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Daily Archives: November 11, 2014

4 Pct. of LatAm, Caribbean people live outside their homelands

Santiago, Nov 11 (EFE).- More than 28 million Latin American and Caribbean people – 4 percent of the region’s population – live outside the lands where they were born, according to a report released Tuesday by a U.N. panel. Seventy percent of those migrants reside in the United States, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, or ECLAC, ...

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Eight killed in two localities near Colombia-Venezuela border

Caracas, Nov 11 (EFE).- Eight men, including five Colombians, have been murdered in two Venezuelan towns bordering Colombia for reasons not yet known, the Colombian ambassador to Venezuela, Luis Eladio Perez has said. The killings apparently occurred Sunday. Five of the victims were identified as Colombians, while the other three were in the process of identification, Perez told Efe on Monday, ...

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Bill introduced in Argentine Congress would compensate jailed transsexuals

Buenos Aires, Nov 11 (EFE).- Argentine organizations that defend sexual diversity introduced Tuesday in the Chamber of Deputies a bill to provide economic compensation for transsexuals and transvestites who were jailed or were victims of institutional violence because of their gender identity.The proposed law would compensate with a monthly pension of between 6,000 and 7,000 pesos ($705 and $823) those ...

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Pope Francis creates body to speed up hearing priests’ appeals

Rome, Nov 11 (EFE).- Pope Francis has convened a seven-member panel of bishops and cardinals with the aim of speeding up the appeals process for priests convicted of sexual abuse or other serious offenses, the Vatican said in a statement. The decision stems from the need to ensure greater expediency when considering appeals, the statement said, and added that the ...

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Cubans to be allowed more than 1 wireless phone line

Havana, Nov 11 (EFE).- Cuban state telecoms company Etecsa said Tuesday it is relaxing its service restrictions and will allow ordinary citizens to obtain up to three wireless phone lines, state-run media reported. Individuals on the Communist-ruled island, where mobile telephony use has grown quickly since President Raul Castro’s government lifted a ban on personal cellphone ownership in 2008, had ...

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BELIZE-US High Court unfreezes assets of persons, companies named in Grand Jury indictment

The Belize High Court has lifted the two-month-long freezing of assets of six Belizean offshore companies and six individuals that had stemmed from an indictment in the United States Federal Court for alleged fraud and tax evasion. Belize’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) had secured a High Court approval to freeze the assets on September 23. The estimated US$1 million assets ...

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GUYANA: Opposition vows to re-open investment agreements

The larger opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) says it will re-open any agreement that the incumbent administration makes with local or foreign investors. APNU Shadow Finance Minister, Carl Greenidge says these may include broadcast licenses, gold mining licenses, land grants and agreements with international and local businesses. Chairman of the Private Sector Commission, Ramesh Persaud tells Caribbean News ...

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Caribbean News Desk: OAS chief calls for Guyana’s parliamentary suspension to be lifted

The Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS) , Jose Miguel Insulza on Tuesday hoped that President Donald Ramotar would soon revoke the suspension of Guyana’s Parliament. Insulza says he hopes that parliamentary debate can resume in the current Parliament in the shortest possible time. The President prorogued Parliament on Monday to stave off a no-confidence motion in ...

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