May 7, 2021

UN chief condemns violence against civilian protesters in Nicaragua

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From Caribbean News Now NEW YORK, USA — United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday deplored and condemned the ongoing violence against civilians, including against students, in Nicaragua. Speaking on behalf of Guterres at the UN Headquarters, deputy spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters that “the use of lethal force is not only unacceptable but is […]

UN Chief in Haiti gets glimpse of Matthew’s destruction

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By Associated Press From The New York Times PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived Saturday in Haiti to see firsthand a sliver of the extensive destruction left by Hurricane Matthew as storm victims continued to express frustration at delays in aid more than a week-and-a-half since the Category 4 storm hit. Stepping out […]

UN accepts blame for spreading cholera in Haiti but refuses to pay compensation

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By Caribbean360 From St Lucia News Online CARIBBEAN360 – The United Nations has finally acknowledged that it played a role in an outbreak of cholera in Haiti in 2010 that has since killed about 10,000 people and continues to sicken thousands every year. The deadly cholera epidemic began to unfold within months of the devastating […]