Heroin Seized In Panama

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News Americas, PANAMA CITY, Panama, Tues. Aug. 2, 2011: More 1,400 pounds of heroin has been seized in Panama. Police there are calling it the biggest drug bust in the Latin American nation’s history. The drugs were found inside an abandoned truck parked on the side of the road in […]

Watch For Tropical Storm Emily

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News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Weds. Aug. 3, 2011: Nationals in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and possibly Bahamas are being warned to watch out for Tropical Storm Emily. Tropical Storm Emily was some 200 miles southeast of Puerto Rico and moving west. It is forecast to become a low level hurricane […]

Cuban Nominated To U.S. Court of Appeals

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News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Aug. 3, 2011: A Cuban national has been nominated to the United States Court of Appeals. President Obama nominated Judge Adalberto José Jordán to the Eleventh Circuit court Tuesday. “Judge Adalberto José Jordánwill bring an unwavering commitment to fairness and judicial integrity to the federal […]

Eight Dead In Brazil Crash

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News Americas, SAO PAULO, Brazil, Weds. Aug. 3, 2011: Eight people are dead in Brazil after an Air Force plane crashed in the southern part of the country, killing everyone of board yesterday. Officials of the Brazilian Air Force said the accident involved a C-98A Grand Caravan plane that was […]

Alcohol Claims 33 Lives In Ecuador

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News Americas, QUITO, Ecuador, Weds. Aug. 3, 2011: Adulterated liquor in Ecuador has claimed 33 lives. Two weeks ago, 20 people died in the Los Rios province, where barrels of bootleg alcohol containing methanol were found. And since then, Ecuadorean health authorities say another 13 have died. All had drunk […]

Guatemalan Soldiers Jailed For Life

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News Americas, GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, Weds. Aug. 3, 2011: Four former Guatemalan soldiers will spend the rest of their lives in jail. Daniel Martinez, Manuel Pop Sun, and Reyes Collin Gualip were sentenced to 6,060 years in prison each for murder and crimes against humanity. The four were yesterday convicted […]

New Look Chavez

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News Americas, CARACAS, Venezuela, Tues. Aug. 2, 2011: Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, is sporting a new look. As the head of state continues to undergo chemotherapy, he has shaved his head saying his hair has begun falling out. It is his “new look,” he joked in English at a televised […]

Raul Castro Wants “Cleaner Heads”

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News Americas, HAVANA, Cuba, Tues. Aug. 2, 2011: Cuban President, Raul Castro, wants “cleaner heads” to prevail in Cuba. Castro says the time has come for social and political reforms to be introduced and for cleaning of “our heads of all sorts of nonsense.” The reforms include reducing bureaucracy to […]

Tourists Die On Jamaica’s Road

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News Americas, MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Tues. Aug. 2, 2011: A car accident in Jamaica has claimed the lives of four tourists. The four – Kathleen Rawlinson, 45; Gary Brandford, 49 and Caisie Mulla, 17 of the UK as well as Talia Jones, a Canadian living in the UK – were […]