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COVID-19 Cases Worsen in Latin America, Caribbean-No End in Sight

by Anthony Boadle BRASILIA, June 30 (Reuters) - Cases of COVID-19 may be declining in North America but in most of Latin America and the...

Drought Hit Brazil Enacts Emergency Elec. Power Measures

by Ricardo Brito RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA, June 28 (Reuters) - Brazil's government on Monday unveiled emergency hydroelectric measures in response to a drought that has...

Roma Migrants from Europe Rafting from Mexico to Enter U.S.

Among the hundreds of Central American migrants crossing the Rio Grande river daily on rafts from Mexico to Texas, dozens stood out on a...

Galápagos Tortoise Found Alive, Thought Extinct

BBC- Genetic tests have confirmed that a giant tortoise found on the Galápagos Islands is from a species which scientists thought had died out...

‘City of Women’: A Refuge for Colombia’s Displaced Afro-Caribbeans

BBC- During Colombia's more than half-century armed conflict, bloodshed between left-wing guerrillas, right-wing paramilitaries and the country's military forced nearly eight million people to...

Brazil: First COVID, Now Floods Ravage the Amazon Region

Rivers in the Brazilian Amazon region have risen to near record levels after heavy rains, flooding small towns and threatening areas hit hard by...

Galapagos Islands: Erosion Fells Darwin’s Arch

A famous rock formation off the Galapagos Islands known as Darwin's Arch has collapsed. The Ecuadoran Ministry of Environment said it was due to "natural...

Canada with New Permanent Residency Scheme for Immigrants

Canada has announced an innovative pathway to permanent residency for over 90,000 essential workers including Caribbeans who are contributing to the development of the...

Corona Effect: What’s Gone Wrong in Brazil?

Brazil has recorded more than 330,000 deaths from Covid, second only to the United States, and experts are warning the current surge in cases...

US: More Haitians Deported in Past 2 Months than All Last...

There have been more ‘Title 42’ expulsions in the space of a few weeks than during an entire year of Trump’s administration, report says The...

Brazil: Now It’s the Young Dying from COVID

São Paulo (CNN) It took only 10 days from start to finish, from the time 28-year-old Graciane da Silva got sick to the time...

Child Migrants Still Kept in Crowded, Bare Dorms

The Biden administration has said it will open additional facilities for migrants after images from a detention centre in Texas showed children huddled together...

180 Parliaments, Legislatures celebrate Commonwealth Day 2021

LONDON –- The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) is celebrating Commonwealth Day 2021 across the CPA’s nine Regions and over 180 Parliaments and Legislatures. The...

South African COVID Variant Found in US, Latest Corona News

Guardian  (UK)-A new variant of the coronavirus has worryingly emerged in the United States. The new version poses yet another public health challenge in a...

Scale-up of NCDs prevention, control, an opportunity to reduce COVID

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts –- On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic, one of at...

IICA reports: 77m in Latin America, Caribbean, can’t access internet

By A.M. Costa Rica staff SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – An astounding 32 percent of the Latin American and Caribbean population, 244 million people, have...

Latin American, Caribbean countries agree to transform region’s development in the...

SANTIAGO, Chile –- The 38th session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) concluded with recognition of the work...

Diaspora policy to guide Federation’s engagement with nationals living abroad

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Nationals living abroad continue to be engaged in the national development policy of St. Kitts and Nevis. Against this backdrop,...

Dr. Harris: ‘Affordable, reliable, safe regional air travel needed’

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris has commented on the proposed liquidation of LIAT...

Expanded quarantine sites considered for reopening border

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Quarantine procedures for persons travelling to St. Kitts and Nevis are being reviewed ahead of the eventual reopening of the...

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