New York, Sep 21 (efe-epa).- President Horacio Cartes, who saw his bid to amend Paraguay’s constitution to allow presidential re-election thwarted by public backlash, told EFE here that his country will eventually abandon the one-term limit for the head of state.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HURRICANE
Santo Domingo, Sep 21 (efe-epa).- Maria, a Category 3 hurricane whose center is located just off the Dominican Republic’s northern coast, was pounding that Caribbean country with powerful winds and torrential rain on Thursday and could strengthen in the coming hours as it continues to move toward the northwest.
PUERTO RICO HURRICANE
San Juan, Sep 21 (efe-epa).- Puerto Ricans awoke to total devastation Thursday morning in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which battered the United States commonwealth the day before with 250 km/h (155 mph) winds and caused widespread flooding and material damage.
LATIN AMERICA CANCER
Bogota, Sep 20 (efe-epa).- Cancer is the second biggest killer in Latin America with 550,000 victims in 2012 alone and constitutes a threat that requires the concerted efforts of the public and private sectors to improve access to preventive measures and treatment, experts told EFE.