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Region to the center-east of America composed of many islands / coastal regions surrounding the Caribbean Sea

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Caribbean: Region to the center-east of America composed of many islands / coastal regions surrounding the Caribbean Sea
The Caribbean is a region of the Americas that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands and the surrounding coasts. The region is southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America.

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Venezuela detains U.S. citizens allegedly involved in incursion [Video]

Venezuela detains U.S. citizens allegedly involved in incursion

Venezuelan authorities have detained two U.S. citizens working with a U.S. military veteran who has claimed responsibility for a failed armed incursion into the oil producing country, President Nicolas..

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UN: Latin America, Caribbean face worst-ever recession [Video]

UN: Latin America, Caribbean face worst-ever recession

Virus movement restrictions and oil-price crash to push region into worst recession in history, according to UN body.

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Between two storms: Caribbean braces for hurricanes in coronavirus era

Ken Hutton is worried Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas where he lives is far from rebuilt after being devastated by Hurricane Dorian last year yet he is bracing for another hurricane season in the..
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Venezuela readies fuel distribution as fourth Iranian tanker enters Caribbean

Venezuela has begun preparations to distribute fuel imported from Iran among desperate citizens as the fourth cargo of a five-tanker flotilla was crossing the Caribbean on Wednesday, according to..
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Fourth Iranian fuel tanker enters the Caribbean as Venezuela readies distribution

The fourth cargo of a group of Iranian tankers reached the Caribbean Sea on Wednesday as the receiving nation, Venezuela, began preparations to distribute the imported gasoline among desperate..
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Tankers carrying Iranian fuel approach the Caribbean: data

A flotilla of five tankers carrying Iranian fuel for gasoline-starved Venezuela is approaching the Caribbean, with the first vessel expected to reach the South American country's waters on Sunday,..
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Chinese corrals Pacific, Caribbean support ahead of World Health meeting

Beijing has hosted a teleconference with its Pacific island nation allies to discuss COVID-19 aid and publicised their pledge to support the "One China" principle and "oppose any attempt" to politicise..
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With Castro-era biotech, Cuba seeks to compete in coronavirus treatment race

Communist-run Cuba, laboring under a six-decade U.S. embargo, is betting a biotech sector begun by late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro can give the Caribbean island an edge in a global race to find..
Reuters - Published

Latin America to see sharp increase in hunger, poverty: FAO

Hunger and poverty are set to spike in Latin America and the Caribbean as the impact of the novel coronavirus ravages the region´s economies and disrupts supply chains, according to a report by the..
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Dutch students sail home across the Atlantic due to coronavirus

A group of 25 Dutch high school students arrived back in the Netherlands in a two-mast schooner on Sunday, after airline restrictions left them with little choice but to help sail it home from the..
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Exclusive: U.S. Navy destroyer in Caribbean sees significant coronavirus outbreak

A U.S. Navy destroyer is believed to have a significant coronavirus outbreak on board as it carries out a counter-narcotics mission in the Caribbean, U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday, marking the..
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Haitian source says three deportees from U.S. have coronavirus

Three migrants the United States deported two weeks ago to Haiti, on a flight that raised objections from human rights advocates, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus while in quarantine in..
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Empty resorts spell long crisis for Caribbean as coronavirus hits

No one is swimming in the turquoise Caribbean waters of Cuba's Varadero beach resort, nor lounging on its white, palm-fringed beaches. Its hundreds of hotels, shops and restaurants stand empty and..
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Moored in a Fragile Paradise

Hundreds of boaters stuck in the Caribbean have converged on the U.S. Virgin Islands, but there are fears that their safe haven comes at a cost for residents.
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Cubans cast aside coronavirus fears to search for scarcer food

From the seafront capital Havana to the foothills of the Sierra Maestra mountains, Cubans are defying fear of the new coronavirus to search for food as global trade disruptions worsen shortages of..
Reuters - Published

