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Green Card Holders from Latin America, Caribbean Show Decline

Green Card Holders from Latin America, Caribbean Show Decline
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 1, 2011: The number of green card or legal permanent residents from Latin America and the Caribbean has showed a slight decline over 2009 totals. That’s according to latest statistics released by the Department of Homeland Security and analyzed by News Americas....

Guyana Opposition Wants Independent Narco-Inquiry

Published on Mar 31 2011 // Caribbean, Guyana, News, Top Stories
News Americas, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Fri. April 1, 2011: Guyana’s main opposition party, the People National Congress Reform, is calling for a comprehensive, independent, judicial inquiry into all aspects of narcotics-trafficking in the South American country. The PNCR’s call comes on the heels of...

Stanford Investors Sue SEC

Stanford Investors Sue SEC
Published on Mar 31 2011 // Antigua, News, Top Stories, United States
News Americas, DALLAS, Texas, Fri. April 1, 2011: Several former investors in R. Allen Stanford’s bank are now suing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The investors, in a lawsuit, blames the SEC and Spencer Barasch, a partner at the Dallas law firm Andrew Kurth, who worked for the SEC for...

NY Honor For Five-Time Olympian

Published on Mar 31 2011 // Caribbean, Jamaica, News, Top Stories, United States
News Americas, New York, NY, Fri. April 1, 2011: Five-time Jamaican Olympian, Donald Quarrie, is set to be honored in New York later this month. Non-profit group, Team Jamaica Bickle, will honor Quarrie at their annual Pre-Penn Relay Carnival Reception, on Tuesday April 12 2011 at Sullivan Hall in New...

New Ecuador Consulate Opens In New Orleans

Published on Mar 31 2011 // Ecuador, News, Top Stories, United States
News Americas, NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, Fri. April 1, 2011: Ecuador has re-opened a consulate in the Big Easy. The consulate in New Orleans aims to serve the some 10,000 Ecuadoreans who now call Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi home. The consul general of the new consulate is attorney Luis Quinones,...

Obama’s Continued Lip Service

Published on Mar 31 2011 // Immigration, Latin America, United States
By Felicia Persaud News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 1, 2011: Under the powers granted to the U.S. President is the privilege to wield “executive power.” Within the executive branch itself, the President has broad powers to issue rules, regulations, and instructions which have the binding...

Pass The Sancocho de Panama

Pass The Sancocho de Panama
Published on Mar 31 2011 // Panama, Travel and Lifestyle
News Americas, PANAMA CITY, Panama, Fri. April 1, 2011: They say a chicken soup is good for the soul but in Panama, the Panamenian Chicken Soup or Sancocho de Panama is good for mind, body and soul! Those who enjoy a good sancocho always come back for second helpings. Now you too can make the soup in...

Obama’s America Episode #6 – Obama’s Business Buddy Is Ultimate Tax Dodger

Obama’s America Episode #6 – Obama’s Business Buddy Is Ultimate Tax Dodger
Published on Mar 31 2011 // Blogs, United States
“JEFFREY’S MY MAIN, MAIN MAN AND A SCOUNDREL”News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 1, 2011: Jeffrey Immelt is President Obama’s Best Business Friend. That requires some explanation but not much in the World of Power. What Immelt has become is Obama’s closest buddy in the World of BIG Business....

Jamaica’s OLINT Founder Cops Plea Deal

Jamaica’s OLINT Founder Cops Plea Deal
News Americas, ORLANDO, FL, Weds. Mar. 30, 2011: Former OLINT head and Jamaica national, David A. Smith, has admitted to guilt in a $220 million international Ponzi fraud and money laundering scheme. Smith, 41, in a plea deal with prosecutors, admitted in Federal District Court in Orlando to four counts...

Investment Fund To Support Growth In Latin America, Caribbean

Published on Mar 28 2011 // Caribbean, Latin America, News, Top Stories, United States
News Americas, Calgary, Canada, Tues. Mar. 29, 2011: Chinese and international investors could soon be presented to producers in Latin America and the Caribbean under a new fund. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Export-Import Bank of China (China Eximbank) have agreed to set up an investment...