November 26, 2020

Donald Trump, Xi Jinping set for November 17 meeting in Chile to sign interim trade war deal: source

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By Zhou Xin From South China Morning News Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump set to meet on the sidelines of the Apec summit in Chile next month, a source says The two state leaders are expected to sign an interim trade deal ‘if everything goes smoothly’ Chinese President Xi Jinping and […]

Government of Chile offers Masters Scholarship in Development and International Cooperation

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Thursday, August 22, 2019 — The Government of Chile, through its Chilean Agency for International Cooperation and Development, has announced the Horizontal Cooperation Scholarship Call for the Masters Programme in Development and International Cooperation in Santiago, Chile from March 2020 to February 2022. All Member States of the Caribbean Community are invited to submit nominations of suitably […]

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 […]