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Daily Archives: November 27, 2014

Venezuelan foreign minister: OPEC agreed “to reduce overproduction”

Caracas, Nov 27 (EFE).- Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez said that at the OPEC meeting held Thursday in Austria the oil cartel members agreed “to reduce overproduction” of petroleum, which is over 30 million barrels per day, to try and contain the recent precipitous drop in price.Although the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries decided Thursday not to lower the 30 ...

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Caribbean News Desk radio prog: Antigua and Barbuda should avoid St Kitts and Nevis’ economic citizenship mistakes

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Canada’s announcement that it imposed visa restrictions on St Kitts and Nevis due to concerns about the issuance of passports and identity management practices of this country’s Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP) has sparked concerns in neighboring Antigua and Barbuda about its fledgling Citizenship by Investment Program. Henley and Partners, the firm that officially represented ...

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Soccer Icon Pele Moved to Special Care Unit at Brazil Hospital

Reproduced from Voice of America Brazilian soccer great Pele, admitted on Monday to a Sao Paulo hospital for treatment for a urinary tract infection, was moved to a “special care unit” on Thursday, the hospital said. “Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pele) remains in hospital. To receive the best care he was transferred in order to be monitored in a special ...

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ICE refuses to halt deportation of immigrant who could qualify for relief

Tucson, Arizona, Nov 26 (EFE).- Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities in Arizona on Wednesday denied the request of a Mexican to halt his deportation proceedings, despite the fact that he could be one of those who would benefit from President Barack Obama’s executive action giving relief to millions of undocumented foreigners.Francisco Perez Cordova, the father of five U.S.-born childen and ...

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Britain receives 583,000 immigrants in one year

London, Nov 27 (EFE).- The number of immigrants arriving in United Kingdom increased to 583,000 as of last June, compared to the 502,000 who arrived during the year ending in June 2013 the British Office for National Statistics, O.N.S., said in a report released Thursday. The figures represent a setback for conservative Prime Minister David Cameron’s immigration policy, as he had set ...

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Lower electricity output in energy-rich Trinidad and Tobago

Huge corporate consumers of electricity in energy-rich Trinidad and Tobago have been told to brace for blackout in some areas of the country. That’s because of a gas pipe-line leak that authorities hope to seal during next week. But until then, major consumers of electricity like those in steel manufacturing are being told to conserve on electricity so that most ...

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Deforestation reduced by 18 pct. in Brazilian Amazon, gov’t says

Brasilia, Nov 27 (EFE).- Deforestation in the official Amazon region, made up of the nine Brazilian states in the Amazon River basin, was reduced by 18 percent over a 12-month period, officials said. The Brazilian Amazon lost 4,848 sq. kilometers (1,871 sq. miles) of forest cover between August 2013 and July 2014, compared to the 5,891 sq. kilometers (2,274 sq. ...

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Experimental Ebola vaccine passes 1st test in humans

Washington, Nov 27 (EFE).- An experimental vaccine against Ebola developed in the United States has successfully passed its first test in humans, sparking an immune response to the disease without serious secondary effects in the 20 volunteers who received it, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The clinical trial began in September at the ...

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