FIFA's ethics committee said Yves Jean-Bart, the president of Haiti’s football federation, allegedly raped girls as young as 14 and took “habitual mistresses” among players.
Over 200 artists, activists and members of the public protested outside the culture ministry to denounce repression and censorship agreeing with officials to engage in dialogue.
The protest outside the culture ministry was triggered by the eviction of fourteen artists - members of the San Isidro Movement – were evicted by the authorities from their premises in the historic centre of Havana.
FIFA's independent Ethics Committee ruled that 73-year-old Yves Jean-Bart was found guilty of having abused his position and having sexually harassed and abused various female players, including minors.
The tropical storm breached Cuba even as searchers in Guatemala were still digging for people believed buried by a massive, rain-fueled landslide.
The country's meteorology office has warned of coastal flooding and winds of 80-100 kilometres per hour.
Rights groups are warning about a rising tide of violence by armed gangs that commit crimes with impunity.
Tropical Storm Zeta is gaining strength with sustained winds of 400 kilometres as it skirts past Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula to enter the Gulf of Mexico.
Tropical storm Sally has left a trail of destruction across the Gulf Coast and Its remnants continued to push deep inland with heavy downpours, threatening flooding across the South all the way to Virginia.
Barbados Governor General Sandra Mason says the country will become a republic when it celebrates its 55th anniversary of independence from the British empire.
Scores of Jamaica Labour Party supporters commenced celebrations in Kingston even before the polls closed.
Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell's announcement at the Jackson Hole monetary policy conference in practice means the central bank will focus on job growth, tolerating higher inflation and keeping borrowing rates lower for longer.
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