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From now until August, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) renowned Art Gallery System will join Amnesty International, for a series of informative discussions and cultural programs about the history of torture and its effect on modern culture. The latest program, Still I Rise: A Survivor’s Story, the story of Cuban torture survivor Amado Rodriguez, will be held on Friday, June 25, 2010 at MDC’s Freedom Tower. Joining Rodriguez on the program will be Abigail Alexander from the Florida Center for Survivors of Torture, who will speak about the support services and resources available to torture survivors living in South Florida.
Our Nation is linked to the Caribbean by our geography as well as our shared past and common aspirations. During National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we pay tribute to the diverse cultures and immeasurable contributions of all Americans who trace their heritage to the Caribbean.Throughout our history, immigrants from Caribbean countries have come to our shores seeking better lives and opportunities. Others were brought against their will in the bonds of slavery. All have strived to ensure their children could achieve something greater and have preserved the promise of America for future generations.
The American Red Cross is again teaming up with Havana Coffee Company for a fun night featuring mojitos and a thrilling tournament on June 12th to determine who has the ultimate Dominos bragging rights in Broward County.The 2nd Annual Dominos Tournament and Mojito Party, held from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Havana Coffee Company on the corner of University Drive and Nova Drive in Davie, will be a celebration of Cuban culture in the heart of cowboy country featuring an authentic Mojito Bar, delicious Cuban cuisine, live Latin music, a cigar roller and, of course, the staccato clacks of Dominos fichas.
On the eve of what is predicted to be one of the worst Atlantic hurricane seasons in years, the Pan American Development Foundation is urging residents in Central America and the Caribbean to put together emergency plans.
Commissioner of Police, Owen Ellington briefed the media on the operation which started in Kingston Western since Monday (May 24).At the centre of this operation is the effort by the Jamaica Constabulary Force supported by the Jamaica Defence Force to execute a warrant of arrest on an individual, Christopher Coke, who is wanted in the United States of America for drugs trafficking and arms trafficking offences.For many years now organized crime and transnational organized crime has plagued Jamaica.We have been in cooperation with our international partners in investigating with a view to bringing down significant figures in organized crime. We have a long history of cooperation and success in that regard and there are many individuals who have been arrested here and extradited to the USA and other countries for trials for crimes committed across national borders.
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