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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. […]

Miners trapped in gold mine in Honduras
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Miners trapped in gold mine in Honduras

By: Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Eight gold miners remain trapped in an unofficial gold mine in southern Honduras. Rescue workers have freed three miners, one of whom suffered an injury to his head. A landslide on Wednesday cut off the men and blocked their tunnel exit near El Corpus, about […]

Cuba and St Kitts establish diplomatic ties
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Cuba and St Kitts establish diplomatic ties

By: Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Cuba and St. kitts-Nevis now share diplomatic relations. St. Kitts and Nevis has opened an embassy in Cuba and has called on the United States to end its trade and economic embargo against the communist country. Patrice Nisbett, foreign affairs minister of St. Kitts and […]

Former Argentine military general convicted of murder
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Former Argentine military general convicted of murder

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Luciano Benjamin Menendez, former Argentine army general and former Vice-Commodore, Luis Fernando Estrella are serving life sentences after having been convicted in connection with the 1976 murder of Bishop Enrique Angelelli. Bishop Angelelli died in a car crash in La Rioja, a northern city shortly […]

North America warns against travel to Haiti
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North America warns against travel to Haiti

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter The United States and Canadian governments have warned their nationals against traveling to Haiti on grounds that there has been a reported increase in crime in some parts of the French-speaking Caribbean country. “You should exercise a high degree of caution due to high crime […]

Corruption charges filed against Argentine VP
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Corruption charges filed against Argentine VP

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Amado Boudou, Argentine Vice President faces up to six years in jail following charges of corruption. Mr. Boudou is accused of using his influence when he was Argentina’s economy minister to ensure that a contract to print that country’s currency was given to a company […]