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Liberia seeks help in fighting Ebola crisis
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Liberia seeks help in fighting Ebola crisis

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the whole world has a stake in the fight against Ebola. In a “letter to the world” she said the disease “respects no borders”, and that every country had to do all it could to help fight it. President Johnson Sirleaf added that a […]

FCD Telethon raises over $320,000
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FCD Telethon raises over $320,000

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter The Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD) telethon held Saturday to raise funds to increase the number of FCD rangers in the Chiquibul reserve raised over $320,000. According to Valerie Woods, FCD volunteer and telethon organizer, the government pledged $120,000, which will cover the […]

Hurricanes threaten in Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
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Hurricanes threaten in Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

Hurricanes are barreling through the ocean on both sides of the continental United States. Hurricane Gonzalo on Friday slammed the British territory of Bermuda in the North Atlantic Ocean. Hurricane Ana is heading for the Hawaiian Islands and could cause trouble over the weekend. Hurricane warnings were posted on Bermuda […]

7.3 magnitude quake strikes off coast of El Salvador
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7.3 magnitude quake strikes off coast of El Salvador

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter El Salvador felt a magnitude 7.3 earthquake late on Monday off its coast with Nicaragua. The temblor was felt across Central America, killing at least one person, but there were no immediate reports of major damage. El Salvador’s emergency services said a dozen homes in […]

Murder victims found in mass grave in Mexico not all missing students
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Murder victims found in mass grave in Mexico not all missing students

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Some bodies found in shallow graves near the Mexican town of Iguala are not those of students missing after clashes with police. The 43 students were last seen being pushed into police vans after a protest in Guerrero state on September 26. Prosecutors believe police […]

Bolivia’s Evo Morales claims third victory
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Bolivia’s Evo Morales claims third victory

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Bolivian President, Evo Morales has claimed victory and a third term in office after presidential elections held on Sunday. Exit polls show him on 60 percent, well ahead of his closest rival’s 25 percent of the vote. To avoid a run-off, he must win 50 […]

Brazilian presidential candidate backs out
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Brazilian presidential candidate backs out

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Brazilian environmentalist Marina Silva, who came third in last Sunday’s presidential election, has backed opposition centrist candidate Aecio Neves in the second round. Neves won 33.5 percent of the votes in the first round to 41.5 percent for President Dilma Rousseff, who is running for […]

Brazil reports first suspected case of Ebola
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Brazil reports first suspected case of Ebola

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Brazil’s first suspected Ebola case arrived in the country on Thursday. The patient from Guinea presented himself after coming down with a fever at a public health centre in the southern state of Parana. He has been flown to Rio de Janeiro to the National […]

Mass grave discovered in Mexico
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Mass grave discovered in Mexico

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Mexican authorities have found a mass grave on the outskirts of the town of Iguala, where 43 students went missing on September 28. It is not clear whether the bodies found in a pit are those of the missing students, who were last seen being […]

Messi to face trial for tax evasion
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Messi to face trial for tax evasion

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Lionel Messi, Barcelona and Argentina football star is to face trial for alleged tax evasion. A Spanish judge has rejected a prosecution recommendation to drop the charges on the grounds that the player’s father was responsible for his finances. Messi and his father, Jorge are […]