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Gang shootout leaves 1 dead, 13 wounded in Brazil

Last Updated on Monday, 3 November 2014, 22:39 by GxMedia 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 ...

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Ebola can thaw US-Cuba relations

Last Updated on Monday, 3 November 2014, 22:28 by GxMedia 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 ...

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St. Lucia says pact with university will improve food security

Last Updated on Monday, 3 November 2014, 22:24 by GxMedia 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Monday, 3 November 2014, 22:22 by GxMedia 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 ...

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Britain pursuing closer economic ties with Cuba

Last Updated on Monday, 3 November 2014, 22:19 by GxMedia 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 ...

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Bahamas: Arrest of 76 migrants unconnected to new law

Last Updated on Monday, 3 November 2014, 22:10 by GxMedia 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Monday, 3 November 2014, 21:56 by GxMedia 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 ...

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Grenada, Venezuela probe alleged kidnap of Grenadians

Last Updated on Monday, 3 November 2014, 21:53 by GxMedia 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 ...

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