Two Latino U.S. senators could have key roles in reforming Telephone Consumer Protection Act

U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), both Latinos, may play a pivotal role Wednesday in determining the outcome of what some view as an initiative to protect American businesses from costly lawsuits. The two senators, who sit on the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, are set to hear testimony advocating reform of an anti-telemarketing law, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Read More »

Guatemalan businessman Fernando Jarquin Pira quietly makes donations to first responders and patients

Fernando Jarquin Pira, who runs a pharmaceutical distribution company in Guatemala and has invested a significant portion of his personal resources to philanthropy since 1995, has donated critical medications and paid for treatments of families in dire need as an expression of good citizenship. Jarquin founded Agefinsa (Agencia Farmaceutica Internacional, Sociedad Anonima) in 1995.  Read More »

Monterrey gains TI Automotive production plant

To support a nearby Hyundai/Kia facility, fluid systems giant TI Automotive has opened a new plant in Monterrey, Mexico, creating approximately 100 jobs at the facility to supply key vehicle components. The facility produces brake, fuel and clutch parts and will also be engineered to handle water, oil and vacuum tubes, transmission lines and pipes for exhaust gas reduction. Read More »

Pelican BioThermal expands into South America

Pelican BioThermal, a world leader in temperature-controlled packaging solutions for the life sciences industry, recently said it was expanding operations in South America by partnering with BioThermal Solutions of Chile and NatBio of Brazil. The partnerships are in line with Pelican BioTherrmal's goals to provide the best service to customers with cold chain logistics needs. Read More »

Brazil's Embraer signs deal to supply jets to Horizon Air

Horizon Air, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group, recently signed a purchase order with Brazil-based airplane manufacturer Embraer for 30 E175 jet aircraft, a contract worth approximately $2.8 billion and includes options for an additional 33 jets. Embraer will begin to deliver the planes, which will be used by Alaska Airlines, during the second quarter of 2017.  Read More »

Biocept's lung cancer blood test to become more accessible in Mexico

Biocept has entered into a deal with Quest Diagnostics Mexico to expand the reach of its epidermal growth factor receptor (EGRF) mutation detecting liquid biopsy test to lung cancer patients in Mexico. Biocept's liquid biopsy tests for cancer profiling and monitoring help identify cancer mutations, which in this case are EGFR mutations associated with lung cancer. Read More »

Adavium Medical acquires two Brazilian clinical diagnostic companies

Adavium Medical, formerly known as ADVANCE Medical, recently acquired two of Brazil’s largest clinical diagnostic companies, Alka Tecnologia and Hemogram Industria e Comercio. The acquisitions position Adavium as Brazil’s largest medical equipment and diagnostics company in terms of sales and customer base. The company also named Claudia Golart as president and CEO of the diagnostics division. Read More »