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Daily Archives: November 28, 2014

Caribbean Public Health Agency aims to reduce child obesity by 2025

San Juan, (EFE).- The Caribbean Public Health Agency, or CARPHA, published a Plan of Action for Promoting Healthy Weights: 2014 – 2019, part of a push to reduce obesity among children and adolescents by 2025. CARPHA has an integrated strategy to address nutrition-related diseases in Caribbean countries, where the proportion of overweight or obese people is in the range of 28 percent to 35 ...

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Several protesting Venezuela prison inmates die of drug poisoning

CARACAS, Venezuela – At least 13 hunger striking inmates at an overcrowded prison in Venezuela have died after they allegedly drank a deadly cocktail of multiple drugs and grain alcohol, officials said Thursday. The prison ministry said in a statement that the inmates demanding better living conditions stormed a pharmacy in the prison where they ingested multiple drugs, including antibiotics, ...

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Brazil awards contracts totaling 5 GW in power-plant auction

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 28 (EFE).- Brazil’s government on Friday awarded contracts for 51 power plants that will have a combined generating capacity of 4.98 GW and begin supplying the domestic market in 2019.The average price of the contracted electricity at the auction, organized by the Electrical Energy Commercialization Chamber, or CCEE, was 196.11 reais (some $78) per megawatt-hour.The vast ...

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U.K. Premier seeks to limit social benefits to control immigration

London, Nov 28 (EFE).- British Prime Minister David Cameron proposed Friday giving European Union, E.U., citizens six months to find work if they want to settle in United Kingdom and limiting their access to social assistance programs so as to control immigration. Cameron outlined his plan to reduce the number of European immigrants that is to form a part of ...

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Ebola virus detected in semen three months after symptoms end

Geneva, Nov 28 (EFE).- The World Health Organization, WHO, warned on Friday that the semen of men recovering from Ebola can contain the deadly virus up to three months after the symptoms disappear. Four studies on the persistence of Ebola virus in the seminal fluid of 43 patients concluded that the virus was present in the semen of three men, ...

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Caribbean News Desk radio prog: Guyana’s opposition calls on Caricom to intervene in political impasse

Guyana’s Opposition Leader, David Granger has asked the 15-nation Caricom or Caribbean Community (Caricom) to intervene in his country’s political impasse. At the heart of the crisis is the fact that Parliament has not met since July of this year even after two-month recess ended in October. In outlining his concerns in the letter to Caricom Secretary General, Irwin La ...

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