Tag Archives: Americas

02Jul/15

Cuba opens WI-FI hotspots across country

Cubans surf the web at new WI-FI hotspots throughout the island.

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02Jul/15

HRW calls on the Dominican Republic to guarantee rights of citizenship of Haitan descendants

At a tense briefing, Human Rights Watch calls on the Dominican Republic to restore citizenship to thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent at risk of forced deportation amidst fears of a humanitarian crisis in the region.

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07Jun/15

Trinidad justice minister says Warner should go to NY to face charges

Trinidad’s justice and legal affairs minister calls on a former top FIFA official from his country to go to New York to face trial after British Broadcasting Corp claims to have seen evidence incriminating vice-president Jack Warner.

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11May/15

France’s Hollande inaugurates slavery museum in Guadeloupe

France’s Francois Hollande visits French Caribbean department of Guadeloupe to inaugurate museum that honors victims of slavery, and shows no willingness to pay out reparations.

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14Apr/15

Lack of blacks on Brazil’s catwalks prompts protest

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Afro-Brazilian women dance as they present outfits during a demonstration against discrimination of Afro-Brazilian models in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Sao Paulo state prosecutor’s office has threatened legal action against the SPFW’s organizers unless they increase the number of black models.
In the last SPFW, in January, just eight of the 344 models were black.

SOURCE: AFP/Mauricio Lima

20Mar/15

Peruvian mayor of town near giant copper project assassinated

The mayor of a Peruvian town near a controversial multi-billion dollar mining project assassinated in an apparent ambush.

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20Mar/15

Bolivian child musical prodigy shines in Washington DC

A nine-year-old Bolivian child prodigy, who also happens to be blind, captivates crowds during a performance at the World Bank in Washington D.C.
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02Mar/15

Google and an Amazonian foundation team up to launch Amazon Street View

Google teams up with the Sustainable Amazon Foundation to expand its Amazon Street View allowing users to get a close-up view of the Brazilian Amazon.
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