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Central America News - 08/29/2014
News on Central America continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

08/29/2014 -  Tales from a ship wreck, a war and a nightclub - 02:38 PM

Ishmael Beah 's family was killed by rebel soldiers in Sierra Leone. Lisa See became fascinated with her father's Chinese ancestry.

08/29/2014 -  Haitian activist committed to trial on murder charges - 08:09 AM

Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here .

08/29/2014 -  Cuban migrant boat turned away from Caymans despite rough seas - 03:58 AM

A small, homemade aluminum boat carrying 16 Cuban migrants sought refuge from rough seas in Grand Cayman on Thursday but local officials prevented a landing, citing a migration agreement with Cuba.

08/28/2014 -  Accident traps at least 25 miners in Nicaragua, government-backed site says - 11:33 PM

At least 25 miners were trapped in a gold mine in Nicaragua's far north on Thursday after a collapse, a government-backed news website and other media reported, adding that rescue efforts would continue through the night.

08/28/2014 -  The Issue of Priority and Statutory Ship Mortgages in the British Virgin Islands - 08:34 PM

Shipping business in the British Virgin Islands is fast developing, and with this development, it is important to understand some critical elements, being financing and taking of security; hence, the significance of BVI statutory ship mortgages and the related matter of the lender's priority position.

08/28/2014 -  Dominican gov't slow to issue permits to... - 04:34 PM

In this Aug. 26, 2014 photo, people line up to apply for Haitian identity cards at an office recently opened in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

08/28/2014 -  Jamaica agriculture minister dies in Florida - 03:29 PM

Officials say a veteran Jamaican lawmaker who served as the island's agriculture and fisheries minister has died in Florida where he traveled to receive treatment for a back condition.

08/28/2014 -  Like American Idol, But With Songs About Haiti's Child Slaves - 01:23 PM

Frantzita Dede, who's 19, sings "Let's Help Them" - the child slaves of Haiti. Frederic Dupoux for NPR hide caption Tamarre Joseph, escorted from the stage after her performance, had the crowd on its feet, chanting her refrain: "We will be a country without restaveks."

08/28/2014 -  Hurricane could bring warm weather across the Atlantic - 09:17 AM

The Bahamas are currently being battered by the storm but Hurricane Cristobal is expected to cross the Atlantic at the end of the week.

08/28/2014 -  Coffee in the CITY - 05:09 AM

Home to the much sought-after Blue Mountain coffee - a premium commodity fetching top-price among caffeine connoisseurs across the globe - it's appropriate really, that The Rock's capital city is dotted with a potpourri of coffee shops for those looking to indulge their coffee fix.

08/28/2014 -  Migration outlier: How Nicaragua escaped neighbors' deadly spiral - 01:03 AM

Victor Toruno was just 12 when he ran away from an abusive father to join a local street gang in Nicaragua, graduating from thief to drug dealer.

08/27/2014 -  Mas bands honor Mandela - 10:53 PM

Almost a quarter of a century after his triumphant first visit to the city and nine months after his passing, South Africa's Nelson Mandela will be saluted at New York's Caribbean carnival on Labor Day.

08/27/2014 -  Nude Weddings - A Christian's Perspective Courtesy of the Universal Life Church - 06:38 PM

Universal Life Church World Headquarters1825 NW Corporate Blvd, Suite 110Boca Raton, FL.

08/27/2014 -  Polish diplomat raises extradition for Vatican official accused of sex abuse - 02:23 PM

Poland's ambassador to the Holy See has forcefully condemned the alleged sexual abuse of children by a Polish-born former archbishop and Vatican diplomat, and said Warsaw is considering a fresh request to extradite Jozef Wesolowski to face trial in his homeland.

08/27/2014 -  Accidents Outside Ontario - Where Do You Still Qualify for Accident Benefits? - 01:23 PM

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario decision by Arbitrator Osundi in Jama and Aviva Canada Inc. is the most recent decision considering the territorial limits of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule .

08/27/2014 -  Alarm as Nicaragua starts canal route survey - 09:18 AM

Teams of assessors accompanied by soldiers and police have begun surveying properties along the route of Nicaragua's planned interoceanic canal, taking quick steps toward the start of a vast project the country has dreamed of for more than a century.

08/27/2014 -  Reminiscing in Cuba's Retro-Soviet Cafe - 05:04 AM

There's no rice, beans or fried plantains at Havana's newest private restaurant.

08/27/2014 -  Haitian leaders' bold vision goes beyond October election - 12:48 AM

For the first time in two centuries, Haiti has leadership that is taking a businesslike approach to running the country, with President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe encouraging the government's ministers and secretaries to act as executives in the service of Haiti's 10 million shareholders.

08/26/2014 -  Air service restored to Turks and Caicos as flood recovery efforts start - 08:44 PM

Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here .

08/26/2014 -  Hunter D. Hoffmann - 04:39 PM

Hunter D. Hoffmann has been called to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Nicaragua Managua South Mission.


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