July 3, 2022

Voluntary blood donors are increasing, but the numbers are not enough to ensure sufficient blood supplies

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A new PAHO report on blood supply shows that less than half of those who give blood in Latin America and the Caribbean do so, on an altruistic basis. Washington, DC, June 12, 2017 (PAHO / WHO) – Less than half of blood donors are volunteers in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a […]

Caribbean nationals among 113 people arrested during ICE operation in US

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From Jamaica Observer NEWARK, United States (CMC) — The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says it has arrested a number of Caribbean nationals among 113 people during an operation that formed part of the agency’s ongoing public safety and national security efforts. ICE said that the June 5-9 operation was supported by […]

Weekly Chart: Military spending in Latin America and the Caribbean

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By Elizabeth Gonzalez From AS/COA Though global military spending rose over the last year, Latin America saw a big drop. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute released 2016 data last month showing that, after the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean’s military spending fell the most: 7.9 percent from 2015 to 2016. The region’s […]

Global Thymoquinone Market 2017 – TCI, Sigma-Aldrich, Cayman [Chemicals] ,Toronto Research Chemicals

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BY ALDIS CLARKE From Daily Hover Global Thymoquinone MarketThe motive of this strategic research report entitled “Global Thymoquinone Market 2017″ is to provide company officials, industry investors, and industry members with consequential insights to enable them make reliable strategic decisions regarding the opportunities in the global Thymoquinone market. Key Notes On Thymoquinone Market: Global Thymoquinone […]

Venezuela accuses Latin American neighbours of ‘meddling’

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From Caribbean News Now CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has criticised as “meddling” a joint statement by 11 Latin American countries calling on Venezuela’s government to “guarantee the right to peaceful protest”. In their joint statement, the governments of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay […]

Odebrecht mess leaves devastation trail from Andes to Caribbean

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By David Biller and John Quigley From Bloomberg In Peru, Colombia, Dominican Republic politicians in trouble Spreading scandal so big that Peru’s GDP has been affected Trucks ascended to Braulio Pucllo’s pasture high in the Andes mountains five months ago and piled dozens of 5-ton steel pipes along a dirt track. Workers from a consortium […]

St Thomas: When past meets present – time travelling in the Caribbean

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PARADISE BY MARRIOTT Beyond the picturesque beaches, one-of-a-kind shopping, and thrilling nightlife, the Caribbean has a rich and distinct history that rivals anywhere else in the world. Helping to curate an experience rich in culture and history is not an easy task. So we’ve picked some of our favorite historical sites and attractions, sure to […]

The winter solstice triggers an extraordinarily rare and fascinating event in hundreds of Spanish missions

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By Rubén G. Mendoza, The Conversation From Business Insider On Wednesday, Dec. 21, nations in the Northern Hemisphere will mark the winter solstice – the shortest day and longest night of the year. For thousands of years people have marked this event with rituals and celebrations to signal the rebirth of the sun and its […]

Trinidad and Tobago among Latin America and Caribbean countries with improving education systems

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From Antigua Observer WASHINGTON, Dec 6, CMC – A new study has found that while students throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) continue to be among the lowest achievers on international learning assessments, countries like Peru, Colombia, Uruguay, and Trinidad and Tobago have joined the list of rapidly-improving education systems. The Programme for International […]

Cocaine prices in the US have barely moved in decades — here’s how cartels distort the market

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By Christopher Woody From Business Insider Efforts to staunch the flow of cocaine in recent years have focused on the source — ripping coca plants out of the ground or dousing them with herbicide. And attacking cocaine production at the source has yielded some success at the beginning of that supply chain. In 2014, Colombia, […]