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Former Puerto Rico Police Sergeant Pleads Guilty To Robbery

Share Tweet News Americas, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Weds. Oct. 8, 2014: He took an oath to uphold the law but instead a 49-year-old former sergeant in the Police of Puerto Rico has pleaded guilty to breaking it. Jorge Fernandez-Aviles yesterday pleaded guilty to robbery and firearms charges for his role in a July 2012 robbery in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. ...

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More Harm Than Good – The US ‘War On Drugs’ In Latin America

Share Tweet By Laura Chapman  News Americas, TORONTO, Canada, Weds. Oct. 8, 2014: U.S. policy regarding drugs in Latin America has tended to be pursued with the typical bravura, loud bangs, and distinct lack of forward planning or regard for the indigenous situation for which the USA is famed. While the approach has been heavy, and wanted for nothing in the way of flashy ...

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FCCA Conference & Trade Show Helps Attendees Target Cruise Line Decision Makers and Maximize Cruise Tourism’s Benefits

Share Tweet PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The 21st annual Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Conference & Trade Show opened today, gathering about 1,000 cruise tourism stakeholders and 100 cruise executives, presidents and CEOs from the 15 FCCA Member Lines, which operate over 100 ships in Caribbean and Latin American waters. The event offers a four-day agenda chock-full ...

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Guyana Again Urged – Pass That Anti-Money Laundering Bill

Share Tweet News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Tues. Oct. 7, 2014:  Guyana’s government is being urged to urgently comply with international financial standards and pass the Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Amendment Bill. The call comes from the Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB), which says the passage of the AML bill is not only about Guyana, ...

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‘Baby Doc’s’ Dead But Fight For Justice Will Go On

Share Tweet Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Mon. Oct. 6, 2014: Haitian-born president turned dictator, Jean-Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier, will soon be six feet under, taking with him the horrific human rights violations that occurred under his regime in Haiti from 1971 to 1986. But a group of lawyers pledge to fight on to bring ...

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Three Busted In Jamaica Telemarketing Scheme

Share Tweet Accused Jamaican lottery scammer, Shanice Ethridge News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Mon. Oct. 6, 2014: Three Jamaican nationals and residents of South Florida are currently behind bars after being charged separately for their roles in a Jamaican-based telemarketing fraud scheme. Shanice Ethridge, 24, of Broward County remains at the Paul Rein Detention Facility after being charged late last week ...

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President Obama – ‘Deporter In Chief?’

Share Tweet   President Obama at Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala last evening, Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Image) By Felicia J. Persaud News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 3, 2014: President Barack Obama swept into office in 2008 on the backs of many immigrant voters and on promises of comprehensive immigration reform.  Yet, in the five years since holding ...

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$2 Million Plus Seized On Board Caribbean Fantasy Ferry

Share Tweet News Americas, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Fri. Oct. 3, 2014: More than million US dollars were nabbed aboard a truck leaving Puerto Rico en route to the Dominican Republic onboard M/V Caribbean Fantasy ferry, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say. The money was discovered after CBP personnel selected a truck with Puerto Rico license plates for an ...

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Antigua & Barbuda Merges Three NY Offices Into One

Share Tweet PM Gaston Browne (in dark suit at front of room left) breaks the news to Antigua & Barbuda nationals in the Bronx on Sept. 26, 2014. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Oct. 2, 2014: Newly-elected Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, has wasted no time making changes in the offices representing his nation in New ...

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Caribbean American Congresswoman Concerned About Security Breaches at the White House

Share Tweet Secret Service director Julia Pierson enters a hearing room in April to answer questions before a closed meeting of the Senate homeland security committee in Washington. News Americas, BROOKLYN, N.Y., Weds. Oct. 1, 2014: Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke says she is astounded by the massive breaches in security that occurred at the White House last month. ...

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