April 24, 2019

The return of the Cold War in the Caribbean

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By Scott B. MacDonald From Global Americans The Cold War is back in the Caribbean, but this not your father’s Cold War. While many of the actors are the same, the roles and motivations have changed. China has filled the void left by the Soviet Union as the main challenger to U.S. hegemony. Beijing’s goals […]

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 […]

1.1 mln children need help in 2019 due to Venezuela migrant crisis: UNICEF

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By Mu Xuequan From Xinhua Net UNITED NATIONS, April 5 (Xinhua) — As a result of the Venezuela migrant crisis, an estimated 1.1 million children will need protection and access to basic services across Latin America and the Caribbean in 2019, the UN children’s agency said Friday. These children will include those uprooted from Venezuela, […]

Safest Caribbean Islands

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10 of the safest Caribbean Islands (And where to stay!) By Christy Woodrow From Ordinary Traveler Due to the beautiful weather, laid-back ocean vibes, and great activities, the Caribbean is a region that I find myself returning to time and time again. However, not all Caribbean islands are created equal in terms of safety, and […]

IDB changes location of annual meeting from China over Venezuela

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By Melanius Alphonse from Caribbean News Now WASHINGTON, USA — China, in a show of support of President Nicolás Maduro as head of state, has refused to grant Juan Guaidó a diplomatic visa to China. The move comes ahead of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) annual meetings that will no longer convene in China and […]

Venezuela is key topic between Trump and Caribbean leaders

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By Deb Reichmann AP From Apalachicola Carrabelle The Times Trump is hosting the leaders of Jamaica, Bahamas, Haiti, Dominican Republic and St. Lucia at his affluent Mar-a-Lago club to show his support for Caribbean countries that back democratic transition in Venezuela. PALM BEACH — The political and economic crisis in Venezuela tops the agenda of […]

US pulling last diplomats from Venezuela amid power crisis |

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From Newsmax The U.S. said late Monday that it is pulling its last remaining diplomats from Venezuela, saying their continued presence at the country’s embassy in Caracas had become a “constraint” on U.S. policy as the Trump administration aggressively looks to oust socialist President Nicolas Maduro. The announcement came from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Respect Rule of Law Internationally

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Jouvertradio The United States of America, Canada and the English-speaking countries of the Caribbean together share the deeply-held values of democracy and human rights more than the majority of other countries in the Western hemisphere. The long history of slavery and indentured bondage in the English-speaking Caribbean, linked to the […]

St. Kitts & Nevis PM Harris’ address at Thirtieth Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government

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It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to the beautiful Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. I trust that while here you will find the time to enjoy not only the warm hospitality of our people, but also the amazing beauty of our country.  Our Country has become the home for many […]

The View From Europe: PetroCaribe, sanctions and collateral damage

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By David Jessop From Barbados Advocate AS this is being written, an uneasy calm prevails in Haiti following nearly two weeks of widespread demonstrations against the Government of President Jovenal Moïse. Protesters had been demanding his resignation, blocking roads, burning vehicles and attacking government buildings and businesses in many parts of the country including the […]