Guatemala’s First Lady Wants To Be President

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News Americas, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Weds. Mar. 9, 2011: Guatemala’s current first lady now wants to lead the country. Sandra Torres de Colom on Tuesday said she will run for the office her husband, President Alvaro Colom, will vacate later this year. Presidential elections in Guatemala is set for September. […]

Canadian Oil Firm Hostages Released In Columbia

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News Americas, BOGOTA, Colombia, Weds. Mar. 9, 2011: Twenty-two of 23 employees of a Canadian oil firm who were held as hostages have been released in Colombia. The employees release was secured by Colombian troops, Colombia’s minister of defense said Tuesday. The 22 were found in the remote eastern jungle […]

Sentencing Date Set For Buju Banton

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News Americas, TAMPA, FL, Tues. Mar. 8, 2011: Convicted Jamaican-born, Buju Banton, is set to be sentenced this June after being found guilty on drug charges last month, News Americas has learnt. Banton, born Mark Anthony Myrie is set to be sentenced on Thursday, June 16 at 9:30 a.m. in […]

Obama Goes Back On His Word Over Guantanamo

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News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Mar. 8, 2011: U.S. President Barack Obama has gone back on his promise again, now saying suspected terrorists at the U.S. navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba can face new military trials. The announcement on Monday ends the freeze on new prosecutions under the military […]

Panama-Born Community Activist Passes On

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Dr. Mason was honored last year. (Hayden Roger Celestin image) News Americas, Brooklyn, NY, Tues. Mar. 8, 2011: Respected Panamanian-born medical sociologist, educator and community activist, Dr. Marco Mason, has passed away after a battle with cancer, New Americas has learnt. Mason died yesterday at a Brooklyn hospital after a […]

Haitian-American Now Judge Of Illinois

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New Americas, Chicago, Illinois, Tues. Mar. 8, 2011: A Haitian-American has again made history in Illinois. Lionel Jean-Baptiste, Esq. made history in Illinois nine years ago when he became the first Haitian-American to be voted into office as Alderman of 2nd Ward in the City of Evanston and recently became […]

TEMPO TV Launches Major Fifth Year Anniversary Celebration

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News Americas, Newark, NJ, Mon. Mar. 7, 2011: TEMPO Networks, the Caribbean’s premiere Media & Entertainment Company, is offering fans a chance to “Win a TEMPO Trip” Contest and “My TEMPO Trip” reality series in celebration of its fifth year anniversary. Throughout 2011, TEMPO will be selecting TEMPO viewers to […]

Che Guevara Riding Companion Passes On

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Mar. 7, 2011: The motorcycling companion of Argentine medical student turned revolutionary, Che Guevara, has died in Cuba at the age of 88. Cuban state media said Alberto Granado died in Havana at the weekend. The report added that Granado’s last wish was that […]

Haitians Play Mas Despite Devastation

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News Americas, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Mon. Mar. 7, 2011: Several Haitians took to the streets of Port-Au-Prince Sunday for the return of their annual carnival, the first since the January 12, 2010 earthquake that claimed over 300,000 lives. The carnival parade was much smaller than in previous years and filed past […]