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US Coast Guard seizes US $16m in cocaine, three smugglers arrested
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US Coast Guard seizes US $16m in cocaine, three smugglers arrested

The United States Coast Guard says it has transferred custody of three Dominican Republic smugglers and about 1,100 pounds of cocaine to the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) following an at-sea interdiction off the coast of Guayama, Puerto Rico. On Wednesday, the Coast Guard said the interdiction was the result […]

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Dominican Republic closes five consulate offices in Haiti

The Dominican Republic says it is closing, temporarily, five of its consulates in Haiti due to security concerns in the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country. A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Miguel Medina, said the government believes that “aggression” against the consulates puts staff at risk. He said […]

Teacher and six primary school students die after car plunges into canal in Guyana
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Teacher and six primary school students die after car plunges into canal in Guyana

A teacher and six students of the Husburg Primary School, Mahaicony, in Guyana have died when their vehicle plunged in a canal along East Coast Demerara, the Guyana-based caribnewsdesk.com website has reported. According to police the students and teacher, Shondell Duke, were travelling south along the road when Duke lost […]

Possible causes for the Apocalyse
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Possible causes for the Apocalyse

Researchers from Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute and the Global Challenges Foundation have produced the first serious scientific assessment of the apocalyptic risks that could bring about the end of the world. Some of the 12 scenarios envisioned by the scientists arise from events that are beyond human control, […]

Colombia’s constitutional court rules to keep the current limits on same-sex adoption
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Colombia’s constitutional court rules to keep the current limits on same-sex adoption

Colombia’s constitutional court has ruled to keep the current limits on same-sex adoption. The court said that same-sex couples could only adopt a child if it was the offspring of one of the partners. Discussion about whether to lift the current restrictions had dominated social media in the hours before […]

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner may face Argentina bomb probe
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Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner may face Argentina bomb probe

An Argentine prosecutor has asked a federal judge to investigate President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner over allegations she helped cover up Iranian links to a deadly 1994 bombing. Prosecutor Gerardo Pollicita inherited the case from Alberto Nisman, who was found dead in mysterious circumstances. The president denies the allegations, with […]

Crash between freight train and bus leaves 16 dead in Mexico
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Crash between freight train and bus leaves 16 dead in Mexico

At least 16 people have been killed and 30 others injured in a collision between a freight train and a bus at a level crossing in northern Mexico. Pictures showed the bus split in half by the force of the crash, in the town of Anahuac in Tamaulipas state. Local […]

Argentina oil company leaves Peru town after protests
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Argentina oil company leaves Peru town after protests

An Argentine oil company says it will withdraw from an area of the Peruvian Amazon where it has been prospecting for gas deposits. The company, Pluspetrol, was asked to leave by the government after the death of a demonstrator in Junin province, during four days of violent protests. The demonstrators, […]

Guatemala volcano: Fuego eruption showers towns in ash
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Guatemala volcano: Fuego eruption showers towns in ash

Scores of residents have been evacuated from their homes in southern Guatemala after the Fuego volcano erupted, the country’s president says. Clouds of black ash belched into the sky, while showers of rock and dust fell on to surrounding towns. The international airport in the capital Guatemala City was closed […]

Banker is now chief of Petrobras
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Banker is now chief of Petrobras

Aldemir Bendine, a leading banker, is the new chief executive of Brazil’s scandal-hit oil giant, Petrobras. He was not among the names touted for the job and will be seen as a safe choice for President Dilma Rousseff. She is worried about the impact the corruption case is having on […]