October 20, 2019

World court sinks Bolivia bid for sea access

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By AFP From This Is Money UK Bolivia — South America’s poorest country — became landlocked after losing a four-year war against Chile at the end of the 19th century, forfeiting territory and its access to the Pacific coast The International Court of Justice on Monday ruled against landlocked Bolivia in a row with Chile […]

Ministry officials and experts from Latin America and the Caribbean craft proposal to meet education 2030 agenda targets

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From UNESCO  Education ministry officials and technicians from throughout the region are convening on July 23 and 24, 2018 in Cochabamba, Bolivia for a high-level technical meeting to review the proposed roadmap for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 4, Education 2030, in Latin America and the Caribbean. The document was agreed to during previous […]

OPINION: Simon Bolivar and chemical weapons

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From Jolly Green ALBA or ALBA-TCP, formally the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America is an intergovernmental organization based on the idea of the social, political and economic integration of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. A socialist organization which is based in Marxist-Leninist ideals. The name “Bolivarian” refers to the […]

PAHO issues yellow fever warning

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BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has reiterated its previous recommendation that Caribbean and other international travelers be vaccinated at least 10 days prior to traveling to or visiting areas where yellow fever is circulating. PAHO said it continues to encourage member states to take all actions necessary […]

Bolivia’s path to urban resilience

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BY MELANIE KAPPES From World Bank Imagine you live in a city that floods, sometime for weeks, after extreme rainfalls. Imagine you live in that flooded city, where you and thousands of your neighbors must find a place to stay till the water has receded, and you finally can get back home, with the fear […]

Banyan Air Service hosts upcoming Garmin seminar

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SOURCE: BANYAN AIR SERVICE Fort Lauderdale, FL – Banyan Air Service (KFXE) will host a free Garmin seminar on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. The seminar will be presented by Dave Brown and Joseph Stewart of Garmin and will cover Garmin’s latest retrofit display solutions for Part 25 and Part […]

QU women’s golf competes at Wagner Invitational on Apr. 2-3

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From Quinnipiac Bobcats Quinnipiac University Women’s Golf (NCAA DI Rank: 209* | 1st MAAC) * – highest in program history Tournament: Wagner Invitational (36 holes) Golf Course: Quail Valley Golf Course Location: Littleston, Pennsylvania Date: Apr. 2-3, 2017 Quinnipiac University women’s golf will compete in the 2017 Wagner Invitational at Quail Valley Golf Course in […]

Brazil Chapecoense football team in Colombia plane crash

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From BBC A plane carrying 81 people, including a top Brazilian football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia. Colombia’s civil aviation body says only six people survived the crash, that occurred on a mountainside. The chartered aircraft, flying from Brazil via Bolivia, was carrying members of the Chapecoense […]

Miss Universe supports mission of Cayman Islands hospital

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From South Florida Caribbean News CAYMAN ISLANDS – Positively impacted by Health City Cayman Islands‘ humanitarian approach to healthcare, the reigning Miss Universe has pledged her support to advance the mission of the internationally-accredited facility. During her visit to Health City Cayman Islands, Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines spent time with children from Bolivia who […]

Soil degradation threatens nutrition in Latin America

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By Orlando Milesi and Marianela Jarroud From Inter Press Service News Agency SANTIAGO  (IPS) – Curbing soil degradation is essential for ecological sustainability and food security in Latin America and the Caribbean. “Everyone knows how important water is, but not everyone understands that soil is not just what we walk on, it’s what provides us […]