Central America Newswire (Page 3)

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  1. Thaw with U.S. worries some Cuban dissidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    Members of the Ladies in White, a Cuban dissident group, marched to protest political prisoners' rights Sunday in Havana. Many dissidents are uneasy about the thaw between the U.S. and Cuba.

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  2. Alcohol: most common date rape drugRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Newsday

    She woke up with bruises between her thighs, she was sore. Her last thoughts before falling asleep were....wait, she can't remember.

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  3. Dispute over Otaheite 'oil spill'Read the original story

    19 hrs ago | Newsday

    Otaheite fisherfolk have disputed claims of sabotage arising out of a Christmas Day 'oil spill' and have instead called on the EMA to conduct separate tests on the oil and their storage of diesel which is used to fuel their fishing pirogues. According to reports, at just after 7 am on Thursday morning, a fisherman spotted a substance resembling oil floating in the waters off Otaheite Bay and alerted fellow fishermen who ventured out to sea in two pirogues to investigate the situation.

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  4. US mission in Havana to become embassy amid thawRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KFMB-TV San Diego

    A half-century after Washington severed relations with Cuba, the United States' seven-story mission looms over Havana's seaside Malecon boulevard as the largest diplomatic outpost in the country. Cuban guards stand at close intervals on the street outside, and islanders line up by the thousands each year for a shot at a coveted visa.

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  5. Why the Chinese-backed Nicaragua canal may be a disasterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Pocono Record

    This week Nicaraguan dignitaries and officials from a Hong Kong-based consortium inaugurated what could be the most ambitious infrastructure project in the Western Hemisphere. The planned Grand Canal of Nicaragua would span 172 miles across the Central American nation, cutting through Lake Nicaragua, the region's largest freshwater reservoir.

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  6. Gendarmes and Customs officers controlled twelve boatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 24 | The Daily Herald

    Gendarmes and Customs officers controlled twelve boats and 45 persons during a joint operation conducted in St. Barths on December 22 and in St. Martin on December 23. An additional brigade of Gendarmes from St. Barths and a sniffer dog team were employed in the controls. No drugs were found, but Customs officers issued two unspecified fines.

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  7. Man arrested for shooting at tourist couple in vehicleRead the original story

    Monday Dec 22 | The Daily Herald

    The Gendarmerie disclosed a 27-year-old man was arrested Friday in connection with shots fired at a tourist couple in a rental car in September and will appear in court in St. Martin on March 19, 2015. An American tourist couple was driving their car through Sandy Ground on September 24, at around 7:30pm, when their path was blocked by the suspect on a motorcycle.

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  8. Stabbing in Sandy Ground leaves one dead, one hurtRead the original story

    Monday Dec 22 | The Daily Herald

    A fatal stabbing incident in Sandy Ground on Saturday night has left one dead, and another slightly injured, the Gendarmerie reported. A suspect was subsequently arrested at 10:50pm in Marigot.

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  9. Local Interpol participated in seizing 27.5 tonnes of drugsRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 20 | The Daily Herald

    Interpol St. Maarten participated in a regional operation subbed "Operation Lionfish2" which resulted in the seizure of more than 27.5 tonnes of drugs. A press release from Police spokesperson Inspector Ricardo Henson said more than 27.5 tonnes of drugs have been seized in Operation Lionfish 2, an Interpol-led initiative targeting the illicit trafficking of drugs and firearms by organised crime groups across Central America and the Caribbean.

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  10. US, Cuba restore ties after 50 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | The Daily Herald

    HAVANA/WASHINGTON--The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy. After 18 months of secret talks, Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro agreed in a phone call on Tuesday on a breakthrough prisoner exchange, the opening of embassies in each other's countries, and an easing of some restrictions on commerce.

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  11. Cuban cigars are coming to America - sort ofRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | SouthCoastToday.com

    For cigar aficionados around the country, the warming of U.S.-Cuba relations might best be celebrated beside the smoky glow of a Cohiba. And yet stateside, that still won't be easy to do for some time.

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  12. Maragnes family clings to hope missing son is aliveRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 13 | The Daily Herald

    The family of the missing young man Manoel Maragnes has spoken of the anguish they are still going through on the first anniversary of their son's disappearance last year but still retain hope that he will turn up. "This will be a year since Manoel disappeared during the night of December 13 to 14, 2013, after a car accident.

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  13. 'We dropped Haitians,' says US Coast GuardRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | The Daily Herald

    A group of 37 undocumented immigrants who were last seen leaving French St. Martin on November 29 indeed were taken into the custody by US Coast Guard, the organisation has confirmed. The group is believed to have included missing Cuban Pedro Manuel Peralta NuA ez, although his whereabouts are still unknown.

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  14. GEBE to give gov't NAf. 5 million for 2014 budgetRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | The Daily Herald

    This was decided during a meeting between the Council of Ministers and representatives of GEBE on Thursday. The meeting was convened to discuss GEBE's contributions to government.

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  15. Traffickers' boat left St. Maarten, undocumented immigrants missingRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | The Daily Herald

    A group of undocumented immigrants is "missing" after their boat set off from French St. Martin. The boat is said to have run out of fuel, after which it was found by the US Coast Guard in the waters of the British Virgin Islands .

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  16. St. Maarten spot on CFT vacantRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 10 | The Daily Herald

    St. Maarten representative on the Committee for Financial Supervision CFT Richard Gibson Sr. has resigned from his post as of December 1. This leaves the country without a member on the committee that oversees its budget and finances. Prior to this, CFT Chairman Age Bakker had said during the committee's quarterly visit to the country last week that Gibson and CFT had agreed to keep some "distance for now."

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  17. Hassink: Country operating in financial 'crisis management'Read the original story

    Wednesday Dec 10 | The Daily Herald

    "We are operating in a crisis management situation," Finance Minister Martin Hassink said in describing the country's financial situation to Members of Parliament when he outlined the government's earnings and expenditures for the first three quarters of 2014 in a meeting of the Central Committee of Parliament on Tuesday. The meeting will continue on Friday.

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  18. On Native GroundFIGHTING for Civil Liberties in an Age of RepressionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2012 | American Reporter

    Just the fourth and final phase remains to complete the gigantic expansion of the Panama Canal by the Panama Canal Authority , and the entire nation is feeling optimistic that the rewards in commerce and revenue will outstrip the huge financial risks the cpountry has taken. Last week, along with members of the American Society of Panama, we got to see from the Cocoli side of the Canal - across from the Pedro Miguel Locks - areas which by the end of 2014 are expected to be underwater, perhaps for eternity.

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  19. Market MoverTHE Economics of Robin HoodRead the original story

    Nov 17, 2010 | American Reporter

    When I was very young, I had a nightmare: Chinese soldiers rushed into our house, found me sitting in my father's chair, and with a sword swiftly cut me in half. This week's cover of The Economist, a pricey British publication as serious as Forbes or Fortune, shows a neutral-faced Chairman Mao fanning out a stack of Ben Franklins as the headline blares, "China buys up the world."

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  20. Fixin T&T wants them taken down immediatelyRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | Trinadad Express

    Fixin T&T yesterday made a call for the billboards with Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar wishing citizens Christmas greetings to be immediately removed and for legislation to be enacted to govern political party and campaign financing. In a news release, FIXIN T&T said it "remains deeply troubled by what we consider to be the dictatorial tendencies of the UNC-led People's Partnership Government.

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