Archive for June 27th, 2014

Venezuela blackout leaves commuters scrambling, silences president

June 27, 2014
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Venezuela blackout leaves commuters scrambling, silences president

By Brian Ellsworth and Patricia Velez CARACAS (Reuters) – A blackout cut power to much of Venezuela on Friday, snarling traffic in the capital Caracas and other major cities as authorities scrambled to restore electricity after the outage, which twice interrupted a presidential broadcast. Pedestrians streamed into the streets of Caracas as the blackout...
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Vatican Defrocks Ex-Ambassador in Sex Abuse Case

June 27, 2014
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Vatican Defrocks Ex-Ambassador in Sex Abuse Case

VATICAN CITY — Jun 27, 2014, 8:37 AM ET By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press The Vatican has defrocked its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic for sexually abusing boys. It’s the first time a top papal envoy has been convicted of the crime and signals that Pope Francis is serious about imposing “zero tolerance”...
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Why Sean Penn is Wrong About Haiti

June 27, 2014
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Why Sean Penn is Wrong About Haiti

Counterpunch.com A Nation That Remains Hostage to the Dictates of a Wealthy Elite. by KEVIN PINA There are regular demonstrations in Haiti demanding the resignation of President Martelly, protests against the leveling of homes in downtown Port au Prince, protests against the confiscation of lands for tourism projects on the island of Île à...
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The financial support of Europe firmly supervised

June 27, 2014
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The financial support of Europe firmly supervised

Haiti Libre: The Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, and Fernando Frutuoso de Melo, Director General for Development and Cooperation of the European Union (EU) on Tuesday signed www.haitilibre.com/en/news-11440-haiti-economy-6-9-billion-gdes-in-budgetary-support-from-the-european-union.html a budget Convention amounting to 112 million euros. These funds will be used budgetary support over the next two years to boost reform in public administration, public...
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La violence en Haïti inquiète les Etats-Unis et le Canada

June 27, 2014
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La violence en Haïti inquiète les Etats-Unis et le Canada

Les deux pays ont lancé de nouvelles mises en garde pour leurs ressortissants qui souhaitent se rendre en Haïti. C’est à lire dans le Miami Herald. Dans certains quartiers de Port-au-Prince comme Martissant, Carrefour, Bel Air et Cité Soleil, la situation reste dangereuse, écrit le ministère des Affaires étrangères canadien sur son site, et...
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