December 11, 2017

St Lucia hosts 3rd Annual Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Festival

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By NELCIA CHARLEMAGNE From St Lucia Star Given the close historical bond between the Caribbean region and Central and South America, the five Latin American embassies have collaborated with the St Lucia Audiovisual and Film Association to present the Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Festival (LACFEST) for the third consecutive year. The embassies of Argentina, […]

Stunning Moments 2

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50 stunning moments captured by the award-winning Reuters photography team in 2017 Part 2 By Sarah Jacobs From Business Insider This year, 600 award-winning Reuters photojournalists worked across the world to document both major historic moments and the human stories that might otherwise have gone unnoticed. The team won the Pulitzer Prize in the Breaking […]

Innovation the focus at LatAm-Caribbean conclave

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From Dominican Today Caracas.- Representatives from 26 Member States will meet from 28 to 30 November in Caracas, Venezuela, for the XLIII Regular Meeting of the Latin American Council of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA), the highest decision-making organ of this inter-governmental organization. The Permanent Secretariat of SELA will submit to the […]

Letter to Bahamas Tribune242: China is on the rise

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By BRIAN ELLIS PLUMMER From Tribune242 EDITOR, The Tribune. WE live in a multipolar world. The United States (US) is no longer the undisputed leader of the world. China is a direct challenge to US hegemony. Venezuela is also a threat to the old world order because she is influencing Latin America and the Caribbean. […]

The view from Europe: Russian interest in the Caribbean continues to grow

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By DAVID JESSOP On October 10, a report appeared in the Russian media indicating that Russia and Suriname are close to signing a military co-operation agreement. It was based on remarks made to Russia’s Duma (Lower House of Parliament) by Alexandr Schetinin, the Director of the Department of Latin America in its Ministry of Foreign […]

Caribbean People’s Assembly denounces new ‘Imperialist Remilitarization’

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From teleSUR The assembly was dedicated to the memory and legacy of Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and recently deceased Dominican activist Jesus Adon. Some 120 international delegates from 19 countries closed the 7th Assembly of the Caribbean People Sunday, which discussed topics such as climate change, colonialism, and the U.S. blockade on Cuba. In the […]

San Antonio’s NuStar reportedly stops Venezuela’s oil company from using Caribbean terminal

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By Rye Druzin From My San Antonio NuStar Energy, which operates storage terminals like this one in Corpus Christi, is stopping Venezuela’s state-owned oil company PDVSA from using its terminals, according to a Reuters report. Missed payments are forcing San Antonio-based NuStar Energy to stop Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA from using its Statia oil […]

As Venezuelans starve, their government offers hurricane aid to Caribbean islands

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BY JACQUELINE CHARLES From Miami Herald When Hurricane Harvey hit, Venezuela offered $5 million in aid to Texas through its Citgo petroleum company. Then came hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria, and with every threat, Venezuela’s military cargo planes and helicopters were there, helping with relief and recovery from Cuba to Dominica. The South American country […]

Guyana’s prez calls for peace at the 72nd United Nations

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By Tangerine Clarke from Caribbean Life In his address to the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, David A. Granger, president of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, called for peace in the world. The head of state told the General Assembly on Sept. 20, 2017, that ‘striving for peace’ has been the principal purpose and preoccupation […]

37 inmates killed in government raid on Venezuelan prison

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From Caribbean News Service PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela, Aug 19 2017 – Thirty-seven inmates were killed during an overnight raid by government security forces on a prison in Venezuela’s southern jungle state of Amazonas, the governor said on Wednesday. Human rights advocates have long complained that violent gangs exercise de facto control over many of the […]