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Ecuador targets Venezuelan migrants after woman's death

Crackdown announced amid outrage over killing as Venezuelan man is heldEcuador has launched a crackdown on Venezuelan migrants after a pregnant Ecuadorian woman was killed on Saturday evening.The police and Ecuador’s president, Lenín Moreno, have said that that Diana Carolina Ramírez’s killer was her boyfriend, a Venezuelan immigrant. His name was given as Yordy Rafael LG, who was said to bein custody. Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, World news, Migration, Venezuela, Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, Diana Carolina Ramírez, Yordy Rafael LG


Venezuela claims it has foiled attempted military uprising

Government accuses ‘shadowy interests’ in national guard of launching insurrectionVenezuela’s government has claimed to have foiled what appeared to be an attempted military insurrection, blaming the mutiny on “shadowy interests of the extreme right”.In a statement, Venezuela accused a small group of “assailants” from the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) of “betraying their oath of loyalty to the homeland” by kidnapping four officials in an attempt to steal weapons that began at about 2.50am loca...
Tags: Americas, World news, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Hugo Chavez, Bolivarian National Guard GNB


Former China envoys call on Xi Jinping to release two detained Canadians

Open letter says the arrests mean diplomats are ‘more cautious’ about work in ChinaMore than 140 former diplomats and leading China experts have called on Xi Jinping to release two Canadian citizens detained last month as a diplomatic stand-off between Ottawa and Beijing escalates.In an open letter, former envoys to China from Canada, the UK, the US, Australia, Germany, Sweden and Mexico described how the arrests of Michael Kovrig, a Canadian diplomat on leave, and Michael Spavor, a businessman,...
Tags: UK, Mexico, China, Americas, World news, Beijing, Canada, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Ottawa, Justin Trudeau, Michael Spavor, Michael Kovrig, ChinaMore, US Australia Germany Sweden


Nicaraguan journalist flees to Costa Rica after police raid newsroom

Carlos Fernando Chamorro goes into exile citing President Ortega’s media crackdownNicaragua’s best-known journalist has gone into exile after armed police raided and ransacked his newsroom in what experts called the latest chapter of the country’s slide into autocracy under president Daniel Ortega.Carlos Fernando Chamorro, the editor of Confidencial, a combative newsletter and website and a member of one of Nicaragua’s most influential families, announced his decision on Sunday. Continue reading...
Tags: Media, Americas, World news, Journalist safety, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Ortega, Daniel Ortega, Confidencial, Carlos Fernando Chamorro, Daniel Ortega Carlos Fernando Chamorro


Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers

An unusual set of celestial circumstances came together over Sunday night and the wee hours of Monday for sky watchers in Europe, Africa and the Americas, where the moon was fully obscured before lighting up again with a faint red glow. The eclipse lasted about three hours: during the first hour the full moon was gradually swallowed up by the shadow of the Earth, then an hour of total eclipse where it was not invisible but instead appeared tinted in hues of red, orange and pink, followed finall...
Tags: Science, Americas, Earth, Europe Africa, Wolf Moon


Worldwide: Tax Reform Changes And Challenges Across The Americas - TMF Group

Many tax reform regulations, laws and bills came into effect in 2018 in countries all across the Americas region, with even more changes coming in 2019.
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Online fund for unpaid Fyre festival staff raises tens of thousands

GoFundMe receives almost $80,000 for Bahamian workers who lost out in festival scamTens of thousands of pounds have been raised for Bahamian restaurant workers whose life savings were “wiped out” in a multimillion-pound fraud by organisers of the Fyre festival.Maryann Rolle said her team worked round the clock preparing 1,000 meals a day for festival staff but went unpaid when it imploded spectacularly in April 2017. Continue reading...
Tags: Film, Americas, World news, Netflix, Culture, Festivals, Bahamas, Documentary films, MaryAnn Rolle


