Archive for August 4th, 2017

Lawrence Pezzullo, Broker of Somoza’s Abdication in Nicaragua, Dies at 91

August 4, 2017
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Lawrence Pezzullo, Broker of Somoza’s Abdication in Nicaragua, Dies at 91

Lawrence A. Pezzullo, an American diplomat who in 1979 negotiated the abdication of Anastasio Somoza DeBayle as leader of Nicaragua and the demise of the dictatorial dynasty that had led the country with Washington’s sponsorship for four decades, died on Wednesday in Baltimore. He was 91. The cause was heart failure, his son Ralph...
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Haitian children, Andrea Bocelli sing for Pope Francis

August 4, 2017
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Haitian children, Andrea Bocelli sing for Pope Francis

By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Aug 2, 2017 / 09:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Wednesday there was a special surprise at the end of Pope Francis’ general audience – a performance by acclaimed Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and a choir of 60 children from the poorest areas of Haiti. The choir, called “Voices of Haiti,”...
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Haitian asylum seekers, fearing U.S. deportation, pour into Canada

August 4, 2017
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Haitian asylum seekers, fearing U.S. deportation, pour into Canada

HEMMINGFORD, Quebec (Reuters) – Hundreds of Haitians are streaming across the U.S. border into Canada, fearing deportation by U.S. President Donald Trump, according to aid workers and Quebec officials who have opened Montreal’s Olympic Stadium to help process the influx. About 400 to 500 Haitian asylum seekers walked into the province of Quebec in...
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