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ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - An American contractor imprisoned in Cuba has settled a lawsuit in which he accused the company he was working for when he was arrested and the U.S. government with failing to warn him about the risks of working on the communist-...
ReutersSAN JUAN, May 15 (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's sole non-voting representative to Congress proposed legislation Wednesday that would offer U.S. statehood to the island if its voters wanted it. The Puerto Rico Status Resolution Act, which has 30 bipartisan co-...
South Florida Sun-SentinelThey were a 21st century family moving into a house still stuck in the 1980s. Everywhere Michael Shorter looked — the walls, the floors, the ceiling — he saw a house that hadn't changed since the Reagan administration. But his wife saw...
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Strange as it may sound, finding good Dominican food isn't so easy in Dominican restaurants. The best Dominican food, I'm told, is served in Dominican homes. If you get that kind of invitation, well, lucky you;...
Tags: Restaurants, Seafood, Haiti, Caribbean Sea, Dining and Drinking
ReutersMay 9 (Reuters) - The president of Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank on Thursday denied a news report that the Caribbean island's highways authority might default on a bond payment. Dismissing the report as inaccurate, the development bank's...
Tags: Credit Ratings, Credit and Debt, Bonds
Facts about children who are orphaned by AIDS. 1) In 2005, nearly 800,000 children were orphaned by AIDS in the Caribbean and Latin America. By 2015, that number is expected to grow to 1.4 million. -- Regional HIV/STI Plan for the Health Sector 2006-...
In March, twin sisters Louise and Martine Fokkens, 70, announced their joint retirement after more than 50 years each on the job — as Amsterdam prostitutes. (In February, the minimum age for prostitutes in the Netherlands was raised to 21, but there...
Tags: BBC, Bribery, Culture, Iceland, Prostitution
ReutersHONG KONG, April 25 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares could start steady on Thursday ahead of a slew of first quarter earnings from bellwether Chinese companies ranging from Chinese oil majors PetroChina and Sinopec Corp to Bank of China. Citic Securities,...
Reuters* A tight budget may further dampen tepid economic growth * Key economic indicator turning down from December * Economic slowdown a negative for bonds By Michael Connor April 24 (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's new governor is trying to heal the Caribbean...
"Jamaica, Farewell" a show title with a judiciously placed comma but very little in the way of a set or other trappings, is one woman's first-person story of her determination to leave the Caribbean island of her birth and find her way to a new life in...
Tags: NATO, Joel Zwick, Immigration, Heads of State, Wicker Park
Southwest offers flights to four new cities from BWI Southwest Airlines is now operating flights from Baltimore to four new cities as it continues its integration of subsidiary AirTran Airways. As of April 14, passengers can book flights on the...
All 460 seats to the largest party of the year for Harford County's homeless and neglected animals are already sold out, but there are still plenty of ways to support the animals at the shelter. The Humane Society of Harford County's Bow Wow Boogie will...
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May 8, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
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