A naked escape and bribed presidents: El Chapo trial's shocking testimony

A New York court has heard how the Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán eluded capture with his mistress while paying millions to politicians and policeThat Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán – on trial in New York for heading the world’s biggest drug cartel – escaped a raid through a tunnel beneath his bath is legend; what is not known is that he did so stark naked with the mistress with whom he was abed when the Mexican marines arrived.That Guzmán’s Sinaloa cartel bribed politicians and senior military off...
Tags: New York, Mexico, Americas, World news, US news, Drugs trade, El Chapo, Guzman, Sinaloa, Joaquin Guzman, Joaquín 'el Chapo' Guzmán


Scores killed in Mexico pipeline explosion - video

A massive fireball that engulfed people collecting fuel gushing from a pipeline allegedly ruptured by thieves in central Mexico killed at least 66 people and badly burned more than 76Mexico explosion: Scores killed after burst pipeline ignites Continue reading...
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Mexico explosion: scores dead after burst pipeline ignites

At least 66 dead and 76 injured in blast that occurred as people tried to fill containers with fuel The death toll from the explosion of a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves in central Mexico has risen to 66, the governor of the state of Hidalgo said on Saturday. At a news conference with the Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the Hidalgo governor, Omar Fayad, said 76 people had also been injured in Friday evening’s explosion, which happened as people tried to fill containe...
Tags: Mexico, Americas, World news, Hidalgo, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Omar Fayad


Burst pipeline explosion in Mexico kills at least 20 - video

A massive fireball that engulfed people collecting fuel gushing from a pipeline allegedly ruptured by thieves in central Mexico killed at least 20 people and badly burned more than 70.Mexico explosion: at least 20 killed after burst pipeline ignites Continue reading...
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Aerial footage shows scale of Mexico fire after pipeline explosion - video

A massive fireball that engulfed people scooping up spilling fuel from a pipeline ruptured by thieves in central Mexico killed 21 and badly burned 71Mexico explosion: at least 20 killed after burst pipeline ignites Continue reading...
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Mexico explosion: at least 20 killed after burst pipeline ignites

Television footage showed the pipeline gushing fuel earlier in the day and people queuing with containersAt least 20 people have been killed and 71 injured in central Mexico when a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded as people were trying to fill up containers, the government of Hidalgo state said.Mexican television footage showed flames leaping into the night sky on Friday in the municipality of Tlahuelilpan to the north of Mexico City as people shouted and cried for help. Cont...
Tags: Mexico, Americas, World news, Mexico City, Hidalgo, Tlahuelilpan


‘An egregious offence’: Canada battles Norway for tallest moose statue

After Norway’s Storelgen stole Mac the Moose’s place as world’s tallest, a Canadian city hopes to ‘stick it to Oslo’ by increasing their statue’s sizeFor three decades, the Canadian city of Moose Jaw took pride in its status as the home of the world’s largest moose statute.Standing at a majestic 10 meters tall, Mac the Moose has weathered brutal winters, graffiti and even the inglorious loss of his jaw. His recognition was so great that in 2013, he was named the city’s most popular celebrity. Co...
Tags: Americas, World news, Cities, Canada, Art and design, Sculpture, Norway, Moose, Oslo, Moose Jaw, Storelgen, Mac the Moose


British sailor found not guilty of sexual assault in Canada gang-rape case

Darren Smalley acquitted after woman testified she had been raped by four men at military barracks in Nova Scotia in April 2015A British Royal Navy sailor accused of taking part in the gang rape of a Canadian woman at a military barracks has been acquitted of sexual assault.Darren Smalley was the only person tried over the April 2015 alleged sexual assault in Halifax, in the eastern province of Nova Scotia. Charges against three fellow sailors in the case were dropped or stayed. Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, World news, Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax, British Royal Navy, Darren Smalley, Nova Scotia Charges


