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News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Oct. 25, 2016: Can Latin America and the Caribbean win the fight against poverty? According to the latest World Bank numbers, poverty in the world continues to fall despite the global economic slowdown. In Latin America and the Caribbean, meanwhile, poverty measured according to the under US$2.50 per day threshold dropped from 25.5 percent to 10.8 percent between 2000 and 2014.

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Oct. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Dominican Republic has become the capital of transatlantic diplomacy today with the reception of more than 30 ministers and 59 delegations of countries participating at the first meeting of Foreign Ministers and Senior Officials of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the European Union states, event that will be held until Wednesday.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States has issued a new travel warning on Haiti, advising American citizens travelling to or living on the Caribbean island about the lack of adequate emergency medical facilities and the security environment there. The warning came as the U.S. suspended financial assistance to Haiti’s electoral authorities as they plan to redo a presidential vote that a special commission found was marred by widespread fraud.

St. Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has confirmed his participation in next month’s "Finance, Fintech, and the Future of Banking in the Caribbean Basin" forum in Washington, D.C. The event is scheduled for Oct. 4-6 at the headquarters of the Organization of American States, co-hosts for the forum, presented by the Caribbean Central American Action and the Inter-American Development Bank. Chastanet assumed took up the post of prime minister in June.

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