Caribbean & International

CARICOM stands firm with Haiti as new President is sworn in

Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), President David Granger welcomes the democratic renewal represented by the Inauguration of the 58th President of the Republic of Haiti, His Excellency Jovenel Moise. The Guyanese Head of State, who just attended the Opening of the National Assembly for the Constitutional Swearing-In Ceremony of the new Haitian President, in an […]

Top Brazil Judge dies in plane crash

(BBC)  A prominent Brazilian Supreme Court judge has died in a plane crash. Two other bodies were found at the crash site in the sea near Paraty, some 250km (160 miles) south of Rio de Janeiro. Teori Zavascki, 68, was overseeing a massive corruption investigation at the state oil company, Petrobras. Dozens of politicians have […]

Brazil jail riots: Amazonas governor asks for help

(BBC)  Brazil  –  The governor of Amazonas, the state in northern Brazil where at least 64 inmates have been killed in prison riots since 1 January, has asked the federal government for help. Governor Jose Melo said Amazonas police were “at their physical and psychological limit” and federal troops should be sent as reinforcements. State […]

Venezuela issues new banknotes after inflation

Venezuela is issuing new higher-value notes to help deal with some of the practical problems of soaring inflation. A backpack full of cash is often required to pay bills at a restaurant or supermarket. The central bank said that six new bills ranging from 500 to 20,000 bolivars would come into circulation on 15 December. […]