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Peru approves medical cannabis

The vote in congress makes Peru the sixth country to legalise cannabis in Latin America.

Brazil school shooting: Two dead after schoolboy attack

Two are dead and four injured after a teenage boy used his parents' gun to attack fellow students.

São Paulo’s food pellets plan for poor children divides Brazil

A row is brewing over plans to use reconstituted food from leftovers near expiry to feed poor kids.

Jail jokes

How comedy workshops are helping inmates in Mexico's notoriously dangerous jails.

Venezuela swears in governors amid opposition boycott

Eighteen socialist governors are sworn in but five opposition governors boycott the event.

Rio Olympics head Carlos Nuzman charged with corruption

The charges against Carlos Nuzman follow an investigation into a payment of $2m to secure votes.

Brazil’s President Temer escapes corruption charges in Congress committee

President Temer denies any wrongdoing, but he still faces a vote by all members of the lower house.

Santiago Maldonado: Body found in search for Argentine activist

Argentina's political parties suspend election campaigning as experts work to identify the body.

Brazil minister: Amazon deforestation ‘drops by 16%’

Deforestation is down compared to last year but still higher than in 2012, when it was at its lowest.

Mexico corruption: Fugitive Chihuahua official ‘stole cows’

Ex-governor César Duarte is suspected of stealing 900 cows bought for drought-hit farmers.

Garvey statue vandalised

The bust of National Hero Marcus Garvey, erected at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies, has been vandalised. Images...

Gov't to assess capacity needs of five hospitals

The Government, through a private entity, will be assessing the capacity needs of five public hospitals across the island, to provide resources for...

$18m seized under proceeds of crime

Roughly $18 million has been seized from persons who either failed to give proper account of how they came by excessive amounts of...

Briefing | Jamaica must manage capital flows

WHY IS AN UNDERSTANDING OF CAPITAL FLOWS NECESSARY? Capital flow refers to the movement of money in and out of a country for...

Hello Mi Neighbour | All hope is not lost

Hello, mi neighbour! This is part two of a perspective on crime and violence, last shared in this column. While talking with someone...

Poor infrastructure blamed for rural-urban drift

WESTERN BUREAU: Minister of Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda is blaming the lack of infrastructural development for both rural-urban drift and the migration of...

Samuda mulling changes to coffee industry

WESTERN BUREAU: Amid speculation that the Jamaican coffee industry is poised to face a dismal future, Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda said the dim...

Vaz appeals to private sector to join climate change fight

Jamaica has joined a number of other small island developing states in accessing financing from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to assist with...

Regional conference to focus on housing cost

Housing cost and financing are high on the agenda of the Regional Housing Conference slated to start tomorrow at the Iberostar Rose Hall Resort...

Second ZOSO no solution to crime – Jackson

Erica Virtue, Senior Gleaner Writer Fitz Jackson, the recently appointed spokesman on national security for the opposition People's National Party (PNP) has expressed...

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Poor infrastructure blamed for rural-urban drift

WESTERN BUREAU: Minister of Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda is blaming the lack of infrastructural development for both rural-urban drift and the migration of...

Garvey statue vandalised

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