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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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Michael Jackson’s Caribbean-Born Lawyer A Free Man

News Americas, LOS ANGELES, CA, Mon. Oct. 28, 2013: Michael Jackson’s Caribbean-born doctor is a free man again at age 60. Dr. Conrad Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter n November 2011 after he treated Jackson in 2009 with the powerful surgical anesthetic drug propyfol at his rented mansion in Holmby Hills, was released from the jail at 12:01 ...

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Brooklyn DA Goes The Reggae Route

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Fri. Oct. 25, 2013: Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes may be facing a barrage of criticism for deciding to run as a Republican against Ken Thompson, the man who beat him soundly in the Democratic Primary election in September. But Hynes is not giving up – turning to reggae music as ...

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Slavery Still Alive In The Americas & Globally

A Haitian Restavek. (Jean R. Cadet Restavek Organization image) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 18, 2013: With all the talk about reparation, who says slavery is over? According to the Walk Free Foundation, (WFF), there are over a million modern day slaves today in the Americas alone – Latin America and the Caribbean. The WFF this week released ...

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Protest Over DR Court Ruling Reaches NYC

Haitians & Dominicans Protest in Times Square on October 17, 2013. (Hayden Roger Celestin image) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 18, 2013: Haitians and Dominican Republic nationals in New York City, furious by a recent Dominican Republic Constitutional Court decision to deny citizenship to some D.R.-born children born in the DR before 1929 to undocumented Haitian migrant workers, ...

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Haitian Times Publisher Blasts DR Court Ruling To Strip Citizenship From Children Of Haitian Migrants

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 11, 2013: Just days after a September 25th ruling by the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic to strip citizenship from children of undocumented Haitian migrants born in that country, a Haitian newspaper publisher in the U.S has expressed outrage. “It’s really unfortunate that Dominican officials have decided to take that path. This ...

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