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US will send back Central American youths who flock there
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US will send back Central American youths who flock there

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter President Barack Obama has informed Central American leaders that his government will send back migrant children who are flooding into the United States illegitimately. Obama met with the presidents of El Salvador Guatemala and Honduras at the White House on Friday to discuss the problem […]

Brazil releases $13 billion to boost economy
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Brazil releases $13 billion to boost economy

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Brazil’s central bank has announced plans to boost economic growth by reducing the amount of money commercial banks keep in reserve. The bank says the measure will free up $13 billion which the banks could lend. The announcement comes less than three months before presidential […]

US president meets with Central American leaders
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US president meets with Central American leaders

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Leaders from Central America have informed US President Barack Obama that they are working on a “comprehensive plan” that will look at why their youths are migrating to the United States. The meeting with the presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala tok place at […]

Powerful Colombian drug lord arrested in Spain
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Powerful Colombian drug lord arrested in Spain

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Hernan Alonso Villa, also known as “el Raton” is in Spanish police custody after he was arrested on a road in southern Spain following a month-long tracking operation. He is suspected of being head of a gang of 200 people linked to international drug trafficking […]

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Bolivia has introduced a new legal working age of 10 years old, provided the children are self-employed and also attend school. The new law also permits 12-year-olds to be contracted to work with parental iauthorisation. The legislation sets harsher punishment, however, for violence against children, with a 30-year jail sentence […]

Brazil police arrest looters before World Cup final
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Brazil police arrest looters before World Cup final

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Brazilian police on Sunday arrested 21 persons who they say were charged with being part of an rarmed gang involved in vandalism during demonstrations in the past. The police disclosed banners, gas masks, shin pads, and a loaded revolver which they said they seized during […]

Cocaine found in banana shipment
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Cocaine found in banana shipment

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Packets of cocaine having an estimated value of around US $70 M were found in plastic bananas within the fruit. The bananas originating from Colombia, were bound for London. According to Scotland Yard, they discovered 150 kg of the drug following an “intelligence-led” operation. Officers […]

Russian president tours Americas
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Russian president tours Americas

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Russian President, Vladimir Putin is on an official tour to Latin America and some critics have opined that his trip is an attempt to forge ties to challenge US and Western influence. The Russian leader’s first stop was Cuba, where he met with President Raul […]

Honduran miners remain trapped despite rescue efforts
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Honduran miners remain trapped despite rescue efforts

By: Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Rescue efforts to free eight trapped miners in Honduras have been unsuccessful, as the likelihood of finding survivors slowly diminishes. Three of the eleven miners who fell victims of a landslide at the mine about 70 miles from the capital, Tegucigalpa were rescued on Friday […]

Shootout with Mexican police leave 22 dead
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Shootout with Mexican police leave 22 dead

By: Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Twenty-one men and one woman were killed early this week during a patrol in south-central Mexico. One soldier was injured in the incident. Authorities said they seized various weapons, including automatic rifles and handguns. They also rescued three woman who said they had been kidnapped. […]