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Caribbean Chikungunya Death Toll Put At 34

Share Tweet News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. Aug. 19, 2014: The death toll from chikungunya, the mosquitoe borne virus infection across the Caribbean, rose by two in the past two weeks to now stand at 34. That’s according to the latest update from the European Center for Disease Prevention & Control, which has been monitoring the virus. The report comes ...

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Malala Visits The U.N.

Share Tweet News Americas, UNITED NATIONS, New York, Tues. Aug. 19, 2014: Fourteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai who survived an assassination attempt on her way home from school in Pakistan in 2012, on Monday visited the United Nations and got to meet some 500 young people. They were all gathered at UN Headquarters to join in on a conversation about the Millennium Development ...

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Seaborne Airlines Makes Traveling Throughout the Caribbean Easier

Share Tweet SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Now, it will be easier than ever to make your dream of traveling the Caribbean come true. Seaborne Airlines, the fastest growing airline in the Caribbean, announced that they will be launching the “Fly Anywhere you like for as many times as you like” promotion for $699*.  This promotion ...

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Wanted Dominican Republic-Born Drug Trafficker Nabbed

Share Tweet U.S. Customs officers at Boston Logan Airport. News Americas, BOSTON , MA, Fri. Aug. 15, 2014: A 38-year-old national of the Dominican Republic who was wanted on cocaine distribution charges has been nabbed at the Boston Logan International Airport. Reinaldo Gonzalez Ortaga, was attempting to board a flight to Santiago, Dominican Republic, when U.S. Customs and Border Protection ...

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Puerto Rico Businessman Pleads Guilty To Bribing Judge

Share Tweet Ludgardo Acevedo News Americas, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Fri. Aug. 15, 2014: A 39-year-old Puerto Rico businessman has pleaded guilty to bribing a senior Puerto Rico judge. Lutgardo Acevedo-Lopez, a certified public accountant in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, pleaded guilty to bribing Superior Court Judge Manuel Acevedo-Hernandez. On June 30, 2012, a car driven by Acevedo-Lopez collided with another ...

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Costa Rican Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering

Share Tweet Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, describes charges against Costa Rica-based Liberty Reserve, one of the worlds largest digital currency companies and seven of it’s principals and employees for allegedly running a $6 billion money laundering scheme at a news conference in New York, May 28, 2013. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, ...

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Chikungunya Death Toll Passes 30 In The Caribbean

Share Tweet News Americas, Stockholm, Sweden, Weds. Aug. 13, 2014: The death toll from the mosquito borne disease, chikungunya, now stands at 32 in the Caribbean according to the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Chikungunya is an illness caused by a virus that spreads through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of chikungunya are fever and joint pain. ...

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Guyanese-Born Former Queens District Leader Found Guilty

Share Tweet Guyanese-born attorney, Albert Baldeo. News Americas, QUEENS, NY, Weds. Aug. 13, 2014: Guyana-born attorney and former Queens District Leader, Albert Baldeo, was this week found guilty of tampering with witnesses during the investigation of his alleged campaign fraud by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”). Baldeo, 54, of Richmond Hill, NY, was convicted of seven counts of obstruction ...

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14 Charged with Trafficking Identities of Puerto Rican U.S. Citizens

Share Tweet News Americas, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Weds. Aug. 13, 2014: Fourteen people have been charged in a scheme to traffic the identities and corresponding identity documents of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens. The 14 were hit with three indictments in Puerto Rico including conspiracy to commit identification fraud, money laundering, aggravated identity theft and passport fraud in connection with ...

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Super Moon Cloudy Over Brooklyn, NY

Share Tweet News  Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Mon. Aug. 11, 2014: The perigee-syzygy or  full/new moon, aka, the Super Moon, failed to shine brightly over Brooklyn and Queens, NY early Monday morning with residents there getting a cloudy view instead of the worldwide phenomenon. Clouds blanketed the Super Moon at 2:01 a.m. Monday morning as it passed over South Brooklyn, New York. Scientists ...

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