TMF Group, a European-based provider of high-value business services. She also spent more than 15 years with SAP in various roles where she was responsible for business and sales operations, growth strategy and customer relationship management.
“Brazil has one of the most complex indirect tax systems in the world, and Avalara offers a cloud-based tax solution for businesses of all sizes. I’m thrilled to join the Avalara team where I can leverage my experience to support the company’s ambitious vision and strategic growth initiatives,” said Almeida.Pascal Van Dooren, EVP, International at Avalara, commented, “Alessandra brings a sought-after combination of innovative leadership skills, a deep understanding of business operations, and a passion for working closely with partners and customers, which we expect will drive positive outcomes in what is a very important market for us. We’re excited to welcome her on board as managing director of Brazil.”
Avalara continues to invest in its team, its technology, and its expertise. Almeida’s appointment comes after the company’s February announcement that Steve Lomax joined Avalara to serve as managing director of EMEA.

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Green Man Gaming Launches Two New Websites in Latin America

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 12 ottobre 2017

webLONDON /PRNewswire/Green Man Gaming, the award-winning eCommerce technology company in the video games industry, has officially launched two new local language websites in Latin America, adding to its already established English and German eCommerce websites. As part of the company’s internationalisation strategy, the new Spanish and Portuguese language websites will serve customers in Latin America in their local currencies and favourite payment methods.From today, Green Man Gaming customers in its key markets in Latin America including Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Mexico will be able to browse and purchase their favourite games easily in Spanish and Portuguese and choose to pay using over 150 local payment methods and card types offered in partnership with Latin America’s leading payment provider, BoaCompra, such as Boleto Bancario, Servipag, Redcompra, Bancolombia and BCP Online. The new websites will allow customers in the Latin American region to pay in six newly introduced local currencies and will feature special localised deals.
To coincide with the launch of the new dedicated websites, Green Man Gaming has introduced 12 new currencies allowing customers in Latin America, Asia and the Middle East to make purchases in their local currency. These new currencies include Brazilian Real (BRL), Mexican Peso (MXN), Argentine Peso (ARS), Peruvian Sol (PEN), Chilean Peso (CLP), Colombian Peso (COP), Chinese Yuan (CNY), South Korean Won (KRW), Turkish Lira (TRY), Malaysian Ringgit (MYR), Philippine Peso (PHP) and Indian Rupee (INR).
“Following the successful launch of our first local website in Germany offering customers the ability to browse and purchase in their local language, currency and payment methods, the next step in our mission is to roll this out internationally and become THE destination for global gamers. The introduction of 12 new local currencies on the Green Man Gaming store and two new websites in Latin America will play a significant role in helping us achieve this mission,” said Paul Sulyok, CEO and Founder of Green Man Gaming.”BoaCompra is delighted to serve more gamers in Latin America with this new partnership that will empower Green Man Gaming in the region,” said Alain Delcourt, Managing Director of BoaCompra.

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At UNGA, Dominican President calls for new international consensus to fight inequality and promote sustainable development

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 3 ottobre 2015

new yorkNew York. Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina on Tuesday called on the international community to support the fight against inequities in Latin America, which together with Sub-Saharan Africa constitute the world’s most unequal regions.Addressing the UN General Assembly, President Medina said: “The post-2015 development agenda represents an excellent opportunity to prioritise addressing the main obstacle to sustainable development: inequality. The fight against inequities is the starting point to address most of the global challenges we face, most especially in Latin America.” “High rates of poverty are compounded by high inequality,” he added.The President pointed out how the positive development experience of the Dominican Republic hinged on a clear agenda shared and put into practice by an alliance between the private sector, civil society and the government, in order to bring about real and sustainable change.Medina also condemned the burden on development and high cost in lives of the “war on drugs” in Latin American countries. Pointing out that the United Nations General Assembly will be holding a Special Session of the topic of drugs next year, the Dominican President called for a new international consensus, which allows space for national Governments to tailor policies to local realities.
“We have a shared responsibility,” concluded President Medina. “Let us work together towards equity, solidarity and the just distribution of the common resources of this planet we share.”

