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New Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands To Be Remade

News Americas, RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Fri. Aug. 19, 2011: Brazil’s biggest box office hit until last year is set to be re-made and released in 2014. Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos /Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, will be remade, according to actor-director Reginaldo Faria. Faria said at the Gramado Film Festival in [...]

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Bolt Heads-Up Jamaica’s Team In Daegu

News Americas, DAEGU, Korea, Thurs. Aug. 18, 2011: With nine days to go from today, August 18th, before the IAAF World Championships, the Jamaican squad of 50 has been announced. The team is headed by reigning multiple World and Olympic champion and World record holder Usain Bolt and double Olympic 200m champion Veronica Campbell-Brown. The [...]

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Barbados-Born New Yorker Named Chief Justice In Homeland

News America, MINEOLA, Long Island, Thurs. Aug. 18, 2011: A Barbados-born New York court official has been named chief justice in his homeland. Marston Gibson has been approved as the next chief justice of Barbados after being named to the post by the island’s Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart. Gibson, 57, a Rhodes Scholar, currently serves [...]

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Venezuela’s Chavez To Nationalize Gold Industry

News Americas, CARACAS, Venezuela, Thurs. Aug. 18, 2011: Venezuela’s gold industry will be nationalized to boost the country’s reserves. That’s the word from President Hugo Chavez. The biggest gold miner is Rusoro, a Canadian-listed company controlled by the Russian Agapov family. The move comes after Rusoro and others complained that Caracas prevents them from selling [...]

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J-Flag Disappointed With Television Jamaica

News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. Aug. 18, 2011: Jamaican gay rights group, J-Flag, has expressed disappointment with Television Jamaica for its refusal to carry a paid public service announcement from the group. Dane Lewis, executive director of the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays, said the PSA is meant to encourage acceptance of LGBT [...]

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City Records 1,000th Gay Wedding

News Americas, MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Thurs. Aug. 18, 2011: The 1,000th gay marriage has been recorded in Mexico City. The wedding took place Sunday, August 14th between a 37-year-old Mexican university researcher and a 29-year-old Dutch man. The first 1,000 weddings involved 548 gay couples and 452 lesbian pairs. About 85 percent of the marriages [...]

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Grandson Of Caribbean Record Label Founder Shot Dead

News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. Aug. 18, 2011: The grandson of a legendary Caribbean record label founder, VP Records, has been shot and killed in Jamaica. A VP statement said Joel Chin, 35, was shot and killed on Tuesday night, August 16th outside his home in Stony Hill, St. Andrew in Jamaica. His death is [...]

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Haitian Sex Abuse Victims To Get Restitution

News Americas, NEW HAVEN, CT, Weds. Aug. 17, 2011: Sixteen Haitian victims of a convicted American-born sex predator will soon get restitution. U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton of Connecticut federal judge has ordered the distribution of nearly $49,000 in restitution to the victims of jailed child sex abuser, Douglas Perlitz, 40. Perlitz pleaded guilty [...]

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Santos Laguna Wins Over Real Espana

News Americas, TORREON, Mexico, Weds. Aug. 17, 2011: Santos Laguna scored a 3-2 victory over Real Espana Tuesday night in the opening Group Stage of the CONCACAF Champions League. Second-half substitute Christian Suarez scored in the 74th minute to give Santos the clincher they needed. Juan Carlos Enriquez and Sergio Bica scored earlier, giving Santos [...]

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Wisin & Yandel For Central Park Summerstage

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Aug. 17, 2011: Puerto Rico-born, Reggaeton kings, Wisin & Yandel, are set to perform in Central Park Saturday. The duo are set for the free Summerstage Concert from 3 p.m. Juan Luis Morera Luna (Wisin) and Llandel Veguilla Malavé Salazar (Yandel), ties go back to the late ’90s, thanks [...]

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