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Speech by Minister Goldsmith at the Forum of Ministers of the Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean

Thank you – it’s an honor to be here, at the end of an inspiring trip to Ecuador and Costa Rica, just a few weeks after an equally inspiring visit to Peru and Colombia – and to meet many of you here today at the Leticia Pact ahead of COP26. …

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Liberia: Speaker Chambers wants legislator involvement in crafting concession agreement before submission to legislature

Monrovia – Speaker of the Chamber, Dr. Bhofal Chambers, says it is important that the first two branches of government jointly engage and participate in the development of all agreements, especially all concession agreements before they officially reach the Legislative Assembly for adoption and ratification. Speaker Chambers said this approach …

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The Famous Crocodiles of Costa Rica and the Rio Tarcoles Bridge:

Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times Costa Rica’s Rio Tarcoles is best known for what resides in its waters. Attracting eager viewers year-round, many are hoping to catch a thrilling glimpse and perhaps even photograph one of its famous residents, the crocodiles – Lots and lots of American Crocodiles! Maybe you’ve even …

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FACTBOX-Countries making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory

Governments have made COVID-19 injections mandatory for health workers and other high-risk groups, prompted by a sharp rise in infections caused by the Delta variant and a slowdown in vaccinations, as well as the new Omicron variant. A growing number of countries are also making gunshots mandatory for civil servants …

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Over 400 invasive fish dumped from aquariums found in river

Hundreds of armored suckermouth catfish, also known as “plecos”, have been pulled from a Texas river in recent weeks. Officials said it would provide information on how best to control the population of invasive species, which are most commonly found in waterways after being dumped from a person’s home aquarium. …

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Apple teases Apple Pay soon in Argentina and Peru

After a bank in Peru teased the impending launch of Apple Pay in the country last week, it’s now Apple announcing that its own payment service will soon be launching in Argentina and Peru. As you can see on Apple Pay’s Latin America page, the company says the service is …

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Central Bank of Costa Rica

Central Bank of Costa Rica – Central Bank Brief history Established in January 1950 as a government-owned central bank to take over central banking functions previously shared between a private commercial bank and the Banco Nacional de Costa Rica. President Rodrigo Cubero BrealeyPhone. : +506 2243 3141 Fax: +506 2243 …

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A new Costa Rican law guarantees bank loans to companies affected by the pandemic:

The President of Costa Rica signed, this Wednesday, the “law for the creation of the National Guarantee Fund for the support of companies affected by COVID-19 and the economic recovery”, which allows the creation of loan guarantees to grant loans to people and businesses economically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Three steps towards more female entrepreneurship in Latam

By Daniela Izquierdo * Latin America has the second highest rate of female entrepreneurship in the world, and the existence of female entrepreneurs in this region is proven to boost economic growth and create new employment opportunities. Therefore, beyond lip service, it is essential to tackle the obstacles that hamper …

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New finalist for coin P20 in the international currency competition

LOOSE CHANGE This P20 coin, the largest of the coins currently in circulation, will soon replace its banknote version. MANILA, Philippines – This must be good news for the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) after last month’s fury over its new design for the P1 000 bill. The P20 coin, …

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BVSD’s Family Literacy Program Helps Parents Learn English and Get GEDs

Esther Goyanes graduated from high school in her home country, Costa Rica, but wants the English equivalent. She has two adult children, as well as a 16-month-old daughter who “photobombed” the recent GED virtual class – much to the delight of her teacher and her classmates – which she follows …

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Who is Val Bragg? Chase Stokes’ mysterious kiss denies causing Outer Banks star to split with Madelyn Cline

American actor Chase Stokes recently took to the PDA with a mysterious woman after his split from External banks co-starring Madelyn Cline. The woman was later identified as Val Bragg after making a video of the situation. On December 30, Bragg took to TikTok to share that several people had …

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BUZZ-COMMENT-Beijing pulls the levers, shifts gears, but the yuan holds on

December 30 (Reuters) – Beijing is clearly worried on China’s slowing growth, pulling political levers one by one to support the economy. Despite gloomy economic forecasts , the yuan therefore remained stable and could stay like this next year. Recent announcements from lower taxes , cut to bank reserve requirement …

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Which countries are likely to legalize cannabis in 2022? Industry experts are stepping in.