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Churches should not judge, but seek harmony, says Panama bishop

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 7 luglio 2013

Budapest – Churches can offer practical as well as spiritual support when there is conflict, the Episcopal Bishop of Panama, the Rt Rev. Julio Murray has told journalists.Speaking on Friday at a press conference during the 14th Assembly of the Conference of European Churches, Murray set out his belief that churches can offer practical as well as spiritual support when there is conflict. “Churches are contributing a space for dialogue, where peoples can come together to answer questions, and even to raise other questions,” said Murray.”One of the most important things the churches can do is to be present at the table and to raise the issues of peace.” Bishop Julio, who was until recently President of the Latin American Council of Churches, gave Thursday’s keynote address to the CEC Assembly. He stressed the need for co-operation of churches from different traditions and regions of the world. During the Budapest Assembly delegates are being asked to approve a proposed new constitution for the future CEC.”Sharing in solidarity means that you do not have to walk along in making these decisions,” Bishop Julio said. “I want to reinforce how important the ecumenical movement is, based on prayer, partnership, in creating safe space, to be concerned of one another, to be supportive of one another.”He reiterated a call for the Church to use a prophetic voice to denounce what is wrong in the world, and to promote the concept of good living rather than living well. When asked about the current international incident between Bolivia and several EU countries, widely reported in the international media today, the bishop was diplomatic in his response.”Churches should not blame or judge but try to find the solution which can try to find a harmony in our relationship for peace.” He stressed the important role that churches can have in seeking better communication and better opportunities for identifying new avenues to build peace.

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Latin American bishop shares values on economy with European churches

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 5 luglio 2013

Budapest – A common and differentiated way is needed to shift from cultures and economies of greed and de-limitation, to cultures and economies of sufficiency, the Rt Rev. Julio E. Murray, former President of the Latin American Council of Churches has told the 14th Assembly of the Conference of European Churches.Delivering the keynote speech at the Assembly in Budapest on Thursday, Murray, the Bishop of the Episcopal (Anglican) Church of Panama, said.”Witnessing to our Christian faith requires us to offer spiritual and practical resistance to economic injustice and ecological destruction and to do everything we can to promote an economy in the service of life,” he said.In his 30 minute speech, Bishop Julio urged a renewal of the ecumenical movement’s commitment to the poor and spoke from his context of Latin America to the delegates from across Europe.Bishop Murray expressed his fears for a global crisis in civilisation which had been driven by financial instability: “The neoliberal economic system have produced in the so-called third world countries a growing number of impoverished, marginalised and persecuted people.”When the global market is left to its own devises and desires, it has serious negative consequences, most noted the exclusion and exploitation of the majority of the world’s population.” In a strongly-worded critique of capitalist economic and fiscal policies Bishop Julio added: “The problem is with unfair rules designed by affluent governments to advance their own commercial interests.”During his keynote talk, the immediate past leader of CEC’s sister organisation in Latin America, Murray argued for an ‘economy of sufficiency’ rather than a “prosperity built on disproportionate and unjust debts..”We need – in a common and differentiated way – to shift from cultures and economies of greed and de-limitation, to cultures and economies of sufficiency.”The prophetic role of the Church, the time to take risks and the important role of the new generation were all raised as encouraging signs that CEC is responding to the challenge which is the theme of the Assembly: and now what are you waiting for? “To be part of the ecumenical movement is a declaration of our sure and certain hope for Gods gracious transformation of this world”, Bishop Julio added.Bishop Julio brought greetings from churches in Latin America to all the delegates and other participants at the CEC Assembly.

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Help us Bring the Best From Business Travel

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 28 febbraio 2012

London (PRNewswire)Business Destinations has always been focused on presenting the best options for every aspect of business travel. Our journalists have travelled the world to find the top rated airlines, hotels and venues. With voting for the Travel Awards 2012 now well under way, the magazine is inviting readers to share their top recommendations and experiences. Business Destinations is taking nominations for the companies and locations that provide the environments and quality of services most conducive to business overseas. Our Business Travel Award categories cover the full spectrum of the corporate travel experience, from arrivals to departures. Whether it’s the ideal conference venue in Latin America or the best eco hotel in Africa, Business Destinations wants to hear about it. Submissions to the Travel Awards 2012 are now welcomed via the Business Destinations website. Visit to register your nomination. In the meantime, check out the March-April edition of Business Destinations, out now in all good retailers.

