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Integrated Latin American Market Open For Trading

Integrated Latin American Market Open For Trading
News Americas, SANTIAGO, Chile, Weds. June 1, 2011: A new Integrated Latin American Market is ready to do business. MILA, or Mercado Integrado Latinoamericano, began operations on Monday and is a market integration project taken on by Peru, Colombia, and Chile. The aim is to make their markets more competitive...

U.S. Claims Homeless From Haiti Quake Far Less

U.S. Claims Homeless From Haiti Quake Far Less
News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. June 1, 2011: Less than one million people moved into tent cities after the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti and not the 1.5 million originally estimated. That’s according to a leaked new United States government report. The report, not yet made public, suggests...

Suspected Drug Traffickers Killed In Brazil

News Americas, RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Weds. June 1, 2011: A police operation in a favela or shantytown of Rio de Janeiro left four alleged drug traffickers dead Tuesday. Brazilian police said the operation was staged to try to capture a suspect wanted for the killing of Officer Marcos Vinicius Saldanha. Saldanha...

No White House Pomp & Ceremony But Proclamation For Caribbean-American Heritage Month

No White House Pomp & Ceremony But Proclamation For Caribbean-American Heritage Month
PHOTO: President Barack Obama greets Hugh Hills, 85, in front of his home in Joplin, Mo., May 29, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. June 1, 2011: There will be no pomp and ceremony at the White House today to mark the beginning of Caribbean-American...

That Political Partnership Agreement With Europe

That Political Partnership Agreement With Europe
Published on May 31 2011 // Breaking News, Caribbean, News, Top Stories
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Weds. June 1, 2011: For the last year Europe and the Caribbean have been working on what in effect is a political partnership agreement. This far reaching treaty, which is relatively unknown in the Caribbean and in Europe, is intended to provide a framework...

Lightning Bolt Strikes In Czech Republic

Lightning Bolt Strikes In Czech Republic
Published on May 31 2011 // Breaking News, Features, Jamaica, Sports, Top Stories
News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. May 31, 2011: Usain “Lightning” Bolt struck in the Czech Republic earlier today, winning the 100 metres in a time of 9.91. The Jamaican triple Olympian, for the fifth time in Ostrava, won at the 50th Ostrava Golden Spike, beating fellow countryman Steve Mullings...

Reggae Star Says Kingston Is Holding On

Reggae Star Says Kingston Is Holding On
News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Tues. May 31, 2011: Reggae star Gramps Morgan insists Jamaican American singer, Sean Kingston, is holding on after a crash landed him in a Miami hospital over the weekend. “He’s stable. Sean Kingston is alive and well,” Morgan told the Miami Herald. Still Kingston remains...

Barbados Launches Its Own OTA

MIAMI, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA) has signed an agreement with Regatta Travel Solutions to launch BookBarbadosNow.com. The site aims to become the primary resource for information and reservations for hotels and activities in the destination...

J.Lo Sex Tape Can Be Released

J.Lo Sex Tape Can Be Released
News Americas, LOS ANGELES, CA, Tues. May 31, 2011: Jennifer Lopez’s first husband has gotten the court’s permission to release a sex tape he made with her. A judge on Friday ruled that Ojani Noa could release the personal home videos of him and his ex-wife. The court ruled in favor of Noa after...

Jonestown Memorial Unveiled

Jonestown Memorial Unveiled
News Americas, LOS ANGELES, CA, Tues. May 31, 2011: Thirty-two years after 918 people were killed in a mass murder /suicide in Guyana, a memorial has been erected in their memory in Oakland, CA. Some 400 of the victims of Peoples Temple leader Jim Jones are buried in Oakland and the memorial was on Sunday...