Facebook Puts Focus On Latin America

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Feb. 23, 2011: Facebook is putting more emphasis on Latin America with the hiring of Alexandre Hohagen, who helped establish Google’s presence in Latin America. Hohagen will be Facebook’s vice president for sales in the region. Brazil has been a significant battleground for Facebook. […]

Mexican Sunflower Production To Benefit From Pepsico, IDB Agreement

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News Americas, MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Weds. Feb. 23, 2011: Some 850 Mexican farmers and their families are set to benefit from an agreement with As part of the sunflower production program, PepsiCo has committed to purchase 100 percent of the crop, for an estimated $52 million over seven years. Additionally, […]

OAS Secretary General Meets with President of Brazil

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Secretary General of the Organization of American States José Miguel Insulza and President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff during the Feb. 22, 2011 meeting. (Roberto Stuckert Filho/Presidency of Brazil) News Americas, Brasília, Brazil, Tues. Feb. 22, 2011: The positive state of democracy in the continent and economic growth was on the […]

Grammy Winning Jamaican Reggae Star Guilty

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News Americas, Tampa, FL, Tues. Feb. 22, 2011: Grammy-winning reggae singer Buju Banton has been found guilty of drug charges by a Florida jury. A 12 member jury earlier this afternoon delivered a guilty verdict in the Sam M Gibbons building in Tampa which houses the United States Middle District […]

OAS SG For First Face-To-Face With Brazilian President

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News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. Feb. 21, 2011: Secretary General of the Organization of American States, José Miguel Insulza, is set for his first face-to-face meeting with Brazil’s new President tomorrow. Insulza will meet with President Dilma Rousseff on Feb. 22 to talk about the main issues on the political […]

When Anti-Immigrant Hate Turns Murderous

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Immigration Korner By Felicia Persaud News Americas, New York, NY, Mon. Feb. 21, 2011: A lot has been written and spoken on the rise in anti-immigrant sentiments across the U.S., especially in Arizona, which continues to lead the way in pushing for harsh immigration legislations. But what happens when the […]

Distasteful New Game Pokes Fun At Immigrants

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By Felicia Persaud News Americas, New York, NY, Feb. 14, 2011: A colleague of mine on the immigration advocacy scene recently posited that the economy and anti-immigration rhetoric and fun-poking seems to go hand in hand – when the economy or tragedy strikes, immigrants are bulls eye targets but when […]

Did Rihanna “Pat & Crank” At The Grammy’s?

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Feb. 21, 2011: For some Barbadians watching the Grammy’s on February 13th, Rihanna’s dance moves during the performance of “Say My Name” with Rapper Drake, was definitely part of the controversial “Pat and Crank” wave hitting the island and the region. Pat and Crank, […]

Haitian Grammy Singer Throws Support To Fellow Musician

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News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Mon. Feb. 21, 2011: Haitian-born Hip-hop singer Wyclef Jean is leaving no doubt as to which candidate has his support for the upcoming March 20th presidential run-off in his homeland. As campaigning in Haiti kicked off officially today, Jean threw his support behind fellow musician Michel […]