US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Thursday (Aug 1) that US companies want to expand their participation in infrastructure projects in Latin America, especially Brazil.
The promotion of green economy—conciliating development, environment, and the reduction of poverty—includes dialogue between the government, civil society, and companies.
Petrobras’s supercomputer Fênix is among the world’s 500 biggest computers and ranks first in Latin America. The list was compiled by Top500.org, based on the machines’ performance in data processing, and features Fênix at the 142nd position worldwide.
Green economy has the potential of generating millions of jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as reducing labor costs stemming from modern environmental problems, like climate change, the overexploitation of natural resources and the pollution of ecosystems.
The World Bank halved its prediction for the growth of the Brazilian economy this year. In its semiannual, regional report entitled On Uncertainties and Black Swans: How to Manage Risks in Latin America and the Caribbean, released Friday (Oct.