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Central America News - 01/26/2015
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01/26/2015 -  Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban - 08:08 AM

" Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can't access. Home Internet connections are banned for all but a handful of Cubans, and the government charges nearly a quarter of a month's salary for an hour online in government-run hotels and Internet centers.

01/26/2015 -  Disgusting people tied explosives to dog for fun - 06:04 AM

It's a real shame publishing this video but do so we can see it is what our children and create more awareness, this poor animal was tortured by this group of young people calling themselves Team Racing here El Negrito , Yoro ". The complaint came to our profile of Channel 6 and website, one of the most visited of the moment, where they made this denunciation of this barbarism that make this stray dog, to tie his two separate powerful mortars on the animal's body where it is seen that before the explosion there was not a trace.

01/26/2015 -  Honduran President Hails Drop in Murder Rate - 01:49 AM

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01/25/2015 -  U.N. Security Councils ends a informativea visit to Haiti - 09:34 PM

The United Nations Security Council wrapped up a three-day mission Sunday urging Haiti's warring politicians to work together to stage elections as quickly as possible while remaining mum on whether it will move ahead with plans to reduce the presence of its 7,100-strong peacekeeping mission beginning in March. "We are trying to maintain the support to the government of Haiti for the main goal, which is to have elections," said Chile's Barros Melet, the Security Council president.

01/25/2015 -  Cuba leaves talks on US ties insisting it won't make major changes to its system - 05:30 PM

The start of talks on repairing 50 years of broken relations appears to have left President Raul Castro's government focused on winning additional concessions without giving in to U.S. demands for greater freedoms, despite the seeming benefits that warmer ties could have for the country's struggling economy. Following the highest-level open talks in three decades between the two nations, Cuban officials remained firm in rejecting significant reforms pushed by the United States as part of President Barack Obama's surprise move to re-establish ties and rebuild economic relations with the Communist-led country.

01/25/2015 -  Cuba digs in heels on concessions as part of better US ties - 05:30 PM

Assistant Secretary of State of the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta S. Jacobson, right, talks with blogger and dissident Yoani Sanchez in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Cuba's head of North American affairs Josefina Vidal speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

01/25/2015 -  Bahamas police officers arrested on child pornography charges - 02:25 PM

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01/25/2015 -  When the state claims custody of a fetus, it requires an incubator - 01:25 PM

On Thursday, January 22, having failed to win a pardon from the El Salvadoran justice system, a young woman won her freedom after a pardon was granted by El Salvador's Parliamentary Assembly, according to Amnesty International . The young woman, "Guadalupe," has already served seven years of the 30-year jail sentence she received after suffering a miscarriage the state judged to be an abortion.

01/25/2015 -  Dozens killed as extremists attack northeast Nigeria city - 09:21 AM

Soldiers and security block a road as they secure the venue during a rally of the ruling People's Democratic Party in Maiduguri on Jan. 24. Soldiers and security block a road as they secure the venue during a rally of the ruling People's Democratic Party in Maiduguri on Jan. 24. Nigeria's military says Islamic extremists are attacking Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, and a soldier says dozens of combatants have been killed and wounded. A man injured in a suicide blast is transported at the General Hospital in northeast Nigerian town of Potiskum on Jan. 12. Four people were killed and 46 injured when two female suicide bombers detonated explosives outside a market.

01/25/2015 -  Voices: Will Cuban exiles seek to reclaim property? - 09:21 AM

COJIMAR, Cuba a?? The house on Maximo Gomez Street is small, squat and modest, with peeling paint, a cement porch and chickens squawking around back. Its residents are longtime inhabitants of this seaside Havana suburb, where Ernest Hemingway once set out on skiffs with the fishermen and which became the setting for his book The Old Man and the Sea .

01/25/2015 -  Artistic touch to Grenada's birthday - 07:11 AM

Celebrate Grenada's independence anniversary and view the artwork by Solanche Robert, which will be on display at Grenada's UN Mission in Manhattan during February. With some her creative works as inspiration, artist Solanche Robert is helping Grenada celebrate its 41st anniversary of independence in February with an art display at the Grenada Mission to the United Nations in Manhattan.

01/25/2015 -  Jam Cafe shouldn't be a secret - 03:11 AM

It was a Thursday evening in Virginia Beach and Jam Cafe was almost empty, with only one person at the bar and a small group of the owner's friends in the Jamaican restaurant on Holland Road. As I looked around the cozy room with a small bar and a spot to get up and wind your hips to island tunes, I wondered why locals hadn't discovered this place with the perfect vibe for an evening out.

01/24/2015 -  Richard Rico: Ready to a oeKnow Jacka ? - 11:06 PM

I'M ON board with Obama on one of his bullet points Tuesday night: Our embargo against Cuba has outlived its expiration date. Castro went over to the dark side 50 years ago, but continuing our economic punishment will likely do little more than perpetuate Castro's hardships on Cuba's people, most of whom weren't even born yet.

01/24/2015 -  Reports from Cuba: White flag to the regime in Havana? - 06:52 PM

Those who advocate the elimination of the mechanisms of political pressure to which the Cuban government remains subject - I mean basically the United States Embargo and the Common European Position - often wield as a fundamental argument the alleged climate of reform undertaken by Raul Castro during the last few years. One can suppose that this oversized expectation had its roots in the profound and systematic stagnation that characterized the big government of Fidel Castro, because the incorrigible bearded man became the extreme social framework in an immutable and absurd style that would have been impossible for anybody after him to modify in any way without it being perceived as a relief.

01/24/2015 -  US works to ease Caribbean dependence on Venezuelan oil - 02:42 PM

Fears that falling oil prices could ... . FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2014 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, backdropped by a painting of independence hero Simon Bolivar, speaks during a press conference at Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas,... .

01/24/2015 -  Cubans Appear More Relaxed in Smooth U.S. Talks - 12:38 PM

The visit of the most senior U.S. official to Cuba in 38 years gave every appearance of doing what it aimed to, drawing the nominal enemies into a distinctly Caribbean embrace, complete with broad smiles, warm body language and actual language commodious enough that everyone could fit together for a group photo. It was a simple dance, but required coordinated footwork, which both parties appeared to have practiced in private.

01/24/2015 -  State Department negotiator meets with Cuban dissidents - 11:33 AM

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson invited a dozen dissidents to breakfast Friday as part of an American commitment to keep human rights front and center in its evolving relationship with Cuba. Among those on the guest list were; JosA© Daniel Ferrer, a leader of the Patriotic Union of Cuba; Elizardo SA nchez, a leading human rights activist; HA©ctor Maseda, a journalist; dissident Guillermo FariA as, long-time dissident Marta Beatriz Roque, political activist Antonio GonzA lez-Rodiles, and independent journalist Miriam Leiva, one of the founders of the Ladies in White group.


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