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42 min ago | Trinidad and Tobago News

Growing Pains

GROWING PAINS President warns no room for 'bull-headed partisanship' in Constitution reform BE TOLERANT PRESIDENT Anthony Carmona yesterday said Constitution reform is to be expected as "change is the only constant" but said the process of reform must be "transparent, well-informed, inclusive, tolerant and driven by critical analysis" Suriname ... (more)


Related Topix: Suriname, Middle East, Lebanon, Terrorism

4 hrs ago | Jewish World Review

Bruce Bialosky:

The President has led our country toward a diminished role in the world the last few years and public sentiment has followed.


Related Topix: Ecuador, World News,

7 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

Suspected 'snakeheads' face prosecution in Guangdong

Nearly 500 people paid at least US$17,000 each to be smuggled off the mainland for either Brazil or Panama, police in Jiangmen say "Snakehead" is the nickname in Chinese for an organiser of human trafficking, charging huge amounts to people or families hoping for new lives abroad.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, China, Asia

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Green Left Weekly

Ecuador: WikiLeaks cables show US how used 'democracy...

Graffiti opposing the US military base in Manta, which has been closed by the Rafael Correa government.


Related Topix: World News, Ecuador, Rafael Correa,

Inside Noiva do Cordeiro - a remote Brazilian village where nearly all the residents are women

The village of Noiva do Cordeiro is nestled in Belo Vale, which translates as "beautiful valley."


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Travel, Brazil Travel, Uruguay Travel, South America Travel, Brazil, Uruguay Travel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Travel,

Cycling News

Anacona clinches breakthrough win in Vuelta's mountaintop finish

Any professional's first win is a special moment, but for Lampre-Merida 's Winner Anacona to secure that victory in the Vuelta a Espaa 's second summit finish , at Valdelinares, helped make his maiden triumph even more special.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia

Racism in football 'a plague', says Brazil president

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has said racism in football has become "a plague" following the latest incident to hit the country's domestic competition.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Dilma Rousseff,

The Age

Australian killed in Bolivian bus crash

Canberran Kurt Steel died in the crash when a bus returning to La Paz from the Salara de Uyuni salt flats crashed on Saturday.


Related Topix: Bolivia, World News, Australia, Standardized Testing, Education

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Republic

Silva surges ahead in Brazil's presidential vote

Brazil's once humdrum presidential race now resembles one of the country's famed soap operas, with a newcomer thrust into the spotlight by a plane crash and the longtime favorite reeling from a one-two punch of bad news.


Related Topix: Brazil, IN, World News, Brazil, Dilma Rousseff,

The Globe and Mail

Canadians among the 10 dead, 24 injured in Bolivia tourist bus crash

Bolivian police say eight foreign tourists are among the 10 people killed when a bus returning to La Paz from the Salar de Uyuni salt flats ran off the highway and crashed.


Related Topix: Bolivia, World News


Ecuador women turn to boxing to fight...

After surviving a harrowing rape attempt, Any Hurtado took up boxing -- and found herself surrounded by other Ecuadoran women using their fists for protection in a country torn by sexual violence.


Related Topix: Ecuador, World News

South Yorkshire Times

Falklands war remembered with new Doncaster memorial

Fifty veterans joined civic leaders at the Aeroventure Museum at Lakeside for the unveiling of a statue in honour of the 255 British servicemen and three Falkland islanders who died in battle.


Related Topix: Falkland Islands, World News

Al Jazeera

Feared Colombian militia leader arrested

A former head of a feared Colombian militia that was linked to more than 5,000 murders and a spate of disappearances has been arrested in Panama, Colombian police said.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia


Silence surrounds Colombia's 92,000 disappeared - " ICRC

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Related Topix: World News, Colombia,

Caribbean News Now!

Suriname president's son pleads guilty to drug trafficking and terrorism charges

Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here .


Related Topix: Drugs, Suriname, World News, Terrorism, Prison

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Colombia arrests suspected drug trafficker for major Mexico cartel

Colombian authorities have arrested a Costa Rican man accused of trafficking shipments of cocaine to the United States on behalf of Mexico's infamous Sinaloa cartel.


Related Topix: Drugs, World News, Colombia, Prison, Mexico,


Colombian accused in 5,000-plus killings arrested

Panamanian authorities say they have arrested a fugitive Colombian right-wing militia leader accused in more than 5,000 murders who officials say was posing as a construction company owner.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia

The Republic

BRIC wall: Brazil's economy slips into a recession

Brazil's economy, once an emerging-market darling, fell into recession, according to government data released Friday, as millions of new middle class citizens tightened their belts and further dampened a credit-driven spending spree.


Related Topix: Brazil, IN, World News, Brazil, Travel, Brazil Travel, Uruguay Travel, South America Travel, Brazil, Uruguay Travel, Dilma Rousseff,

US News & World Report

Congress Must Confirm U.S. Ambassadors to Latin America

A critical element in this summer's surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America was a campaign of rumors spread by smuggling networks about U.S. immigration policy.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Chile, World News, US Politics, Joe Biden, Michelle Bachelet, Opinion

BBC News

Brazil's economy enters recession

Economic output, GDP, fell by 0.6% in the three months to June, worse than analysts had predicted, and revised figures for the first quarter of the year also showed a fall of 0.2%.


Related Topix: World News, Brazil, Dilma Rousseff,