Colombian Coffee Growers Federation celebrate special days

The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) has released a special video to celebrate National Coffee Day and International Coffee Day, which were observed Tuesday and Thursday, respectively. On the video, coffee growers explain how they imagine their product is consumed around the world. The campaign aims to create an emotional connection between consumers and producers. Read More »

Petroecuador makes $1.2 billion upgrade to its main refinery

Petroecuador, the Ecuadorean state oil company, on Wednesday announced a broad program of works that will end in November, including the restart of “the heart” of its biggest refinery. The budget for Esmeraldas refinery improvements, which include taking total crude processing capacity to 110,000 barrels per day and an overall upgrade of the facility, amounts to $1.2 billion. Read More »

PPG Industries finishes expansion of San Juan del Rio plant

PPG Industries has completed a $27 million expansion of its manufacturing facility in San Juan del Rio, Queretaro, Mexico. The company marked completion of the project with a grand-opening ceremony attended by Queretaro State Gov. Jorge Lopez Portillo Tostado and San Juan del Rio Mayor Fabian Pineda Morales. The new facilities are expected to add another 115 jobs. Read More »

Graña y Montero to participate in Peruvian gas pipeline

Graña y Montero on Tuesday announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Odebrecht Latinvest, and that Graña y Montero Group will participate in the construction of a gas pipeline in Peru. Concesionaria Gasoducto Sur Peruano is responsible for the design, construction and operation of the pipeline that will bring natural gas to the southern region of Peru. Read More »

Chile keeps vault of seeds to protect biodiversity in case of disaster

For the past 25 years, the Chilean agriculture ministry´s Institute of Agriculture and Livestock Investigations has kept a highly secured vault built in the middle of a mountain that is meant to protect seeds and preserve agricultural biodiversity in cases of a natural disaster or a human-caused catastrophe. The vault is part of a system of five seed-and tubers-banks across Chile. Read More »

Outokumpu sells stake in joint venture with Fischer

Outokumpu has entered into an agreement with F.E.R. Fischer Edelstahlrohre GmbH concerning a joint venture between the companies known as Fischer Mexicana. Under agreement terms, Outokumpu will sell its 50 percent stake in the joint venture to Fischer for $63 million. The transaction, designed to reduce Outokumpu's outstanding debts, is expected to close in the fourth quarter. Read More »

JetBlue schedules flights from two Florida cities to Mexico City

JetBlue has expanded its Latin American footprint by adding daily flights to Mexico City from both Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. Travelers flying JetBlue will now be able to aboard a spacious A320 aircraft from either Orlando International Airport (MCO) or Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and land at Mexico City International Airport (MEX). Read More »

Sierra Wireless gains market share with integrated service platform

Sierra Wireless reports its first integrated service platform that brings together cloud, IoT hardware and managed connectivity services for worldwide deployments is gaining traction on industrial applications for multiple organizations. The device enables global multi-operator coverage by linking Sierra Wireless and users, all managed from a single unified connectivity platform. Read More »

Belize and UAE establish bilateral trade agreement

A bilateral trade agreement signed Thursday between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Belize aims to attract investments from UAE and reinforce Belize as a regional energy leader in Central America and the Caribbean. Belize Natural Energy Limited, which believes that the country can have a similar development history as the UAE, highlighted the importance of the recent agreement. Read More »