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Defeated Haiti Presidential Candidate Crys Foul

News Americas, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Weds. April 6, 2011: Defeated Haitian presidential hopeful, Mirlande Manigat, is crying foul. The former first lady yesterday slammed the preliminary election results which handed a win to rival, Michel Martelly. The Haitian Provisional Electoral Council said Monday Martelly, a Kompa singer, won the March 20th face-off election with more than 67 percent of the vote. ...

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U.S. Regrets Ecuador Expulsion Of Its Ambassador

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. April 6, 2011: The U.S. on Tuesday said it deeply regrets the action of Ecuador in expelling the US ambassador in Quito. Mark C. Toner, Acting Deputy U.S. State Department Spokesman, yesterday disclosed at the top of the press briefing that the Ecuadorian Government has declared Ambassador Heather Hodges persona non grata. He said the ...

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Hot-Dog Stand Shooting In Venezuela

News Americas, CARACAS, Venezuela, Weds. April 6, 2011: A gunfight broke out at a hot-dog stand in Venezuela Monday, leaving seven injured. Among the wounded were inspector Orangel Suarez Alcala of the Sebin intelligence service, policemen Alejandro Galeano Martinez, Rafael Serrano, the son of the vendor and three pedestrians. The causes of the shootout are not known, but unconfirmed versions ...

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New U.S. Ambassador To Guyana Named

Ambassador Designate D. Brent Hardt News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. April 6, 2011: U.S. President Barack Obama has named a career diplomat as the new ambassador designate to Guyana, News Americas has learnt. D. Brent Hardt, who currently serves as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim at the U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, has been named to the post ...

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Get Ready For President Micky

News Americas, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Tues. April 5, 2011: Get ready for President “Sweet Micky.” election results from the March 20th Presidential face-off election indicate the former bad boy singer, who once performed in drag on stage and mooned the crowd, Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly, is the winner. Martelly’s preliminary win means he has defeated ex-senator and former first lady Mirlande ...

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Guyana Ruling Party Names Presidential Candidate

News Americas, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. April 5, 2011: Guyana’s ruling Peoples Progressive Party/Civic has officially nominated a presidential candidate for the general elections later this year. The party selected Donald Ramotar, 60, as their candidate of choice to take the PPP/C into elections and hopefully replace Bharrat Jagdeo as head of state. Ramotar served as the party’s general secretary since ...

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Obama Officially Announces He Will Run Again

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. April 5, 2011: U.S. President Barack Obama is now officially in campaign mode. Obama announced Monday he was re-launching his campaign for reelection. His announcement comes 20 months before voters go to the polls in November 2012. “We’re doing this now because the politics we believe in does not start with expensive TV ads or ...

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Five Killed In Peru

News Americas, LIMA, Peru, Tues. April 5, 2011: A mudslide in the southeastern region of Cuzco, Peru has claimed five lives. The dead include a child. Three others were reported missing by Peruvian emergency management officials. Seven people were rescued and emergency management officials said they believe the three missing may be under a dislodged rock. The mudslide occurred around ...

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Caribbean Tourism Chief Urges Compensation For Being Environmental Stewards

News Americas, HAMILTON, Bermuda, Tues. April 5, 2011: The Caribbean’s tourism chief believes the Caribbean should be compensated for being “responsible stewards of the environment.” Hugh Riley, the Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, made the comment Monday as he addressed the opening of the 12th annual Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Sustainable Tourism Conference in Bermuda. Riley told delegates ...

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Trinidad PM Cites Need To Change “Mentality” Of Men

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. April 5, 2011: Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, says there is a need to continue to change the mentality of men who feel threatened when women succeed in developing their intellectual and leadership abilities. The PM made the comment in her keynote address at the First Hemispheric Forum organized by the Inter-American ...

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