CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezue-lan troops occupied a Caracas warehouse complex used by local food giant Empresas Polar and Nestle to distribute food and beverages, workers and company officials said yesterday.
SANTIAGO, (Reuters) – Hundreds of Chileans took to the streets of affluent Santiago neighborhoods on Wednesday night, clanging kitchenware and waving banners to protest what they say is an explosion in crime in one of South America’s safest nations.
(Trinidad Guardian) Officials at the Ministry of National Security are alleged to have discovered a plot to destabilise the country. The plot involves the importation of a shipment of arms and ammunition worth well over TT$10 million, which was to be used to create havoc in Port-of-Spain ahead of last Friday’s jailbreak at the Frederick Street prison by inmates Allan “Scanny” Martin, Hassan Atwell and Christopher Selby.
BRASILIA/SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – Brazil announced another cut to education spending on Thursday, the latest step back from President Dilma Rousseff’s pledge to turn the Latin American giant into an “education nation” in her second term.
(Trinidad Express) Corruption-accused Jack Warner has written to several officials that Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar received multi-million-dollar payments to thwart the extradition of businessmen and United National Congress financiers Ishwar Galbaransingh and Steve Ferguson.
MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – Five men in northern Mexico were sentenced to an unprecedented 697 years in prison for the gender-driven killing of 11 women, in a state where hundreds of young women have been murdered since 1990.
BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s largest party is standing by deeply unpopular President Dilma Rousseff for now despite the defection of one of its own leaders, but that could change if an expected recession stirs up social unrest, party leaders say.
(Trinidad Express) Hours after his second accomplice was shot dead, prison escapee Christopher “Monster” Selby last night surrendered to police.
Head of corporate communications at the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) Ellen Lewis confirmed Selby’s surrender via telephone last night.
(Trinidad Express) Sections of St Vincent Street were blocked off by police yesterday in anticipation of the appearance of 11 men at the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court to answer charges for the murder of senior counsel Dana Seetahal.
Eleven people have been charged with the murder of Dana Seetahal SC and will appear in court tomorrow.
The announcement was made yesterday at a press conference by Deputy Police Commissioner Glenn Hackett.