Guatemala votes to ask UN court to resolve Belize border spat

GUATEMALA CITY,  (Reuters) – Guatemalans on Sunday voted to ask the top United Nations court to resolve its claim that it owns half the territory of its neighbor Belize, a dispute that dates back to Spanish and British colonial rule of the region.

Woman stabbed to death in Barbados

(Barbados Nation) The usual hustle and bustle of a Saturday afternoon in Bridgetown came to a standstill yesterday following the brutal murder of a 36-year-old nail technician and mother of two.

US urges regional leaders to isolate Venezuela’s Maduro

LIMA (Reuters) – The United States urged regional leaders on Saturday to take stronger steps to isolate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, as it joined a declaration condemning the worsening humanitarian crisis and political repression in the South American nation.

AG: T&T will appeal buggery ruling

(Trinidad Express) Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi says the State will appeal Judge Devindra Rampersad’s ruling on Sections 13 and 16 of the Sexual Offences Act as unconstitutional as applied to adult consensual acts “because the law ought to be settled”.

Guatemala arrests thwarted by information leaks

GUATEMALA CITY,  (Reuters) – Guatemalan prosecutors and the United Nations-backed Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) on Friday said they had suffered information leaks that thwarted three planned arrests in a corruption scandal investigation.

T&T buggery law ruled unconstitutional

(Trinidad Express) Cheers erupted and tears of joy were shed outside the Hall of Justice in Port of Spain yesterday as members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community learned of the court’s ruling in the landmark case brought by gay activist Jason Jones challenging this country’s buggery laws.

T&T lettuce farmer killed during robbery

(Trinidad Guardian) Weeks before his death, lettuce farmer Leon Bebe ranted on Facebook about how people whom he grew up with could “sit down and plan up how to kill” him because of envy and greed.

T&T lettuce farmer killed during robbery

(Trinidad Guardian) Weeks before his death, lettuce farmer Leon Bebe ranted on Facebook about how people whom he grew up with could “sit down and plan up how to kill” him because of envy and greed.

T&T dad shot dead

(Trinidad Express) The search for missing father-of-one Daniel Cooper ended yesterday morning, along an agricultural access road near Princes Town, where his body was found.

Bajan deportee suspected of multiple killings

(Barbados Nation) A Barbadian man who police in England referred to as “evil” is now attracting the attention of detectives investigating deaths of at least two people since he was deported to his land of birth.

Brazil averts “a massacre” by blocking eviction of Indians

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Brazil’s highest court has averted a “massacre” by blocking the eviction of 5,000 indigenous people from disputed land, one of their leaders said, in a ruling that boosted ancestral claims.

Trump cancels trip to Latin America, prompting relief and criticism

WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump canceled his first official trip to Latin America, the White House announced yesterday, triggering a mix of relief and criticism from a region he has repeatedly disparaged over immigration, narcotics and trade.

T&T PM fires minister

(Trinidad Express) A day after his demotion, Darryl Smith has been dismissed as a Government Minister.

Venezuelan shot dead in T&T after robbery

(Trinidad Guardian) A Venezuelan was killed trying to escape from his abductors who snatched him while he was on his way home from work on Friday night.

Brazil lawyers press top court justice for injunction to free Lula

BRASILIA,  (Reuters) – A Brazilian association of criminal lawyers requested yesterday that a Supreme Court justice issue an injunction freeing former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who began serving a 12-year sentence for bribery over the weekend.