Venezuelan Trade Unionist Jailed

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News Americas, CARACAS, Venezuela, Weds. Mar. 2, 2011: A top Venezuelan trade unionist has been jailed for seven years. Ruben Gonzalez has been convicted of crimes including unlawful assembly, incitement, and violating a government security zone over a strike in 2009 at the state iron ore mining company. The strike […]

Former Army Brigadier To Lead Guyana Opposition To Election

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News Americas, Georgetown, Guyana, Weds. Mar. 2, 2011: Guyana’s election has yet to be called but a former Army Brigadier has been elected to lead the country’s main opposition party into the polls. David Granger beat out former finance minister Carl Greenidge to take the primary last Saturday in a […]

Haiti Presidential Candidate “Sweet Mickey” For Florida

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News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Weds. Mar. 2, 2011: Haitian Presidential hopeful, Michel “Sweet Mickey” Martelly is set to be in Florida today. Martelly is set for Miami’s Little Haiti at 1 p.m. today, March 2, 2011, to address the Haitian Diaspora at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, located at 212 […]

Jamaica Says Airline Security Threat Was Hoax

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News Americas, Kingston, Jamaica, Weds. Mar. 2, 2011: A reported security threat aboard an Air Jamaica flight was a hoax, Jamaica’s Transport Minister revealed Tuesday. Minister Mike Henry told Parliament that preliminary investigations by the National Intelligence Bureau indicated that the threat was fabricated by someone who was seeking to […]

“Top-Ten” Fugitive Extradited From Brazil

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News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Weds. Mar. 2, 2011: A Colombian national and allegedly one of the leaders of an organization that sent thousands of kilograms of cocaine from Brazil to the United States, has been extradited. Nestor Ramon Caro Chaparro was extradited from Brazil according to Loretta E. Lynch, United […]

Puerto Rican Man Sentenced Jailed For Child Porn

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News Americas, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Weds. Mar. 2, 2011: A 48-year-old Puerto Rican man will spend the next 25 years in jail for production of child pornography. Joseph Acevedo-Maldonado of Utuado, Puerto Rico, was jailed less than a year after was found guilty on July 8, 2010 by a […]

Calling Caribbean Artisans to Come & Connect To The Global Marketplace

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CaribPR Wire, Bridgetown, Barbados, Tues, March 1, 2011: Artisans from the Caribbean region are being invited to exhibit their products at the region’s foremost trade show, Design Caribbean, which offers unique access to important regional, international and Diaspora buyers. From September 1-4, 2011 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Design Caribbean […]

Accused Drug Leaders Nabbed In US Agent’s Murder

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News Americas, MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Tues. Mar. 1, 2011: Two alleged leaders of a powerful Mexican drug gang have been arrested with the murder of a U.S. immigration agent. Mexican authorities say they have arrested the two alleged leaders of the Zetas drug gang in connection with the murder of […]

Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega Wants Another Term

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President Daniel Ortega News Americas, Managua, Nicaragua, Tues. Mar. 1, 2011: The opposition in Nicaragua is screaming illegal as the country’s President tries to seek a third term in office. President Daniel Ortega says he will stand for another term next November, after securing his Sandinista party’s nomination unopposed at […]

Cocaine Use Costs Puerto Rico Lawmaker Seat

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News Americas, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Tues. Mar. 1, 2011: Cocaine in a drug test has cost a Puerto Rican House of Representative member his seat. Rep. Rolando Crespo, 35, a member of the party that favors U.S. statehood for the Caribbean island territory, resigned two days after officials disclosed […]