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Week In Pictures – Protests In Venezuela Continue

An injured demonstrator (R) is assisted by medics as opposition activists and riot police clash during an anti-government protest in Caracas, on June 22, 2017. (Photo credit: FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images) News Americas, NEW YORK, NY,  Fri. June 23, 2017: Protests continued across Venezuela this week, as one more teen was shot dead. Here are the scenes of protests as the ...

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Meet The Caribbean-Born And Caribbean Roots Lawmakers Of The US Congress

Dominican Republic born Adriano Espaillat By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 23, 2017: We continue our celebration of National Caribbean American Heritage Month and the contribution of Caribbean immigrants to the fabric of the American society,  with a spotlight on the Caribbean-born, and Caribbean-roots lawmakers of the US Congress. They are: Congressman Adriano D. Espaillat ...

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Bajan Star Rihanna’s Instagram Is All About The ‘Sell’

Rihanna previewed the ‘So Stoned’ collection herself on Instagram to her fans. (Instagram image) By NAN ET Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 23, 2017: Bajan star Rihanna has over 54 million followers on Instagram and the singer turned actress and entrepreneur is skillfully turning her posts into a marketing push for all of the products she has ...

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Caribbean Business Round-Up

Unemployment remains high in many Caribbean countries. By NAN Business Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 23, 2017: Here’s what’s happening on the business scene in the Caribbean currently according to the latest RBC Caribbean Economic Report: Unemployment In the Caribbean. The RBC data shows 10 Caribbean countries, including the Eastern Caribbean grouping, with unemployment rates of over ...

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Thank God The Congressional Baseball Shooter Was Not Immigrant Or Muslim

FBI and other law enforcement officials inspect the crime scene after a shooting during a practice for the Republican congressional baseball game at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park June 14, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images) By Felicia J. Persaud News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, June 23, 2017:  My granny always told me to be grateful for small ...

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10 Caribbean Carnivals To Know This Summer

By NAN Travel Editor News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 23, 2017:  It’s finally summer in the US, UK and Canada and for many Caribbean nationals and fans of Caribbean culture, that means one things – it’s time to break out and party – carnival style that is! Here are 10 Caribbean carnivals set for across the US, Canada ...

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Caribbean Governments Slammed On Twitter For Venezuela Govt. Support At OAS

This image from Venezuela En Cola on Twitter sums up the feelings of many Venezuelans on the Caribbean support of the Nicholas Maduro government of Venezuela at the OAS. (Twitter image) By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. June 22, 2017: The Venezuelan Nicholas Maduro government may be trying its hardest to control the media in the ...

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Tropical Storm Bret Leaves Flooding, Damages In Trinidad

Flooding brought on by TS Bret at Oropune Gardens, Piarco, Trinidad. (Express image) By NAN Contributor News Americas, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Weds. June 21, 2017: Tropical Storm Bret degenerated into a tropical wave yesterday afternoon but not before leaving buildings damaged, downing powerlines and streets flooded in Trinidad after heavy rains and winds pounded the island Monday night into Tuesday. There ...

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Immigrants Dead In ICE Custody This Year Now At 10

By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. June 21, 2017: The number of detainees dropping dead in US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) custody for this fiscal year has climbed to 10, according to ICE officials. The latest immigrant to die in ICE custody is Salvadoran national Carlos Mejia-Bonilla, 44. Mejia passed away on June 10th from ...

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Ten Things To Know About Tropical Storm Bret In The Caribbean

By NAN Staff Writer News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Tues. June 20, 2017: Tropical Storm Bret was near Trinidad and Tobago at 11 p.m. last night. Here are 10 things you should know about this Caribbean storm: 1: Bret is expected to dump heavy rain the southeastern Caribbean including Trinidad and Tobago as well as Venezuela’s east coast, forecasters at the ...

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