GUATEMALA CITY, (Reuters) – A fraud trial against the brother and son of Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales began yesterday amid a scandal touched off by the president’s attempt to expel the leader of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption unit investigating the case.
GENEVA, (Reuters) – The United Nations yesterday said Venezuela’s security forces had committed extensive and apparently deliberate human rights violations in crushing anti-government protests and that democracy was “barely alive”.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – A Brazilian judge yesterday granted an injunction blocking a decree by President Michel Temer that opens up a vast Amazon area to mining, a decision that the attorney general’s office has said it will appeal.
(Trinidad Express) Former Attorney General Anand Ramlogan has been detained for questioning in the “witness tampering” investigation initiated by acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams in January 2015.
(Barbados Nation) Bryden Stokes, a subsidiary of ANSA McAL, will be shedding four per cent of its staff in what it calls a restructuring of its operations.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The Jamaica Constabulary Force is reporting that the murder tally has now passes the 1,000 mark.
(Trinidad Express) Police have information on the identity of the men who died in a triple homicide in Carlsen Field last Thursday.
GUATEMALA CITY, (Reuters) – Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales yesterday showed signs of wavering on his decision to expel the head of a United Nations-backed anti-graft unit, who is investigating the leader’s campaign financing.
QUITO, (Reuters) – An Ecuadorean judge has sentenced 20 Chinese crew members to up to four years in prison for illegally fishing off the Galapagos Islands, where they were caught with 6,600 sharks aboard.
SANTIAGO, (Reuters) – Chilean President Michelle Bachelet yesterday sent Congress a bill that would legalize gay marriage, a move that follows a string of liberal reforms in one of Latin America’s most conservative nations.
(Trinidad Express) The Office of the Prime Minister yesterday afternoon issued a statement disclosing the Robert Le Hunte, cannot hold a senatorial or ministerial portfolio.
OTTAWA, (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yesterday reshuffled his cabinet to put more emphasis on helping aboriginal people, who complain he has broken repeated promises to improve their lives.
(Trinidad Express) A gold tooth cap with an engraving “Z” is the only way to identify one of two male victims whose charred remains were found in a burnt out house in Carlsen Field on Thursday.
(Trinidad Express) As creditors of CL Financial (CLF) queue up, the Government will have to wait in line to collect a little over $15 billion which it is owed from the conglomerate.
(Trinidad Guardian) Women in this country deserve to live their lives without fear of sexual assault Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said yesterday, as he expressed disgust at the rape and murder of baker Leslie-Ann Gonzales.
Leslie-Ann Gonzales (Trinidad Guardian) Women in this country deserve to live their lives without fear of sexual assault Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said yesterday, as he expressed disgust at the rape and murder of baker Leslie-Ann Gonzales.
CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela held nationwide armed forces exercises yesterday, calling on civilians to join reserve units to defend against a possible attack after US President Donald Trump warned of a “military option” for the crisis-hit country.
(Jamaica Observer) The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, in condemning two shooting attacks in Clarendon that left two children and a woman dead, urged Jamaicans to speak out against perpetrators.
PARIS (Reuters) – Most French voters are now dissatisfied with Emmanuel Macron’s performance, a poll showed today, marking a dramatic turnaround for a president who basked in a landslide election victory less than four months ago.
MACEIÓ, Brazil (Reuters) – Thousands have turned out to see leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on his marathon bus tour of impoverished northeast states, the region where Brazil’s first working-class leader was born and where he has maintained the most support.
(Trinidad Express) The close relatives of Carlsen Field mother Michelle Harrylal are expected to submit samples for DNA testing to have legally satisfying proof that it is her remains.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – A former Guinea government minister was sentenced to seven years in prison yesterday following his conviction of laundering $8.5 million in bribes that U.S.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Law enforcement sources say controversial Muslim Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal, who was arrested yesterday is wanted in the United States on terrorism-related charges.
GUATEMALA CITY, (Reuters) – Guatemala’s attorney general and a U.N-backed anti-graft body are seeking to investigate President Jimmy Morales in a probe into suspected illicit campaign financing, the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) said on Friday.
(Trinidad Express) The man who Wendy Isahark falsely accused of raping her, saved her from going to prison today.