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Chilean Miners Meet With Israeli President Amidst Protests In Homeland

News Americas, Jerusalem, Israel, Mon. Feb. 28, 2011: A total of 25 Chilean miners and their spouses met with Israeli President Shimon Peres even as nationals in their homeland marked the anniversary of Chile’s 2010 earthquake with protests. The miners who survived 68 days trapped underground in a collapsed mine recited a thanksgiving blessing with Israeli President Shimon Peres Sunday. ...

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Some 40 Dead In Flooding In Bolivia

News Americas, La Paz, Bolivia, Mon. Feb. 28, 2011: Heavy rain in Bolivia has killed at least 40 others and left more than 10,000 homeless. The Bolivian government declared a national emergency last week because of torrential rains across much of the country. Officials say it is the worst flooding in the northern Amazon lowlands, where dozens of rural communities ...

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Hondurans Protest Against Crime

NEWS AMERICAS, San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Mon. Feb. 28, 2011: Thousands showed up the streets of San Pedro Sula Sunday to protest against rising criminal violence there. The protestors who were organized by local civil society groups were dressed in white – a symbol of peace and marched in silence to send a clear signal to the government to improve ...

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Unmet Environmental Conditions Halt Hydroelectric Project

News Americas, SAO PAULO, Brazil, Mon. Feb. 28, 2011: A federal judge in Brazil has cited environmental concerns for his decision to block construction of a hydroelectric dam project in the Amazon rain forest. Judge Ronaldo Desterro ruled that environmental agency Ibama erred last month when it approved work to begin on the dam. And he cited 29 environmental conditions ...

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Bolt to Take Paris By Storm

News Americas, PARIS, France, Mon. Feb. 28, 2011: The world’s fastest man, Jamaican Usain Bolt, is set to take Paris by storm. The World and Olympic double sprint champion is set to race in this season’s Diamond League meeting in Paris on July 8, organizers confirmed Sunday. He is set to run his 200-m at the Stade de France. Bolt ...

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CaribWorldNews Rebrands As News Americas

Carib PR Newswire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 25,, 2011: Get ready for News Americas, newamericasnow.com. Executives of Hard Beat Communication have rebranded their news wire to fit the company’s new goal of covering a larger demographic and capturing the emerging interest in the Americas, especially Latin America. NewAmericasNow.com will replace CaribWorldNews.com, though readers will still be able to access ...

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Undocumented In Arizona? Then Run For Your Life!

By Felicia Persaud News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 25, 2011: An immigrant may have saved the life of Arizona Congressman Gabrielle Giffords but that has not stopped lawmakers in the state from moving for touger restrictions on the undocumented and those who hire them. My advice to the undocumented in Arizona now – run for your lives and ...

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One Of Mexico’s Most Wanted Is No More

News Americas, MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Fri. Feb. 25, 2011: A 44-year-old Mexican man, believed to be a top figure in the Juarez cartel, has been killed in Mexico. Mexican authorities say Luis Humberto Peralta Hernandez, a former state cop and one of Mexico’s most wanted men, was killed in a gun battle with police. Also known as The Condor, he ...

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Bill Says No to Cuba

By Congressman Vern Buchanan News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Feb. 25, 2011: The economically impoverished nation of Cuba wants to drill for oil 50 miles from Florida’s coast. If oil is found in commercially viable quantities, it would benefit Cuba, not the United States. But the bigger problem is that Cuba, using Chinese-made equipment, wants to drill a well even ...

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