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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 21:55 by GxMedia 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 ...

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Eight killed in two localities near Colombia-Venezuela border

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 21:52 by GxMedia 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 ...

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Bill introduced in Argentine Congress would compensate jailed transsexuals

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 21:44 by GxMedia 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 ...

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Pope Francis creates body to speed up hearing priests’ appeals

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 21:41 by GxMedia 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 ...

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Cubans to be allowed more than 1 wireless phone line

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 21:39 by GxMedia 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 ...

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Medicinal marijuana offers Colombia a new approach to drugs

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 21:37 by GxMedia By Cynthia de Benito Bogota, Nov 11 (EFE).- A bill to legalize medicinal marijuana set to be taken up Tuesday by Colombia’s Senate could be the start of a new approach to the drug problem, the son of a presidential hopeful slain by the cartels 25 years ago said in ...

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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 21:30 by GxMedia 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 ...

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GUYANA: Opposition vows to re-open investment agreements

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 21:25 by GxMedia 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 21:09 by GxMedia 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 ...

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