CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – Oct. 9, 2019

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A police officer throws a stone during a protest outside United Nation's main base, against President Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean and Latin America this Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019:

A whopping 26 small earthquakes rattled Puerto Rico Tuesday according to the USGS, including a 4.0 magnitude quake that occured in San Antonio.

A recent decision by the president of Trinidad and Tobago, Paula-Mae Weekes, to prohibit unmarried partners of guests to attend official events at President’s House, has caused a widespread public backlash.

Amnesty International is demanding the Cuban government explain the charges against the head of the country’s largest opposition group, Jose Daniel Ferrer, leader of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), whom Havana arrested a week ago.

As Port-au-Prince began its fourth week of paralysis due to serious social unrest, the Haitian bishops’ justice and peace commission have called on President Jovenel Moise to step down.

Adobe is deactivating all user accounts in Venezuela, saying that the action is necessary to comply with an executive order issued by President Donald Trump. The action affects both free and paid accounts.

And the governments of Guyana and Qatar have signed an agreement that will see Qatar Airways beginning passenger and cargo flights to Guyana.

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