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Carl Lewis Wants To See More Trees In Haiti

News Americas, UNITED NATIONS, NY, Thurs. June 17, 2011: Legendary track and field athlete and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, Carl Lewis, wants to see more trees in Haiti. Lewis recently travelled to Haiti as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization to mark the UN observance of the International Year of Forests and follows a similar visit ...

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Dudus Lawyer Wants Wiretaps Excluded

News Americas, New York, NY, Thurs. June 16, 2011: The attorney for accused Jamaican drug lord, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, wants U.S. wiretaps on his client excluded. Attorney Stephen Rosen this week filed a memorandum of law in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, seeking to exclude the wiretaps against Coke. Rosen is arguing that the secret ...

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Caribbean, Latin America Back Eradication Of Torture

News Americas, UNITED NATIONS, NY, Thurs. June 16, 2011: Human rights experts and government officials from 11 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America are backing the eradication of torture. United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture Juan Méndez said the meeting of more than 40 experts – which is taking place in Santiago, Chile – is the first in a ...

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Gutierrez, Clarke To Host Immigration Forum

News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Thurs. June 16, 2011: With U.S. deportation rates at an all time high, Congressman Luis Gutierrez and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke are teaming up to highlight the importance of keeping families together. The two will host a free public immigration forum this Saturday, June 18th from 4 to 6 p.m. at Kings County Hospital, “T” Building Auditorium, ...

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Arnold’s Guatemalan ‘Baby Mama’ Speaks Out

Mildred Baena and son as seen in Hello Magazine. (Hello Magazine mage) News Americas, LOS ANGELES, CA, Weds. June 15, 2011: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Guatemalan-born “baby mama’” is breaking her silence and speaking out about the affair. Mildred Baena, in an interview published Tuesday by Hello! Magazine, claims her son Joseph, 13, only learned who his real father was about a ...

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Former Tijuana Mayor Released

News Americas, MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Weds. June 15, 2011: A former mayor of the Mexican city of Tijuana is a free man after a judge yesterday threw out weapons charges against him. Jorge Hank Rhon, 55, an eccentric billionaire, walked out of jail after Judge Blanca Evelia Parra Meza ruled late Monday that the government had failed to present sufficient ...

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Brazil Airports Need Improvements

News Americas, RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Weds. June 15, 2011: Brazil needs to focus on improving its airports for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. That’s the analysis of International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge. Rogge said while the rest of the plans ahead of the major sporting events are going fine, “The priority is on the airports.” ...

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Latin Doctors Get Bio-med Fellowships

News Americas, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Weds. June 15, 2011: Ten outstanding Latin American early-career scientists have been named as Pew Latin American Fellows in Biomedical Sciences. They include Dr. Guillermo Lehmann Mantaras and Dr. Marina Muzzio of Argentina and Drs. Tatiana Domitrovic, Isabela B. Ramos and Beatriz C. Freita of Brazil. The program provides $60,000 in salary support over two years ...

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Haitian Banker Fatally Shot

News Americas, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Tues. June 13, 2011: A 56-year-old popular banker in Haiti is dead, shot by bandits who reportedly invaded his home Sunday night. Reports indicate that Guiteau Toussaint, chairman of the National Bank of Credit, was shot in the head fatally after several men broke into his home in Vivy Mitchel, an affluent neighborhood east of downtown ...

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Caribbean Nationals Honored By Queen

News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. June 14, 2011: Several lucky Caribbean nationals were honored by Queens Elizabeth, II on her birthday over the weekend. Among them was Ulric Scatliffe, chief scouting commissioner in the British Virgin Islands; Sydney P. Christian and Peter A. Daley. Archdeacon of Antigua and Barbuda. Bahamas natives Warren Levarity was honored for services to politics and ...

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