Bogotá blast blamed on one-armed bomb expert linked to rebel group

José Aldemar Rojas of ELN also died in Colombia car bombingExplosion at police academy left 21 dead and 70 woundedColombian authorities said that a one-armed explosives expert belonging to the country’s last remaining rebel group carried out a car bombing against a police academy that left 21 dead and more than 70 wounded.The chief prosecutor, Néstor Martínez, said at a press conference on Friday that the man who carried out Thursday’s brazen attack, the deadliest in 15 years, was a longtime mem...
Tags: Americas, World news, Colombia, Bogota, National Liberation Army, ELN, Nestor Martinez, José Aldemar Rojas


Bolsonaro pressures Venezuelan leader with vow to 're-establish democracy'

Brazilian president said he will do ‘everything for democracy’ in a video message as his son called Nicolás Maduro a ‘cancer’Brazil’s rightwing president, Jair Bolsonaro, has piled further pressure on Venezuela’s embattled leader, Nicolás Maduro, vowing to do “everything for democracy to be re-established”. Related: Rightwing Venezuelan exiles hope Bolsonaro will help rid them of Maduro Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, World news, Brazil, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro


HSMAI Announces 2019 Americas Board and Executive Committee

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) proudly announces its 2019 Americas Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The board is composed of a diverse range of travel and hospitality executives from a representative mix of HSMAI members."As we look to the year ahead, we're happy to report that the individuals on the 2019 HSMAI Americas Board are well suited to leading our organization during a time of innovation and rich possibilities for the hospitality ...
Tags: Travel, Americas, Mark Thompson, Thompson, Executive Committee, HSMAI, Americas Board, HSMAI Americas Board, Robert A Gilbert CHME CHA, HSMAI The Americas Board, VisitDallas


Car bomb kills at least 20 at police academy in Bogotá

Blast also injured more than 50 people, but authorities have yet to suggest who was behind the attackAt least 20 people have been killed and more than 50 others injured in a car bombing at a Colombian police academy in Bogotá, recalling the high-profile attacks associated with the bloodiest chapters of the country’s guerrilla and drug conflicts.The scene outside the General Santander police academy was chaotic after the mid-morning explosion, with ambulances and helicopters rushing to the normal...
Tags: Americas, World news, Colombia, Santander, Bogota


Mexican Riviera Cruise Ports – Highlights and My Favorite Experiences

Sailing along the golden coast of Baja California has long been one of the most popular cruise itineraries – just watch reruns of “The Love Boat” if you don’t believe me. So when Crystal Cruises approached me about sailing with them in this near perfect part of the world, I very quickly accepted. Sailing from Puerto Vallarta to Los Angeles, most of the trip was along the shores of Baja California, an area that was completely new to me. Over the course of a week I enjoyed the many ports of call ...
Tags: Travel, California, Mexico, Americas, Los Angeles, San Diego, Cruising, Pacific Ocean, Destinations, La Paz, Baja California, Puerto Vallarta, Planes Trains Ships, El Faro, Mazatlan, Anaheim


Fracturing to Survive in Tanya Tagaq's 'Split Tooth'

None In his treatise Why Indigenous Literatures Matter (2018), Daniel Heath Justice (Cherokee) argues that literature is part of a larger struggle across our cultural practices, social formations, and our very selves, to "understand and articulate our humanity." Literature tells stories about people, and indigenous literatures matter because they tell stories about what it means to be indigenous—in a world of one's own people, in a world of settler peoples, in a world with other beings who may ...
Tags: Music, Justice, Review, Fiction, Americas, Book Review, Fox, Canada, Arctic, Colonialism, Pacific Northwest, Adolescence, Cherokee, Tanya Tagaq, Jaime Hernandez, Viking Books


Car bomb kills at least 10 at police academy in Bogotá

Blast also injured more than 50 people, but authorities have yet to suggest who was behind the attackAt least 10 people have been killed and more than 50 others injured in a car bombing at a Colombian police academy in Bogotá, recalling the high-profile attacks associated with the bloodiest chapters of the country’s guerrilla and drug conflicts.The scene outside the General Santander police academy was chaotic after the mid-morning explosion, with ambulances and helicopters rushing to the normal...
Tags: Americas, World news, Colombia, Santander, Bogota


