Archive for December 16th, 2017

Venezuela first lady’s nephews jailed for drugs

December 16, 2017
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Venezuela first lady’s nephews jailed for drugs

Two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady have been sentenced to 18 years in prison in the US after being convicted of trafficking drugs. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and first lady Cilia Flores Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas, 32, and Efraín Antonio Campo Flores, 31 were accused of conspiring to smuggle 1,700 pounds (800kg) of...
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Epidemiological Update – Diphtheria – 15 December 2017

December 16, 2017
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Epidemiological Update – Diphtheria – 15 December 2017

Diphtheria in the Americas – Summary of the situation Between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and EW 49 of 2017, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela reported confirmed diphtheria cases. The following is a summary for each country. In Brazil, up to EW 49 of 2017, 14 states reported a...
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How America’s First Black Ambassador Became a Popular Hero

December 16, 2017
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How America’s First Black Ambassador Became a Popular Hero

Ebenezer Bassett was the first American diplomat to offer a dissident asylum— and in doing so, became the first to defy his bosses at the Department of State. 12.16.17 12:00 AM ET The first American diplomat to defy his boss—the secretary of state—to give sanctuary to a dissident, and who endured the siege of...
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Mothers of Haiti’s ‘peacekeeper babies’ seek child support payments from UN

December 16, 2017
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Mothers of Haiti’s ‘peacekeeper babies’ seek child support payments from UN

A lawsuit has been filed in Haiti against the UN and peacekeeping soldiers by mothers of ‘peacekeeper babies’ seeking child support and paternity payments, the Guardian reports. The legal team for 10 mothers who are struggling financially with raising children allegedly fathered by UN peacekeepers stationed in Haiti, have argued they were sexually exploited....
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‘A World of Misery Few of Us Really See’: Readers and a Bureau Chief Discuss Haiti’s Abandoned Dead

December 16, 2017
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‘A World of Misery Few of Us Really See’: Readers and a Bureau Chief Discuss Haiti’s Abandoned Dead

Voodoo devotees take part in Day of the Dead ceremonies in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Nov. 1. Credit Daniel Berehulak for The New York Times The Reader Center is one way we in the newsroom are trying to connect with you, by highlighting your perspectives and experiences and offering insight into how we work. The...
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LAURENT LAMOTHE ON SPECIAL EDITION ISLAND TV

December 16, 2017
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LAURENT LAMOTHE ON SPECIAL EDITION ISLAND TV

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HAVE WE LEARNED NOTHING FROM 20 MEN WHO DIED OF STARVATION IN PORT-AU-PRINCE’S OVERCROWDED PRISON?? : Explosive situation among the detainees of the Commissariat of Petit-Goâve- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

December 16, 2017
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HAVE WE  LEARNED NOTHING FROM 20 MEN WHO DIED OF STARVATION IN PORT-AU-PRINCE’S OVERCROWDED PRISON?? : Explosive situation among the detainees of the Commissariat of Petit-Goâve- Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Haiti Libre: This Friday morning, the situation of 224 prisoners incarcerated in extremely difficult conditions, in two cells of the Commissariat of Petit-Goâve (built to accommodate 60 prisoners), deteriorated further. Angry, they demand food “We are hungry, this morning we were given something of poor quality that we refused to eat,” said detainees at...
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