CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – Oct. 3, 2019

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean and Latin America this Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019:

MERCY! While the news turned to the 10 year sentence handed down to former cop Amber Guyger Wednesday for the murder of St. Lucian immigrant Botham Jean, the victim’s brother, Brandt Jean stole the spotlight earlier in the day, after he told Guyger he forgives her then hugged her as they both sobbed.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be in South Florida today, meeting with Venezuelans in Weston and then Haitians in Miami.

A rights groups in the Bahamas has slammed the Hubert Minnis government over a statement from its attorney general that migrants who lost their jobs because of Hurricane Dorian “need to go home” even if they have unexpired work permits.

Alarmed by the rise of hate crimes in the U.S., Mexico is calling for a summit of leaders from Spanish-speaking nations to develop a strategy to combat white supremacy.

Workers of the Caribbean Craft factory had to clear the remains of arts and crafts burned in a fire in Port-au-Prince on Wednesday. The fire destroyed the factory as protesters demonstrated demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise.

And another 20 smaller earthquakes, ranging from 2.9 to 3.2 on the Richter scale, occurred in Puerto Rico yesterday, USGS data revealed.

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