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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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Antigua PM Slams US At The UN

Antigua & Barbuda Prime Minister, Baldwin Spencer. (UN Photo) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 24, 2013: Antigua & Barbuda Prime Minister, Baldwin Spencer, used his address to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday to slam the United States for its refusal to adhere to the rulings of the World Trade Organization. Spencer in his address to the 68th ...

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Trinidad & Tobago PM Wants Review Of Criteria Used By Multilateral Financial Institutions

Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago, Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar. (UN Photo) News Americas, UNITED NATIONS, NY, Weds. Sept. 24, 2013: Chairperson of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community and Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago, Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, wants the international community to support the regional body’s call for a review of the criteria ...

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LIAT Board Accepts CEO Resignation

Ian Brunton, Liat CEO News Americas ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Weds. September 25, 2013: Troubled regional Caribbean airlines LIAT now has only an acting CEO. This comes as the Board of Directors of LIAT (1974) Limited released a statement today saying they have accepted the resignation of Chief Executive Officer, Ian Brunton effective 1st October 2013. Mrs. Julie Reifer-Jones has been ...

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