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Haitian-American Architect Wins UN Competition To Honor Victims Of Slavery

Memorial designer Rodney Leon (standing, third from left) along side judges next to model of the “Ark of Return,” the winning design for the United Nations Permanent Memorial in Honor of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Photo: DPI / the U.N. CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY (September 24, 2013) – Rodney Leon Architects announced its winning ...

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Chile President Denounces Use Of Chemical Weapons In Syria

Chile President, Sebastian Piñera Echeñique News Americas, UNITED NATIONS, NY, Tues. Sept. 24, 2013: Chile’s President, Sebastian Piñera Echeñique, used his address at the U.N.’s 68th General Assembly on Tuesday to condemn the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Reiterating Chile’s opposition to the proliferation of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, he also called for the dismantling of ...

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U.S. President Takes Syria Issue To UN

President Barack Obama at the UN’s 68th General Assembly, Sept. 24, 2013. (UN Photo) News Americas, UNITED NATIONS, NY, Tues. Sept. 24, 2013: U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday called on all nations to “help bring about a peaceful resolution of Syria’s civil war.” Obama took his call to the 68th U.N. General Assembly and said all nations need to ...

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Brazil President Slams U.S. At UN

Brazil’s President, Dilma Rousseff at the UN. (UN Photo) News Americas, UNITED NATIONS, NY, Tues. Sept. 24, 2013: Calling it “a situation of grave violation of human rights and of civil liberties,” Brazil’s President, Dilma Rousseff, used her address to the U.N. General Assembly this morning to slam the United States. Rousseff called reports that U.S. was spying on Brazil, ...

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Gay Caribbean USA Pageant Enters Fifth Year

News Americas, BROOKLYN, New York, Fri. Sept. 20, 2013: The Gay Caribbean USA Pageant will enter its fifth year of existence with the staging of this year’s pageant on Saturday, 28th September at the Restoration Plaza – 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn from 8 p.m. The lineup will be made up of male impersonators and transgender contestants who will be representing ...

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El Salvador National Deported For Sexual Assault

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Sept. 20, 2013: An El Salvadoran man living in Richmond, Virginia and wanted in El Salvador for the aggravated sexual assault of a minor and sexual harassment has been deported. Carlos Humberto Castaneda-Mendoza, 40, was arrested by officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and returned back to El ...

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Caribbean Bar Association Concerned Over Delay In Confirming Florida Federal Judges

The CBA wants U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-FL) to intervene. News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Sept. 20, 2013: The Caribbean Bar Association has joined the Haitian Lawyers Association, the NAACP and others in expressing concern about what they term “the unexplained and inexcusable delay” in confirming judges in Florida’s Federal District Courts. The CBA is urging Senator Marco Rubio and ...

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Remembering The Caribbean Victims of 9/11

Tribute in lights. (Sept. 11, 2013) News Americas, NY, NY, Weds. Sept. 11, 2013: Today marks 12 years since the horrific terrorist attack of 9/11 that took over 3,000 lives including several from the Caribbean and Latin America. Today we pause to remember those lost: Guyana Nizam Hafiz Eustace R. Bacchus Kris Romeo Bishundat Shivonne Mentis Annette Andrea Dataram Ricknauth ...

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Black Voters Help Deliver For Bill de Blasio – But Election Still Too Close To Call

Bill de Blasio addressing supporters during his election night celebration, Sept. 10, 2013. (NY 1 image) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 11, 2013: Black voters, including Caribbean Americans or West Indians gave Public Advocate Bill de Blasio an edge in Tuesday’s September 10th Democratic Mayoral Primary election, exit polls show. Exit polling conducted by Edison Media Research for ...

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Jamaican Challengers In NYC Election Races Fail To Win

New voting machines from the NYC Board of Election reportedly broke down on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 11, 2013: The Caribbean American candidates hoping to win city posts in Tuesday’s New York City election primary failed, initial election results show. Jamaican businessman Mark Escoffery-Bey, who was seeking the seat of Bronx Borough President ...

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