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Central America News - 05/28/2015
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05/27/2015 -  US senator in Cuba says normal relations - weeks away' - 08:02 PM

The historic process of restoring long-severed diplomatic relationship between the U.S. and Cuba that began Dec. 17 will likely come to a successful end in a matter of weeks, a U.S. senator said during a visit to the island Wednesday. A 45-day period for Congress to challenge a decision by President Barack Obama to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a key obstacle to improved relations, will expire Friday and the remaining issues will then get quickly resolved, Sen. Tom Udall told reporters in Havana.

05/27/2015 -  Cuba-US Expect to Announce Embassy Openings - 03:56 PM

Cuba and the United States are expected to formally announce the re-opening of embassies in Havana and D.C. next week, ABC News has been told by two sources close to negotiations. The announcement is expected to come from their respective capitals, following Friday's anticipated announcement of Cuba's removal from the list of state sponsors of terrorism .

05/27/2015 -  the Latest: Trinidad issues arrest warrant for Jack Warner - 02:47 PM

An arrest warrant has been issued in Trinidad and Tobago for former FIFA vice president Jack Warner at the request of U.S. authorities, the attorney general of the twin island Caribbean nation sys. The two countries have an extradition treaty.

05/27/2015 -  The Rise and Fall of Haitian Drug Lord Jacques Ketant - 10:21 AM

It was supposed to be easy. Edouard Rene Joseph was a combat vet, Desert Storm, so he had trimmed the situation down to simple mission objectives: Get into the country, pick up the kids, leave the country.

05/27/2015 -  Fifa officials charged over corruption named by US Department of Justice after Swiss arrests - 05:58 AM

Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies The US Department of Justice has released its indictment against Fifa officials as part of a corruption probe against football's governing body.

05/27/2015 -  Fifa corruption arrests: Watch the moment executives were arrested at Zurich hotel - 05:58 AM

Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies From five star luxury to being hidden from view by a piece of linen: the fall from grace for some Fifa executives was brutal and swift.

05/27/2015 -  Fifa Vice President Jeffrey Webb 'among officials arrested' - 01:48 AM

Vice President Jeffrey Webb is one of a number of Fifa officials arrested by Swiss authorities, Press Association Sport understands. Officers swooped on the five-star Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich and arrested a number of officials, including Mr Webb from the Cayman Islands, Press Association Sport understands.

05/26/2015 -  Cheap motorbikes bring opportunity and chaos to Haiti - 10:38 PM

Joseph-Marc Carel knows the danger of ferrying passengers on his small motorbike, sometimes two at a time, as tides of the buzzing vehicles cut through the chaotic Haitian capital. He has a prosthetic leg to prove it.

05/26/2015 -  Cayman Islands FATCA Compliance Deadlines Extended Again - 09:39 PM

Cayman Islands investment entities that have been classified as "Reporting Cayman Islands Financial Institutions" for purposes of FATCA may register and file reports, as applicable, with the Cayman government by these extended deadlines without attracting adverse consequences or enforcement measures. All Reporting Cayman Islands Financial Institutions are required to register with the Cayman government, regardless of whether they have a 2014 FATCA reporting obligation .

05/26/2015 -  Man accused of killing wife in La Mirada arrested, returned to U.S. - 05:26 PM

A man charged with the 1992 murder-for-hire of his 17-year-old wife at a La Mirada park was arrested by federal officers in Antigua and Barbuda and transported back to the United States, authorities confirmed Tuesday. Morrad Ghonim, 42, was living in Antigua and Barbuda where he owns Ayoushe Beauty Supplies and Beyond Ltd. He married a former Miss Dominica.

05/26/2015 -  In Search Of Bandwidth, Cuban Entrepreneurs Head To Miami - 02:05 PM

When Cuban bikini maker Victor RodrA guez visited Miami this month, he was on a pilgrimage - not just for bathing suits but for bandwidth. The most important stop on RodrA guez's schedule was lunch in Wynwood, Miami's high-tech district, with Mel Valenzuela, who owns the online swimwear store Pretty Beachy.

05/26/2015 -  Cuba to host Lacnic 25 next May - 11:59 AM

Jorge Villa, manager of the national university network at the Cuban Ministry of Higher Education, left, and Oscar Robles, executive director of the Internet Addresses Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean , at LACNIC 23, in Lima, Peru. Photo: Gerard Best The Havana Convention Centre will host the 25th meeting of the Internet Addresses Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean from May 2 to 6, 2016.

05/26/2015 -  Nigerian gas shortage resolved but new leader still faces major challenges - 07:43 AM

Nigeria's gasoline scarcity was resolved Monday, but only after the shortages had damaged the economy, canceled or diverted commercial flights, shut down radio stations and put mobile phone networks at risk. With incoming President Muhammadu Buhari set to be sworn in Friday, the opposition All Progressives Congress accused outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan of sabotaging the new administration.

05/26/2015 -  What More is Najib Hiding? What exactly are 1MDB assets in S'pore bank? - 03:33 AM

Sappu: This smells fishy. How could a statement on a paramount issue like 1Malaysia Development Berhad be casually written by a lowly ministry official without the approval of the finance minister whose job is on the line? If indeed the minister did not vet through the statement as alleged given the severity of the matter, then the rakyat should seriously question the type of the minister we have put in charge of running our country.

05/25/2015 -  Americans find ways to visit Cuba despite tourism ban - 11:21 PM

" "Is travel to Cuba for tourist activities permitted? No." That's what the U.S. Treasury Department website says.

05/25/2015 -  Jamaican citizens' rights group welcomes coroner's verdict in police killing - 08:12 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaicans for Justice , a non-profit, non-partisan, non-violent volunteer citizens' rights action group, has welcomed the jury verdict of the Special Coroner's Court in the inquest into the death case of Neville Lemmon. On May 20, 2015, a coroner's jury handed down a verdict of manslaughter by gross negligence against unnamed police officers who were responsible for the shooting death of Lemmon on August 4, 2005.

05/25/2015 -  Large Secondary Market Transaction Allegedly Gone Awry - 04:02 PM

In a complaint filed last week in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Plaintiff Britannia, LLC sued Avon Capital, LLC and Tranen Capital Alternative Investment Fund, Ltd. in connection with a purchase agreement in which Avon allegedly promised to purchase from Britannia the beneficial interests in 49 life insurance policies representing $393.75 million in death benefits. The dispute arose over Avon's alleged failure to pay the $17.4 million purchase price for the policies.


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