Tag Archives: Americas

12May/17

In blow to Trump, GE backs NAFTA and plans growth in Mexico

MONTERREY, NUEVO LEON, MEXICO (MAY 12, 2017) (REUTERS) – General Electric Co’s chief executive on Friday (May 12) praised Mexico as a big part of its future growth and said the company is “very supportive” of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that U.S President Donald Trump has threatened to ditch.
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07May/17

Cuba holds first transgender Mass

MATANZAS, CUBA (MAY 5, 2016) (REUTERS) – For decades belonging to a religion and being anything but heterosexual was stigmatized in Communist-ruled, macho Cuba, making the Mass held by three transgender pastors in the western Cuban city of Matanzas all the more groundbreaking.
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07Jun/15

Trinidad justice minister says Warner should go to NY to face charges

Trinidad’s justice and legal affairs minister calls on a former top FIFA official from his country to go to New York to face trial after British Broadcasting Corp claims to have seen evidence incriminating vice-president Jack Warner.

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14Apr/15

Lack of blacks on Brazil’s catwalks prompts protest

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Afro-Brazilian women dance as they present outfits during a demonstration against discrimination of Afro-Brazilian models in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Sao Paulo state prosecutor’s office has threatened legal action against the SPFW’s organizers unless they increase the number of black models.
In the last SPFW, in January, just eight of the 344 models were black.

SOURCE: AFP/Mauricio Lima

02Mar/15

Google and an Amazonian foundation team up to launch Amazon Street View

Google teams up with the Sustainable Amazon Foundation to expand its Amazon Street View allowing users to get a close-up view of the Brazilian Amazon.
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