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Daily Archives: December 11, 2014

Brazil murder suspect confesses to 41 other killings

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 11 (EFE).- A man arrested after the stabbing death of a woman in the Rio suburb of Nova Iguaçu has confessed to 41 additional homicides, Brazilian police said Thursday.Sailson Jose das Graças, 26, told investigators that over the past nine years he has killed 37 women, three men and a 2-year-old boy.The toddler was the son ...

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Execs charged in Brazil corruption scandal

Sao Paulo, Dec 11 (EFE).- Prosecutors on Thursday formally charged a total of 35 people, including 22 executives from six of Brazil’s leading construction companies, for their alleged role in a massive kickback scandal centered on state-controlled oil giant Petrobras.Executives with construction firms OAS, Camargo Correa, UTC, Mendes Jr., Engevix and Galvao Engenharia will face charges of corruption, money laundering ...

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Cuban doctor in Sierra Leone says fear an ally against Ebola

Havana, Dec 11 (EFE).- Fear of contagion keeps medical personnel battling Ebola in West Africa from taking unnecessary risks, one of the Cuban doctors working in Sierra Leone said in an interview appearing Thursday in Communist Party daily Granma.“Fear is our ally because it is always with us: if we stop being afraid, confidence appears and with that, the risk ...

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Jamaica gets U.N. help against drug smugglers

San Juan, Dec 11 (EFE).- The government of Jamaica announced on Thursday the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations to implement the Airport Communication Project, or AIRCOP, at the country’s two main airports to curb drug smuggling.The project is an initiative of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, known as UNODC, the World Customs Organization ...

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Guyanese is new ACP Secretary General

Guyanese  Dr.Patrick Gomes was Wednesday appointed Secretary General of the 79-nation African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group, the Foreign Ministry here announced. “The ACP is at a critical juncture and experience and wise leadership coupled with patience are critical if we are to overcome the challenges. Ambassador Gomes possesses these attributes and together with the support of all of us, ...

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