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Conflict in Guatemala ends with departure of Jews
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Conflict in Guatemala ends with departure of Jews

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Conflict between an indigenous group in Guatemala and an orthodox Jewish group has led to the relocation of the Jews. 230 members of the Lev Tahor Jewish group were asked to leave San Juan La Laguna after meetings with elders of the Mayan community. The […]

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By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Twenty miners who were trapped underground for more than a day in Nicaragua were freed on Friday. Since it’s collapse on Thursday, they had spent 34 hours trapped in the silver and gold mine. An unknown number of miners escaped and are undergoing treatment at […]

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By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Recession has hit Brazil has just one month before the general election. The figures show that economic output, GDP, has fallen by 0.6 percent. The data showed that civil construction, manufacturing and investment especially suffered during the second quarter. According to the most recent poll, […]

Earthquake in California leaves 90 injured
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Earthquake in California leaves 90 injured

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter At least 90 persons are left injured following a 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Northern California early on Sunday. Three of the injured are critical and include a young child. One child was hurt when a fireplace collapsed. The majority of injuries are reported to be […]

Earthquake hits Chile
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Earthquake hits Chile

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter A 6.6-magnitude earthquake rocked Valparaiso, Chile on Saturday but there were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage. The quake occurred at 7:23 p.m. EDT, and interrupted electricity and telephone service in some areas. Posts on social media showed grocery store isles littered with […]

US court finds Argentina’s plan to exit debt default illegal
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US court finds Argentina’s plan to exit debt default illegal

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter A US court has ruled that Argentina’s plan to exit its debt default as illegal. Argentina had planned ask investors holding defaulted bonds to swap them for a new locally issued debt. New York Judge, Thomas Griesa said the plan was “lawless” but he stopped […]

Former Haitian president faces charges following protests
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Former Haitian president faces charges following protests

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Supporters for former Haitian President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide have clashed with UN peacekeepers in Haiti. Dozens of Aristide’s supporters had set up barricades outside his home, fearing he could be arrested. UN troops fired smoke grenades to disperse the protesters after they allegedly attacked a car […]

Strong presidential candidate emerges in Brazil
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Strong presidential candidate emerges in Brazil

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Marina Silva, the former Brazilian Environment Minister is expected to be named in the next few days to run for president in October. Silva would replace former presidential candidate, Eduardo Campos, who was killed in a plane crash on Wednesday. While Silva has agreed to […]

Brazilian presidential candidate killed in plane crash
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Brazilian presidential candidate killed in plane crash

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Eduardo Campos, Brazilian presidential candidate was killed on Wednesday when a small plane carrying him to a campaign stop crashed into a residential neighborhood. All seven people aboard the the Cessna were killed when the aircraft crashed in the city of Santos, Brazil, about 40 […]

Guerillas attack oil field in Colombia
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Guerillas attack oil field in Colombia

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Rebels in Colombia have attacked the Tibu Oil Field in the north-west of the country near the border with Venezuela. The two main left-wing rebel groups in Colombia – the Farc and the ELN – are known to operate in the area. Power stations, oil […]