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Daily Archives: December 5, 2014

83 percent of 2013 U.S. deportees never saw a judge

New York, Dec 5 (EFE).- Eighty-three percent of the more than 430,000 people deported from the United States in 2013 did not have a deportation hearing or face an immigration magistrate, the American Civil Liberties Union said. “Immigration officers acting as prosecutor, judge and deporter” used expedited procedures in the cases of 326,279 of the 438,421 people removed from the ...

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Uruguay reaffirms decision to accept Guantanamo prisoners

Montevideo, Dec 5 (EFE).- Uruguay’s Jose Mujica reaffirmed Friday in an open letter to U.S. President Barack Obama the South American country’s willingness to accept six detainees from the Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba.Mujica, who met with Obama at the White House in May, said he extended the offer for “inescapable humanitarian reasons.”Media reports said Friday the Guantanamo prisoners would ...

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U.S.: Summit of the Americas still “credible” if Cuba attends

Washington, Dec 5 (EFE).- The United States said Friday that the next Summit of the Americas, to be held in April in Panama City, will still be “credible” even if Cuba attends and insisted it is focused on the issues to be addressed as opposed to which countries are present.The deputy spokesperson for the U.S. State Department, Marie Harf, made ...

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Taiwan Embassy gifts Christmas toys to poor children in St. Lucia

San Juan, Dec 5 (EFE).- The Taiwan Embassy in St. Lucia donated 1,200 Christmas toys to the island’s poor children to enjoy the season.The government of St. Lucia said the gifts were presented at a brief ceremony at Prime Minister Kenny Anthony’s official residence by Taiwan’s ambassador, James Chang.The toys will be distributed to members of Parliament for disbursement to ...

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Trinidad and Tobago workers march against corruption

San Juan, Dec 5 (EFE).- Labor unions in Trinidad and Tobago staged Friday a national march against corruption, gathering hundreds of workers and other citizens in the capital, Port-of-Spain.The event was organized mainly by the Joint Trade Union Movement and Oilfield Workers Trade Union, or OWTU, the Trinidad Express reported.OWTU leader Ancel Roget has previously said that his union disapproves ...

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4 Jamaican artists among 2015 Grammy nominees for best reggae album

San Juan, Dec 5 (EFE).- Jamaican artists Ziggy Marley, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Sean Paul and Sly & Robbie, Spicy Chocolate were announced Friday as nominees for the Grammy award for best reggae album.The nominations demonstrate Jamaica’s supremacy in reggae, a style invented on the island in the 1960s.Ziggy Marley, son of legendary musician Bob Marley, was nominated for his album ...

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Caribbean News Desk radio programme Jamaica’s political parties to receive state funds

Jamaican legislators Friday afternoon passed legislation that will allow state funds to be used to fund the country’s political parties. The bill to amend Jamaica’s Representation of the People Act was passed in the Lower House of Parliament. It was then debated and taken through its stages in the Senate but not without objections from both government and opposition senators. ...

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