May 24, 2019

Miami Cancer Institute names Horacio Asbun, M.D., FACS, Chief of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

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MIAMI, FL – February 25, 2019 – Surgeon Horacio Asbun, M.D., FACS, has joined Miami Cancer Institute, the region’s premier cancer treatment and research destination and part of Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Asbun will serve as Chief of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery for Miami Cancer Institute and throughout Baptist Health. He brings to the role […]

Extreme poverty increases in Latin America and the Caribbean

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From BWI The Social Panorama of Latin America report from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), indicates that extreme poverty had its worst rate for nine years in the region: 10.2 per cent. According to the report, this is the result of the weak performance of regional economies. The extreme poverty has been increasing […]

How whale poop could counter calls to resume commercial hunting

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By Mike Shanahan From Scientific American Whales’ fecal matter feeds the ocean, giving conservationists another argument for saving them on August 28, 2018 Before whales dive into the darkness of the deep ocean they often come to the surface and release a huge plume of fecal matter—which can be the color of over-steeped green tea […]

Caribbean Gender Experts say fostering gender equality and women’s rights is indispensable for the region’s sustainable development

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ECLAC – CARIBBEAN Fifty-seventh meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean concluded in Santiago, Chile, with a reinforced commitment to address persistent obstacles faced by women in order to achieve sustainable development with equality SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT The specific challenges facing Caribbean women were at the […]

World’s most beloved game

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The World Cup starts on Thursday — these photos from around the world show why soccer is the world’s most beloved game By Mark Abadi From Business Insider Soccer is the world’s most popular and beloved sport, and it’s played in virtually every corner of the world. Ahead of the 2018 World Cup, Reuters sent […]

Antigua first C’bean country to ratify Convention against racism, intolerance

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WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Antigua and Barbuda Friday become the first Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country and to ratify the Inter-American Convention against Racism, Racial Discrimination and Related Forms of Intolerance. The Instrument of Ratification, signed by Prime Minister Gaston Browne, was presented to the Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS), Luis […]

Embracing technology is key for the jobs of tomorrow in Latin America and the Caribbean

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From Modern Diplomacy New technologies provide a pathway to poverty reduction and could usher in a wave of higher productivity and growth across Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a new World Bank report. At a time of growing fears of a future where automation replaces employees, technological innovation could create more and better […]

Recipe of the week

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Recipe: Alice Waters’ chickpea and broccoli rabe soup By Hali Bey Ramdene From The Kitchn Last summer, by absolute luck, I scored a last-minute reservation at Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse Cafe in Berkley, California. It was during the height of the busy graduation season, and the chances of booking a table on the day of […]

Pope Francis Ignored Letter Detailing Sex Abuse

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From Newsmax VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis received a victim’s letter in 2015 that graphically detailed how a priest sexually abused him and how other Chilean clergy ignored it, contradicting the pope’s recent insistence that no victims had come forward to denounce the cover-up, the letter’s author and members of Francis’ own sex- abuse commission […]

Latin America and the Caribbean in 2018: An economic recovery in the making

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By Alejandro Werne From IMF Recent trends in the world economy and financial markets are good news for Latin America. Global growth and trade are on an upswing, and we expect the momentum to continue in 2018. Stronger commodity prices have also helped the region rebound. Benefiting from these better global conditions, Latin America’s economic […]