At least 25 killed in Nicaragua protests, including one journalist, say human rights groups

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MANAGUA - In Nicaragua, what began as demonstrations against social security reforms have become a national outcry against corruption, censorship and overall repression. In just five days of demonstrations, the government has carried out a violent crackdown. While state sources are reporting a death toll of ten, human rights and protest groups estimate More...

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By Edition On Thursday, April 26th, 2018
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Trinidad and Tobago ministers meet with UN representatives over deportation of Venezuelan migrants

PORT OF SPAIN - Minister of national security, Edmund Dillon, and attorney general, Faris Al Rawi, held a meeting on Tuesday with the United Nations resident coordinator Richard Blewitt and protection officer of More...

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By Edition On Thursday, April 26th, 2018
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St. Maarten PM shares World Bank info with MPs behind closed doors

PHILIPSBURG - Negotiations are still ongoing between the World Bank and the Government of St. Maarten about the administration of the recently-set-up Dutch Recovery Trust Fund. This resulted in Prime Minister (PM) More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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Trinidad and Tobago government explains deportations of Venezuelan migrants

PORT OF SPAIN - After the United Nations System in Trinidad and Tobago said it is concerned after authorities announced they had facilitated the return to Venezuela of scores of Venezuelan nationals, including asylum More...

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a gathering in support of him and his proposal for the National Constituent Assembly in Caracas
By Edition On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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Venezuela vote rivals launch campaigns with gifts, promises of change

CARACAS - Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro kicked off his presidential campaign giving away trash trucks and tractors while challenger Henri Falcon laid out plans to de-politicize state oil company PDVSA and More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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Commissioner Franco introduces ‘Statia 2025’

ORANJESTAD - The second public meeting hosted by Dutch Government Commissioner Mike Franco and Acting Commissioner Mervyn Stegers was a calm and informative affair, attended by a sizeable cross-section of the community More...

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By Edition On Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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Heyliger requests US $50M from recovery fund as airport loan

PHILIPSBURG - Allocate a US $50-million loan from the Hurricane Irma recovery funds to Princess Juliana International Airport to jolt the rebuilding of the terminal building and related facilities to save its hub More...

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel speaks to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro at the Revolution Palace in Havana
By Edition On Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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Underlining alliance, Venezuela’s Maduro visits new Cuban leader

HAVANA  - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro became on Saturday the first foreign leader to meet with Cuba’s Miguel Diaz-Canel since he became president of the communist-run island this week, underscoring the More...

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By Edition On Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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UNHCR regret at deportations of Venezuelans from Trinidad and Tobago

GENEVA - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, deeply regrets the deportation this past weekend by Trinidad and Tobago of 82 Venezuelan nationals. The 82 include registered asylum-seekers and individuals who had declared More...

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By Edition On Friday, April 20th, 2018
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Díaz-Canel elected president of Cuba

HAVANA - Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez was elected president of Cuba on Wednesday during a session of the National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP). Alina Balseiro Gutiérrez, president of the National Electoral More...