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Daily Archives: December 8, 2014

Accused sex offender detained in U.S. Virgin Islands

San Juan, Dec 8 (EFE).- A man wanted in Florida on suspicion of committing a sexual offense was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the U.S. Virgin Islands at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in St. Croix.The program director at the CBP’s San Juan Field Office, Brenda Padial, told Efe on Monday that Randolph Voth, 64, was detained Dec. ...

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Navy seizes over 1 ton of cocaine in southwestern Colombia

Bogota, Dec 8 (EFE).- The navy seized nearly 1,200 kilos of cocaine hidden around the mouth of the Mira River in Nariño, a province in southwestern Colombia, navy spokesmen told Efe. The cocaine belonged to the Daniel Aldana column of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, one of the rebel units most involved in drug trafficking, the navy said. The ...

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Venezuela seeks to leverage its tourism industry’s potential

By Javier Garcia.Barinas, Venezuela, Dec 8 (EFE).- Venezuela is seeking to improve its image and promote its great natural attractions to make tourism a major source of revenue, second only to oil, Tourism Minister Andres Izarra said.The goal is to increase tourism’s current 4 percent contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP) to 9 percent by 2019, Izarra said during ...

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Trade between Australia and LatAm complement each other, says expert

Sydney, Dec 8 (EFE).- Bilateral trade between Australia and Latin American countries do not compete but complement each other, said in an interview with EFE Argentine economist Alexis Esposto, from the Swinburne University in Australia.“The average growth of import and export between Australia and Brazil is 8.3 percent, with Peru 9.2 percent and with Chile 6 percent, which shows that ...

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Dominica’s people vote for a new Parliament

Roseau, Dec 8 (EFE).- Dominicans go to the polls Monday to elect a new Parliament with the ruling Dominica Labor Party facing a formidable challenge from its main rival, the United Workers Party.The UWP, fighting its first election under the new leadership of Lennox Linton, is urging voters to oust the DLP administration of Roosevelt Skerrit, which it has accused ...

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“Father of video games” Ralph Baer dies

San Francisco, Dec 8 (EFE).- Ralph Baer, the engineer popularly known as the “father of video games,” died at home in the city of Manchester, New Hampshire, on the weekend, his family said. He was 92.Baer thought up the idea of designing a “box” that would allow Americans to play games on their televisions in 1966 while he was waiting ...

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Caribbean News Desk radio prog: Caricom and Cuba should build regional transportation system; Cuba wants intra-regional tariffs scrapped

The 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) is proposing the building of a transportation system with Cuba to maximize trade across the region. The idea was placed on the table of the one-day summit of Cuban President Raoul Castro and his Caricom counterparts. The two sides are examining, among other issues how to make the 14-year old Caricom-Cuba Trade agreement more effective. ...

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