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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the opening session of the eleventh Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-United Nations General Meeting: Let me begin by thanking you for taking part in this eleventh CARICOM-UN General Meeting. The two years since our last Meeting have proved to be

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ASUNCIÓN — Latin American and Caribbean countries, especially big food producers in South America, will join forces to defend the region’s livestock production at a United Nations’ food summit this month amid concerns over the sector’s environmental impact. Paraguay’s farming and livestock minister, Santiago Bertoni, said in a video-conference that

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BRIDGETOWN — Caribbean countries have demanded that the former European slaving nations pay back their debts, vowing to eliminate colonial remnants that still exist in the region. The call came during celebrations for the United Nations International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, which commemorates December 2 1949, when the

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SANTIAGO, Chile — Caribbean countries, especially the small island states, need support from the international community to confront the “perfect storm” that is looming over them: heavy indebtedness and a liquidity crisis, vulnerability to climate change, and high expenditures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the

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NEW YORK — UN Chief António Guterres said heightened solidarity is needed if the world is to defeat the crisis, which he called the “gravest test since the founding of this organization,” with governments already struggling to address rising unemployment and economic downturn. “But the pandemic also poses a significant threat

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The figures come from the Observatory of Killed Journalists database, which is maintained by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It shows that, over the last decade, 894 journalists were murdered, an average of almost 90 per year: journalist killings in 2019 dropped by almost half compared to 2018

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. signed a proclamation recently recognizing African Heritage Week and African Liberation Day, which takes place on May 25th annually. About 200 million people in the Americas identify as being of African descent and millions more live in other parts of the world outside of the African

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SANTIAGO — Chile has become the latest country to pull out of a controversial United Nations migration pact, its interior ministry indicated, provoking fury among opposition parties who accused Sebastian Pinera’s government of “shameful and authoritarian” behavior. Rodrigo Ubilla, Chile’s Interior Ministry subsecretary, told Chilean Sunday paper El Mercurio in

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