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Japan’s Earthquake Effects Felt In The Americas

News Americas, New York, Fri. Mar. 11, 2011: The effects of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan, that also triggered a deadly tsunami is being felt on the west coast of North America and South America. U.S. forecasters says several U.S. states including the coastal areas of California and Oregon from Point Concepcion, California, to the Oregon-Washington and Vancouver, British ...

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Corruption – A Hindrance In Drug Fighting Efforts In Latin, Caribbean Nations – U.S.

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Mar. 11, 2011: In several Latin American and Caribbean countries, corruption remains an obstacle in the fight against narco-trafficking, according to the U.S. State Department. The Department, in its latest International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, insists that bribery of many public officials, including law enforcement and judicial officers, undermines the efforts against drug trafficking in ...

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Undocumented And Brazilian In The U.S.

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Mar. 11, 2011: For all the talk of economic prosperity in Brazil, one would think that would mean fewer of its nationals would be undocumented in the United States. Well think again. According to U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials, there were an estimated 180,000 undocumented Brazilians in the U.S. as of last year. That’s ...

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Carib News Owner For Court Appearance

Accused Karl Rodney at right. News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Mar. 11, 2011: Jamaican-born newspaper publisher, Karl B. Rodney, is set to plead on a charge of making a false statement to Congress next month. Rodney, who founded the media company Carib News Inc. and a related charity, was due to plead before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on Wednesday, March ...

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Eight U.S. Airports Gain Approval For Cuba Flights

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Mar. 11, 2011: Charter flights to and from Cuba will soon fly out of eight federally approved U.S. airports. The new rule is a marked improvement from the three airports only where such flights were allowed out of. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said charter flights can now be scheduled to Cuba from Atlanta’s ...

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First Citizens (St. Lucia) Limited Closes on $175 Million Private Placement of Notes

Akerman Senterfitt Advises First Citizens Bank Limited on Successful Placement  MIAMI, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — First Citizens (St. Lucia) Limited, a special purpose subsidiary of First Citizens Bank Limited, recently closed on a $175 million Rule 144A/Resolution S placement of notes.  First Citizens Bank Limited, based in Trinidad & Tobago, guaranteed the notes.  Akerman Senterfitt advised First Citizens Bank ...

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Latin American Is Still World’s Richest Person

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Mar. 10, 2011: For a second consecutive year, a Latin American national has snagged the spot of world’s richest person. In a year when most people globally saw their saving and investments dwindle, Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim saw his personal fortune grow by some $20 billion, to put him in the coveted top spot ...

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Secret Syphilis Tests On Guatemalans Could Cost U.S.

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Mar. 10, 2011: Seven hundred Guatemalans who were infected with syphilis in an experiment could force the U.S. government to pay big time. Law firms representing the victims said the United States intentionally infected the Guatemalans between 1946 and 1948 in an effort to study the effects of the disease. They are threatening a ...

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Dual Citizenship Rule Ends Career Of Jamaica MP

News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. Mar. 10, 2011: A Jamaican Member of Parliament has resigned amidst admission of dual citizenship by the country’s prime minister. The Jamaica Labor Party’s Everald Warmington resigned on Monday based on the fact that he had held U.S. citizenship at the time of his election in 2007. This as PM Golding admitted his government had ...

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California Sees Rise In Hispanic Population

News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. Mar. 10, 2011: Hispanics in the state of California are now almost equal with the Caucasian population there, according to the US Census Bureau. Detailed figures from the 2010 US Census show that Hispanics now account for 38 percent of California’s population, compared to 40 percent of non-Hispanic whites. Hispanics are now14 million of the ...

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