September 18, 2019

El Salvador: Evelyn Hernández cleared over baby’s death

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From BBC A 21-year-old woman in El Salvador whose baby was found dead in the toilet where she gave birth has been cleared of murder during a retrial. Evelyn Hernández had always maintained she was innocent, saying that she did not know she was pregnant and lost consciousness during the birth. Prosecutors had asked for […]

Violent cities

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3 big reasons it’s so hard to tell just how violent the world’s most violent cities are By Christopher Woody From Business Insider Latin American countries are consistently among the most violent. Exactly how violent they are is harder to measure for social, political, and logistical reasons. The most recent ranking of the world’s most violent […]

7 dead, 1 injured after shooting at bar in Mexican resort of Playa del Carmen

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Associated Press FromKTLA5 Seven men have been killed in a shooting attack at a bar in Mexico’s Caribbean coast resort city of Playa del Carmen, authorities said Monday. State and local police said the attack occurred late Sunday at the “Las Virginias” bar in a low-income section relatively far from the beachside tourist zone. Six […]

El Salvador court frees woman jailed under anti-abortion laws

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From BBC A woman who was jailed for attempted murder under El Salvador’s strict anti-abortion laws has been freed. Imelda Cortez, 20, says she became pregnant by her stepfather who sexually abused her for many years. Doctors suspected she had tried to perform an abortion after she gave birth to a baby girl in a […]

Concacaf Disciplinary Committee issues decision in the Barbados Football Association Player Eligibility Cases

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Miami (Thursday, December 6, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today announced its Disciplinary Committee has decided to sanction the Barbados Football Association, by declaring as a forfeit the Concacaf Nations League Qualifying match played against Guyana, on September 6, 2018.  After due examination of the evidence, the […]

Salvadoran woman impregnated after rape faces 20 years in jail for alleged attempted abortion

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By Maria Sherman From Jezebel Imelda Cortez, a 20-year-old woman from San Miguel, El Salvador, faces up to 20 years in prison on an attempted murder charge after being accused of attempting a home abortion. According to The Guardian, she was impregnated by her rapist, her 70-year-old stepfather, who Cortez says began abusing her when […]

Cayman Islands FA : “Under 20s to participate in CONCACAF Championships”

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From CIFA The Cayman Islands Under 20 Men’s National Football Team travelled to Sunrise, Florida on Friday, October 26th for a four-day training camp in preparation for the 2018 CONCACAF Under 20 Men’s Championships scheduled for November 1st to 10th at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. At the CONCACAF Championships, the Cayman Islands will […]

Theological educational grants awarded for Episcopalians, Anglicans in Caribbean, Latin America

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The Commission for Theological Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (CETALC) has awarded 25 grants in six categories plus administrative funding for $349,170 to support the educational, theological and formational needs of the church in Latin America and the Caribbean. The grants were approved by the Episcopal Church Executive Council at its October 2017 […]

Taiwan defense minister to tour Central America and Caribbean, transit in U.S.

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By Matthew Strong,From Taiwan News Invitation by Nicaraguan armed forces chief at origin of tour TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Defense Minister Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬) will pass through New York and Los Angeles on his way to and from five Central American and Caribbean allies, officials said Tuesday. Relations with the region have come under a closer […]

The Editor speaks: When silence is not golden

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I was at a small gathering of members of Elmslie Church last night and a debate followed the presentation by a visiting pastor on “Salt”. Like most debates the subject broadened out past the confined barriers of the original subject matter although it was to a degree included. One of the people there spoke somewhat […]