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First Person: The Barbadian entrepreneur turning sargassum into money |

In 2014, Mr. Forte started Red Diamond Compost, a biotech business that focuses on research, development, and the commercialization of organic and biologic soil...

INTERVIEW: Pollution, Cartagena, and the Caribbean |

UN News How did the Cartagena Convention come about? Christopher Corbin The Cartagena Convention was driven primarily by a major oil spill that took place in the...

British Home Secretary approves Assange extradition to the United States

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). New York, June 17, 2022–In response to British Home Secretary Priti Patel’s decision on Friday to approve a U.S....

Haiti must remain at ‘forefront’ of international agenda, Security Council hears |

She called for greater support for the Caribbean nation as protracted insecurity and prolonged political uncertainty, together with the dire economic situation and growing...

Forge prosperous, democratic, equitable societies, Guterres tells Americas summit |

The UN chief was speaking at this year’s Summit of the Americas, convened by United States President Joseph Biden in Los Angeles, California.  Roughly two...

‘Um pesadelo que não acaba’: A luta de um filho, ao longo de uma...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). No dia 05 de julho de 2012, Valério Luiz de Oliveira Filho estava em casa esperando seu pai chegar...

Brazilian journalist Daniel Carniel punched, kicked in Adesso TV office entrance

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Rio de Janeiro, January 19, 2022 — Brazilian authorities must swiftly and thoroughly investigate the assault on journalist Daniel...

Peruvian court convicts author, publication director on defamation charges for book on politician

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Bogotá, January 13, 2022 – Peruvian authorities should not contest journalist Christopher Acosta and Penguin Random House Peru director...

CPJ welcomes El Salvador’s acceptance of 2 journalists expelled from Cuba

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Miami, January 6, 2022 – Salvadoran authorities should continue providing support to Cuban journalists Esteban Rodríguez and Héctor Luis...

Argentine newspaper El Chubut offices torched, ransacked amid protests

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Miami, December 23, 2021 — Argentine authorities should immediately investigate the recent attack on the headquarters of the El...

Peruvian journalist receives threatening messages, demands to stop reporting on local officials

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Bogotá, December 9, 2021 – Peruvian authorities must thoroughly investigate death threats against journalist Jairo Roque Gómez and hold...

What’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border in 7 charts

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Immigrants walk toward the Rio Grande to cross into Del Rio, Texas, on Sept. 23, 2021, from Ciudad Acuna,...

First Person: Earthquake brings out “heartwarming resilience” of Haitians |

Joseph Chlela, who is from Lebanon, is an emergency coordinator with IOM and has been working in the earthquake zone. “I arrived from Bangladesh just...

São Paulo police arrest Brazilian sports blogger Paulo Cezar de Andrade Prado in defamation...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). New York, September 29, 2021 — Brazilian authorities should release sports blogger Paulo Cezar de Andrade Prado and stop...

Colombia calls for global financial consensus to avert COVID debt crisis |

“Many (countries) have not begun to process the necessary tax reforms to pay emergency expenses, and today they are being evaluated with pre-pandemic criteria...

Journalists detained and harassed, internet disrupted amid Cuban protests

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Miami, July 14, 2021 — Cuban authorities should immediately and unconditionally release all detained journalists, stop disrupting internet access in...

UN condemns ‘abhorrent’ assassination of Haiti President Jovenel Moïse |

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the incident in the strongest terms, according to a statement issued by his Spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric.  An ‘abhorrent act’  “The...

Colombia peace process at critical juncture: UN envoy |

Carlos Ruiz Massieu, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, briefed ambassadors on latest developments under the...

Mexican journalist Ricardo López shot and killed in Sonora

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Mexico City, July 28, 2021 – The Committee to Protect Journalist today urged Mexican authorities to immediately and credibly...

Lifesaving help needed for Venezuela cancer patients hit by US sanctions |

“The lives of Venezuelan transplant patients who are stranded in foreign countries, as well as those waiting to travel abroad for live-saving operations are...

Pegasus Project revelations show added layer of risk for corruption reporters

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Exposing those who abuse power for personal gain is a dangerous activity. Nearly 300 journalists killed for their work...

UN rights chief calls for prompt release of protestors held in Cuba |

The massive protests began on Sunday and are the biggest in decades, with thousands taking to the streets across the Caribbean island nation to...

UN rights chief calls for prompt release of protestors held in Cuba |

The massive protests began on Sunday and are the biggest in decades, with thousands taking to the streets across the Caribbean island nation to...

‘Like an open-air cage’: Police restrict reporters’ access to Canadian anti-logging protests

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). As demonstrators in the Canadian province of British Columbia protest the logging of one of the province’s last old-growth...