CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – AUG. 12, 2019

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PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO - AUGUST 11: Chris Gayle of the West Indies salutes the crowd as he becomes the highest run scorer for the West Indies in ODI history during the second MyTeam11 ODI between the West Indies and India at the Queen's Park Oval on August 11, 2019 in Port of Spain, Trinidad And Tobago. (Photo by Ashley Allen/Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, MONDAY, AUG. 12, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean and Latin America for this Monday morning August 12, 2019:

Caribbean national Clive Peck of Jamaica is among three UN workers who were killed when a bomb laden vehicle exploded Saturday outside a shopping mall in Benghazi.

Houston Rockets superstar James Harden reportedly gave $10,000 on Saturday to a family in The Bahamas that was fishing for food.

53-year-old Jeffrey Hanson, of Orange, Connecticut is due in court today after being arrested for posting threatening comments to Facebook regarding a Puerto Rican festival.

A second American Airlines flight had to abort its transit after encountering technical difficulties in mid-air after department from the Cheddi Jagan Airport in Guyana.

A female national of the Dominican Republic has been arrested by US ICE in St. Thomas, U.S.VI in a migrant smuggling and prostitution scheme.

The accomplishments of the late pioneering U.S. politician Shirley Chisholm will come to life in “Unbossed & Unbowed,” from Ingrid Griffith on August 18th in NYC.

The West Indies Cricket team suffered a 59-run (DLS) loss to India Sunday in a rain-hit second One-Day International at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad.

Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has broken the 40-year-old Pan Am Games 200 metres record clocking 22.43 seconds.

And Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has shocked many by suggesting people should “poop every other day” as a way to save the planet.

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