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Haitian President Reiterates October Election Date At OAS

Share Tweet Haitian President Michel Martelly and Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza during their June 25, 2014 meeting at the OAS. (OAS IMAGE) News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. June 26, 2014: Haitian President Michel Martelly has confirmed his country’s commitment to holding elections on October 26, 2014, three years behind schedule amid a ...

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New US Embassy For The Dominican Republic

Share Tweet News Americas Now, New York, New York, June 26, 2014: A new embassy opened this week in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, The embassy is situated on 16 acres of land in the Altos de Arroyo Hondo section of Santo Domingo. The $193 million project incorporates numerous sustainable features to conserve resources and reduce operating costs, including a 345 ...

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Congressman Rangel Wins Primary Election Bid

Share Tweet Charlie Rangel wins Rematch. (Photo: Hayden Roger Celestin) News Americas, HARLEM, NY, Tues. June 24, 2014: Eighty-four-year-old Congressman Rep. Charles Rangel of Harlem on Tuesday night, beat back a fierce challenge from state Sen. Adriano Espaillat to claim a 23rd and final term in Congress. With 100% of the precincts reporting, Rangel had 47.4% of the vote to 43.6% ...

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UNESCO team to examine possible Columbus ship wreck

Share Tweet News Americas Now, New York, NY, Wednesday, June 25, 2014: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is sending to team to Haiti to investigate a shipwreck which may be the Santa Maria. This follows a request for assistance from the Government of Haiti. The Santa Maria was the largest of Christopher Columbus’ ships on his first ...

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US Veep Launches Caribbean Energy Security Initiative

Share Tweet News Americas Now, New York, NY, June 24, 2014- United States Vice President Joe Biden recently announced the launch of the Caribbean Energy Security Initiative. The initiative consists of a portfolio of activities designed with the objective of supporting the Caribbean on energy. The Caribbean Energy Security Initiative includes (i) increasing access to finance, good governance and diversification, ...

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Another Coke Bust Of A Passenger from Guyana

Share Tweet News Americas, New York, NY, Fri. June 19, 2014: A U.S. citizen arriving from the South American nation of Guyana is facing federal narcotics smuggling charges after being busted with cocaine in a suitcase handle at J.F.K Airport. Warren Hawk was busted by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents recently with over four pounds of cocaine in the ...

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University of Buffalo team to assist Jamaica’s health system

Share Tweet News Americas Now, New York, NY, Friday, June 19, 2014- A team led by the University of Buffalo is collaborating with Jamaica on the development of programs for study in and treatment of HIV and hepatitis C. The University of Buffalo team is led by Charles L. Anderson, MD, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and Gene D. ...

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Footballer With Martinique Roots Help Belgium To Win

Share Tweet News Americas, RIO, BRAZIL, Weds. June 18, 2014: Axel Witsel, the son of Martinique-born footballer, Thiery Witsel, made Belgium proud Tuesday as he helped the team to a 2-1 win over Algeria in the Group H match-up of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Axel Witsel during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June, 2014.w Axel, a defensive ...

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Haitian-American Injured in US World Cup Opener

Share Tweet NEWS AMERICAS, RIO, BRAZIL, Tues. June 17, 2014: Haitian-American forward Jozy Altidore, the youngest of four children of Haitian parents, suffered a strained hamstring injury during the US’s World Cup game against Ghana. The US, leading 1-0 at the time, went on to win the game 2-1 in exciting fashion. The 24 year old Altidore has played for the ...

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Sanctions, self-interest and the Caribbean

Share Tweet The View from Europe By David Jessop Sanctions and large fines are becoming the weapon of choice for the United States and others as they seek ways to stop nations facilitating trade or financial transfers that touch countries they are engaged in a political dispute with. The issue is becoming more acute as huge fines and restrictions placed ...

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