South America Archive

Haitian ‘Adoptee’ Pens Heartbreaking Essay on Being Kidnapped, Sold to White Canadian Family as a Baby

Mariette Williams and her mother. Image courtesy of For Harriet. Mariette Williams said her life was forever changed the day she was uprooted from her native home of Haiti and shipped to Canada to meet her “new” family. At just three years old, Williams Read on » » »

EPL: Jose Mourinho tells Wayne Rooney to leave Manu if he wants regular football

Jose Mourinho has told Wayne Rooney to leave Manchester United if he wants regular first-team football. The United and England captain was dropped from the starting line up in September and Mourinho has told Rooney’s advisors that he can no longer be guaranteed a Read on » » »

FBI to Open Office in Jamaica, Will Train Local Personnel

Luis G. Moreno, U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica Jamaica will establish a local officer of the Federal Bureau of Investigations office in Kingston. The announcement was made by U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica, Luis G. Moreno. Moreno, who was speaking Wednesday evening at the launch of Read on » » »

How Simon Bolivar, UN Peacekeeping Efforts Play into a String of Broken Promises to Haiti

Battle of Vertières in 1803. Image courtesy of Wikipedia. There is a seamless historical continuity between the Great Liberator Simon Bolivar’s arrival in Haiti on this date 200 years ago and the United Nation’s acknowledgment last month that its peacekeeping forces were deeply involved Read on » » »

Venezuela Wants to Increase Caribbean Presence to Diversify its Economy

Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Trade,Jesús Faría (Noticiero Digital) CARACAS, Venezuela (CMC) – Venezuela’s Minister of Foreign Trade, Jesus Farias says the country is seeking to expand its economic presence in the Caribbean. At a recent meeting with businessmen in the Dutch overseas territory of Read on » » »

Brazil’s Senate Strips Dilma Rousseff of Presidency in Historical Impeachment Vote

CREDIT: UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS **Update: Brazil’s senate votes 61-20 to impeach its first female president Dilma Rousseff. Another vote of 42 in favor, 36 against, gives Rousseff the green light to run for office again. Brazil’s first female president, Dilma Rousseff, is expected to be Read on » » »

Brazil:Bullets Suspected In Rio Olympic journalists Bus Attack

 An Olympic journalists bus was hit while driving on the transolympica highway. (AFP) Rio de Janeiro: A bus carrying Rio Olympics journalists came under attack today but it was not immediately clear whether two shattered windows were caused by bullets or stones, a Read on » » »

Brazil:Thousands take part in black women’s march in Brazil

A Candomble priestress takes part in the Black Women March against gender violence in Brasilia. (AFP) Brasila – Thousands of black women from across Brazil marched on the nation’s capital on Wednesday to call attention to the pervasive violence and discrimination they suffer.Organisers described Read on » » »

Colombia:Family arrested with 3kg of drugs in stomachs

Bogota – Colombian police said on Monday that they had arrested a family of four, including a teenager, that were together carrying 91 cocaine and heroin capsules in their stomachs. These Colombian “drug mules,” who were on their way to the Dominican Republic, were Read on » » »

FIFA: Platini appeals against ban

UEFA chief Michel Platini has appealed against a 90-day suspension imposed on him by world governing body FIFA as part of a corruption investigation, a close associate said on Saturday. Lawyers for Platini, who is also a vice-president of FIFA, lodged the appeal at Read on » » »