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U.S. Apologizes To Belize-Born, U.S. Veteran Detained By Error

News Americas, SEATTLE, WA, Weds. Mar. 8, 2011: The Department of Homeland Security has issued a formal apology to a Belize-born, U.S. Army veteran who was imprisoned by Immigration and Customs Enforcement by mistake. The DHS was forced to say sorry to Rennison Castillo a naturalized United States citizen and U.S. Army veteran, who was imprisoned at the Northwest Detention ...

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Haitian-American Now Judge Of Illinois

New Americas, Chicago, Illinois, Tues. Mar. 8, 2011: A Haitian-American has again made history in Illinois. Lionel Jean-Baptiste, Esq. made history in Illinois nine years ago when he became the first Haitian-American to be voted into office as Alderman of 2nd Ward in the City of Evanston and recently became the first Haitian-American appointed a judge in the state, according ...

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TEMPO TV Launches Major Fifth Year Anniversary Celebration

News Americas, Newark, NJ, Mon. Mar. 7, 2011: TEMPO Networks, the Caribbean’s premiere Media & Entertainment Company, is offering fans a chance to “Win a TEMPO Trip” Contest and “My TEMPO Trip” reality series in celebration of its fifth year anniversary. Throughout 2011, TEMPO will be selecting TEMPO viewers to receive all-inclusive trips for two to various Caribbean islands. In ...

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Che Guevara Riding Companion Passes On

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Mar. 7, 2011: The motorcycling companion of Argentine medical student turned revolutionary, Che Guevara, has died in Cuba at the age of 88. Cuban state media said Alberto Granado died in Havana at the weekend. The report added that Granado’s last wish was that his ashes be spread in Cuba, Venezuela and Argentina, the ...

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Haitians Play Mas Despite Devastation

News Americas, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Mon. Mar. 7, 2011: Several Haitians took to the streets of Port-Au-Prince Sunday for the return of their annual carnival, the first since the January 12, 2010 earthquake that claimed over 300,000 lives. The carnival parade was much smaller than in previous years and filed past the ruined facades of downtown shops, and the normally busy ...

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Ecuadorian Migrant Wanted For Murder

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Mar. 7, 2011: A U.S. district attorney is wondering how he can extradite an Ecuadorian man to face murder charges in the U.S. The Plymouth District Attorney wants Luis Guaman, 40, to face a trial for allegedly murdering a 25-year-old mother and her 2-year-old son last month. But Ecuador does not allow its citizens ...

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Former U.S. Soldier Now Has No Country

By Viji Sundaram News Americas Now, Mon. Mar. 7, 2011: After spending nine years in the U.S. Army and being honorably discharged, Ramdeo Chankar Singh thought citizenship was in his grasp. Now, though, he faces deportation. Forty-four-year-old Ramdeo Chankar Singh is at his wit’s end. The former U.S. soldier, honorably discharged from the Army nine years ago, believes he is ...

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British Virgin Islands Now Primary Concern To U.S.

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Mar. 4, 2011: The United Kingdom’s overseas territory, the British Virgin Islands, has moved from an area of just “concern” to “primary concern” in the US’ latest money laundering report. The report released Thursday by the State Department, shows the BVI moving into the “Jurisdictions of Primary Concern” column, meaning it is now considered among ...

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Chavez To Mediate In Libya Crisis

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 4, 2011: Controversial Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is reportedly set to mediate in Libya’s political crisis. Al Jazeera reports indicate Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and the he Arab League are considering an offer from Chavez to mediate in Libya’s civil war, as rebels try to gain total control of the country. The news ...

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U.S., Mexico To Resolve Trucking Dispute

President Barack Obama talks with President Felipe Calderon of Mexico, March 3, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Mar. 4, 2011: Mexico and the United States have found a way to finally resolving the cross-border 20-year-old long-haul trucking dispute. U.S. President Barack Obama and President Felipe Calderon made the announcement Thursday following their ...

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