President “Sweet Mikey” Has D.C. Date Today

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News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. April 20, 2011: The man who once mooned crowds and dressed in drag is set to meet U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the President-elect of Haiti today. Michel “Sweet Mikey” Martelly will Clinton in D.C. today along with heads of the World Bank […]

Cuba Names Post-Castro Leader

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News Americas, HAVANA, Cuba, Weds. April 20, 2011: An eighty-year-old revolutionary loyalist has been tapped by Raul Castro to fill the second-highest position in the Communist Party. The Cuban President refused to pick a young and upcoming leader, instead going for José Ramón Machado. Machado had fought at his side […]

First Lady’s Plane In Near Collision

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News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. April 20, 2011: A plane carrying U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama narrowly avoided a collision with a 200-ton military cargo jet Monday. Michelle Obama’s office is not commenting on the incident but the Washington Post reports that a Boeing 737, one of the fleet of […]

Bermuda Rattled By Small Quake

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News Americas, HAMILTON, Bermuda, Tues. April 19, 2011: Bermuda police yesterday confirmed the island was rattled by a small quake around noon Monday. Reports in the Royal Bermuda Gazette say the quake measured 4.6 on the Richter scale and occurred 50 miles west of the Island at 12.38 p.m. No […]

Cuba Makes Sweeping New Change

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News Americas, Havana, Cuba, Tues. April 19, 2011: Cuba’s ruling Communist Party has voted for historical changes regarding property and land sales. Party members approved a measure during the first congress held by the ruling Communist Party in 14 years that will now allow people to buy and sell their […]

Sir Richard Wants To Save Lemurs

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News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. April 19, 2011: Billionaire Sir Richard Branson is taking on a new project – this time saving lemurs. The endangered primates, which look something like a cat crossed with a squirrel and a dog, are endangered and Branson says he wants to use the undeveloped […]

Decades Old Body Of Former Chile Leader To Be Exhumed

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News Americas, SANTIAGO, Chile, Tues. April 19, 2011: Did former President Salvador Allende kill himself or was he murdered? That’s the question investigators are trying and they are taking the extraordinary steps of exhuming his remains to do so, following a court order. Judges ruled the exhumation would take place […]