Cannabis reform is intensifying across the country. With that comes a booming multinational market, with projected revenue of $ 102 billion by 2026, according to Prohibition Partners. Global reform efforts were also hit hard at the end of the year when Malta legalized possession of up to seven grams and …

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Banknotes of 2,000, 5,000, 20,000 and 50,000 printed on cotton paper lose value in 2022

QCOSTARICA – Banknotes of 2,000, 5,000, 20,000 and 50,000, printed on cotton paper, will lose their value as a means of payment, starting next year, and will begin a process of gradual withdrawal from circulation. The 20,000 notes printed on cotton will lose their commercial value (lose their value as …

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Best Business Story: Inflation

Inflation has been the biggest lock on this price since Forrest Gump won the Oscar for Best Picture. No other business story stood a chance. Why? Inflation, which is the rate of price increase over time, affects us all on a personal level. We pay the electric bills, go shopping, …

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Highlights of Pandora Papers Reports in Latin America

From street demonstrators to dramatic impeachment offers to criminal investigations, the past few months have been tumultuous for Latin America since the publication of the Pandora Papers. The region has also seen a series of historic political shifts in the last election, including some of the main candidates implicated in …

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External debt: Latin America, in the hands of Wall Street | United States

In 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, debt levels in Latin America have reached all-time highsJUAN PONCE VALENZUELA (EFE) Sitting next to a Costa Rican flag and staring, President Carlos Alvarado did not hesitate to express his frustration with the global financial system. “Other actors have a responsibility to support …

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New plant species discovered at Cerro Chirripo Costa Rica:

A new species of plant was recently discovered in a remote part of Costa Rica, in the mountains. Gentiana bicentenaria is the name of the delicate little herb found in the Talamanca mountain range. A study on the new species was published by researchers Armando Estrada of the National Museum …

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McPherson College Honor Roll, Honorable Mention for Fall 2021

McPherson College recognizes its best academic results in the Fall 2021 Honor Roll and Honorable Mention. To qualify for the Honor Roll, students must be full-time students and achieve a GPA of 3 , 55 or more in the previous quarter. Students who achieve a cumulative grade point average of …

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Explanation: B3W vs BRI in Latin America

In June 2021, the G7 partners announced the Build Back Better World, or B3W, initiative which will provide countries around the world with an alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, known as BRI, for infrastructure development. Latin America is the first region on B3W’s radar. To that end, in …

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Sons of former President of Panama extradited to US after multiple country chase

Brooklyn court plans to bring former Panamanian president’s son to justice on Saturday over money laundering extradition case that prosecutors say involved a stealthy jaunt to the Bahamas over false information ID cards and a private jet idling on a tarmac in Guatemala. The accused, Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Linares, was …

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The Federal Bank and Star Health Insurance join forces for bancassurance

The Federal Bank has partnered with India’s leading independent health insurance company Star Health and Allied Insurance Co Ltd as a corporate agent to provide a wide range of innovative health insurance products to the 8.90 million customers of the Bank in 1,291 points of sale across the country. Bank …

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Alicia Brcena urged to strengthen multilateral, regional, sub-regional and national banks and improve their coordination to meet the financing challenges of Latin America and the Caribbean

Strengthening multilateral, regional, sub-regional and national development banks, while improving cooperation and coordination between them, is essential to meet the financing challenges of the region in the context of the crisis caused by the COVID pandemic -19, Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the …

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Son of ex-Panamanian president extradited to the United States – English version

Guatemala extradited the son of a former Panamanian president to the United States on charges of conspiring to launder millions of dollars in bribes in a scheme that involved several senior officials in the United States. Latin American government. The Justice Department announced that Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares, 39, was …

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UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees calls for regional mechanism to address unprecedented displacement in Mexico and Central America

Unidentified people walk by a fence marking the US-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico. © UNHCR / Santiago Escobar-Jaramillo GENEVA – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi concluded a 10-day visit to Mexico, El Salvador and Guatemala with a passionate appeal for a regional mechanism that would help scale …

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The Principles for a Responsible Banking open a new path for banks to collectively accelerate action in favor of universal financial inclusion

The Principles for Responsible Banking Commitment to Financial Health and Inclusion is a unique banking industry accelerator initiative to promote universal financial inclusion and health. 28 signatory banks joined the leadership group by signing the Commitment Targets should be set and published within 18 months of signing, with an annual …

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Saudi Arabia’s net foreign assets drop 3.3% in October

MADRID: The coronavirus pandemic will cost the global tourism sector $ 2 trillion in lost revenue in 2021, the UN tourism body said on Monday, calling the sector’s recovery “fragile” and “slow “.Predictions from the Madrid-based World Tourism Organization come as Europe grapples with an increase in infections and a …

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“Our Common Home” – Climate change must be addressed now

A MAJOR conflict erupted in 2019 between Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and French leader Emmanuel Macron, as thousands of fires engulfed the Amazon rainforest. Macron angrily accused his Brazilian counterpart of “ecoside” for allowing the looting of the world’s largest forest. He accused Bolsonaro of a heinous crime against the …

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The inauguration of the CABEI headquarters in Managua will seal the Mossi-Ortega alliance