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Ansell Limited Expands Korean Presence

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 24 gennaio 2012

Melbourne, AustraliaAnsell Limited (ANN.AX), a global leader in protection solutions, today announced it has entered into a multi-year agreement with Koreca Industries. Koreca Industries is based in Daegu and is a leading hand protection specialist in Korea.As a part of this agreement, Ansell has appointed Koreca Industries its exclusive distributor of Industrial and New Verticals personal protective equipment (PPE) products in the Republic of Korea. Furthermore, Ansell has an option to make equity investments in Koreca Industries in stages over several years.Magnus Nicolin, CEO of Ansell Limited commented “By partnering with Koreca Industries, Ansell will significantly strengthen its presence in Korea in the PPE market. This move is well aligned with our previously communicated ambition to expand globally in fast-growing markets”.
Ansell is a world leader in providing superior health and safety protection solutions that enhance human well being. With operations in the North America, Latin America, EMEA and Asia, Ansell employs more than 10,000 people worldwide and holds leading positions in the industrial and medical gloves market, as well as in the sexual health and well being category worldwide. Ansell operates in four main business segments: Medical Solutions, Industrial Solutions, New Verticals, and Sexual Wellness. Information on Ansell and its products can be found at

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Council Leadership Team First to Follow Up on FTAs

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 16 dicembre 2011


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An elite U.S. Grains Council delegation was the first group to meet with key officials in Panama and Colombia since U.S. passage of the Colombia and Panama free trade agreements (FTA). USGC Chairman Wendell Shauman, National Corn Growers Association Chairman Bart Schott, were accompanied by Council staff, Floyd Gaibler, director of trade policy, Chris Corry, director of international operations, and Kirk Schultz, regional director in Latin America. The team explored the outlook for FTA implementation with government officials in both countries, with private sector grain customers, and with U.S. ambassadors and USDA staff. Schott, who spent much of his year as NCGA president working for U.S. ratification of the agreements, said, “Our purpose was to see how far those folks have gone on implementing the FTAs,” said Schott, who spent much of his year as NCGA president working for U.S. ratification of the agreements. The delegation also used the opportunity to answer questions about the availability and quality of U.S. feed grains, reconciling concerns about high levels of dust and foreign material in some shipments. Both countries are currently sourcing corn from Argentina, and it’s very good quality, according to Shauman. However, excitement about the shipping advantage with U.S. feed grains is clear. Panamanian customers, for example, can place an order and receive their shipment within five days.Once fully implemented, the Colombian FTA is expected to increase all U.S. agricultural exports by an additional $370 million per year. In Panama, the pact is projected to produce an additional $46 million in annual sales.U.S. Corn Mission Sees Potential in VietnamThe rapidly increasing entrepreneurial spirit witnessed in Vietnam encouraged participants of the U.S. Grains Council’s Corn Mission about future opportunities for U.S. agricultural products.Nine U.S. producers and corn organization staff traveled to Japan, China and Vietnam Nov. 28-Dec. 9 for a firsthand look at the challenges of developing and defending export markets and to share insights on the U.S. 2011 crop supply and quality. Participants met with international customers, key foreign government officials and the Council’s foreign-based international staff.Vietnam is the fastest growing feed market in Asia. Although Vietnam mostly fills its corn needs with domestic and nearby country imports, the group still felt encouraged by the market potential. The group had the opportunity to see a Council program in action at the local feed mill where USGC Consultant Dr. Budi Tangendjaja was conducting a seminar on the use and application of U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS). Paul Herringshaw, mission participant and vice chairman of the Ohio Corn Marketing Program, said, “Vietnam has agile users of U.S. DDGS. It’s a good product that helps every diet. It’s a great way to move protein at a lower moisture, and it’s replacing Indian soybean meal and other competitive ingredients. We need to continue market education to increase the product moving into the country.” In 2010, Vietnam became the 15th largest market for U.S. agricultural products. U.S. agricultural exports to Vietnam grew fivefold from a mere $216 million in 2006 to $1.3 billion in 2010. Vietnam is the 8th largest market for U.S. feedstuffs, doubling over the past two years and valued at $151 million in 2010.

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