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Central Americans Slapped With Immigration Violations

Share Tweet News Americas, HARRISBURG, PA, Fri. Aug. 22, 2014: Three Central American migrants have been slapped with immigration violation charges  following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in Philadelphia. Baltazar Lua-Garcia aka Ruben Garcia-Rodriguez, 52, a citizen of Mexico, living in the United States illegally, was charged in a one-count indictment ...

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Cocaine Found In Rocking Horses

Share Tweet News Americas, IMPERIAL VALLEY, CA, Fri. Aug. 22, 2014: Twenty-nine pounds of cocaine hidden in two wooden rocking horses with an estimated street value of $377,000 was this week busted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers. Officers detected anomalies inside the wooden structures of the horses being carried by a 28-year-old male at the Calexico downtown port ...

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West Indian American Carnival Turns 47

Share Tweet News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Thurs. Aug. 21, 2014: The count-down has begun to North America’s largest carnival, the West Indian American Day Carnival, which celebrates its 47th birthday next weekend. It will be a five day celebration of Caribbean culture including a stellar line-up of Caribbean artists, outdoor dance concerts, cuisine, colorful Carnival costumes and competitions – culminating ...

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Guyanese Travelers Face Another Nightmare With A New Airline

Share Tweet News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Aug. 20, 2014: Guyanese travelers from New York to Guyana can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to air travel. The latest debacle involves passengers choosing to book on new airline Dynamic Airways. They have been again left in the lurch. The carrier failed to honor its August 8th return direct ...

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Puerto-Rico-Based Journalist John Collins Dead At 80

Share Tweet News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Weds. Aug.20, 2014: A Missouri man who adopted the Caribbean as his home and served as a journalist and contributor to the former Hardbeatnews for many years, has passed away at the age of 80 in Puerto Rico. John Collins, according to the Sun Sentinel, died on Aug. 11th following complications from hip replacement ...

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U.S.V.I.-Born Former Ambassador Passes On

Share Tweet The late Ambassador Terence A. Todman. News Americas, WASHINGTON, DC, Tues. Aug. 19, 2014: St. Thomas-U.S.V.I.-born former ambassador and career diplomat Terence A. Todman is dead. Todman passed away last Wednesday, August 13th at age 88. Todman served the U.S. across the globe for almost 50 years. He began his distinguished career with service in the U.S. Army from ...

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Caribbean Chikungunya Death Toll Put At 34

Share Tweet News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. Aug. 19, 2014: The death toll from chikungunya, the mosquitoe borne virus infection across the Caribbean, rose by two in the past two weeks to now stand at 34. That’s according to the latest update from the European Center for Disease Prevention & Control, which has been monitoring the virus. The report comes ...

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Malala Visits The U.N.

Share Tweet News Americas, UNITED NATIONS, New York, Tues. Aug. 19, 2014: Fourteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai who survived an assassination attempt on her way home from school in Pakistan in 2012, on Monday visited the United Nations and got to meet some 500 young people. They were all gathered at UN Headquarters to join in on a conversation about the Millennium Development ...

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Seaborne Airlines Makes Traveling Throughout the Caribbean Easier

Share Tweet SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Now, it will be easier than ever to make your dream of traveling the Caribbean come true. Seaborne Airlines, the fastest growing airline in the Caribbean, announced that they will be launching the “Fly Anywhere you like for as many times as you like” promotion for $699*.  This promotion ...

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Wanted Dominican Republic-Born Drug Trafficker Nabbed

Share Tweet U.S. Customs officers at Boston Logan Airport. News Americas, BOSTON , MA, Fri. Aug. 15, 2014: A 38-year-old national of the Dominican Republic who was wanted on cocaine distribution charges has been nabbed at the Boston Logan International Airport. Reinaldo Gonzalez Ortaga, was attempting to board a flight to Santiago, Dominican Republic, when U.S. Customs and Border Protection ...

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