April 25, 2018

Free ‘Lula’!

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From Caribbean Peace Movement April 10, 2018 The Caribbean Peace Movement (CPM) is disgusted and outraged by the latest episode in the orchestrated illicit right-wing oligarchical campaign to target and “bring down” one of the most outstanding and respected leaders of Latin America’s 21st century Socialist Movement, namely the conviction by a powerful right-wing judge […]

Social movements and other allies from the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe condemn the political persecution and threat of imprisonment against Lula

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TO: Brazilian Government Brazilian Politics Society and Economy From Friends of the MST Social movements and other allies from the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe condemn the political persecution and threat of imprisonment against Lula, the leading candidate in Brazil’s October presidential election. Brazil’s weakened democracy is at stake. The intensifying political persecution […]

Small farmers concern OCES

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Small farmers top of concern for new OECS – Brazil – Argentina Agricultural Knowledge Exchange OECS Media Release Friday, April 6, 2018 — The Commission of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States is building upon progress to safeguard the Eastern Caribbean’s agricultural sector through greater access to applied farming technology from South America in 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 […]

New agreement could help environmental defenders in Latin America, Caribbean

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By Carole Excell and Alejandra Rodriguez If ratified, regional accord would require nations to promote the rights of environmental activists and prevent attacks against them This article originally appeared on the World Resources Institute website. In a colorful town nestled between Colombia’s rolling hills, Isabel Zuleta speaks to a crowd of 100 people. The police […]

All cryptocurrencies are crashing, and we have no idea why

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By Chris Smith From BGR It was just Wednesday that we told you all cryptocurrencies were tanking, save for Bitcoin, which was trading well above $11,000. Sure, Bitcoin’s priced dropped compared to Tuesday’s highs, but it didn’t seem to be as affected as all its rivals. Well, fast forward to Thursday morning, and all digital […]

Portugal police ‘find cocaine in traveller’s padded pants’

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From BBC Police in Portugal have detained a man at Lisbon’s international airport accused of carrying 1kg (2.2lb) of cocaine in fake buttocks. Local media said the Brazilian citizen had arrived on a flight from the city of Belém, in northern Brazil. It was not immediately clear how police discovered the case. A second man, […]

World Bank: Results in the Latin America and the Caribbean region

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By Mariana Kaipper Ceratti/World Bank Here are some of the highlights of the World Bank support in Latin America and the Caribbean. These results stories give a much deeper understanding of our commitment to a better future for the people in the region. Argentina: Strengthening Climate Knowledge and Sector Strategies in Argentina Using Income Transfers […]

Fifa trial: two ex-soccer officials found guilty on multiple charges of corruption

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By Oliver Laughland From The Guardian UK Juan Angel Napout and José Maria Marin both found guilty in New York Fifa corruption spanned decades and resulted in $150m in bribes Two former South American football officials were found guilty on multiple corruption charges on Friday by a New York City jury in the first case […]

Young LatAm, Caribbean entrepreneurs get mentoring here often lacking at home

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From WLRN Thais Pinheiro runs a unique Rio de Janeiro tourism company,Conectando Territórios, or Connecting Territories. It gives guided, historical tours of Afro-Brazilian communities likequilombos – settlements founded by the descendants of slaves. “I think it’s really important to show how we exist in Brazil as black identity, because we are really strong,” says Pinheiro. […]