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Former Bolivian Priest Deported For Sex Abuse

Alejandro Flores News Americas, CHICAGO, IL, Fri. Aug. 9, 2013: A former Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Joliet, Ill., who was convicted of sexually molesting a young boy for five years, was deported to his native Bolivia Tuesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations. Alejandro Flores, 40, was repatriated to La Paz, Bolivia on ...

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Puerto Rico Cops Indicted For Obstruction of Justice, Perjury

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Aug. 9, 2013: Five Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) officers have been indicted for civil rights violations and perjury by the U.S. Justice Department. According to the indictment unsealed this week, PRPD Lt. Erick Rivera Nazario, Officer David Colon Martinez and Officer Angel Torres Quinones violated the constitutional rights of Jose Irizarry Perez while he ...

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U.S. Extends Independence Wishes To Jamaica, Bolivia

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Aug. 6, 2013: U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, today extended best wishes to Jamaica and Bolivia as both countries marked independence anniversaries. Jamaica celebrates its 51st year of independence today August 6th while Bolivia marks its 188th anniversary of independence today as well. “The United States and Jamaica enjoy a close friendship based on ...

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Legendary Caribbean American Artist Makes Choice For NYC Mayor

Civil rights activist, Harry Belafonte, l. with Bill de Blasio at right. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 2, 2013: Legendary Caribbean American artist and civil rights activist, Harry Belafonte, has made his choice for mayor of New York City as the countdown to the primary election on September 10th begins. And no it’s not Anthony Weiner! Belafonte on ...

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No ‘Monster’ Says Puerto Rican-Born Ariel Castro

Castro pleaded guilty last week to 937 counts including aggravated murder, kidnapping, rape and assault. Photograph: Aaron Josefczyk/Reuters News Americas, CLEVELAND, OHIO, Fri. Aug. 2, 2013: The Puerto Rican-born, Ohio man who kidnapped and tortured three young women for 11 years insists he is no monster. “I’m not a monster, I’m a normal person, I am just sick, I have ...

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Depression A Problem Among Older Caribbean Immigrants

News Americas, LANSIGNG, Michigan, Fri. Aug. 2, 2013: Caribbean nationals may know how to party but major depression is a serious public health problem among older Caribbean adults according to a new study. New research by a Michigan State University scholar of nearly 2,000 people aged 50 and older, found that whites and blacks of Caribbean descent experience much higher ...

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Brooklyn celebrates Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique Day

Models at the 2013 Grenada Day in Brooklyn, NY. (Photo by: Mark Sherman) Contributed by Coral King News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 26, 213: Grenada’s heritage took over part of Brooklyn, NY on July 21st as the 5th annual Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique Day was celebrated. “The Island of Spice” illustrated they have plenty flavor as attendees ...

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One Caribbean Television To Bring Carnival To The World

News Americas, ERIE, PA, Tues. July 23, 2013: One Caribbean Television and CBS Puerto Rico’s Joey Stevens, and his famous sidekick “Bob the Parrot” will team up with television entertainment host, Jeanille Bonterre, to capture the true spirit of Barbados’ Crop Over for its Caribbean and US audiences. Catch Each Day’s highlights of Pic-O-De-Crop Final, Foreday Morning Jam, Cohobblopot and ...

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NYC Mayoral Candidate Wins At Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival

Public Advocate and New York City Mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio during the cook-off. News Americas, QUEENS, NY, Mon. July 22, 2013: Public Advocate and New York City Mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio is campaigning in all communities, including in the Caribbean community where he entered a jerk cook off Sunday and came out the winner. Mr. de Blasio faced ...

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Jamaican National Steps In To Help Needy UWI Students

Ms. Janet Silvera (FB Image) NEWS AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 19, 2013: A Jamaican-born journalist will turn her birthday this year into a time of giving as she expands on a social media auction to help needy students at the University of the West Indies pay for college. Janet Silvera of the Jamaica Gleaner has become a “point ...

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