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Daily Archives: Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 21:10

Rousseff overtakes Neves four days before election, latest poll shows

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 21:10 by GxMedia Rio de Janeiro, Oct 22 (EFE).- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who is running for reelection, is three percentage points ahead of opposition candidate Aecio Neves in the latest voter intention poll conducted in the week before the runoff and released Wednesday.The head of state and candidate of the ruling Workers ...

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New brigade of 83 Cuban health care workers leaves for Liberia, Guinea

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 21:05 by GxMedia Havana, Oct 22 (EFE).- A brigade of 83 Cuban health care workers departed for Liberia and Guinea Conakry to help in the fight to contain the Ebola virus as part of Havana’s contribution to the West African countries most affected by the epidemic, state-run media reported Wednesday.This is the second ...

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Experts meet in Jamaica to unlock economic growth

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 20:54 by GxMedia Senior government ministers are meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica, later this week to discuss ways to unlock economic growth in the Caribbean region. The meeting from 23 to 24 October is being hosted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the government of Jamaica. The issues to be discussed include ...

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The answer to water scarcity may be in the air

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 20:47 by GxMedia Rio de Janeiro, Oct 22 (EFE).- A Brazilian engineer has designed a machine capable of producing 5,000 liters (1,325 gallons) of drinking water a day by condensing humidity from the air and processing it to make it suitable for human consumption. Since 2010, Pedro Ricardo Paulino has sold 200 of ...

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Federal judge rejects lawsuit favoring gay marriages in Puerto Rico

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 20:42 by GxMedia SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Oct 22 (EFE).-A U.S. federal judge has rejected a lawsuit filed by several homosexual couples claiming their marriages contracted in other states of the United States should be recognized in Puerto Rico. Judge Juan Perez Gimenez dismissed the lawsuit which was initially filed by activist Ada ...

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Warding off Ebola a matter of economic survival for Caribbean

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 20:37 by GxMedia San Juan, Oct 21 (EFE).- Several Caribbean islands have recently barred entry by people coming from West African countries affected by Ebola as a measure of “economic survival,” an expert told Efe on Tuesday. Tourism is “the backbone of the Caribbean economies,” Ivan Ogando Lora, director of the Dominican Republic’s Latin American College of ...

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CARIBBEAN NEWS DESK RADIO PROG: Jamaica defends denying entry to former Trinidad and Tobago coup leader

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 20:15 by GxMedia Jamaica’s National Security Minister, Peter Bunting, has defended the country’s right to deny entry to Trinidadian Yasin Abu Bakr and  sought to justify the cost of  his deportation. Nearly 36 thousand US dollars was spent on a hiring a plane. The Jamaat al Muslimeen leader arrived in the country late ...

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