November 18, 2019

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Sudanese women sentenced to death for marrying Christian man By Celestine Hendrickson International News From CMV A Sudanese woman who was born to a Muslim father was sentenced to death by hanging for marrying a Christian man. The 27-year-old pregnant woman was sentenced on Thursday after marrying a Christian man and refusing to convert to […]

New arrest in case of money laundering to Cuba

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By Jay Weaver And Juan O. Tamayo From Miami Herald A case that started out alleging $70 million in Medicare fraud now puts the figure at nearly $240 million. A Miami man has been arrested in an unprecedented money-laundering case that alleges some part of $238 million gained from Medicare fraud was secretly pumped into […]

How Russia arms America’s southern neighbors

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By Ioan Grillo, Global Post From Tucson Sentinel RIO DE JANEIRO — Russia’s push into Ukraine has put many on edge. But less known is that Russia is also strengthening its military links south of the Rio Grande and re-establishing itself as a power in the region. Vladimir Putin has been strengthening military links here, […]

Company denies laundering money sent to Cuba

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By Juan O. Tamayo, Miami Herald Caribbean Transfers says it only handled family remittances to the island. A company whose owner stands accused of laundering and sending to Cuba $30 million on behalf of Medicare fraudsters in South Florida says it did nothing wrong and blames a remittance company in Miami and a check cashing […]

A Caribbean obsession: The United States’ endless campaign to destabilize Cuba

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By Harold Green From San Francisco Bay View The recent revelations about the USAID’s farfetched scheme to foster a popular anti-government protest movement by infiltrating Cuba’s mobile phone network perhaps bring full circle America’s 55-year campaign to destroy the Cuban Revolution. Fortunately for the people of Cuba, none of these bewildering, hairbrained and often violent […]

Conch fritters: a traditional Caribbean dish

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By Elvira de las Casas From Que Rica Vida Conch fritters are just one more product of the cultural melting pot of the Caribbean, where native foods merged with European and African cuisine to create what we know today as Creole food. The meat of the conch—a large sea snail with a decorative shell—is tough, […]

10 interesting facts about the Caribbean Islands you may not know

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By Barbara-Shae Jackson from Atlantic Black Star It is no secret that the Caribbean is home to some of the most beautiful places on earth, with white sands, clear waters, friendly natives and unique indigenous species. But here are ten facts that you may not have known about the sunny islands. Geologists believe that the […]

Caribbean sides begin 2015 Women’s World Cup Qualifying

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By Tim Grainey – From Soccer365 The 2014 Caribbean Football Union’s (CFU) Caribbean Women’s Cup, part of CONCACAF’s 2015 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers, begins play next month with five groups comprising 19 teams, with each group playing one round at a designated site. Group play begins on May 21, with the five group winners and […]

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Cayman’s ‘Operation Tempura’ to be analyzed at next month’s OffshoreAlert Conference One of the most controversial criminal investigations in the history of the Cayman Islands – known as ‘Operation Tempura’ – will be scrutinized at next month’s OffshoreAlert Conference. What began as an investigation into suspected corruption between a police officer and a local newspaper […]

Journalist held for past ten days in Cuba, charged with ‘terrorism’

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From Caribbean News Now PARIS, France — Press freedom organisation Reporters Without Borders has condemned the detention in Cuba of independent journalist Juliet Michelena Díaz since 7 April, three days after she wrote a by-lined report for the Miami-based independent news platform Cubanet about a case of ordinary police violence she had witnessed in Havana. […]