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A riot at a prison in Guatemala has left at least eight inmates dead and more than 20 injured.

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Haiti's President Michel Martelly says the run-off election to choose his successor will be held on 17 January. The run-off was due to take place last week, but was postponed after opposition factions alleged fraud during the first round in October.

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A Puerto Rico police officer shot dead three colleagues on Monday and was in critical condition after being shot himself in the police department building in the city of Ponce, authorities said.

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As Guyana readies for a January 1 ban on Styrofoam containers, Government has assured that those who have stocks in hand and are on the way to Guyana, will be given a three-month grace period.

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A non-governmental group that tracks crime in Venezuela says the homicide rate climbed in 2015, putting the country on track to be perhaps the most-violent in the world.

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International credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s has revised to negative it’s outlook on the economy of Trinidad and Tobago.

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The latest date that Haiti could hold its postponed presidential runoff to meet a constitutionally mandated hand-over of power deadline by outgoing President Michel Martelly is Jan. 17, Prime Minister Evans Paul said.

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