November 12, 2019

Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean: A stalling recovery

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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 in 2020. The weak momentum reflects negative surprises in the first half of 2019, elevated […]

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

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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. The US Government Accountability Office said that the collection and maintenance of data for the […]

Super blood moon

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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 as the only total lunar eclipse of 2019 arrived in its full glory. An eclipse […]

OPINION: Newspapers connect humanity

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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 to connect to share words, ideas, and daily happenings. People read newspapers around the globe […]

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

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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 reported its last case of indigenous measles. But the risk of imported cases has persisted […]

YouTube reports widespread outage, and users panic

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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 issues. We’re working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed,” YouTube, part […]

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

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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 2018–2022, according to leading data and analytics company GlobalData. The company’s report: ‘Refining Industry Outlook […]

The “Color” of Immigration Policy Reform

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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 of separating children from parents from Mexico and Central America entering this country seeking asylum […]

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

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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: APHQF) is proud to announce the Company’s planned expansion into Latin America and the Caribbean […]

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

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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 Hugo Chavez was marked in Venezuela and across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) on […]