Caribbean Region

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.
LONDON, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, the Hon. Gaston Browne announced that the Cabinet has approved a new policy on diplomatic representation and accreditation based in part on the Global Investor Immigration Council’s (GIIC) regulatory recommendations. The GIIC made the regulatory recommendations to increase the transparency and accountability of diplomatic appointments’ work with the country’s Citizenship by Investment Program (CIP). The recommendations are part of the GIIC’s collaboration with Professor Craig Barker, Dean of the School of International Law and Social Sciences, London South Bank University, and included proposals for more thorough due diligence, stricter appointment procedures and tighter controls.
Raquel Pelissier Miss Haiti 2016 and the runner-up for Miss Universe 2017 was received by the Haitian government during her first visit back to the country since the Miss Universe pageant that was held in the Philippines. Raquel was received at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince by a delegation of government officials, collaborators, students and other guests at the airport's Diplomatic Room.
News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Sept. 30, 2016: The current Chargé d’affaires ad interim of the Embassy of the United States in Havana and a veteran diplomat is the Obama administration’s choice for the first official ambassador to Cuba in more than five decades. Jeffrey DeLaurentis was selected by President Obama for the post but now faces Senate approval. DeLaurentis previously worked in Bogota and at the United Nations and is a graduate of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He also studied toward a doctorate in political science at Columbia’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
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