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As Kamala Harris Ends Presidential Bid, Her ‘African-Americanness” Comes Into Question Again

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY., Weds. Dec. 4, 2019: As California senatorKamala Harris, announced she was ending her presidential campaign Tuesday, questions over her whether she is African American or not, again raised its ugly head on social media sites including Twitter. The senator, who was born in America to Shayamala Gopalan, an Indian immigrant to the US and father, ...

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The Caribbean Windrush Generation: Out Of Sight And Out Of Mind?

By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Weds. Dec. 4, 2019: Their plight no longer hits the headlines, but the shocking personal stories continue to emerge. The treatment of an estimated 30,000 members of the Windrush generation of Caribbean migrants who helped make modern Britain continues to shame a nation that is likely in the coming years to promote the ...

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US Slaps Further Sanctions On Venezuelan Oil Tankers

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Dec. 4, 2019: The US Treasury Department on Tuesday announced sanctions on six oil tankers owned by Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA in a bid to step up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro’s government. “Cuba and the former Maduro regime continue trying to circumvent sanctions by changing the names of vessels and facilitating the movement of oil ...

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Protests Continue In Chile Despite Stimulus Announcement

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Dec. 3, 2019: Protests continues in Chile Monday event as the government of Sebastian Piñera announced a $5.5 billion stimulus package. President Piñera, in an effort at reducing the social unrest and violent protests, announced the spending program that his Finance Minister Alvaro Briones said will help create 100,000 jobs next year. The announcement ...

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Caribbean Born Star Rihanna Receives First Major Fashion Award For Fenty Line

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY., Tues. Dec. 3, 2019: Caribbean-born singer turned entrepreneur and fashion designer Rihanna has won the first major fashion award for her Fenty line. Donatella Versace and Rihanna during the VIP dinner at The Fashion Awards 2019 held at Royal Albert Hall on December 02, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Lia Toby/BFC/Getty Images) Rihanna was ...

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Tiger Woods Wins In The Bahamas

News Americas, NEW PROVIDENCE, Bahamas, Tues. Dec. 3, 2019: Tiger Woods was a winner Monday in the Bahamas. As this year’s Hero World Challenge, the annual Albany tournament put on by Woods unofficially kicked off on Monday afternoon at the Baha Mar in the Bahamas, there was a competition called the Hero Shot. Woods was joined by Jordan Spieth, Gary ...

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ECCB and Toronto Centre Lead Workshop on “Coping with Climate Change and Other Environmental Risks”

News Americas, BASSETERRE, St. Kitts and Nevis, Dec. 02, 2019: At the request of, and in partnership with, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, Toronto Centre is holding its first five-day cross-cutting climate risk workshop. The workshop is aimed at helping financial sector supervisors and regulators identify the risks that climate change and other environmental factors pose to financial institutions, economies, ...

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