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Cuban Busted In Human Trafficking Ring Sent Packing

Share Tweet Yoeldis Melian-Mastrapa, 29, is the latest removal by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations officers from New Orleans, Louisiana to Ecuador. News Americas, GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador , Thurs. July 23, 2015: A Cuban national linked to a human trafficking ring allegedly responsible for trafficking Cuban women to Ecuador and forcing them into prostitution has been ...

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Dominican Republic Drug Trafficker Jailed

Share Tweet During the investigation into Edwin Fernandez’s drug smuggling operation, HSI special agents intercepted about 20 kilograms on its way from the Dominican Republic to Philadelphia. News Americas, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Thurs. July 23, 2015: A 37-year-old Dominican Republic-born immigrant will spend the next 25 years of his life in jail after being found guilty of operating a large-scale cocaine ...

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Fundamental Advisors, Leon Mayer & Co. and Aimbridge Hospitality Acquire El San Juan Resort & Casino

Share Tweet SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Fundamental Advisors LP (“Fundamental”), a leading alternative asset manager, today announced that along with partners León, Mayer & Co., (“León Mayer”) and Aimbridge Hospitality (“Aimbridge”), it has acquired the iconic El San Juan Resort & Casino, a Hilton Hotel from an affiliate of Blackstone.  Terms of the transaction were not ...

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Who Is The Lone Caribbean Mayor At The Vatican’s Conference?

Share Tweet Pope Francis convened the conference of mayors in Vatican City from July 21-22, 2015. News Americas, ROME, Italy, Weds. July 22, 2015: Only a single Caribbean mayor is present at the Vatican’s two-day conference on climate change, human trafficking and sustainable development, which wraps up today in Vatican City, Rome. Kingston, Jamaica Mayor Angela Brown-Burke is lone Caribbean ...

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Guess Which Black U.S. Leader Was In The Caribbean?

Share Tweet Jesse Jackson greeting Guadeloupeans at the Memorial ACTe (PRNewsFoto/Guadeloupe Islands Tourism Board)  News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 22, 2015:  A top US Black leader wrapped up a trip to the Caribbean yesterday, July 21st. Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, concluded a trip to two islands in the French ...

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This Caribbean Flag Waited 54-Years To Fly Again In The U.S.

Share Tweet The Cuban flag was raised in the US again on Monday July 20, 2015. News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. July 20, 2015: The flag raised outside the elegant mansion Monday at 16th Street in Washington, DC waited for 54 years to be back up on the flagpole in front the building and on U.S. soil. For the first time ...

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OAS Gets New Assistant Secretary General

Share Tweet News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. 17, 2015:  The Organization of American States (OAS) has a new Assistant Secretary General. Former Permanent Representative of Belize to the Organization of American States (OAS) Nestor Mendez took the office today in a ceremony attended by the Minister of Foreign Relations of Belize, Wilfred Elrington. The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis ...

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Another Earthquake Rattles Barbados

Share Tweet News Americas, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Fri. July 17, 2015, 2:06 p.m.: Barbadians again felt the earth shake today. The UWI Seismic Unit reported a 4.2 earthquake at 2:06 p.m. today. The tremor occurred at 121 km NE of Bridgetown, Barbados. The quake also was felt 241 km E of Castries, Saint Lucia and 265 km ESE of Fort-de-France, Martinique. ...

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Quake Rattles Several Caribbean Nations

Share Tweet News Americas, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Fri. July 17, 2015: Nationals in at least seven Caribbean nations reported feeling the earth literally shake yesterday. The UWI Seismic Unit reported 6 earthquakes north-east of Barbados. According to the Unit, the quakes occurred in the morning at 07:01, 7:52, 11:16, 11:29 and at  11:36 and in the afternoon at12:23 pm EST. The ...

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Haitian Nabbed For Child Neglect

Share Tweet News Americas, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Fri. July 17, 2015: A 47-year-old citizen of Haiti, has been nabbed for child neglect. The man, whose name has not been released, was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport on Tuesday, July 14th after it was revealed he ...

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