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a double-header for baseball fans

Just for you baseball fans out there, two stories about a couple of great players.

Growing up Pedro, written and illustrated by Matt Tavares… 376 more words

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Smugglers allegedly caught with almost $400,000 worth of cocaine taped to their legs at New York airport

A strong tape job and some pants apparently aren’t enough to smuggle over 10 kilograms of cocaine-filled packages past airport security in New York.

Ariel Garcia and Elvin Montilla-Sosa face federal drug smuggling charges after allegedly flying from the Dominican Republic to New York’s JFK airport with bags of cocaine wrapped around their bare legs. 277 more words

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Airline passengers caught with 10 kilos of cocaine in pants, officers say

Customs and Border Protection officers at New York’s JFK airport said they captured two more passengers who attempted to smuggle drugs by strapping packages of cocaine to their legs. 73 more words

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 03w (Muifa), located approximately 432 nm borth-northwest of Yap, is tracking north-northeastward at 08 knots. 116 more words

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Farmers and Conservation Efforts in Sierra de Baoruco National Park 

Hispaniola Ornithology Society (SOH Conservación), which manages the Dominican Republic’s Sierra de Baoruco National Park with the Environment Ministry and other private entities, stressed that the Government should seek alternatives (such as relocation, compensation and/or guidance on conservation) for the squatters and farmers in the protected area, which is shared by the country’s poorest provinces: Baoruco , Independencia and Pedernales: 239 more words

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From Tiva

This post comes in the form of a letter from one of our associates. We hope you will enjoy the testimony of one of the women Microfinance (MF) serves: 186 more words

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