US to deploy anti-drug Navy ships near Venezuela

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Navy ships are being moved toward Venezuela as his administration beefs up counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean following a U.S. drug indictment..
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Trump doubles U.S. military assets in Caribbean, bolstering drug fight after Maduro indictment

The Trump administration said on Wednesday it was deploying more U.S. Navy ships to the Caribbean to prevent drug cartels and "corrupt actors" like Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from taking..
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Trump says US will increase counter-narcotics efforts in East Pacific, Caribbean

U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that the United States will deploy Navy ships in the Caribbean and East Pacific to prevent drug cartels for taking advantage of the coronavirus..
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Cuba suspends arrival of international flights to stop coronavirus

Cuba said on Tuesday it was suspending the arrival of international passenger flights and asking all foreign boats to withdraw from the Caribbean island's waters to curb the spread of the new..
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Sandals resorts closing for more than a month due to coronavirus concerns

The popular all-inclusive hotel chain in the Caribbean is closing its doors to guests starting March 30 until May 15 because of coronavirus.
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'Keep calm and carry on': Cuba warns virus panic bad for immune system

In the face of global panic over the coronavirus pandemic, Cuba's Communist government has urged calm, saying stress weakens the immune system, and has taken more time than its Caribbean neighbors to..
Reuters - Published

Cuba bars entry to foreign tourists in bid to contain coronavirus spread

Cuba will bar foreign visitors from entering the country for a month starting Tuesday in a bid to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Caribbean island nation, President Miguel Diaz-Canel..
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Haiti declares emergency over coronavirus, imposes curfew, shuts border

Haiti's government on Thursday declared a state of emergency over the coronavirus outbreak, saying it would close its borders and impose a curfew after authorities detected the first two cases of..
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Passengers of British coronavirus-hit cruise ship evacuate in Cuba

Passengers aboard a British cruise ship that has been stranded for more than a week in the Caribbean after several cases of the new coronavirus were confirmed onboard disembarked in Cuba on Wednesday..
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Coronavirus-hit British cruise ship finds refuge in Cuba

A British cruise ship that was turned away from several ports in the Caribbean after five passengers were confirmed to have the new coronavirus is setting sail to Cuba which is allowing it to dock, its..
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United States urges citizens to avoid travel to Haiti

The U.S. State Department on Thursday raised its travel advisory on Haiti to "do not travel" from "reconsider travel" citing risks of crime, civil unrest and kidnapping on the impoverished Caribbean..
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Dominican Republic turns away cruise ship over coronavirus fears

Port authorities in the Dominican Republic on Thursday turned away a cruise ship on a tour of the Caribbean and Central America over fears some passengers might have the coronavirus.
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Mexico to let cruise ship dock as crew member found to have flu, not coronavirus

A cruise ship with more than 6,000 people aboard was given permission on Wednesday to dock in Mexico after passengers were denied entry in two Caribbean ports due to fears, later disproven, that a crew..
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Cruise operator in talks with Mexico to allow ship to dock amid coronavirus fears

Global cruise operator MSC Cruises was negotiating with Mexican authorities on Wednesday to allow one of its vessels to dock in the Caribbean port of Cozumel, after Jamaica and Grand Cayman barred..
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Dominicans take to the streets in protest after election suspension

Hundreds of Dominicans took to the streets on Saturday night in fresh protests after the abrupt suspension of municipal elections that unleashed a political crisis months before the Caribbean island..
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Trinidad bans travelers from China to prevent coronavirus

Trinidad and Tobago has imposed 14-day restrictions on travelers from China to prevent the spread of a new strain of coronavirus on the Caribbean island nation, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said..
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Shaken Caribbean tiptoes back to normal after shock of major quake

Shaken Caribbean residents and tourists said on Wednesday that life was returning to normal after a powerful earthquake struck the region and rattled nerves but spared the area from serious damage to..
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'Did a plane hit?' Big quake shakes Miami and Caribbean, damage minor

