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Jamaica PM Would Like Apology From UK for Slavery

Portia Simpson Miller calls history 'wicked and brutal'

(Newser) - Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller didn't mince words when asked yesterday about her country's history with Britain—just as Prince Harry arrived in the country for a visit. "No race should have been subjected to what our ancestors were subjected to," Miller said, according to... More »

Latinas Lead New Revolución

Kirchner is the latest woman to take the reins in a Latin American country

(Newser) - Latin America is hardly crying for Argentines who elected Cristina Fernández de Kirchner president as the latest in the region's new wave of female leaders. Voters in countries still emerging from dictatorships and financial ruin are looking for new politicians, reports the NY Times, and Kirchner's election follows that... More »

Jamaica Upset Calls for Recount

Ousted People's National Party won't concede in close election

(Newser) - There was jubilation and some violence in the streets of Kingston last night as the Jamaica Labor Party  appeared to have ended the 18-year run of the incumbent People’s National Party by a margin so slim the prime minister labelled it “too close to call.” In an... More »

Jamaica Steels for Hurricane

Dean on collision course with island

(Newser) - Residents of Jamaica hunkered down today waiting for Hurricane Dean, packing winds as high as 155 mph. Forecasters described the storm that has already claimed as least six lives as "extremely dangerous." It ripped past Haiti and the Dominican Republic yesterday as panicked Jamaican packed supermarkets and tourists... More »

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