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Central America News - 07/15/2018
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07/15/2018 -  5th Time Is the Charm! MS-13 Gang Member Arrested Again After 4 Deportations - 10:18 AM

ABC 7 KVIA reports that Texas Border Patrol agents have arrested two MS-13 gang members on two separate occasions this week for illegally entering the country. One of these illegal aliens has previously been deported from the United States four times.

07/15/2018 -  Mister Universe Model Amit Mehra to represent India at The Men Universe 2018-19 - 05:38 AM

Actor-model Amit Mehra, who was raised in the national capital, is set to represent India at 11th edition of The Men Universe 2018-19 in the Dominican Republic. Men Universe India is an initiative taken by TSS Agency India to search for the country's Perfect Man who will represent India at the very prestigious Men Universe Model 2018 Pageant .

07/15/2018 -  In Little Havana, Nelson shrugs off polls that give Scott edge with Puerto Ricans, Cubans - 03:23 AM

Downplaying recent poll numbers that give his Republican opponent an edge among Cubans and Puerto Ricans, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson smiled as he lumbered across Calle Ocho and into a Little Havana restaurant on Saturday afternoon to kick off a local outreach effort targeting Latino voters. Nelson, a Florida Democrat running for re-election in November against the independently wealthy Gov. Rick Scott, held the low-key event at Mofongo, a Puerto Rican restaurant established a couple months ago by 31-year-old Jose Colon, who fled his home on the island after Hurricane Maria decimated the area's electric grid and sparked an exodus of locals to Florida.

07/14/2018 -  Protests erupted after the government attempted to raise fuel prices by up to 51 percent. - 10:53 PM

Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned Saturday amid calls for him to step down over his handling of a failed plan to raise fuel prices that set off a wave of deadly protests. Lafontant told Haiti's Chamber of Deputies that he sent President Jovenel Moise his resignation letter and the president had accepted it.

07/14/2018 -  Haiti prime minister resigns after deadly unrest - 10:53 PM

Haiti Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant had faced widespread criticism even before deadly unrest sparked by a now-abandoned plan to raise fuel prices. PORT-AU-PRINCE: Embattled Haiti Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned on Saturday following deadly violence and looting sparked by a now-abandoned plan to raise fuel prices.

07/14/2018 -  At least one dead as Nicaraguan protesters hole up in church - 08:45 PM

A standoff between Nicaraguan pro-government forces and protesters barricaded overnight inside a church has left at least one student dead, religious leaders said Saturday. Protesters participated in a national strike against President Daniel Ortega on Friday.

07/14/2018 -  Lobbying firm sought envoys help to salvage Russian company - 04:09 PM

A U.S. lobbying... . FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2017, file photo, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, left, and Oleg Deripaska, right, attend the APEC Business Advisory Council dialogue in Danang, Vietnam.

07/14/2018 -  Nicaragua crisis: One student killed as bloody church siege ends - 04:09 PM

At least one student has died during an attack on a church where dozens of protesters had sought shelter after more violence erupted in Nicaragua. The students, who had been taking part in protests on a day of a national strike, came under attack from paramilitaries and became trapped in the church on Friday evening.

07/14/2018 -  Turkey to become even stronger with transition to presidential form of gov't - 04:09 PM

Turkey will become even stronger with the transition to the presidential form of government, Mehmet Akarca, director general of Turkey's Directorate General of Press and Information, said July 14. "Transition to the presidential form of government in Turkey was extremely necessary for the country," Akarca said. "Turkey had problems with governance, which had a negative impact on the country."

07/14/2018 -  2019: Taraba youths commence campaigns for Gov Ishaku's re-election - 11:26 AM

YOUTHS of the ruling People's Democratic Party in Taraba state have launched a movement aimed at sensitizing citizens of the state with a mandate to ensure the re-election of the incumbent governor, Darius Ishaku. The movement which was launched last Tuesday was called "operation win your polling unit for Ishaku".The PDP youth group under the political movement tasked its members to comb all the local government areas of the state and embark on a house to house political awareness Coordinator of the group, Terna Anzamber said the project was borne out of the tremendous achievement of Governor Ishaku within three years as governor of the state.

07/14/2018 -  After major protests, national strike empties streets in Nicaragua - 09:06 AM

A nationwide strike in most of Nicaragua emptied streets on Friday as businesses shut their doors, heeding the call of civil society groups that have demanded President Daniel Ortega's resignation after more than three months of bloody civil unrest. A man stands with a shotgun in front of stalls, closed during a national strike at the Oriental Market, considered one of Central America's largest markets, in Managua, Nicaragua July 13, 2018.

07/14/2018 -  Two dead in Nicaragua protest violence as Ortega calls for 'peace' - 09:06 AM

PIC: Supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega arrive in Masaya, some 35 km from Managua, on July 13, 2018 to celebrate the 39th anniversary of the Sandinista military maneuver "El Repliegue" , as the opposition holds a 24-hour general strike. MANAGUA - Nicaraguan forces on Friday attacked a university in the capital Managua and a neighborhood in opposition bastion Masaya, killing two in the latest violence to convulse the Central American country hit by months of unrest.

07/14/2018 -  Cuban human rights activist Claudio Fuentes arrested again by the Castro dictatorship - 04:29 AM

Cuban photographer, human rights defender and former Defenders' Days participant Claudio Fuentes was detained on Tuesday 10 July at 05:00 pm on 3rd avenue at 46th street in Miramar, Havana by the Cuban security police. Fuentes was detained just over a month ago under similar circumstances near his home and just like then, no official information regarding his whereabouts has this far been released to family members or media.

07/13/2018 -  Magic Fingers Strikes Again! Charles Brunner in concert this weekend at Central Bank - 11:55 PM

Hungarian born musician, Charles Brunner, will stage his latest concert at the Central Bank Auditorium this weekend, July 14 from 7.p.m and July 15 at 6.p.m. The multiple Guinness world record holder, renowned pianist and founder of Charles Brunner Music School, has made a celebrated career out of music. His students have won over 30 trophies at the Biennial Music Festival through the years.

07/13/2018 -  Barbudans sue to block airport as they seek to rebuild after hurricane - 07:29 PM

A group of Barbudans has filed a legal claim against their government to halt construction of an international airport, saying the money should instead be used to restore basic services after Hurricane Irma devastated the island. The claimants argue there should be a judicial review of the decision to give the green light to the airport, which they say violates the planning act and was not subject to a proper environmental impact review.

07/13/2018 -  Ytepp Ceo Fired - 02:52 PM

Nigel Forgenie, Chief Executive Officer at the Youth Training & Employment Partnership Programme fields a question during a recent sitting of the Public Account Committee. Photo courtesy The Office of the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago.

07/13/2018 -  Conflict in Central America: Why thousands flee their homeland in search of a safer existence - 10:17 AM

Central American migrants rest during the annual Migrant Stations of the Cross caravan or "Via crucis," organized by the "Pueblo Sin Fronteras" activist group, inside a sports center during the group's few-days stop in Matias Romero, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Monday, April 2, 2018. A Mexican government official said the caravans are tolerated because migrants have a right under Mexican law to request asylum in Mexico or to request a humanitarian visa allowing travel to the U.S. border to seek asylum in the United States.


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