A major earthquake struck south of Cuba on Tuesday, sending shockwaves as far as Miami and sparking panic in the Cayman Islands where it ripped open sinkholes, but did not do serious damage to people..
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Major quake shakes Miami and the Caribbean, tsunami threat passes

A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck the western Caribbean on Tuesday, triggering evacuations as buildings shook across the Cayman Islands, in Jamaica, and in downtown Miami, but with no initial..
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Powerful 7.7 earthquake strikes in Caribbean between Cuba and Jamaica

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake has been reported in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and Cuba, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
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Pompeo says U.S. not seeking to divide Caribbean bloc Caricom

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the United States is not seeking to divide Caribbean bloc Caricom after some governments voiced discontent that only certain countries had been..
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Political vacuum in Haiti could let president rule single-handedly

Haitian President Jovenel Moise could be ruling by decree later this week, a scenario he said would help break the Caribbean nation's political deadlock but which critics fear will undermine its..
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Decade after Haiti's big quake, president says aid system needs overhaul

The international aid system is deeply flawed and needs an overhaul, Haitian President Jovenel Moise said on Saturday, almost 10 years since the impoverished Caribbean island nation was struck by one..
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Most Puerto Ricans without power, many sleep outdoors after quakes

More than half of Puerto Rico's 3 million people remained without power on Wednesday and thousands slept outdoors after earthquakes toppled homes on the Caribbean island and raised fears more could..
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Puerto Rico slow to bring back electricity after powerful earthquake

Two-thirds of Puerto Rico remained without power and nearly a quarter lacked drinking water on Wednesday after a storm of earthquakes battered the Caribbean island on Tuesday, including the most..
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Puerto Rico declares emergency after strongest earthquake in 102 years

Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard on Tuesday after a series of earthquakes including one of magnitude 6.4 that was the most powerful to..
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Puerto Rico Earthquakes: Why Are So Many Happening?

This week’s strong tremors are a reminder that the Caribbean is an active seismic zone.
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Puerto Rico declares emergency, activates National Guard after earthquakes

Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard on Tuesday following a series of earthquakes including one of magnitude 6.4 that struck the Caribbean..
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2020's best winter cruises: Choose from the Caribbean, Cambodia, Norway, Galápagos, more

Decide if you'd rather wear a bathing suit and flip-flops or a puffer coat and boots, and start planning your next winter cruise vacation.
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Frontier adding 18 nonstop routes, including new flights to Caribbean, El Salvador and Guatemala

The no-frills airline is adding it first flights to El Salvador and Guatemala and is beefing up service in Miami, Baltimore and other cities.
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Why you should put the Dominican Republic back on your vacation shortlist

Some wondered if the Caribbean nation is safe after a spate of tourist deaths in 2019. It is and there are plenty of places to go beside Punta Cana.
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The Caribbean's best secret beaches, from Turks and Caicos Islands to St. Lucia

Seek out these less-crowded spots during your Caribbean getaway.
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Judge to decide whether American accused in Anguilla hotel death will go on trial

A judge on the Caribbean island of Anguilla will decide Monday if a Connecticut man will go on trial for allegedly killing a hotel worker. Scott Hapgood was vacationing with his family in April when he..
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How the Zika virus changed travel in Latin America and the Caribbean

The places hardest hit with Zika are also some of the most popular tourist destinations across Latin America and the Caribbean. During 2015-2016 outbreak, tourism declined and traveler demographics..
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The Caribbean's best new – and remodeled – resorts for 2019-2020

Caribbean hotels and resorts are prepping for high season (December-April).  See new and remodeled properties opening in late 2019 and early 2020.
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These Caribbean hotels boast offbeat, surprising perks

Sometimes, it's the location or intangibles and offbeat features that set a resort apart. These Caribbean hotels and resorts offer plenty of them.
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