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Venezuela accuses Latin American neighbours of 'meddling'

April 19, 2017
Venezuela accuses Latin American neighbours of 'meddling' CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has criticised as "meddling" a joint statement by 11 Latin American countries calling on Venezuela's government to "guarantee the right to peaceful protest". In their joint statement, the governments of Argentina, Brazil, Chile...

Call for murder of Mexican journalist to be solved 'firmly and promptly'

April 19, 2017
Call for murder of Mexican journalist to be solved 'firmly and promptly' MIAMI, USA -- The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) onTuesday condemned the murder of journalist Máximo Rodríguez Palacios in Mexico, and reminded the authorities of their duty to investigate promptly and severely punish those responsible for the crime to prevent impunity triumphing.

Mexican journalist held at US border for past two months

April 7, 2017
Mexican journalist held at US border for past two months PARIS, France -- Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on the US authorities to admit Mexican journalist Martin Méndez Pineda into the United States. The target of death threats in the southwestern state of Guerrero, Méndez has been awaiting a response to his political asylum request...

Deadly month for journalists in Mexico

April 1, 2017
Deadly month for journalists in Mexico PARIS, France (RSF) -- As Mexico becomes more hostile than ever for media personnel, with three murders of journalists and two attempted murders in March alone, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has sounded the alarm yet again and urged President Enrique Peña Nieto to find a lasting...

Mexico commits US$5 million to construct hospital in Dominica

March 25, 2017
Mexico commits US$5 million to construct hospital in Dominica ROSEAU, Dominica -- The government of Mexico has informed the government of Dominica that it is committing US$5 million (EC$13.5 million) for the construction of the Marigot Hospital.  Dominica's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Mexico's Ambassador to Dominica, Luis Manuel Moreno...

'Don't worry, be happy' seems to have bypassed the Caribbean

March 21, 2017
'Don't worry, be happy' seems to have bypassed the Caribbean NEW YORK, USA -- The fifth annual World Happiness Report, written by a group of independent experts under the aegis of the United Nations, was published on Monday, but the concept immortalised in song of “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”, often erroneously attributed to Bob Marley, seems to have...

IAPA condemns attacks on and intimidation of journalists in Colombia and Mexico, cyber attacks in Venezuela

March 15, 2017
IAPA condemns attacks on and intimidation of journalists in Colombia and Mexico, cyber attacks in Venezuela MIAMI, USA -- The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) has condemned acts of aggression and intimidation against journalists in Colombia and Mexico, and online attacks on a Venezuelan independent portal, matters that will be taken up at the organization's midyear meeting to be held...

Average air fares to Caribbean, Mexico down this winter

February 16, 2017
Average air fares to Caribbean, Mexico down this winter ARLINGTON, USA -- Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC), the premier driver of air travel intelligence and commerce in the travel industry, reported on Tuesday that travelers looking to fly south during the winter months can expect to pay slightly less than last year.  Nearly 240,000 air tickets to...

Mexico hands over drug lord in move viewed as 'farewell gift' to Obama

January 23, 2017
Mexico hands over drug lord in move viewed as 'farewell gift' to Obama MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- A few hours before Donald J. Trump‘s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States, the Mexican government announced that it would turn over Joaquín Guzmán Loera, known as “El Chapo” Guzmán, who was wanted by US law enforcement. Before being recaptured...

Islamic terrorists said to raise cash in Caribbean and Latin America to attack US

January 10, 2017
Islamic terrorists said to raise cash in Caribbean and Latin America to attack US MADRID, Spain -- According to a new report released by Spain’s defence ministry, some Latin American and Caribbean countries and islands are hotbeds of Islamic terrorism where groups like ISIS and Hezbollah operate freely and raise large sums of money to finance terrorist activities.

Southwest Airlines adds new destinations in the Caribbean

January 6, 2017
Southwest Airlines adds new destinations in the Caribbean DALLAS, USA -- Southwest Airlines has announced plans to bring its iconic brand, low fares, and exceptional customer service to the Cayman Islands, beginning June 4, 2017. The carrier filed an application with the US Department of Transportation to serve Owen Roberts International...

OECS and Mexico collaborate on sustainable strategic tourism master plans

November 30, 2016
OECS and Mexico collaborate on sustainable strategic tourism master plans CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission met with representatives from the government of Mexico to explore collaborating to develop sustainable strategic tourism master plans (SSTMP) in OECS member states. The ambassador of Mexico...

Building bridges for better Caribbean business in Trump era

November 11, 2016
Building bridges for better Caribbean business in Trump era CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Caribbean and Latin America are lapping-up the results of the most controversial US presidential election ever, which served-up what the world had been told was the most tasteless or distasteful candidate as the one Americans liked most.  But long before his surprise...