Bogotá car bomb kills at least nine people – video

A car bomb has been detonated at a police academy in Bogotá, killing at least nine people and injuring 22, according to the country’s defence ministry.The scene outside the General Santander police academy was chaotic, with ambulances and helicopters rushing to the normally tightly controlled facilityCar bomb kills at least nine at police academy in Bogotá Continue reading...
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Car bomb kills at least nine at police academy in Bogotá

Blast also injured 22 people, according to police, but authorities have yet to suggest who was behind the attackAt least nine people have been killed and another 22 injured in a car bombing at a Colombian police academy in Bogotá, recalling the high-profile attacks associated with the bloodiest chapters of the country’s guerrilla and drug conflicts.The scene outside the General Santander police academy was chaotic after the mid-morning explosion, with ambulances and helicopters rushing to the no...
Tags: Americas, World news, Colombia, Santander, Bogota


Car bomb kills at least eight at police academy in Bogotá

Blast also injured 10 people, according to country’s defence ministry, as ambulances rush to the sceneA car bomb has been detonated at a police academy in Bogotá, killing at least eight people and injuring 10 according to country’s defence ministry.The scene outside the General Santander police academy was chaotic, with ambulances and helicopters rushing to the normally tightly controlled facility. Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, World news, Colombia, Bogota, General Santander


Car bomb kills eight at police academy in Bogotá

Five dead and 10 injured in blast, says mayor of Colombian capital, as ambulances rush to the sceneA car bomb has been detonated at a police academy in Bogotá, killing at least eight people and injuring 10 according to Colombian authorities.The scene outside the General Santander police academy was chaotic, with ambulances and helicopters rushing to the normally tightly controlled facility. Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, World news, Colombia, Santander, Bogota


Gisele Bündchen hits back at minister's 'bad Brazilian' jibe

Model attacks rising Amazon deforestation and sets out her environmental credentialsThe Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen has rebutted an extraordinary attack by Brazil’s agriculture minister, who called her a “bad Brazilian” for her environmental activism and said she did not know “the facts”.Bündchen said the “bad Brazilians” were those responsible for Brazil’s worst deforestation figures in a decade. Continue reading...
Tags: Amazon, Environment, Americas, World news, Conservation, Deforestation, Brazil, Gisele Bündchen, Bündchen


Brazil environment chief accused of 'war on NGOs' as partnerships paused

Civil society groups condemn move by minister, appointed by far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, as illegal attack on environmentBrazil’s new environment minister, Ricardo Salles, has suspended all partnerships and agreements with non-governmental organizations for 90 days, in a move that was described as “a war against NGOs”.Announcing the move, Salles said the three-month suspension was to allow a re-evaluation of such partnerships, but civil society organizations described the move as a blatan...
Tags: Americas, World news, Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, Salles, Ricardo Salles


Latest migrant caravan marches on as Trump again demands border wall

The latest group set off from the notoriously violent Honduran city of San Pedro Sula at the start of this weekHundreds of Central American migrants have continued their march towards the United States, crossing from Honduras into Guatemala, as Donald Trump again demanded the construction of a border wall he claims would keep such groups out. Related: ‘No way to live here’: new Honduran caravan sets off north as Trump blasts warnings Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, World news, United States, US immigration, Honduras, Guatemala, Donald Trump, Trump, San Pedro Sula, Trump Administration


Another migrant caravan marches on as Trump demands border wall

The latest group set off from the notoriously violent Honduran city of San Pedro Sula at the start of this weekHundreds of Central American migrants have continued their march towards the United States, crossing from Honduras into Guatemala, as Donald Trump again demanded the construction of a border wall he claims would keep such groups out. Related: ‘No way to live here’: new Honduran caravan sets off north as Trump blasts warnings Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, World news, United States, US immigration, Honduras, Guatemala, Donald Trump, Trump, San Pedro Sula, Trump Administration