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Former Haiti Foreign Minister Passes On

News Americas, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Fri. Nov. 15, 2013: Haiti’s former Foreign Minister Jean Rénald Clérismé and the husband of Dr. Linda Marc of the US Census Bureau, Race and Ethnicity Advisory Committee died on Oct. 29th in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Clérismé, 75, was a former Roman Catholic priest and expert on the plight of Haitian farmers in the Dominican Republic. He ...

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Detained To Death

Late detainee Tiombe Carlos. By Felicia J. Persaud News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 15, 2013: As the family of Antigua & Barbuda immigrant, Tiombe Carlos, gets ready to lay her to rest this Friday, Nov. 15th, some 23 days after she was found unresponsive in a cell at the York County Prison in Pennsylvania where she was an ...

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Son Of Suriname President Charged For Supporting Hezbollah

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 8, 2013: Dino Bouterse, the son of the President of Suriname, has been charged by U.S. officials with attempting to provide material support and resources to Hezbollah, a designated terrorist organization. Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Michelle Leonhart, the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement ...

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New York’s Mayor-Elect In Puerto Rico

Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio and his family at the victory party on Nov. 5, 2013. (Hayden Roger Celestin image) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 8, 2013: New York’s Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray are in San Juan, Puerto Rico today for the Somos El Futuro Fall Conference and some R&R. The annual conference is ...

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Former Black Panther, Cuban Resident Makes First Court Appearance

William Potts, the former New Jersey-born Black Panther “hijacker.” News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Nov. 8, 2013: William Potts, the former New Jersey-born Black Panther “hijacker” who returned to the U.S. Wednesday after declaring he was homesick in Cuba, will be arraigned next week. U.S. Magistrate Judge Alicia Otazo-Reyes appointed a federal public defender to represent him and an arraignment ...

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New York City’s Minority Voters Unite To Elect First Democratic Mayor In 20 Years

New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and his family celebrate the historic win on Nov. 5, 2013. (Hayden Roger Celestin image) News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Nov. 5, 2013: After more than two decades, a Democrat has been elected back to the mayor of New York City, thanks largely to a minority voting bloc. New York City Mayor Elect, ...

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Minority Voters Unite To Elect First Democratic Mayor In 20 Years In NYC

Bill de Blasio delivering his victory speech on Nov. 5, 2013 in Brooklyn, NY. News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Nov. 5, 2013: After more than two decades, a Democrat has been elected back to the mayor of New York City, thanks largely to a minority voting bloc. Bill de Blasio tonight was declared the winner of the mayoral election with ...

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From Advocate To Order of Distinction

Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen (left), presents Irwine Clare Sr., with the Order of Distinction on October 21 at King’s House, Jamaica, W.I. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 1, 2013: In the early 1990s, before anyone believed in immigration reform, there was Irwine G. Clare, Sr., raising his voices for the undocumented and ...

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Teen Moms Growing In Latin America & The Caribbean

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 1, 2013: More girls under the age of 15 and 18 are becoming moms in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a new report from The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The report, titled ‘Motherhood in Childhood’ and released Thursday, says the regions are the only place globally where births to girls ...

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Controversial DR Citizenship Issue Reaches OAS

Ambassador La Celia A. Prince of the Permanent Mission of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the OAS. News Americas, WASHINGTON, DC, Weds. Oct. 30, 2013: The controversial and retroactive stripping of the citizenship of hundreds of thousands of children born to undocumented migrants in the Dominican Republic has reached the Organization of American States (OAS). The issue was raised ...

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