Caribbean & International

Murder of Jamaican family linked to lottery scam

(AP) Attackers killed six members of the same family and set their clapboard home on fire in northern Jamaica, and the island’s security minister on Friday linked the massacre to the island’s international lottery scam crime rings. The Jamaica Constabulary Force said the dead in the Logwood section of Hanover parish included two teenagers and […]

Ousted Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister to challenge Elections Results

(Trinidad Guardian)  While former Opposition leader Dr Keith Rowley was sworn in as Prime Minister during a ceremony at Queen’s Hall, Port-of-Spain, yesterday, former prime minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar was challenging the result of Monday’s general election and asking that it be declared null and void. She also chastised the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) for […]

Venezuela extends Colombia border closure

(BBC) Venezuela has extended a partial border shutdown with Colombia and sent another 3,000 troops to the area in a crime crackdown. Mr Maduro has shut a crossing in the state of Zulia and declared an emergency in three of its cities. He says the border area has been infiltrated by Colombian paramilitaries and criminal […]

Dr. Rowley discharges Kamla from Office as PNM wins T&T elections

(T&T Guardian) The People’s National Movement’s fourth leader, Dr Keith Rowley, now Prime Minister-elect, will be T&T’s second Tobago-born Prime Minister following yesterday’s 2015 general election victory. Rowley follows Tobago-born late Prime Minister Arthur NR Robinson into history in this regard. Mammoth cheers from supporters went up at PNM’s Balisier House headquarters at 11.40 pm […]

Former Guatemala President arrested moments after resigning from office

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Guatemala’s Otto Perez resigned as president and was jailed on Thursday while a judge weighs charging him in a corruption scandal that gutted his government and plunged the country into a political crisis days before a presidential election. In an emergency session, Congress approved Perez’s resignation after the retired general quit […]

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