CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – Sept. 25, 2019

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean and Latin America this Wednesday, September 25, 2019:

Caribbean born Congressman Adriano Espaillat and Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette Clarke are among Democratic lawmakers tweeting their support to impeach US President Donald Trump.

Former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger was sexting before she walked into the apartment of St. Lucian immigrant Jean Botham and shot him dead according to prosecutors. The defense argues Guyger mistook the fourth floor apartment for her own third floor unit as the trial continues.

A representative of Venezuela’s delegation to the United Nations read a book on Simon Bolivar Tuesday as US President Donald Trump railed against Venezuela in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly in New York.

Several smaller quakes rattled Puerto Rico Tuesday on the heels of the 6.0 quake Monday night and as rainfall from Tropical Storm Karen began to drench the island as well as neighboring U.S. Virgin Islands, creating flooding already in some areas.

Convicted Guyana born drug trafficker Shaheed Roger Khan, who was detained by Guyanese police on Friday night following his deportation from the US for questioning in relation to the murders of political activist Ronald Waddell and boxing coach Donald Allison has been released from police custody.

Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, struck a defiant note at the UN general assembly in NY Tuesday, insisting that the Brazilian areas of the Amazon rainforest are sovereign territory.

US $1.1 million in undeclared currency has been busted by US Air and Marine Operations and Border Protection Agents inside a 25-foot ship that departed from Fajardo sailing to St Thomas, USVI.

Honduran national Jose Armando Pavon Salazar was on Tuesday sentenced to 33 months in prison for his role in a scheme to sell the identities of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens and corresponding identity documents to undocumented immigrants in the US.

And Hassani Herris of the Caribbean island of Anguilla is among the competitors in the the 92nd UCI Road World Championship in Yorkshire, England.

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