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'Fate Opened the Door': Pair Weds 50 Years After Romance

Stephen Walbert says he can face his leukemia with Jennifer Meyerink by his side

(Newser) - A US Navy officer, the Trinidad girl he loved, and 50 years separating them since. Those years have now disappeared with a reunion for Stephen Walbert and Jennifer Meyerink and their rekindled romance in the face of adversity, including Walbert's recent cancer diagnosis. The two met as teens in... More »

Chavez Gives Obama Book —on Colonial Oppression

(Newser) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gave President Obama a Spanish-language book today about the historical ravages visited on Latin America by colonial powers, Politico reports. The English title of the 1971 book by Eduardo Galeano is The Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent. The... More »

Chavez Looks to Smooth Tensions with US

Venezuelan president ready to 'press the reset button'

(Newser) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez indicated yesterday that he hopes to ease tensions between his leftist government and the US, reports Reuters. The Cuba ally has long been a vocal critic of American policies, famously calling former President Bush "the devil" and dismissing Barack Obama as an "ignoramus.... More »

Obama Inspires Caribbean Serenade

Candidate-themed calypso, reggae tunes hit YouTube

(Newser) - Barack Obama is inspiring tropical love songs, the Miami Herald reports, and the tunes—from Trinidad calypso king the Mighty Sparrow’s Barack the Magnificent to Jamaican reggae fixture Cocoa Tea’s Barak Obahama—are firing up YouTube. The songs are also a signal of the Illinois Democrat's popularity outside... More »

Fourth Suspect in JFK Plot Surrenders

Guyanese citizen in custody in Trinidad

(Newser) - A fourth suspect in the plot to blow up JFK airport is in custody in Trinidad after turning himself in to a police station yesterday. Authorities allege that Guyanese citizen Abel Nur, who says he's innocent, belonged to Jamaat al Muslimeen, a Muslim group which attempted to take over the... More »

Feds Foil JFK Explosion Plot

Three men in custody, another at large in Trinidad

(Newser) - Four people have been charged with conspiring to bomb fuel tanks at JFK Airport, igniting fuel lines and causing a huge explosion. Three are in federal custody, NewsChannel 4 reported today, and one is being sought in Trinidad. The US attorney called the scheme, which was halted in the planning... More »

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