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MedicTalks 🇧🇷 raised a $2 Million unnamed venture round from Bossa Nova Investimentos 🇧🇷, Aimorés Investimentos 🇧🇷 and Incubate Fund 🇯🇵 to build their platform that allows medical professionals from universities and pharmaceutical industries to connect and share their experiences.
Quanlex 🇦🇷 raised a $3 Million unnamed venture round with funding from Caracao Ventures 🇨🇷, FJ Labs 🇺🇸, J Ventures 🇺🇸, Preface Ventures 🇺🇸, and The Legal Tech Fund 🇺🇸 to develop their litigation finance software designed to offer capital to carry out meritorious claims in all continental countries.
R2 🇲🇽 raised a $15 Million USD Series A led by Google’s AI-focused venture fund Gradient Ventures 🇺🇸, with funding from Ex-WeWork CEO & Founder Adam Neumann’s Family Office 🇺🇸, PayU 🇳🇱, Magma 🇨🇱, General Catalyst 🇺🇸, and FEMSA Ventures 🇲🇽 to build their white-label solution that allows brands to easily embed lending experiences into their digital platforms using R2’s APIs.
Clip 🇲🇽 raised $50 Million in debt financing from Morgan Stanley 🇺🇸, JP Morgan 🇺🇸, and HSBC 🇬🇧 to cement their position as the leading digital payments and commerce enablement platform in Mexico.
Miami-based private investment firm 777 Partners 🇺🇸 acquired of 70 percent of the capital stock in one of Brazil’s most historic football clubs; Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama 🇧🇷 for $136 Million.
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A judge charged a man and his girlfriend with attempting to kill Vice-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner last week. (BBC)
Economist asks important questions about Kirchner’s assassination attempt. (Economist, Subscription Required)
Bolivia’s first metropolitan train inauguration confirmed. President Luis Arce, will inaugurate on September 13 the red and green lines of the Cochabamba Metropolitan Train. (TeleSUR)
Bolsonaro supporters fill Copacabana beach in a yellow-shirted show of force. (The Guardian)
Brazil bans sales of iPhones without USB power adapters. (BBC)
Lula's lead over Bolsonaro slips 2 points for Brazil election per poll. (Reuters)
Jair Bolsonaro deploys his evangelical wife in Brazil’s polarised presidential race Spouse enters the spotlight to increase the president’s appeal to women and consolidate his religious base. (Financial Times)
Chile votes overwhelmingly to reject a new, progressive constitution. With 96% of the ballots counted, the rejection camp has 62% of the votes. (The Guardian)
“Chile Saves Its Democracy” - Wall Street Journal Editorial Board. (WSJ)
Seven police officers killed by explosives in Colombia in what is the deadliest attack on security forces since President Gustavo Petro took office promising to restore peace. (Al Jazeera)
Colombia, the largest cocaine supplier to the U.S., considers decriminalizing the illicit drug per their new president. (Washington Post)
🇩🇴 Dominican Republic
The president of the Dominican Republic has barred Haiti’s former interim prime minister from entering the country, a move that further heightens tensions between two nations that share the island of Hispaniola. (ABC)
🇸🇻 El Salvador
El Salvador had a Bitcoin revolution. Hardly anybody showed up. (Bloomberg)
Mexican president says he's changed his mind about using the army to keep the peace. (Reuters)
Mexico's Senate has approved handing control of the country's recently created National Guard over to the military. (ABC)
Mexico's Federal Economic Competition Commission said on Thursday it fined AT&T and Warner Bros. Discovery for failing to disclose a concentration related to the separation of Warnermedia's business in Mexico. (US News)
China seeks 'naval outpost' in Nicaragua to threaten US, Taiwan warns. (Washington Examiner)
Challenges mount against Peru’s president, his family. (AP)
Peruvian lawmakers oust head of Congress following government pressure. (Reuters)
Peru’s Public Ministry requests 29-year prison sentence for former Lima mayor involved in Odebrecht scandal. Susana Villarán is accused of receiving illicit payments of $10 Million USD from two Brazilian construction firms. (PeruReports)
Over 6.8 million people have fled Venezuela since 2014 and the exodus is growing. At least 753,000 Venezuelans have left the country since November 2021, according to data from receiving countries. (Al Jazeera)
Man from Los Angeles jailed in Venezuela, after being kidnapped in Colombia and forced across the Venezuelan border by criminal gangs, begs for Biden not to forget him. (AP)
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