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Caribbean-Born, Kenyan Terror Victim Laid To Rest

Trinidad-born, Kenya terror victim, Ravindra Ramrattan. News Americas, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Fri. Oct. 4, 2013: A Trinidad-born man who was among 68 others killed in the terror attack in Kenya remains “alive” on Linked in but was laid to rest in his native land on Tuesday, October 1st. Ravindra Ramrattan, whose profiles remain up on Linked In and Twitter, was laid ...

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U.S. Virgin Islands Government Assessing Impact of Federal Government Shutdown

Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, John P. de Jongh News Americas, ST. CROIX, USVI, Tues. Oct. 1, 2013: Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, John P. de Jongh said his commissioners and agency heads are analyzing the impact of the U.S. federal government shutdown on the territory. While for the most part the effect is minimal, funding and services ...

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Guyana President Meets With New Yorkers

Guyana Pres.H.E.Donald Ramotar during his NYC meeting with Guyanese New Yorkers. (Roland Hyde Image) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Sat. Sept. 28, 2013: Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar was joined by his finance minister, Ashni Singh and former President Bharrat Jadego in a meet and greet with Guyanese nationals in Queens and Brooklyn this week. Guyana Pres.withotherofficials at the meeting. (Roland ...

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Tourist Attractions Closed As U.S. Govt. Remain Shut Down

Tourists from Germany, on vacation in Washington D.C. have to photograph the Lincoln Memorial from behind a gate, as the Federal Government Shut Down, on October 1, 2013. (Mario B. Cabrera / Vision Fotos) News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Oct. 1, 2013: “Because of the federal government shutdown, all national parks are closed and National Park Service webpages are not ...

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Peru Is New Chair Of OAS Permanent Council

Ambassador Walter Albán, c., assuming the chair of the OAS Permanent Council on Oct. 1, 2013. (OAS Photo) News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Oct. 1, 2013: Ambassador Walter Albán, the Permanent Representative of Peru to the Organization of American States, (OAS), has now assumed the Chair of the Permanent Council of the hemispheric organization. Upon receiving the gavel representing the ...

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Deportees Keep Being Rolled Back To Latin America & The Caribbean – A NAN Exclusive

Immigrants being deported. (USICE image) By Felicia J. Persaud News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Sept. 27, 2013: If it was a movie it would be another saga in The Return Of The Deportees! But it’s no Hollywood epic for the over 3400,000 more immigrant deportees who were sent back to Latin America and The Caribbean this year alone by U.S. ...

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Is Guatemala’s President Supporting Marijuana Legalization

Guatemala President Otto Fernando Pérez Molina (UN Photo) News Americas, UNITED NATIONS, NY, Fri. Sept. 27, 2013: Guatemala’s President Otto Fernando Pérez Molina was full of praise for Uruguay’s moves to legalize marijuana, using his address to the United Nation’s 68th General Assembly Thursday to insist that “each country must experiment with new models to address the drug problem.” The ...

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Guyana President Echoes T&T PM’s Concerns At UN

Guyana President Donald R. Ramotar News Americas, UNITED NATIONS, NY, Fri. Sept. 27, 2013: Guyana’s President, Donald R. Ramotar on Thursday piggybacked on the concerns of Trinidad & Tobago’s Prime Minister over the criteria used by multilateral financial institutions to determine growth by small nations. In his address to the 68th UN General Assembly on Thursday, Ramotar said Guyana is ...

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Peru President Slams Kenya Terror Attack

President of Peru, Ollanta Humala Tasso News Americas, UNITED NATIONS, NY, Weds. Sept. 24, 2013: President of Peru, Ollanta Humala Tasso, used his address to the 68th UN General Assembly on Wednesday to slam the terrorist attack in Kenya. President Humala strongly denounced the terrorist attack in Nairobi, and urged the international community to maintain the global commitment to develop ...

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Panama President Will Respect Report On Chong Chon Gang Vessel

President of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli Berrocal. (UN Image) News Americas, UNITED NATIONS, NY, Weds. Sept. 24, 2013: President of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli Berrocal, insists Panama will respect the results of an investigation outlined in a preliminary report to the Security Council concerning the North Korean-flagged merchant vessel Chong Chon Gang. The vessel was detained in Panama since mid-July for attempting ...

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