The upcoming inauguration of the new headquarters of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), in Managua, which is being built in Plaza Cobirsa at a cost of $ 16.5 million, testifies to the magnificent relations existing between the executive president of this institution, Dante Mossi, with the head …

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A wellness retreat in an area where residents live to 100

The setting of Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection in the foothills of Costa Rica … [+] Talamanca Mountains. Auberge Resorts Collection Across this 180-acre property, residents of Costa Rica’s Talamanca Mountain foothills live in a Blue Zone, one of the world’s designated areas in which, due to a variety of …

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The new luxury vacation: being thrown in the middle of nowhere

I was half asleep when I was awakened by beams of light and the sound of rocks cracking. Two men with flashlights were walking towards me, with some urgency, and they were calling for something. I saw one of the men: his face was partially obscured by a scarf. I …

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How popular are Ethereum slots among gamers? Costa Rica news

Online casinos are ready to accept cryptocurrency. Thus, Ethereum is one of the most popular electronic currencies today. There are many companies that accept it and offer online slots. Each slot machine is unique and can bring in a lot of money. Special slot machines created to accept cryptocurrency are …

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Ecuador seeks swap deal to fund Galapagos reservation

(Bloomberg) – The Ecuadorian government is in talks with a US development bank to raise funds that would finance the protection of a new large marine reserve around the Galapagos Islands, Environment Minister Gustavo Manrique said in an interview . Bloomberg’s Most Read The exact details of the fundraiser have …

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Why are financial welfare benefits needed? ► FINCHANNEL

A recent CNBC report found that nearly 77% of Americans are worried about their financial situation. So, when these people show up at their workplace, they are faced with distractions thinking about solving financial problems. In fact, more than half of employees experience financial stress, which impacts productivity and results …

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Latin America Equity Markets

Latin America Equity Markets

Strong performance in the era of the pandemic and a look around the corner IPO activity in Latin America hit record levels in 2021, with the region’s largest economy carving out the lion’s share of the premium. Business owners and entrepreneurs looking for money to maintain or expand their business …

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Great Falls Studio Art Tour 2021

John Francis McCabe, Oil Painter Great Falls Artists’ Workshop Great Falls Studio produced a burst of visual arts activities and Artist Jill Banks chats with 13-year-old Tobias Webster-Main of Great Falls and his mother, Erin Webster-Main. opportunities on weekends from October 15 to 17. Patrons of the arts, those looking …

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Vaccination mandate in Costa Rica: what we know:

As of December 1, Costa Rica will require proof of Covid-19 vaccination to enter many businesses and participate in major events. Individuals must show their immunization status using a QR code that will be incorporated into Costa Rica’s digital vaccine certificate. The QR code will not require a permanent internet …

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Costa Rica links vaccine mandate to reopening:

Costa Rica plans to ease coronavirus measures during the remainder of 2021 as the country begins to impose vaccination mandates. Friday, a decree making the vaccine compulsory among public officials comes into force. And from December 1, proof of vaccination will be required to enter many businesses and participate in …

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TradeStation Review – Forbes Advisor

TradeStation does a good job in terms of brokerage commissions. However, the amount you will pay depends on the platform you choose (there are several), the assets you are trading, and your total trading volume. The platform offers stock and exchange-traded fund (ETF) trading without commission, but only for orders …

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4 things to know before investing in a startup in Costa Rica:

Undoubtedly, entrepreneurship in Costa Rica has grown in recent years and many initiatives have contributed to it. From business plan competitions to prototyping events and entrepreneurship training programs structured like the Founder Institute, to the emergence of dozens of incubators, it seems like there has never been a better time. …

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Electronic pole | Global finance magazine

Latin American economies benefit from a dynamic and innovative fintech sector. Already Latin America’s largest neobank, São Paulo-based fintech Nubank could surpass the $ 55.4 billion market value of Itaú Unibanco, Brazil’s historic first bank, when Nubank launches its planned Nasdaq IPO, according to press service reports. This is not …

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An essential utility for Costa Ricans:

If American works on Dunkin ‘, Costa Rica works on WhatsApp (and also coffee). And for most of Monday, the Ticos had to live without an essential part of their daily lives when all of Facebook’s services, including WhatsApp and Instagram, went offline. It was a global blackout, but one …

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Beautiful words won’t save our last wild rivers

Through Jamie Pittock Technologies to harness the power of water are touted as critical to a low-emission future. But for many decades, the hydroelectric industry caused serious damage to the environment and to people’s lives. More than 500 new hydroelectric dams are currently planned or under construction in protected areas …

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Latest news on the global spread of the coronavirus

Japan will lift the state of emergency in all regions on Thursday as the number of new cases declines, while India reported the smallest daily increase in COVID-19 deaths since mid-March. DEATHS AND INFECTIONSEUROPE* Sweden will offer additional groups, including people aged 80 and over, to supplement their COVID-19 vaccinations …

