June 16, 2021

Miami Cancer Institute opens Multidisciplinary Skin Cancer Clinic

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This would be the first clinic near the Latin American and Caribbean region that includes the only 3D whole body photo-imaging technology MIAMI – April 3, 2019 — Miami Cancer Institute announced the opening of its Multidisciplinary Skin Cancer Clinic, including the regions’ first (1 of only 12 in the world), 3D whole body photo-imaging system […]

International Women’s Day 2019. Op-ed by Alicia Bárcena

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Recognizing Women’s Rights, Essential for Inclusive and Sustainable Development By Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC Since the start of the 20th century, March has been a key month for fights for the rights of women who, despite persistent hurdles, have made enormous strides in the quest for guaranteeing their physical, economic and decision-making autonomy. […]

Antigua: PM – Cruise Association exploiting Caribbean

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From The Antigua Observer Prime Minister Gaston Browne has accused the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) of exploiting the Caribbean. According to its website, the FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organisation composed of 19 member cruise lines operating nearly 200 vessels in Floridian, Caribbean and Latin American waters. The association is mandated to hold discussions […]

IACHR and Oxfam sign agreement for cooperation in Latin American and Caribbean human rights crises

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March 4, 2019 The deal was signed in a context of shrinking spaces for the exercise of human rights and civil society participation in the region. Washington, D.C. / Mexico City – Oxfam and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) signed a cooperation agreement on February 25, 2019 to promote and protect human rights […]

Cayman Islands National Orchestra hosting two concerts this month

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The Cayman National Choir and Orchestra are kicking off their 2019 season with two captivating concerts – ‘Fiesta,’ presented by the orchestra on March 17th and ‘A Choral Cabaret’ performance by the choir on March 23rd. ‘Fiesta’ – conducted by musical director Jonathan Taylor, promises to be a thrilling concert which bridges Spanish music to Latin American. Featuring […]

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 […]

Venezuelan refugees now number 3.4 million; humanitarian implications massive, UN warns

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From Caribbean News Now NEW YORK, USA — As the number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela continues to rise – hitting the 3.4 million mark this month – United Nations agencies sounded the alarm on Friday over the humanitarian needs these women, children and men face, and the strain this represents for communities hosting […]

Latin America and Caribbean airlines achieved 15 consecutive years of record growth

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From CAPA ALTA Traffic Report, December 2018 Latin America and Caribbean airlines achieved 15 consecutive years of record growth. Passenger traffic increased 5.7% in 2018, the highest growth since 2015 2018 set the fifteenth consecutive year of growth in Latin American and Caribbean airlines passenger traffic and the year with the highest growth recorded since 2015, confirming the recovery […]

A “Venezuelan-owned” solution: Too much to hope?

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now Commentators in western media, that dominate international news distribution, characterise any government, entity or person who speaks out against meddling in the internal affairs of Venezuela as “supporters of the Maduro regime”. Implicit in the characterization is that all these governments, entities or persons are “in the […]

Latin America, Caribbean no longer world’s fastest growing source of international migrants

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By Luis Noe-Bustamante and Mark Hugo Lopez From Pew Research Centre The Latin America and Caribbean region was the world’s fastest-growing source of international migrants from 1990 through 2010. However, growth in the number of emigrants from this region has slowed dramatically in recent years – due in large part to a slowdown of people […]