Chilean Metals enters into acquisition agreement with Cogonov

Chilean Metals Inc. recently entered into an agreement to acquire four IOCG projects from Cogonov Inc. The projects -- Fox River, Lynn, Parrsboro and Bass River -- have been the subject of major exploration over the last several years by Cogonov and Minotaur Atlantic Exploration Ltd. The initial agreement letter will eventually be replaced with a definitive agreement. Read More »

Trevali Mining reports positive results from Santander mine

The Trevali Mining Corp. has announced the results of five drilling experiments from its 2015 exploration project that was designed to test and probe deeper levels inside the Fatima and Magistral Central Zones, both of which are in the Santander Zinc Mine in Peru. All five of these drill holes managed to intersect with findings of lead, silver and zinc mineralization. Read More »

Easy Taxi founder named Latin Trade’s Young Leader of the Year

Tallis Gomes, founder of Easy Taxi, was recently named Young Leader of the Year at the 2015 BRAVO Business Awards hosted by the Latin Trade Group. "Tallis Gomes is the first person to receive the Young Leader of the Year Award, a new category of the BRAVO Business Awards which highlights the role of Latin Americans under 40," Latin Trade CEO Rosemary Winters said. Read More »

JetBlue adds second weekly nonstop flight from New York to Havana

JetBlue and the Cuba Travel Services (CTS) announced today the addition of a second nonstop JetBlue flight connecting New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Havana's José Martí International Airport (HAV). After travel restrictions were eased this year, JetBlue and CTS initiated the first Havana-bound flight from New York City on a major U.S. airline. Read More »

DishLATINO named Top Marketer to Hispanic Audiences at Portada awards

DishLatino was recognized as Top Marketer to Hispanic Audiences at the Portada Hispanic Advertising and Media Awards held this month in New York. The media awards recognize companies that have performed significant work for Hispanic marketing. DishLatino's 2014 marketing campaign presented four videos that described a central character's move from Mexico to the United States. Read More »

Manhattan Associates, Kajera team as channel partners in Brazil

Manhattan Associates last week announced that Kajera, a market-leading software company, has become a channel partner to sell and implement its solutions in Brazil. This initiative strengthens Manhattan’s growing presence in Latin America, where it is working with the region’s leading brands in retail, consumer packaged goods, logistics services and manufacturing. Read More »

Discover the World teams with RentingCarz in 13 Latin American countries

Discover the World has collaborated with RentingCarz, an online car rental platform, to work as a sales agent in 13 Latin American countries. "Working with Discover the World, we are poised to make great inroads in increasing car rental penetration," RentingCarz CEO Grace Villamayor said. Discover the World has earned a reputation as a leader in global travel distribution. Read More »

JinkoSolar to supply solar modules to plant in Mexico

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., a leader in the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry, said Monday it will supply PV solar modules to TSK Electronica y Electricidad, S.A. for the largest solar PV plant in Mexico. The solar PV plant is located in the state of Durango. Eosol Energy de Mexico, S.A.P.I. de C.V. is the developer for the Durango TAI solar plant, and TSK will be managing the project. Read More »

Sutherland Global Services opens new center in Brazil

Sutherland Global Services will open a new facility in Itajai, in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil, and, with an area over 1.518 square-meter, the new center will initially hire 75 employees; the facility exists with the purpose of strengthening and improving the Sutherland iBPO network capacity, in addition to enabling the company to offer its clients end-to-end BPO services. Read More »

Colombian developer Juan Carlos Gonzalez to open luxury condos in South Florida

The Colombian mega-developer Juan Carlos Gonzalez is launching his first venture in the South Florida condominium market with the luxury condo development Bijou Bay Harbor that is planned for Bay Harbor Islands; Gonzalez's U.S. development company Ability by Acierto will begin pre-sales this season and break ground early next year, as the company has partnered with Conexo Inmobiliario, founded by Andres Arias Gutierrez, who will serve as the president of new developments for Ability by Acierto. Read More »

G6 Hospitality continues expansion into Latin America

G6 Hospitality will open its second Studio 6 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and its first Hotel 6 property in Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Studio 6 is expected to be open in 2016 and will be located near beaches and historical sites in Puerto Vallarta, and it will offer guests 115 fully equipped suites, including an expanded working area, premium channels, laundry and various other facilities that will be provided for an accessible price. Read More »

NTT Communications to sponsor 2 key events for wholesale IP industry

NTT Communications Corp. today announced that the company is participating in two major events for the Latin American wholesale Internet protocol (IP) industry in Bogota, Colombia. The company is sponsoring the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry 24 – Latin American and Caribbean Network Operators Forum 2015, which takes place from through Friday. Read More »

MercadoLibre granted software development tax benefits

MercadoLibre recently received approval for income tax and payroll exemptions from the Argentine Industry Secretary under a new software development law, guaranteeing the company a reduction of the effective income tax rate for its operations and a reduction on labor costs. Among the benefits is relief of 60 percent of taxable income stemming from software development. Read More »

Northair reports positive mapping and sampling results at La Cigarra

Northair Silver Corp.n today provided an update on its La Cigarra silver project in Chihuahua, Mexico. Northair has been working to map and sample on its RAM Zone target and has received positive results that support the company’s expansion potential for the newly discovered area. Sampling was designed to test the surface projection of high-grade silver mineralization. Read More »

Velcro opens production facility in Uruguay

Velcro announced last week that it will be opening a state-of-the-art factory to serve clients across Latin America; Velcro Company’s capital investment in a new production facility in Uruguay is one of the largest by any private firm that has opened in the country, and the new facility will be created in order to support the company’s growing business with industrial firms and retail consumers alike that are spread across Latin America. Read More »

Improved price drives Brazilian coffee exports up to $4.1 billion from January-August

Brazilian coffee exports during the first eight months of the year expanded in terms of revenue but were lower in terms of volume compared to the same period last year, thanks to better prices. Brazilian coffee exports reached $4.1 billion during January through August, which was 1 percent more than in the same period a year earlier in dollar terms, Agencia Brasil reported. Read More »