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Amnesty International calls for probe into excessive use of force during Haiti protests
International human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, has called for a probe into allegations of excessive use of force during recent demonstrations in Haiti.

US calls for early elections in Haiti
The United States is calling for elections to be held in Haiti as soon as possible after prime minister Laurent Lamothe resigned over the weekend.

Cuba releasing US spy
Cuba is releasing a United States (US) spy who's been imprisoned in Cuba for nearly 20 years.

Report: 78 per cent less babies born with HIV in region
A new joint report by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) says the number of babies born with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean declined by

Haiti takes more steps to end political issues
Haiti was in a state of political flux following the resignation over the weekend of the country's prime minister because of an ongoing stalemate with opposition lawmakers in the Senate.

Haiti's PM resigns in wake of violent protests
Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe announced early Sunday that he was resigning along with several ministers in the wake of violent anti-government protests and a commission's call for him to step down.

UN: Nearly 5,000 Caribbean people risk lives by sea to avert poverty
The United National refugee agency says in addition to the difficulties of these journeys, many of those migrating succumb to trafficking and smuggling networks coordinated by ...

Haiti's PM resigns amid worsening political crisis
Out of the 30 senate-members, only 20 remain in office, and amendments to an existing electoral law are required to facilitate the vote.

Two Jamaicans arrested in St Lucia
Two Jamaicans have been arrested in St Lucia following a major drug bust there on Wednesday.

Grenada on track to make IMF US$2m drawdown
This comes after the IMF completed its first review of the country's economic performance under a three-year programme that is being supported through the Extended Credit Facility.

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