Rule of Law Index ranks Costa Rica, Barbados and Antigua-Barbuda highest in region

October 24, 2016
Rule of Law Index ranks Costa Rica, Barbados and Antigua-Barbuda highest in region WASHINGTON, USA -- The latest World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index was published last week and includes 22 countries in the wider Caribbean in its expanded coverage of 113 countries and jurisdictions (from 102 in 2015), relying on more than 100,000 household and expert...

Haitians cautioned against using Guyana to Mexico cross-country route to reach US

October 24, 2016
Haitians cautioned against using Guyana to Mexico cross-country route to reach US MEXICALI, Mexico -- Hundreds of Haitians who usually fly or ship-smuggle their way into Guyana, in order to get across the border to Brazil en route to the US-Mexican border are being warned to desist from doing so, as the United States is no longer accepting them. This is as a result of...

Trump's visit to Mexico leaves bitter aftertaste

September 17, 2016
Trump's visit to Mexico leaves bitter aftertaste MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- US Republican Party presidential candidate Donald Trump made a short visit to Mexico’s capital last month for a private meeting with President Enrique Peña. Peña had invited both of the US race's main candidates, though Democratic Party candidate...

Mexico woos the Greater Caribbean to talk business in Cancun

September 9, 2016
Mexico woos the Greater Caribbean to talk business in Cancun CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Latin American investors are bent on boosting business ties in the Greater Caribbean, with companies in two major business capitals looking to forge new and better, stronger and deeper ties with their smaller hemispheric neighbours to the south.

Muslim terrorists entering US via Mexico, military intelligence confirms

August 27, 2016
Muslim terrorists entering US via Mexico, military intelligence confirms WASHINGTON, USA -- Corroborating what watchdog group Judicial Watch said it uncovered years ago, a US military intelligence report has disclosed that Muslim terrorists are being smuggled into the country through Mexico. The US government calls them special interest aliens.

Atmospheric water generators to be marketed in Dominican Republic and Mexico

August 19, 2016
Atmospheric water generators to be marketed in Dominican Republic and Mexico SPOKANE, USA -- Ambient Water, a leading innovator of atmospheric water generation systems for extracting water from humidity in the air, has signed two separate memoranda of understanding (MOU) for the sale of the company’s atmospheric water generators within the Dominican...

Hurricane warning issued for Belize

August 4, 2016
Hurricane warning issued for Belize MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Earl was expected to increase to hurricane strength by the time it makes landfall in Belize on Wednesday night or early Thursday. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, at 4 pm CDT on Wednesday, the centre of Earl was located...

Tropical Storm Earl heads to Belize

August 3, 2016
Tropical Storm Earl heads to Belize MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Earl formed in the northwest Caribbean on Tuesday and was expected to pass near the Honduras Bay Islands on its way to Belize. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, at 5 pm EDT on Tuesday, the centre of Earl...

Jamaica close to multi-destination arrangement with Cuba, Mexico and Dominican Republic

July 21, 2016
Jamaica close to multi-destination arrangement with Cuba, Mexico and Dominican Republic OCHO RIOS, Jamaica (JIS) -- Minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says Jamaica is close to finalising a multi-destination marketing arrangement with Cuba, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Speaking in a recent interview, the minister said that an agreement has already...

World Happiness Report 2016 update shows significantly more inequality in Caribbean

March 17, 2016
World Happiness Report 2016 update shows significantly more inequality in Caribbean ROME, Italy -- The World Happiness Report 2016 Update, which ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels, was released on Wednesday in Rome in advance of UN World Happiness Day, March 20, and shows that two regions – the Middle East and North Africa, and Latin America and Caribbean...

Caribbean Baseball Series kicks off in Dominican Republic

February 2, 2016
Caribbean Baseball Series kicks off in Dominican Republic SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ACN) -- Puerto Rico were due to face Venezuela on Monday and Mexico were to challenge the hosts Dominican Republic at the beginning of the 2016 Santo Domingo Caribbean Baseball Series, which continues until February 7.

US issues travel alert over zika virus in Caribbean

January 18, 2016
US issues travel alert over zika virus in Caribbean ATLANTA, USA -- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday issued a travel warning for the Caribbean region where infection with zika, a mosquito-borne virus, is a risk. The CDC also cautioned pregnant women not to travel to those areas as zika has been linked...

Meeting in Mexico looks for solution to Cubans stranded in Costa Rica

December 24, 2015
Meeting in Mexico looks for solution to Cubans stranded in Costa Rica HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Representatives of Central American nations, plus Ecuador, Cuba, Colombia and the US, addressed at a meeting in Mexico the situation of thousands of Cuban stranded in Costa Rica in their effort to make it to US territory. In the meeting, Mexico agreed to let the Cubans...

Jamaican ministry of health heightens alert for zika virus

December 12, 2015
Jamaican ministry of health heightens alert for zika virus KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Minister of health Horace Dalley has called on Jamaicans to take the necessary steps to protect themselves from the zika virus and other mosquito borne diseases as the ministry of health heightens its response to the spread of zika in the region and its threat to Jamaica.

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