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Storms, coronavirus pose ‘double threat’ for children in Central America and Caribbean – UNICEF...

“In the coming days and weeks, children and families will be at risk of being hit simultaneously by two disasters, COVID-19 and hurricanes,” cautioned...

Paraguayan soldiers assault, detain journalist Roberto Esquivel

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Miami, July 23, 2020 – Paraguayan authorities must thoroughly investigate the detention and assault of journalist Roberto Esquivel and...

Honduran journalist David Romero dies after contracting COVID-19 in jail

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Managua, Nicaragua, July 19, 2020–Honduran journalist David Romero Ellner died yesterday around 7 a.m. of respiratory failure after contracting...

‘Historic’ Caribbean dust storm shows value of forecast services: UN weather agency |

The storm arrived in the Eastern Caribbean from North Africa last week, affecting a wide area so far, spanning from the northern coast of...

Venezuelan journalists charged under anti-hate law, held on house arrest

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Miami, June 25, 2020 — Venezuelan authorities should immediately drop all charges against journalists María Luisa “Mimi” Arriaga and...

Covering police violence protests in the US

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Reporters have been attacked and arrested while covering protests following the death of George Floyd. Follow our coverage at...

How Trump’s ‘game-changer’ drug is boosting nationalism in Brazil and India · Global Voices

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Source of original article: Taisa Sganzerla / Global Voices (globalvoices.org). As COVID-19 spread around the world in early...

First Person: Countering COVID-19 misinformation in Venezuela |

Gema Cortés has been working for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the capital Caracas for the last...
The International Decade for People of African Descent, 2015–2024

Dr. Barryl Biekman’s Urgent Letter to H.E. Donald John Trump Regarding the Murder of...

From: Dr. Barryl A. BiekmanCoordination & Monitoring Working Group UN International Decade People of African descent. (The Netherlands)[email protected]   To: H.E. Donald John TrumpPresident of the United States...

PROF. BRICE SINSIN AU SUJET DE LA COVID-19 EN AFRIQUE : « IL EST...

Ecologue, le Professeur Brice Sinsin fait le lien entre la crise de la biodiversité et la pandémie de la Covid-19. L’ancien Recteur de l’Université...

Legislation proposed by new Uruguayan president criminalizes insulting police

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Miami, May 14, 2020 — Uruguayan lawmakers should reject a proposed regulation criminalizing insulting police, and ensure that laws...

NY Times reporter Davey Alba on covering COVID-19 conspiracy theories, facing online harassment

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Over the course of Davey Alba’s career as a tech reporter, her beat has transformed from covering the latest...

US states ‘manipulating’ COVID-19 pandemic to restrict abortion access, rights experts charge |

Members of the UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women and Girls issued a statement on Wednesday expressing regret that states such as Texas,...

Gunmen attack daughter of murdered Mexican reporter Maria Elena Ferral in Veracruz

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SOS – Bringing Pan Africanism & Familyhood into Reality “Identifying Host Countries for Displaced...

Calling All African Heads of State, CARICOM Leaders, Heads of Governments" In partnership with Mr. Neil Nelson of Atlanta Black Star (www.atlantablackstar.com), the Honorable Kyangulani...

Brazilian radio journalist Fábio Márcio survives shooting attempt

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University of Florida student journalist on covering COVID-19 amid campus closure

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COVID-19 to cause biggest economic contraction ever in Latin America & Caribbean

ECLAC said to find a contraction of this magnitude would mean going back to the Great Depression in 1930, when there was a -5.0...

US must improve COVID-19 strategy to keep tens of millions from falling into poverty,...

“Low-income and poor people face far higher risks from the coronavirus due to chronic neglect and discrimination, and a muddled, corporate-driven, federal response ...

Colombia: Security Council hears of ‘epidemic of violence’ against civil society and ex-combatants

Carlos Ruiz Massieu reported that despite a national quarantine to avert the spread of the new coronavirus disease, this violence “continues unabated”, with six...

Global African Diaspora Advocating Against Testing COVID-19 Vaccines on African People in Africa and...

To the Director of Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Honorable Dr. John Nkengasong & The African Union Commission via Deputy Chairperson of the African Union...

Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus (SRDC) & Affiliates

1. Pan African Organizing Committee, South Carolina USA   2. Association of Afrocentric Scholars and Activists, Los Angeles, California   3. Harvest Institute/Los Angeles Chapter, California   4. The Black...

Colombian protection unit suspends risk assessments ‘indefinitely’ due to coronavirus

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). New York, February 2, 2018--The sentencing...