MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – The Guatemala attorney general’s office confirmed yesterday the arrest of congressman Julio Juarez Ramirez, who is accused of plotting the murders of two journalists in 2015.
SANTIAGO, (Reuters) – Chilean officials yesterday criticized the World Bank, saying it treated the South American country unfairly in its closely watched annual “Doing Business” competitiveness rankings.
SAN JOSE, (Reuters) – Costa Rica’s civil aviation agency suspended local airline Nature Air on Friday, two weeks after one of its small planes crashed near a tourist beach, killing two Costa Rican pilots and 10 U.S.
(Trinidad Guardian) Energy Minister Franklin Khan said yesterday that the reports coming out of two independent investigations into A&V Oil and Gas Ltd have been referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.
TEPIC, Mexico, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Elections across Latin America could help clean up rampant corruption fuelling the region’s deep social and economic divide as millions vote this year, while Venezuela’s crisis poses the biggest humanitarian threat, analysts and aid workers said.
LONDON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump cancelled a trip to London scheduled for next month to open a new embassy, saying he did not want to endorse what he understood was an Obama-era decision to move out of the old one.
BOGOTA, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Latin America is trampling on indigenous rights and jailing ever more campaigners to stifle opposition to big business taking over ancestral lands, according to a United Nations expert.
SAN JOSE (Reuters) – A Latin American human rights court said on Tuesday that countries in the region should legalize same-sex unions, endorsing a growing push for marriage equality despite opposition from the Roman Catholic Church.
SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – The Brazilian unit of seed and agrochemicals maker Monsanto yesterday said it will run field tests with genetically modified soy seed INTACTA2 XTEND in Brazil in the 2019-20 crop, looking to launch the variety commercially the following year.
(Trinidad Guardian) Former prime minister Basdeo Panday yesterday identified “corruption, waste and mismanagement” as the main problems that have been existing in the Police Service for decades.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – The United States is the largest source of guns entering Brazil that end up in the hands of armed bandits and drug traffickers, according to a Brazilian Federal Police report seen by Reuters.
(Trinidad Express) A soldier has been charged with the murder of his daughter, toddler Soriya Martin.
(Trinidad Express) Brandon Sampath accidentally killed himself while cleaning a gun on Monday, police believe.
CIUDAD GUAYANA, Venezuela, (Reuters) – A second day of lootings and scattered street protests hit the Ciudad Guayana in southeastern Venezuela on Tuesday, as unrest grows in the once-booming industrial city plagued with food shortages and a malaria outbreak.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition-run parliament on Tuesday outlawed a “petro” cryptocurrency promoted by socialist President Nicolas Maduro, calling it an effort to illegally mortgage the cash-strapped country’s oil reserves.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – The head of Puerto Rico’s police was asked to step down from her post by the governor of the U.S.
(Trinidad Express) The Opposition is supporting the Government’s nominee, Justice Paula Mae Weekes, for incoming President of Trinidad and Tobago.
(Trinidad Express) Police were yesterday on the scene of the country’s latest atrocity – a schoolboy and an adult shot and possibly burnt alive along Pelican Extension, Morvant.
(Trinidad Express) Former President Professor George Maxwell Richards has died. His family confirmed that he passed away yesterday.
(Trinidad Express) A Chaguanas man was expected to appear before a Chaguanas Magistrate yesterday, charged with the January 2 murder of his former common law wife, Arisa Vana David.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is preparing citizens for another difficult year, and has outlined Government’s strategies to tackle the crime epidemic and stabilise the economy.
(Trinidad Express) Presidential nominee Paula Mae Weekes is likely to have her historic elevation into office with full support from both the Government and Opposition benches.
(Jamaica Observer) Director of Elections Orrette Fisher confirmed Thursday that the process of registration for political parties has already begun.
(Trinidad Express) The body of a man was found dumped in bushes off Chickland, Freeport yesterday.
(Trinidad Guardian) Madame Justice Paula-Mae Weekes is likely to become the country’s first female President.