Americas Archive

UN Report Predicts Postive Growth for Latin America, Caribbean in 2017-18

MEXICO CITY, Mexico — A United Nations report is predicting that after contracting for two consecutive years, the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean are expected to return to positive growth in 2017. But the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2017 Report released Read on » » »

Western Nations Boycott UN Tribute that Lauded Fidel Castro as ‘Iconic and Influential’

Fidel Castro (Wikimedia Commons) UNITED NATIONS — The president of the U.N. General Assembly called Fidel Castro “one of the 20th century’s most iconic and influential leaders” Tuesday, Dec. 20, at a memorial tribute to the late commander of the Cuban revolution who led Read on » » »

Venezuela Seizes Nearly 4M Overpriced Toys, Will Redistribute to Poor at Much Lower Price

A handout photo released by Venezuelan News Agency (AVN) shows a member of Venezuelan Armed Forces walking among boxes of toys during an operation at a toy store in Caracas, Venezuela, on Friday CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan authorities have arrested two toy company executives Read on » » »

Fidel Castro, Cuba’s Former President, Has Died At Age 90

  Fidel Castro.  Fidel Castro, Cuba’s former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, state TV has announced. It provided no further details. Fidel Castro ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost half a century before handing over the Read on » » »

Video:T.B Joshua has fast informants or does he prophesy?

It’s always hard to let go of something you’ve believed for so long, when you finally find the truth. T.B Joshua’s followers are left tight lipped, some being cowards to speak simple truth and call a spade a spade. The so-called prophet has succeeded Read on » » »

Jamaica’s National Heroes, Freedom Fighters to Receive Pardons, Have Criminal Records Expunged

These are Jamaica’s modern-day cultural heroes – not exactly freedom fighters, but helping to keep the flag flying. KINGSTON, Jamaica — Monday, Oct. 17, was National Heroes Day in Jamaica. The subsequent week, Heritage Week, is the busiest on the Jamaican cultural calendar. This Read on » » »

United Nations to Pay Haitians $200M for Deadly Cholera Blamed Peacekeepers

The United Nations is struggling to raise $200 million to help the families of victims of a deadly outbreak of cholera in Haiti, a senior UN official said Monday. The financial aid follows the United Nations’ admission that it had a moral responsibility to Read on » » »

Caribbean Region Faces Serious Cyber Security Threats

Carlos Martinez, Chief Technology Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean Internet Addresses, delivers a presentation on regional cyber security at Internet Week St Maarten in Philipsburg on October 24, 2016. Photo: LACNIC PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten — Keep it secret. And make sure it’s safe. Read on » » »

U.S. Halts Plan to Resume Deporting Haitians After Hurricane Matthew

PHOTO Mexico’s migrant shelters are full of Haitians looking to reach the US. AP: GREGORY BULL A new policy of deporting Haitians who are in the United States without permission has been shelved following the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew, but the U.S. government Read on » » »

France Opens Dialogue About Injustices Committed Against Caribbean’s Indigenous People

The Aldet Center-Saint Lucia, Secretariat of the Indigenous Peoples Regional Competent Authority (IPRCA-Americas) and the Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Council (IPHRC-International) is in receipt of a letter from The Chef de Cabinet of the President of the Republic of France, dated 15th July 2016 Read on » » »

Panama President Welcomes U.S. Deportation of Haitians, Will Stop Flow of Migrants in His Country

President Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez of Panama addressing the general debate of the UN General Assembly’s 71st session on Thursday. UN Photo/Cia Pak PANAMA CITY, Panama — On Friday, the president of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, expressed confidence that the flow of Haitian migrants Read on » » »

Cuba, Venezuela Warn of U.S. World Leaders Meddling in Affairs at Non-Aligned Summit

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (L), Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (C) and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) wave at the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Porlamar, Margarita Island, Venezuela, on September 17, 2016 Ronaldo Schemidt, AFP Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolas Maduro has warned world leaders at Read on » » »

Bahamas Foreign Affairs Minister Warns De-Risking Could Negatively Impact Caribbean Economies 

Bahamas Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Bahamas has warned that the decision by banks in Europe and the United States to end banking correspondence with financial institutions in the Caribbean could lead to further economic problems for the Read on » » »

Caribbean Waters Generate $407B Per Year; How Will the Islands Benefit?

An illustration in the World Bank report on the blue economy, showing different uses of the ocean A World Bank report released yesterday has put the economic value of the Caribbean Sea to the region — to include all its services, from fishing, transport, Read on » » »

Demand for Coconut-Made Product Jumps As Production in Caribbean Dips

At the worst possible time, the Caribbean is running short of one of its most emblematic products. Rich-world consumers have never been keener on the coconut. Starbucks wants the tropical fruit’s milk for lattes, Rihanna promotes its water as a trendy sports drink, and Read on » » »

UK Goverment Under Fire for Reportedly Deporting 42 Jamaicans Without Due Process

This man carries large bags, presumedly bearing his belongings, as he leaves the Mobile Reserve yesterday after being processed by the Jamaican police. Photo: Michael Gordon Despite a protest staged outside the Jamaican High Commission in London Tuesday, the British Government deported 42 Jamaicans Read on » » »

St. Maarten Parliamentarians Call for Independence from the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Joseph H. Lake, Jr, president, Independence for St Martin Foundation (ISMF). (File Photo) GREAT BAY, St Martin — A majority of St. Maarten parliamentarians present at the reconvened meeting of the Central Committee of Parliament held on Friday, September 2, 2016, with a delegation Read on » » »

First U.S. Commercial Flight Lands in Cuba After More Than 50 Years

JetBlue plane receives ceremonial water canon shower To a fanfare of Cuban music and a water cannon salute, the first commercial flight to cross the Florida Straits to Cuba in decades took off Wednesday morning, ushering in a new era in the ever-warming relations Read on » » »

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Slams President Enrique Peña Nieto For Meeting Trump

  Former Mexican President Vicente Fox on Wednesday harshly criticized current President Enrique Peña Nieto for inviting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to meet with him south of the border, just hours before he is due to give a widely anticipated speech on immigration Read on » » »

Jamaica Launches Pilot Police Body-Cam Project as Need for Transparency Grows

The project is costing an estimated US$400,000, which is also expected to cover the cost of training the police personnel who will use the equipment. Some 120 members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force will now have to wear body cameras when dealing with members Read on » » »