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CARIBBEAN NEWS ROUNDUP – JULY 16, 2019

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2019: Here are the top news making headlines from the Caribbean, Latin America and their Diasporas for this Tuesday morning July 16, 2019:

Caribbean born Congressman Adriano Espaillat says Donald Trump is “a racist and his tweets prove it!”

Many in Trinidad and Tobago are mourning the murder of local actor Raymond Choo Kong as the homicide rate in the country climbed to 280.

Ambassadors of the US, Britain, and the EU on Monday urged all the players in Guyana to abide by the “definitive” orders of the Caribbean Court of Justice.

Saint Croix Sen. Alicia Barnes says she will return $1,000 in campaign contributions to a company owned by billionaire Jeffrey Epstein following his arrest.

Jamaican dancehall star Bounty Killer has slammed the government of Jamaica over its bauxite deal in the Cockpit Country in Trelawny, with a Chinese company.

Five Guyanese men were arraigned Monday for the gunning down of money changer, Aaron Latchman and his teenage daughter, Arianna Latchman during a robbery.

Barbados has reinstated its mandatory visa for Haitians.

The Trump administration now says migrants who fail to apply for asylum in the first country they pass through en route to the US will be ineligible.

Ricky Martin, Bad Bunny and more are asking Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello to resign as the Chat Gate scandal throws the government into a crisis.

And Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido’s personal bodyguards as well another man have been detained while reportedly trying to sell five AK-103 rifles.

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