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  • Trinidad PM Warns Of Hard Economic Times Ahead

    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) – Trinidad and Tobago’s leader warned that the Caribbean nation will have to adjust to making do with less amid tough economic conditions including major declines in energy revenue and falling production of natural...

    • Posted December 30, 2015
  • USVI Legislators To Debate Hovensa Deal With US Equity Firm

    CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) – Legislators in the U.S. Virgin Islands are debating an $800 million deal that would allow a Boston-based equity firm to operate what was once the world’s largest oil refinery. Senators...

    • Posted December 30, 2015
  • Venezuela’s Socialists Dispute 8 Opposition Election Wins

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Allies of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro are disputing the election of eight opposition candidates to the National Assembly, a move the opposition says seeks to undermine its landslide victory in legislative elections. On...

    • Posted December 30, 2015
  • Release From Jail Of Far-Right Colombian Warlord Hits Snag

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) – A last-minute judicial review has blocked the release of a longtime paramilitary warlord in Colombia who was sentenced to 40 years in prison for ordering hundreds of murders. Early on Tuesday, the lawyer...

    • Posted December 30, 2015
  • Sao Paulo Opens Path To Regularize Uber; Cabbies Protest

    SAO PAULO (AP) – Brazil’s biggest city has proposed a path to legalize the ride-sharing app Uber, setting off a citywide protest by taxi drivers. Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad says his plan would accept Uber drivers...

    • Posted December 30, 2015
  • French Public Get Access To Archives Of WWII Regime

    PARIS (AP) – Hundreds of thousands of files on members of the French resistance, communists and Jews hunted by the collaborationist Vichy government in France during World War II are now accessible to the public. The French...

    • Posted December 30, 2015
  • US Home Prices Climb In October, Helped By Solid Job Market

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Steady job growth, low mortgage rates and tight inventories helped fuel rising U.S. home prices in October. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5.5 percent in the 12 months ending in...

    • Posted December 30, 2015
  • Times Square On New Year’s To Be ‘Safest Place In The World’

    NEW YORK — With the nation still jittery over shooting massacres in California and Paris, New York City officials sought to assure revelers Tuesday that the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square will be the safest...

    • Posted December 30, 2015
  • Texas Asks US Supreme Court Not To Review Immigration Case

    SAN ANTONIO — Texas on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court not to review a lower court’s decision blocking President Barack Obama’s plan to spare millions of immigrants from deportation. A 42-page brief by Texas Attorney General...

    • Posted December 30, 2015
  • Official: Police Shoot Suspect Had Troubled Past

    SAN JUAN — The policeman who allegedly shot three fellow officers to death at work underwent psychological treatment for a decade and had faced three separate investigations for insubordination and unexcused absences, a Puerto Rico police spokesman...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
  • Hired Labor’s Share of Income Is Lowest in Puerto Rico

    The following is an Issue Brief posted Tuesday by the Heritage Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based research and educational institution whose mission is to “formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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  • DuPont Moves Ahead on Job Cuts Ahead of Dow Merger

    DuPont will cut 1,700 jobs in its home state of Delaware and thousands more globally as it prepares for its merger with Dow Chemical. Dow and DuPont announced earlier this month that they would join to create...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
  • Undocumented Cuban Migrants Reach Mona Island

    SAN JUAN – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued Tuesday a public warning upon the landing in Mona Island Monday of 13 undocumented immigrants from Cuba.   The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) in San Juan notified...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
  • NPP Not Taking García Padilla Letter to UN Seriously

    SAN JUAN – As expected, New Progressive Party (NPP) opposition is not taking seriously Gov. Alejandro García Padilla’s letter to United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon requesting the U.S. government to clarify before the international forum...

    • Posted December 29, 2015