CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – MAY 28, 2019

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Brazilian riot police prepare to invade the Puraquequara Prison facility at Bela Vista community, Puraquequara neighborhood at the city of Manaus, Amazonas state on May 27, 2019. - At least 40 inmates were killed in four jails in northern Brazil on Monday, authorities said, in the latest wave of violence to rock the country's severely overpopulated and dangerous prison system. (Photo: SANDRO PEREIRA/AFP/Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK,NY, TUES, MAY 28, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean, Latin America and their Diasporas for this Tuesday morning, May 28, 2019:

Scammers on social media are reportedly using the name of the prime minister of St. Lucia to get “grant assistance for projects.”

A high school student in Trinidad and Tobago is pregnant for her teacher and is set to give birth next month.

Police in the Cayman Islands are hunting for a national of Nigeria who is wanted in relation to various incidents of fraud.

Voter turnout in St. Martin and St. Barths was reportedly weak for the European elections.

Miami’s Little Haiti community is grieving the loss of three teenage boys who were killed after, they were struck by a car in North Miami.

57 prisoners have been killed as riots erupted in the city of Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas.

Shortages continue to plague Cuba as U.S. sanctions sharpen economic woes there.

Rapper Drake flew to the Bahamas on his Air Drake over the weekend after the Raptors win.

And HERO, inspired by Trinidad and Tobago war hero Ulric Cross will have its U.S premiere at the New York African Film Festival on Thursday.

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