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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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Barbados to remove Queen as head of state [Video]

Barbados to remove Queen as head of state

Barbados wants to remove Britain's Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic, the Caribbean nation's government has said on Wednesday.

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Twin tropical storms menace Caribbean & U.S. [Video]

Twin tropical storms menace Caribbean & U.S.

Tropical Storm Marco could hit Louisiana with hurricane-force winds as Tropical Storm Laura moves through the Dominican Republic toward the Gulf of Mexico. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Rihanna to release Caribbean cookbook [Video]

Rihanna to release Caribbean cookbook

Documents filed by her Roraj Trade firm with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office show the star has trademarked the term Sorry, I'm Booked for use selling cookbooks and online publications.

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Caribbean Islands Make Citizenship Easier [Video]

Caribbean Islands Make Citizenship Easier

Caribbean Islands Make Citizenship Easier

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Life's A Beach? Open Or Shut, The Caribbean Is In A Very Tight Spot [Video]

Life's A Beach? Open Or Shut, The Caribbean Is In A Very Tight Spot

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has hit the tourism industry extremely hard, and Caribbean nations are suffering greatly. According to CNN, some islands have closed to visitors to protect their..

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Hurricane Laura strengthens as landfall looms, thousands across Gulf Coast face evacuation orders

Hurricane Laura has already prompted more than 500,000 people to evacuate across the Gulf Coast. The system is expected to make landfall overnight as a Category 3 hurricane after killing nearly two..
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New Virus Hot Spots: U.S. Islands from Hawaii to Puerto Rico

U.S. islands in the Caribbean and the Pacific have growing cases of the coronavirus, which can spike even in places far removed from urban centers when controls are relaxed.
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Marco Nears Louisiana as Laura Rakes Cuba: Live Updates

Damaging storms on converging tracks threaten to strike the U.S. Gulf Coast in quick succession after plowing through the Caribbean.
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Where can Americans vacation internationally right now?

Mexico and the Caribbean offer the most options for U.S. vacationers. Only a few European countries are open to Americans.
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Tropical Storm Marco Expected to Become a Hurricane

Marco is expected to become a hurricane on Saturday and Laura is forecast to produce heavy rain over several Caribbean islands.
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Niven Patel, a Miami Chef, Is Not Giving Up on 2020

A return to indoor dining may be far off, but he just opened a new, Caribbean-inspired restaurant and is moving ahead with plans for others.
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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have had a rough few months, but there's still room for joy ... and that's exactly what they got when North busted a move, to the delight of her parents. The family is in..
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Caribbean resorts are trying lure back visitors with summer and fall rates that are hundreds lower than last year. Check out the deals.
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Soon-to-be Tropical Storm Isaias could impact Florida after lashing Caribbean with wind, rain

Florida could see heavy rain and strong winds from a system that is expected to become Tropical Storm Isaias by the end of the week.
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Tropical cyclones are approaching Texas, Hawaii and the Caribbean: What to know this weekend

Tropical Storm Hanna is approaching the Texas coast, Hurricane Douglas is headed for Hawaii and Gonzalo is in the Caribbean. Weekend forecast.
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Triple tropical trouble: Douglas, Gonzalo and Tropical Depression 8 threaten US, Caribbean

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Forecasters monitoring weak tropical systems in Gulf, Caribbean and Atlantic

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Tourists dip their toes in water as top Mexican beach getaway reopens

Foreign visitors have begun to trickle back to the white sands and warm waters of Mexico's Caribbean coast as its popular beaches gradually reopen to tourism with new sanitary measures in place to..
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For Much of Europe, Reopening Day Is Here

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Cuba to test visitors for coronavirus, limit tourism to keys

Cuba will test all visitors for coronavirus when it reopens to international tourism, which will be limited at first to the beach resorts at the keys of the Caribbean's largest island, Prime Minister..
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African, Caribbean migrants continue trek towards U.S. border

Migrants from Africa and the Caribbean, stranded in Honduras after Central American countries closed their borders to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, on Wednesday kept marching north in an..
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Sea, sand and social distancing: Caribbean reopens to tourism

A cluster of Caribbean islands are reopening this month for international tourism, hoping to burnish their reputations as oases of tranquility after containing their coronavirus outbreaks and..
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Between two storms: Caribbean braces for hurricanes in coronavirus era

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Fourth Iranian fuel tanker enters the Caribbean as Venezuela readies distribution

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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

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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..
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US to deploy anti-drug Navy ships near Venezuela

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Cuba suspends arrival of international flights to stop coronavirus

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Coronavirus-hit British cruise ship finds refuge in Cuba

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