Minister Marco Antonio Raupp releases the Start-up Brazil program. The government in Brazil is offering foreign companies visas and funding to relocate to South America. Startup Brasil is a new program offering up to $78 million in investment for domestic and foreign high-tech companies. Firms that participate would have to relocate to Brazil and hire local employees; [...]
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Raymond Alvarez: “We are a nation of laws.” There was a time when another nation found itself confronted with unwanted visitors who ignored their laws. The people fought these squatters and went on to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Cherokee Nation initially lost its case, but won on subsequent appeal.
The bet is that some of the braniacs’ startups will eventually create lots of good jobs. One of the world’s largest immigration programs is in Canada and they are launched a new type of visa for foreign entrepreneurs this week. Foreign nationals can apply to the new Startup Visa program and gain immediate permanent residency [...]
Canada and China beef up efforts to lure the next generation of business leaders. The world’s brightest innovators and entrepreneurs have long been drawn to the United States. They have come here to launch firms like Intel, Merck and Google.
High school students in Virginia competed in a digital defense simulation. Arlan Jaska is in the eight grade and he has figured out ow to write a simple script that could switch his keyboard’s Caps Lock key on and off 6,000 times a minute. He would slip his program onto his friends computers when they [...]
Every month, 14 million Americans get a disability check. The number of Americans who are on disability has skyrocketed in the past thirty years. Medical advances have allowed many more people to remain on the job, and new laws have banned workplace discrimination against the disabled, but disability is still on the rise. Fourteen million [...]
On September 16, 2011, President Obama signed the America Invents Act. On March 16, 2013, the third and final wave of provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) became effective. This completes the overhaul of the U.S. patent law that began with the enactment of the AIA on September 16, 2011. The United States will [...]
A communal cell for juveniles in a Yemeni prison. Mohammed Haza’a was put to death last week by the Yemeni government despite legitimate questions as to whether he was under the age of 18 when he committed an alleged murder.
Weibo, China’s version of Twitter. China’s version of Twitter, a microblogging service called Weibo was launched in 2010. Just like Twitter, users are allowed to post 140 character messages with @username and #hashtags. 140 characters in Chinese contain significantly more information content than in English.
People in Mexico City show pictures of missing women. During the six years of Mexico’s former President Felipe Calderon’s administration the number of people who went missing stands at 26,121 according to government officials. That figure ranks as among the worst episodes of “disappearances” in Latin American history.