Day

July 5, 2016
currency
Latin American currencies will likely hold their ground in the face of global volatility, but remain exposed to domestic fiscal problems as well as uncertainty over the outcome of the U.S. election later this year, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday. The median estimate for Brazil’s currency BRL= in 12 months was 3.75 per dollar,...
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zika olympics
The U.S. National Institutes of Health said it will fund a study to monitor U.S. athletes, coaches and members of the Olympic Committee staff for exposure to Zika virus while in Brazil, with the hope of gaining better understanding of how it persists in the body and the potential risks it poses. The study, announced...
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junk food tax
Mexico’s 8 percent tax on high-calorie snacks has been successful in reducing junk food purchases, but only by a small amount and only among poor and middle-class households, a study said Tuesday. The report published in the online journal PLOS-Medicine showed an average reduction of 5.1 percent in purchases of items subject to the tax,...
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Eleven tourists, all apparently Mexican citizens, were killed in a bus crash Monday on a highway south of the resort town of Tulum. Authorities said eight women, two men and a 2-month-old baby died when the bus flipped on the grass on the side of the highway in Mexico’s Caribbean coast state of Quintana Roo....
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