Latin America News - Finance

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February 19, 2016
Latin America Green News: World Bank provides $100 million to boost Mexico's energy efficiency, Chile monitoring ozone layer, concern over region's water supply
Currently, around 70 percent of available fresh water is utilized for agricultural purposes and as the demand for food production increases so does the need for water. By 2030 experts estimate the demand for water for agricultural purposes will increase by 40 percent.
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February 15, 2016
Rondonia's ongoing water, sanitation projects top US$105mn
Brazil's Rondonia state is carrying out more than 419mn reais (US$105mn) in water and sanitation works for the city of Ji-Paraná, according to a local government release. The projects include three waterworks initiatives and one solid waste management development.
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January 29, 2016
Mexico's Conagua to sink US$217mn into Veracruz waterworks
Mexico's national water authority (Conagua) will invest some 4bn pesos (US$217mn) to carry out potable water supply, drainage and sanitation works in Veracruz state.
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January 2016
Construction projects worth $7bn planned for 2015, as sector grows by 8%
“The water access indicator had been stuck in the same place for almost a decade,” said Mr. von Hesse. “With the investments we’ve made the indicator has risen ten percentage points and we’ve already provided access to more than 87% of the country, and in rural areas which were traditionally the poorest sector of the population, we’ve doubled access to water.”
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December 22, 2015
$234 Million USD IDB Loan To Improve Electricity, Water, Sanitation In Quibdó & Buenaventura
Colombia will reduce the gap in access to potable water, basic sanitation and electricity services along its Pacific coast with the assistance of a $231.4 loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
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March 13, 2015
Time to rethink Financing for Development, say Latin American and Caribbean ministers and UN experts
Latin American and Caribbean Ministers and senior United Nations representatives called for a rethinking of the international financial architecture to put inclusion at the centre of the new post-2015 development agenda, in the context of a meeting on financing for development.