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Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean: A stalling recovery

By Alejandro Werner From Caribbean News Now WASHINGTON, USA — Economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean remains sluggish. Real GDP is expected to grow by 0.6 percent in 2019, the slowest rate since 2016, before rising to 2.3 percent…

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Unclear if $560-m US Caribbean security plan has worked — federal report

From Jamaica Observer SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal report released Wednesday said the US Government spent more than US$560 million to boost security across the Caribbean during this decade but doesn’t know whether its efforts have worked….

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Super blood moon

Stunning photos show the super blood moon in all its glory By Allison Foreman FromMashable In the wise words of Yello, “Oooh yeah. The moon is beautiful.”  Western hemisphere skywatchers enjoyed front row seats to a stunning celestial treat Sunday night…

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OPINION: Newspapers connect humanity

By Melissa Martin North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, Antarctica. Humanity lives, works, and plays on the 7 continents. And reads the newspaper. All free countries on the planet with a printing press (and the Internet) are able…

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Caribbean countries and territories are better prepared to keep imported measles from sparking outbreaks

A recent PAHO-organized workshop trained 35 Caribbean health officers on how to respond rapidly and effectively to any imported cases of measles or rubella Washington, DC, October 19 2018 (PAHO/WHO) — It’s been more than 25 years since the Caribbean…

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YouTube reports widespread outage, and users panic

By NEWS SERVICE REPORTS |From Daily News YouTube is experiencing outages and engineers are working to restore access, the world’s biggest online video sharing and streaming service said. “Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access…

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Brazil and Venezuela will dominate the refining capacity growth in South America, Central America and Caribbean to 2022, says GlobalData

Brazil and Venezuela will be the major growth drivers of the refining industry in the South America, Central America and Caribbean regions, as they are set to add the most planned refining capacity among all the countries over the period…

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The “Color” of Immigration Policy Reform

By Dr. Ron Daniels From Institute of the Black World 21st Century — Research, Policy and Advocacy Vantage Point Articles and Essays It is critically important that all people of conscience and goodwill continue to condemn the horrifying, uncivilized policy…

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Aphria plans for global cannabis leadership with international expansion acquiring leading assets in Latin America and the Caribbean

PRESS RELEASE PR Newswire Aphria medical brands to gain exposure to over 300 million people, roughly 9 times the size of Canada LEAMINGTON, ON, July 17, 2018 /CNW/ – Aphria Inc. (“Aphria” or the “Company”) (TSX: APH and US OTC:…

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Hugo Chavez commemorated across South America, Caribbean on 5th anniversary of his passing

By Earl Bousquet From TeleSUR While the Venezuelan government and people held a series of events in the country honoring the late leader, events were taking place across the region. The 5th anniversary of the death of legendary Venezuelan leader…