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Central America News - 10/31/2014
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10/30/2014 -  Costa Rica on alert after volcano spews ash toward capital - 11:05 PM

Costa Rican authorities issued an emergency alert on Thursday after ash from the erupting Turrialba volcano reached the capital San Jose and beyond. The alert came after a series of eruptions late Wednesday and early Thursday.



10/30/2014 -  China, Hong Kong committed to global alliance to end banking secrecy - 10:53 AM

China is among more than 80 countries committed to signing a deal that could help end banking secrecy. Hong Kong has also pledged to join.



10/30/2014 -  Man sentenced in fatal migrant smuggling trip from Bahamas - 07:03 AM

HE PLED GUILTY, THAT'S THE WORD I'M LOOKING FOR, HE PLED GUILTY EARLIER THIS YEAR AND WE KNOW THAT WE HEARD FROM PEOPLE WHO DESCRIBED HIM AS A KIND MAN WHO WAS A FISHERMAN. THEY CALLED HIM THE FISH DOCTOR WHERE HE WORKED BUT IN THE END THE JUDGE SENTENCED HIM TO 14 YEARS IN PRISON AND AFTER THAT SENTENCE IS UP HE WILL BE SENT RIGHT BACK AND DEPORTED BACK TO THE BAHAMAS.



10/30/2014 -  Haiti man targets Saratoga resident in email money laundering scheme - 03:20 AM

A man from Haiti was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday for stealing over $233,000 via an email scam that targeted a Saratoga resident, officials said. Maxito Pean, 51, of Port-au-Prince, was charged with four counts of wire fraud as well as conspiracy to commit wire fraud, according to U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag.



10/29/2014 -  Haiti hopes to woo back tourists with resorts - 11:34 PM

In this Oct. 24, 2014 photo, Marie-Ange Baltisima, left, a coffee vendor and mother of four girls in the fishing village of Cotes-de-Fer in southern Haiti, stands in front of a freshly-painted house where she and her neighbors hosted the country's tourism minister during a recent Cabinet retreat in the area. Haitian President Michel Martelly's government is pursuing plans for Haiti's biggest tourism development ever in the poor coastal area and officials are trying to line up investors to help spur an economic revival.



10/29/2014 -  Voices: In Cuba, a new church, a ray of hope - 07:46 PM

MIAMI a?? Of all the politicians, lawyers, doctors and businessmen who have graduated from my high school, the most intriguing name on the alumni rolls has always been Fidel Castro. Our diplomas may come from the same school.



10/29/2014 -  Remnants of Tropical Depression Soaking Central America - 03:50 PM

NASA's Terra satellite passed over Tropical Storm Hanna on Oct. 27 when it made landfall near the northern Nicaragua and southern Honduras border. On Oct. 27 at 16:00 UTC NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of Tropical Storm Hanna over Honduras and Nicaragua border.



10/29/2014 -  51 countries sign deal in tax evasion crackdown - 11:50 AM

Fifty-one countries have signed an agreement to share financial data and boost efforts to crack down on tax evasion. The standard agreed upon in Berlin on Wednesday was developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in consultation with the world's top 20 economies.



10/29/2014 -  Labor wants earlier tax disclosure - 07:52 AM

Labor will use Parliament to attempt to force the Australian Tax Office to immediately disclose the tax paid by the nation's biggest companies. The ALP caucus has voted to back a private member's bill, to be introduced by shadow assistant treasurer Andrew Leigh, that, if enacted, would bring forward by a year plans for the ATO to publish the amount of tax taken from companies with incomes over $100 million.



10/29/2014 -  A day for the dead - 04:04 AM

Known as All Hallows' Day or Hallowmas or Solemnity of All Saints, the abbreviated version, All Saints is how many people refer to it today. Celebrated on November 1 by Roman Catholics and other smaller religious bodies to honour all saints known and unknown, this day is followed by All Souls, observed November 2 which commemorates the faithfully departed.



10/29/2014 -  visit|article-5854601|mobile_home_category_body-6916|5 - 12:13 AM

Daymarys Gonzalez's first attempt to have a child ended with an ectopic pregnancy at age 31. She stopped trying to conceive after a miscarriage the following year. Now, the 37-year-old pet-bird breeder is unexpectedly pregnant again, and Cuba's communist government is doing all it can to make sure she has a successful delivery.



10/28/2014 -  With A Soft Approach On Gangs, Nicaragua Eschews Violence - 08:22 PM

He's a small man in his 50s, who runs volunteer patrols. The neighborhood is poor.



10/28/2014 -  U.S. Coast Guard searches off Miami for two missing Cuban migrants - 04:26 PM

The U.S. Coast Guard searched on Tuesday for two missing Cuban rafters after the 11 others on their homemade vessel were plucked safely on Monday from the waters off Miami. The most recent man saved was discovered at dusk on Monday about 10 miles offshore and transferred to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said Coast Guard spokeswoman Sabrina Laberdesque.



10/28/2014 -  Cuba Allows The Building Of First New Catholic Church In 55 Years - 12:22 PM

Cuba has allowed construction of the country's first new Catholic church in 55 years, the church said Monday. Experts said it's a sign of improving relations between the Vatican and Cuba's communist government.



10/28/2014 -  More Nicaraguans join anti-canal marches - 08:20 AM

On foot and on horseback, campesinos road through the Caribbean jungle town carrying blue-and-white Nicaraguan flags following a truck with blaring speakers that vowed to defend ancestral land from government expropriation. "What do the campesinos want?" "For the Chinese to leave!" echoed the call-and-response.



10/28/2014 -  Hbo Latin America and Weststar Announce Licensing Agreement - 04:34 AM

HBO Latin America and WestStar in the Cayman Islands have officially formed a commercial agreement for the distribution of the HBO/MAX family of channels, allowing customers to enjoy quality, premium programming.



10/28/2014 -  Woman 'smuggled $79K in stomach' - 12:50 AM

A WOMAN has been arrested for trying to smuggle $79,000 in cash into the Dominican Republic - in her stomach. IT'S a simple travel mistake any of us could have made, but it's landed this Australian woman in a filthy Mexican detention centre.



 


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