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Venezuela: The Longer View

Venezuelan opposition activists carry out a peaceful demonstration to remember the opppositionists jailed and the victims of past protests, in Caracas on August 30, 2017. The widespread rights abuses committed against protesters in Venezuela has left democracy ‘barely alive’, the UN said Wednesday, after France branded the Caracas regime a ‘dictatorship.’ (Photo credit: FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images) By David Jessop  News ...

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Reggae To Kick Off 50th West Indian American Carnival Weekend

  Grammy-winning reggae star Stephen Marley is among the artists set for the ‘Reggae Unda Di Stars’ kick-off concert on the grounds of the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, NY. By NAN ET Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Aug. 31, 2017: The 50th anniversary celebration of the New York West Indian American Day carnival kick off weekend will begin ...

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UAE Passport Awarded A Certificate

UAE Passport Force initiative aims high for 2021. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – At a ceremony, the government of the UAE accepted a certificate bestowed by the Passport Index, in recognition for being the most powerful passport in the GCC. UAE passport holders enjoy a visa-free score of 127, which places them in the top ...

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Social Media Group Formed In Defense Of Radical Jamaican Cleric – A NAN First

Arrested Jamaican Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Aug. 30, 2017: Two days after radical Jamaican Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal was arrested in Jamaica after New York state prosecutors charged him with seeking to recruit people to join Islamic State, a group seeking to defend the cleric has launched on ...

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Guyanese Roots Tennis Player Advances At US Open – A NAN First

Sachia Vickery of the United States returns a shot against Natalia Vikhlyantseva (not pictured) of Russia during their first round Women’s Singles match on Day One during the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27, 2017 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA) By ...

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Caribbean Immigrants Among Texans Grappling With Flooding

People use an air matress to float down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi late Friday evening, is expected to dump upwards to 50 inches of rain in Texas over the next couple ...

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Activists Rally In Support Of Colin Kaepernick

By Hakim Mutlaq News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Aug. 28, 2017: Activists from various organizations across New York City came together on Wed. 23rd August to rally in support of Colin Kaepernick who remains unsigned by any NFL team to date. Rev. Jesse Jackson has said professional team bosses have “colluded” in stopping the former San Francisco 49er from playing, ...

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Caribbean Recipe Of The Week – Chicken Roti

By Minna LaFortune News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 25, 2017: Roti is a favorite dish among Caribbean and Caribbean Americans. Roti shops are also very popular in Caribbean communities because Rotis are tasty, and filling. They are practically a complete dish. I love, love Roti! Chicken Roti is my favorite. I wish I could become a expert of ...

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West Indian Carnival, J’Ouvert Racist Crime Bet Thread Returns To Cop Message Board – A NAN First

A band participates in J’Ouvert 2009. (Hayden Roger Celestin image) By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 25, 2017: It’s back! For another year a thread has surfaced on an Internet bulletin board frequented by New York cops who are placing racist, theoretical bets on how many people would be cut down by violence during the ...

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