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Panama-Born Community Activist Passes On

Dr. Mason was honored last year. (Hayden Roger Celestin image) News Americas, Brooklyn, NY, Tues. Mar. 8, 2011: Respected Panamanian-born medical sociologist, educator and community activist, Dr. Marco Mason, has passed away after a battle with cancer, New Americas has learnt. Mason died yesterday at a Brooklyn hospital after a battle with the disease. Mason migrated to the U.S. from ...

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TEMPO TV Launches Major Fifth Year Anniversary Celebration

News Americas, Newark, NJ, Mon. Mar. 7, 2011: TEMPO Networks, the Caribbean’s premiere Media & Entertainment Company, is offering fans a chance to “Win a TEMPO Trip” Contest and “My TEMPO Trip” reality series in celebration of its fifth year anniversary. Throughout 2011, TEMPO will be selecting TEMPO viewers to receive all-inclusive trips for two to various Caribbean islands. In ...

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Che Guevara Riding Companion Passes On

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Mar. 7, 2011: The motorcycling companion of Argentine medical student turned revolutionary, Che Guevara, has died in Cuba at the age of 88. Cuban state media said Alberto Granado died in Havana at the weekend. The report added that Granado’s last wish was that his ashes be spread in Cuba, Venezuela and Argentina, the ...

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Haitians Play Mas Despite Devastation

News Americas, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Mon. Mar. 7, 2011: Several Haitians took to the streets of Port-Au-Prince Sunday for the return of their annual carnival, the first since the January 12, 2010 earthquake that claimed over 300,000 lives. The carnival parade was much smaller than in previous years and filed past the ruined facades of downtown shops, and the normally busy ...

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Colombia Dropped From Countries Requiring Special Narco Observation

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. Mar. 2, 2011: The South American nation of Columbia, the world’s biggest producer of cocaine, has been dropped by the International Narcotics Control Board from its list of countries requiring special observation. The INCB is a monitoring body for the implementation of the United Nations’ international drug control conventions. The board said the decision was ...

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Caribbean-Born Media Owner To Take Plea Deal

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Mar. 1, 2011: Jamaican-born media company owner, Karl Rodney, is set to cop a plea on the charge of making one count of making a false statement to Congress. Rodney, who founded the media company Carib News Inc. and a related charity, is due to plead guilty before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan next Wednesday, March ...

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Former Congressman Kennedy Rented Chilean Brothel – FBI Files

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Mar. 1, 2011: Late U.S. Congressman Edward Kennedy apparently had a great time partying in Chile in the 1960’s. Recently released FBI files show that Kennedy rented out an entire Chilean brothel to party for one night in 1961. “While Kennedy was in Santiago he made arrangements to ‘rent’ a brothel for an entire night. ...

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BTI Systems Selected for 3G Wireless Backhaul Network for TelEm Group

OTTAWA, Ontario, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — BTI Systems, the company that redefines metro service delivery, today announced that the TelEm Group, the government-owned incumbent telecom provider on the Dutch Caribbean Island of St. Maarten, has selected a packet optical networking solution from BTI Systems to serve as the scalable and reliable network backbone for its 3G mobile service expansion ...

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Chilean Miners Meet With Israeli President Amidst Protests In Homeland

News Americas, Jerusalem, Israel, Mon. Feb. 28, 2011: A total of 25 Chilean miners and their spouses met with Israeli President Shimon Peres even as nationals in their homeland marked the anniversary of Chile’s 2010 earthquake with protests. The miners who survived 68 days trapped underground in a collapsed mine recited a thanksgiving blessing with Israeli President Shimon Peres Sunday. ...

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Some 40 Dead In Flooding In Bolivia

News Americas, La Paz, Bolivia, Mon. Feb. 28, 2011: Heavy rain in Bolivia has killed at least 40 others and left more than 10,000 homeless. The Bolivian government declared a national emergency last week because of torrential rains across much of the country. Officials say it is the worst flooding in the northern Amazon lowlands, where dozens of rural communities ...

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