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Daily Archives: November 3, 2014

Gang shootout leaves 1 dead, 13 wounded in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 3 (EFE).- One person was killed and 13 others wounded in a shootout early Monday inside a nightclub in Porto Alegre, the capital of Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul state, officials said. The shootout started when members of rival gangs encountered each other during a funk event at the popular Stuttgart Danceteria club in Porto Alegre, ...

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Ebola can thaw US-Cuba relations

Cooperation between Washington and Havana on the deadly Ebola Virus can potentially help to thaw relations between the United States and Canada. Earlier this month, a delegation from the United States Centers for Disease Control or CDC participated in high-level talks in Havana on how best to keep the disease at bay. Held under the auspices of the ALBA initiative, ...

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St. Lucia says pact with university will improve food security

San Juan, Nov 3 (EFE).- The government of St. Lucia will sign a memorandum of understanding with a university in Barbados to collaborate on projects of food security, biodiversity and exploration of natural resources. The Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology said in a statement that the goal of the agreement is to develop cooperation with the Center ...

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Food prices in Latin America, Caribbean rise 1.2 pct in September

Santiago, Nov 3 (EFE).- The inflation of food prices in Latin America and the Caribbean rose 1.2 percent last September, 0.4 percent more than in August and one of the highest rates for any category in 2014, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, or FAO, reported Monday. In its monthly report on prices, the FAO said that the price ...

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Britain pursuing closer economic ties with Cuba

Havana, Cuba (EFE).- Britain’s government said here Friday it is seeking to strengthen bilateral ties withCuba, particularly in the trade and investment area, within the framework of the European Union’s renewed interest in the island and the entire Latin American region. Hugo Swire, a minister of state for Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, made the remarks in the Cuban capital, ...

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Bahamas: Arrest of 76 migrants unconnected to new law

San Juan, Nov 3 (EFE).- Bahamian authorities said that the arrest over the weekend of 76 undocumented migrants was not connected with a new, stricter immigration law that took effect Nov. 1. The weekend detentions were a “routinary interdiction,” Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell said in remarks cited Monday by TheBahamasWeekly. “From the time I became minister, there ...

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Caribbean News Desk: US authority rules in favour of Caribbean’ Queen Conch

Queen Conch fishers and exporting countries across the Caribbean can  now breathe a sigh of relief because there is no chance of the United States (US) banning Queen Conch from the region. That  according to the US’ National Marine Fisheries Service, which is an arm of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA, on Monday informed the Caribbean Regional ...

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Grenada, Venezuela probe alleged kidnap of Grenadians

Grenadian police were up to Monday still working with their Venezuelan counterparts to probe an alleged kidnapping of five nationals of that Caribbean island. A police spokesman said that so far investigators have not come up with any concrete leads about how the men vanished and what might be the motive. A Grenada Police Force spokesman said that so far ...

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