Thursday, November 18, 2021

Chile elects president on Sunday amid uncertainty over outcome

The voters, 15 million people, will have to choose between seven candidates. There are 50% undecided. The favorites to go to the second round are the leftist Gabriel Boric and the rightist José Antonio Kast.

Fifteen million Chileans will go to the polls next Sunday the 21st to elect a president for the period 2022-2026. Legislators for both houses will also be voted. Due to the Chilean electoral system and the current party and political fragmentation, it is very likely that there will be a second round, on December 19. In the latest polls there was talk of up to 50% undecided.

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Argentina · Regulation20/01/2022

Argentina’s Minimum Cybersecurity Requirements to be taken to national universities

The official said that with this norm the security standard in the State has been raised. From the National Cybersecurity Directorate, it aims to integrate the provinces. In a talk with Convergencia, Sain warned of the greater sophistication of computer attacks and the need to train public employees in prevention.

Regional · Regulation · Economy19/01/2022

Regulation of crypto assets: interest grows in tax aspect and in creation of own digital currencies

2021 witnessed various initiatives by countries in the region to control flows and apply taxes on transactions. Central bank digital currency initiatives, which already exist in two Caribbean countries, move forwards.

Argentina · Pay TV · Free to Air TV - TDT19/01/2022

Disney-Fox merger: The CNDC ordered divestment and imposed conditions on the operation

The Comisión Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia (CNDC), (National Commission for the Defense of Competition), which belongs to the Internal Trade Secretariat of the Ministry of Productive Development, determined that The Walt Disney Company must open the business of broadcasting sporting events to new players, in order to "restore effective competition in the market for the commercialization of sports channels of the basic cable TV service".

Regional · Software and Applications · Politics13/01/2022

Neuro-rights as defense against advancement of neurotechnology

Whether in constitutional texts or in specific legislation, governments, legislators and specialists seek to put a limit on the use of new developments linked to influencing the brain or trapping data contained in it. Chile took the first step with two specific regulations.

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