CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – AUG. 1, 2019

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, THURSDAY, AUG. 1, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean and Latin America for this Thursday morning 1, 2019:

The Caribbean and Latin America were again MIA from the second night of the second debate of the Democratic Primary.

Former US Veep Joe Biden took flak before the debate began last night for saying: “Go Easy On Me Kid” to Jamaican roots Senator and Presidential Hopeful, Kamala Harris.

Haiti senator Guy Delva is being tied to one of several kidnappings carried out by recently arrested gang leader, Arnel Joseph.

Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia could become the next Governor of Puerto Rico after being named as secretary of state Wednesday.

Cam­bridge An­a­lyt­i­ca whistle­blow­er Christo­pher Wylie says he fears he would be tar­get­ed for vi­o­lence if he comes to tes­ti­fy in Trinidad and To­ba­go.

Two senior police officers in Trinidad and Tobago have been taken into custody following reports of sexual misconduct.

Haiti anti-corruption protesters are demanding the US stop supporting President Moise. “Stop supporting corrupt leaders,” a protester in front of the embassy said.

Haiti anti-corruption protesters are demanding the US stop supporting President Moise. “Stop supporting corrupt leaders,” a protester in front of the embassy said.

Retired Jamaican born journalist and football referee Ken Chaplin has passed away at the age of 89. Chaplin had the distinction of serving as press secretary to four Jamaican PMs.

Former Brazil forward Ronaldinho has had 57 properties seized and his Brazilian and Spanish passports confiscated over unpaid taxes and fines, according to reports in Brazil.

And many Caribbean nations will today mark ‘Freedom Day’ or Emancipation Day across the region which marks the end of slavery there.

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