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CUBA POLITICS: Trump Will Not Weaken the ‘Revolution’: Raul Castro

CUBA POLITICS: Trump Will Not Weaken the ‘Revolution’: Raul Castro

“The Cuban government denounces the new measures hardening the blockade that are destined to fail … and that will not achieve their aim of weakening the revolution,” Havana said.

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PUERTO RICO POLITICS: Puerto Rico Becomes 51st State of United States

PUERTO RICO POLITICS: Puerto Rico Becomes 51st State of United States

“From today going forward, the Federal government will no longer be able to ignore the voice of the majority of the American citizens in Puerto Rico,” Rossello said in a statement.

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PUERTO RICO POLITICS: National Puerto Rican Day Parade Takes Center Stage in New York

PUERTO RICO POLITICS: National Puerto Rican Day Parade Takes Center Stage in New York

Lopez Rivera, who was sentenced to 55 years in prison, plus 15 additional years for a foiled escape plot, was freed in January during President Barack Obama’s final days in office.

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JAMAICA POLITICS: Andrew Holness Signs Visa Waiver Agreement With Dominican Republic

JAMAICA POLITICS: Andrew Holness Signs Visa Waiver Agreement With Dominican Republic

Prime Minister Andrew Holness signed communiqué with Dominican Republic president Danilo Medina, which sets out a raft of agreements between both countries.

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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO POLITICS: Darcus Howe Biography

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO POLITICS: Darcus Howe Biography

Darcus Howe: ‘My life in Trinidad was miserable. There was growing problem with street gangs.” At 17 he arrived in Southampton. Read Darcus Howe Biography.

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HAITI POLITICS: Haitian Revolution

HAITI POLITICS: Haitian Revolution

Slaves initiated 1791 rebellion. By 1803 they succeeded in ending not just slavery but French control over the colony. Haitian Revolution was more complex.

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HAITI POLITICS: Toussaint Louverture Biography & Memoir

HAITI POLITICS: Toussaint Louverture Biography & Memoir

Toussaint L’Ouverture, military leader c. 1743–1803 of Haitian independence movement during the French Revolution. Read Toussaint Louverture Biography.

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HAITI POLITICS: UN Security Council Votes to End Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti

HAITI POLITICS: UN Security Council Votes to End Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti

Sandra Honore, the UN envoy to Haiti, told the council on Tuesday that “Haiti’s political outlook for 2017 and beyond has significantly improved.”

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BAHAMAS POLITICS: Perry Gladstone Christie Biography

BAHAMAS POLITICS: Perry Gladstone Christie Biography

Perry Christie was born August 21, 1943, Nassau, to taxi driver Gladstone L. Christie and Naomi Christie nee Allen. Read Perry Gladstone Christie Biography.

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BAHAMAS POLITICS: May 10, 2017 Bahamians go to Polls

BAHAMAS POLITICS: May 10, 2017 Bahamians go to Polls

“In doing so, you will also be deciding who will form the government of The Bahamas for the next five years,” Bahamas Prime Minister Christie said.

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HAITI POLITICS: Political Advances to Address Pressing Challenges: UN Envoy

HAITI POLITICS: Political Advances to Address Pressing Challenges: UN Envoy

UN official also urged the Government to assign a ministerial-level focal point for human rights as well as to expedite the transparent and merit-based appointment of the National Ombudsperson.

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CUBA POLITICS: Che Guevara Biography

CUBA POLITICS: Che Guevara Biography

Ernesto Guevara de la Serna was born on June 14, 1928, in Rosario, Argentina. Che Guevara was a Cuban revolutionary leader. Read Che Guevara Biography.

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HAITI POLITICS: Senate Approves Jack Guy Lafontant

HAITI POLITICS: Senate Approves Jack Guy Lafontant

Jack Guy Lafontant was approved in the Senate by a vote of 20-0, with seven lawmakers abstaining. He still has to be approved by the lower house and its 119 members. A date has not been set for the balloting.

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JAMAICA POLITICS: Michael Manley Biography

JAMAICA POLITICS: Michael Manley Biography

Michael Manley was born Michael Norman Manley on 10 December 1924, Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica. Read Michael Manley Biography.

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CUBA POLITICS: Castro Harshly Blasts Trump’s Mexican Wall, Trade Policy

CUBA POLITICS: Castro Harshly Blasts Trump’s Mexican Wall, Trade Policy

“You can’t contain poverty, catastrophes and migrants with walls, but with cooperation, understanding and peace,” Cuban President Raul Castro said.

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HAITI POLITICS: Rene Preval Biography

HAITI POLITICS: Rene Preval Biography

René García Préval was born 17 January 1943. 1996 and 2001 he was Haiti President and 2006 elected for second term of 5 years. Read Rene Preval Biography.

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HAITI POLITICS: Rene Preval Passes Away

HAITI POLITICS: Rene Preval Passes Away

President Jovenel Moise described Preval as a “dignified son of Haiti,” in a statement on Twitter. The United States extended condolences, saying Preval had “shepherded his country through tragic times and good times.”

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HONDURAS POLITICS: Berta Caceres Assassination Takes Center Stage

HONDURAS POLITICS: Berta Caceres Assassination Takes Center Stage

Speaking to demonstrators, Caceres’ daughter, also called Berta, said her mother’s death had been an inestimable loss for all the people of Honduras.

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CUBA POLITICS: Oswaldo Payá Ceremony Takes Center Stage

CUBA POLITICS: Oswaldo Payá Ceremony Takes Center Stage

A ceremony to honor the late Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá carried on despite that island officials denied a visa to Secretary of the Organization of American States Luis Almagro and important Chilean and Mexican politicians.

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BARBADOS POLITICS: New Changes For March Against Gender-Based Violence

BARBADOS POLITICS: New Changes For March Against Gender-Based Violence

“We agreed we had to push up our march from 1 p.m. to 3.30 p.m,” Director of Life In Leggings Caribbean Alliance Against Gender-based Violence Ronelle King.

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