Tag: Latin America

Creating a safety culture in Latin America

Some organizations are taking the lead in challenging the mindset of many of their workers to bring their health and safety performance to the next level.

US will not resume Brazil beef imports until food safety addressed

The United States will not resume imports of beef from Brazil until food safety issues have been addressed, US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced. Purdue met with his Brazilian counterpart, Blairo Maggi, to discuss the issue after Washington late last month halted all beef imports from the country following a rash of bad shipments discovered ...

Mexico’s spyware scandal is a gift for organized crime

Recent revelations about the government of Mexico's widespread use of spyware to monitor adversaries in the press and the human rights community represent a gift for organized crime. The New York Times first reported in June that Mexican journalists, lawyers, human-rights activists and their families had been targeted by government-owned spyware, which would allow eavesdroppers ...

Risk of Gulf of Mexico tropical system increases

Waters around southeastern Mexico and over the south-central Atlantic have the potential to yield the next tropical systems of the 2017 hurricane season. Tropical system may form near the southwestern Gulf of Mexico next week A broad area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms over Central America will drift northward over the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico ...

Resilience bonds: a secret weapon against catastrophe

The costs of natural disasters are becoming too much to bear – and it’s driving up premiums no matter where you live. The solution may be a transformative type of insurance never seen before. In a conference room overlooking downtown Miami, British executives are talking about why they know south Florida’s streets so well. It ...

Cocoa Industry announces cooperative initiative to end deforestation

Hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales, leading chocolate and cocoa companies commit to develop cooperative, multi-stakeholder framework to address deforestation and forest degradation in the cocoa supply chain Twelve of the world's leading cocoa and chocolate companies agreed to a statement of collective intent committing them to work together, in partnership with others, to ...

Is there a way to tackle air pollution?

The search for solutions to the threat of polluted air is generating ideas that range from the modest to the radical to the bizarre. A London primary school may issue face-masks to its pupils. The council in Cornwall may take the extreme step of moving people out of houses beside the busiest roads. Four major ...