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Panama Corrections Chiefs Fired As Prison Gunbattle Toll Rises

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Dec. 19, 2019: Panamanian authorities on Wednesday raised to 14 the death toll from a gunfight the previous day inside a lockup near Panama City and fired the top penitentiary officials amid an investigation into what touched off the country’s deadliest incident of prison violence. President Laurentino Cortizo ordered the dismissal of prisons director ...

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Caribbean Travel Photo Of The Day – Anguilla

Happy Thursday from Anguilla, with beaches range from long sandy stretches like Rendezvous Bay, overlooking neighboring Saint Martin island, to secluded coves reached by boat, such as at Little Bay.  The post Caribbean Travel Photo Of The Day – Anguilla appeared first on Caribbean and Latin America Daily News.

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Moore Bahamas Foundation Announces $300,000 in Grants for Hurricane Dorian Relief

New grants are part of conservation philanthropist Louis Bacon’s million-dollar commitment to humanitarian relief and environmental and economic recovery in The Bahamas  NASSAU, Bahamas, Dec. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Moore Bahamas Foundation (“Moore Bahamas”) today announced $300,000 in new grants for Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery, part of $1 million in support pledged by conservation philanthropist Louis Bacon. The new grants follow Moore Bahamas’ ...

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This Caribbean Nation Celebrates Another Celebration Of Saint Lazarus

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY., Weds. Dec. 18, 2019: Ever heard of the celebration of Saint Lazarus? At least one Caribbean nation celebrates this day every December. On Dec. 16th, Cuban pilgrims marked the celebration in Havana. Many took part in the Saint Lazarus procession at El Rincon Church, home to a leprosarium and a church dedicated to Saint Lazarus, ...

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Dengue Fever Cases Reach Close To 3 Million In Latin America

NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Dec. 18, 2019 NPR –  Dengue fever has surged across the continent, from Mexico down to Chile and Argentina, with nearly 3 million cases reported. That’s more than 20% higher than the previous record in 2015, NPR reports indicate. Over 2 million of the reported cases have been in Brazil. Countries in Central America, including Belize, Honduras and Nicaragua, are ...

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Parkland completes acquisition of assets from Mort Distributing, Inc.

CALGARY, Alberta, Dec. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Parkland Fuel Corporation (“Parkland”) (TSX:PKI) announced today that through its wholly owned U.S. subsidiaries (collectively, “Parkland USA”), it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the assets of Mort Distributing, Inc. and its affiliates (collectively, “Mort”). Mort is a marketer and distributor of fuels and lubricants serving retail, commercial and wholesale customers ...

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The Cayman Cruise Pier – A Matter Of Caribbean Environmental Significance

By David Jessop News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Dec. 17, 2019:  Regional news coverage can be patchy. While electoral politics, national economic performance and crime from across the Caribbean are regularly reported and commented upon, this is not the case when the issues are regarded as being domestic. The lack of financial resource and reader insularity means that only ...

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Former Argentine Cop Extradited From France

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues Dec. 18, 2019: Argentine former police officer, Mario Sandoval, was extradited from France to Buenos Aires, Argentina on Monday, December 16, 2019 to face trial over the disappearance of a student. Argentina suspects that Sandoval took part in more than 500 cases of kidnappings, torture and murder at a time when some 30,000 were ...

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Future Proofing Caribbean Tourism

By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. Dec. 17, 2019: The statistics vary, but reliable Caribbean and international entities suggest that the region’s tourism sector is now delivering on average directly and indirectly about 40.6% of the Caribbean’s GDP, although in Aruba, Antigua, Barbados, The Bahamas, the OECS states and most overseas territories tourism the figure is much higher. ...

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