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The hydroelectric industry is talking about it

Technologies to harness the power of water are touted as critical to a low-emission future. But for many decades, the hydroelectric industry caused serious damage to the environment and to people’s lives. More than 500 new hydroelectric dams are currently planned or under construction in protected areas around the world. …

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Costa Rica participates in technology fair for the first time

Costa Rican companies who offers technological solutions for the financial sector participated in the Finovate Fall 2021 Fair, in New York, United States. The show, focused on the FinTech sub-sector, represented an opportunity for the national delegation to show its value propositions based on quality and innovation. The main objective …

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Costa Rica has the lowest inflation in the region

QCOSTARICA – Costa Rica recorded the lowest inflation in the Central American region during the first seven months of the year. Highest El Salvador, according to Ranking of the regional index. Between January and July, the indicator only increased by 0.55% in the country, while the interannual variation (which is …

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The Carao tree in Costa Rica:

The landscape of Costa Rica is a sprawling country of greenery that engulfs you in all its beautiful variety of trees. One of the most notable is Cassia Grandis, known as Carao in Spanish. Growing from southern Mexico to South America, it is one of the native trees of Costa …

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How sea otters can fight climate change

Even before the sea otter effect was studied, kelp was seen as a possible climate solution. This is because it can grow very fast – up to 60 cm (24 inches) per day. This means that it removes carbon from the atmosphere faster than a slower growing plant (although kelp …

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Business Opportunities – Central America Webinar Series

Business Opportunities – Central America Webinar Series Sign up online From September 2021 to January 2022, the US Commercial Service organize a Central America webinar series focused on highlighting business opportunities and key projects in the region’s most promising sectors including agriculture, food processing and packaging equipment, auto parts / …

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Has the UK banking sector abandoned small businesses despite the continuing impact of COVID-19?

More than two-thirds (66%) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) said they felt abandoned by their banking provider during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey. The data, assembled by researchers at the Parliament Street Think Tank, indicates that the disconnect between businesses across Europe and financial services organizations …

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Costa Ricans lose hope of a weak dollar

QCOSTARICA – In December, Costa Ricans expected the dollar’s exchange rate to rise only 0.44% in one year. But in August, expectations were very different. The estimate was that the price of the US dollar against the Costa Rican dolon will rise 5.38% over the next 12 months. In just …

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Main key players in the virtual payment systems market: Paytm, MobiKwik, PayUmoney, Vodafone Mpesa, Idea Money, etc.

The Virtual Payment Systems Market research report is intended to elaborate market opportunities and potential for producers, suppliers, traders, entrepreneurs and other shareholders of the Virtual Payment Systems Market. The research report is organized with the aim of providing complete and actionable information that might enable the players in the …

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New Remote Visa Program Approved – Immigration

Costa Rica: New remote visa program approved 23 Aug 2021 Global Envoy, Inc. To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. Key points On August 11, 2021, President Carlos Alvarado and Tourism Minister Gustavo Segura approved new laws supporting a remote work visa to Costa Rica. The law …

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International: World Bank Suspension and Exclusion Office launches Global Suspension and Exclusion Directory

In short The World Bank Office of Suspension and Debarment recently announced the launch of the Global Suspension and Debarment Directory, a comprehensive resource on exclusion systems in 23 different jurisdictions and institutions, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Estonia, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Korea, Republic of the …

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El Salvador is committed to rediscovering the former splendor of its agriculture to stimulate economic development and provide opportunities for its people

By: (IICA), Press release Brasilia, August 6, 2021 (IICA) – El Salvador seeks to revive its agriculture and hopes to become again a regional reference in terms of food production as it was in the 1970s, in order to support the development of its economy, explained the Minister of Agriculture …

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What are the economic prospects for the summer?

A personal perspective from Ian Stewart, Chief Economist at Deloitte in the UK. So far, 2021 has been a year of improving global economic prospects, especially in advanced economies. The roll-out of vaccines and an easing of restrictions across the West have supported a strong upturn in activity – though …

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Visit to the Palo Verde National Park of Costa Rica –

The province of Guanacaste is teeming with wonderful biodiversity and wildlife with endless options for spending a magnificent day exploring the beauty and natural environments of Costa Rica. Palo Verde National Park is just one of many examples of great places to experience the country’s abundance of stunning ecosystems and …

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9 characters who left the show too soon

Because of Modern family revolving around three families, the focus is not on characters outside of the Dunphys, Tucker-Pritchetts, and Delgado-Pritchetts. But along the way, secondary characters from work, school and everyday life find their way into the lives of the main characters. However, there are a few minor characters …

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