13 best things to do in the Brazilian state of São Paulo

By Kevin Raub

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(CNN) — The biggest city in Brazil justifiably hogs the superlatives -- the biggest this! The most that! The tallest this! T...


A social entrepreneur’s guide to Lisbon

By Sophie Foggin

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Casa do Impacto, people have only begun to really talk about social entrepreneurship in Portugal within the last year. This debate is driven by the global situation, more than Portugal’s, ...


How you can reduce your carbon footprint when you travel

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By Christopher Elliott

 

Whether you’re feeling flight-shamed, hotel-shamed or just plain shamed for being a traveler, chances are you’re probably...


Latin America’s startup ecosystem is taking off, but it is not for the faint of heart

By Nima Pourshasb

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Contxto – It certainly does feel that, finally, the Latin America moment has arrived. Just this year, Latin American startups have raised US$1.6 billion, Brazilian Nubank became the most valuable digital bank in the world, and top global fu...


Argentina election: Centre-left Alberto Fernández wins presidency

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Centre-left opposition candidate Alberto Fernández has been elected president of Argentina in a vote dominated by economic concerns.

Mr Fernández secured more than the 45% of the vote needed to win, beating conservative incumbent Mauricio Macri.

Raucous cr...


An Argentinian company is creating cold-resistant 'super bees' to fight a drastic population decline which threatens global farming

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By: Sophia Ankel Welt

In an effort to save crops amidst a drastic decline in bee populations, a startup in Argentina is producing a nutrient-packed formula that is fed to the pollinators once a week to turn them into "super bees". ...


The battle to become the Mexican Nubank just started


This startup is ditching plastic waste by bringing the refills to you


Uber to buy Chile's Cornershop as it sets sights on delivering groceries

By Aislinn Laing and Dave Sherwood

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SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) said on Friday it would buy a majority stake in Chilean online grocery provider Cornershop as the ride hai...


How Brazil can develop its rural economy, increase agricultural production and protect forests

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By B. Pietracci

The recent fires in the Amazon rainforest have raised the question: is it possible to have a new model of development in the region that reconciles forest protection with economic growth?

The pressing threats ...