September 17, 2019

OECS Member States conclude Pan Am Games with biggest medal haul ever

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Article Courtesy Journalist Terry Finisterre The XVIII Pan American (Pan Am) Games concluded in Lima, Peru on August 11, 2019, after approximately two weeks of competition, featuring 9,500 athletes from 41 territories in the western hemisphere.  The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) was represented by contingents from Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, […]

Panoro Minerals announces receipt of early deposit payment from Wheaton Precious Metals for the Cotabambas Project, Peru

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Panoro Minerals Ltd.(TSXV: PML, Lima: PML, Frankfurt: PZM) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Panoro Trading (Cayman) Ltd. (“Panoro” or the “Company”) are pleased to announce that they have received the eighth Early Deposit payment of US$750,000 as part of the Precious Metals Purchase Agreement (the “Cotabambas Early Deposit […]

At least two dead from major earthquake in Peru

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From WN Peruvian officials said more than 30 people were injured after a powerful earthquake rattled Peru on Sunday, killing at least two people, according to The AFP. The 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit Peru’s Amazon basin region and neighboring Ecuador, but the tremors from the quake were felt over a wide area. Reports were coming in on Monday […]

Burden of varicella in Latin America and the Caribbean: findings from a systematic literature review

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SOURCE and to download PDF: Springer Link : https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186%2Fs12889-019-6795-0 Authors: Luiza Helena Falleiros Arlant Maria Catalina Pirez Garcia Maria L. Avila Aguero Miguel Cashat Cintia Irene Parellada Lara J. Wolfson Open AccessResearch articleFirst Online: 08 May 2019 1Shares Part of the following topical collections: Infectious Disease epidemiology Abstract Background Varicella is typically mild and self-limiting, but can be associated with complications and even death. The limited data available on […]

Destinations of the week

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The top 25 places to travel around the world in 2019 – Part 1 By Janaki Jitchotvisut from Business Insider Travel website TripAdvisor polled millions of its users to come up with its 2019 list of favorite world destinations. Whether you love doing outdoor activities, strolling, exploring, or nightlife, there’s something for you. Unique architecture, […]

The problem of MSMEs in Latin America and the Caribbean

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by Dennis Bedoya From Infosurhoy One of the greatest efforts being made by the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) is to help member states develop the best possible practices to strengthen the contribution of MSMEs (micro, small and medium-sized enterprises) in the economies of their countries, which results in the creation of new […]

The hunting of whales, dolphins and porpoises illegally for bait found to be more widespread than first thought

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A report by Sandra Altherr and Nicola Hodgins Edited by Sue Fisher, Kate O’Connell, D.J. Schubert, and Dave Tilford SMALL CETACEANS, BIG PROBLEMS A global review of the impacts of hunting on small whales, dolphins and porpoises SUMMARY The hunting of small cetaceans (i.e., all toothed whales, except the sperm whale) for food or fishing […]

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 […]

Trump administration calls on Latin America, Caribbean ‘to do more’ about Venezuela

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BY FRANCO ORDOÑEZ From McClatchy DC Bureau The Trump administration challenged partners in Latin America and the Caribbean to do more to address the economic and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela during this weekend’s Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru. Vice President Mike Pence delivered the message on behalf of President Donald Trump during his […]

Time for Latin America & the Caribbean to come first

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By Sergio Alejandro Gómez From Granma.cu The policy of “America first” defended by the current U.S. administration constitutes a declaration of principles. If Washington once fantasized about a world in its own image and likeness, in which progress would spread to countries that did not challenge its hegemony, it is now clear that there is […]