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Worsening Ebola crisis leaves UN Security Council with few options

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is quickly becoming an international concern. With 489 people diagnosed with the disease and 280 deaths, it is already the second largest Ebola outbreak in history (although still dwarfed by the 2014 West Africa outbreak). While the DRC has a good track record of responding to these outbreaks, the ongoing military conflict in the country is making the response much more difficult.
  • Published in Health

GUYANA | US now backs Guyana in border row with Venezuela

GEORGETOWN, November 17, 2018 - The official United States (US)  position on the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy has shifted in favour of Guyana. This is the word from the US Deputy Chief of Mission in Guyana, Terry Steers-Gonzalez, who noted that previously, the US would simply support a timely resolution of the controversy. Now it wants the 1899 arbitration award respected.

CARICOM records concerns about pace of SIDS' development in Samoa meeting

CARICOM, Georgetown, Guyana, November 14, 2018 - As the global community prepares for a Midterm Review of the progress in addressing the priorities of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is concerned about the pace of implementing the modalities for SIDS’ sustainable development.
  • Published in CARICOM

Blockade of Cuba Isolates United States at the UN

United Nations, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The international community demonstrated on Wednesday at the UN, for the umpteenth time, its rejection of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba for almost six decades.
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