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COVID-19 cases in Latin America exceed 2 million [Video]

COVID-19 cases in Latin America exceed 2 million

Coronavirus infections in Latin America and the Caribbean climb as measures to contain pandemic have differing success.

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Cuba rescues damaged coral reef [Video]

Cuba rescues damaged coral reef

A team from the Cuba National Aquarium is on a mission to repair vital coral reef from decades of damage caused by overfishing, pollution and the effects of climate change.

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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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Puerto Rico slowly brings back electricity after powerful earthquake

Puerto Rico's power grid crept back to service on Wednesday after it was shut down entirely as a safety measure on Tuesday amid a storm of earthquakes including the most powerful to strike the..
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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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American Couple’s Death in Dominican Republic Not From Poisoned Alcohol, F.B.I. Says

The Caribbean country was thrown into a crisis this year by a spate of tourist deaths. The F.B.I. finding has bolstered Dominican authorities’ claim that the deaths were natural.
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Hotels with benefits: The best Caribbean resort free perks from paddleboarding to shows

Check out our list of Caribbean resort perks and pick your favorites from dance lessons and cooking classes to garden tours and meetings with goats.
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Caribbean hotels with the best free perks

These days, gratis add-ons are as much a part of a vacation as a chaise on the beach or cocktails at sunset.
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Mexico military police halt migrant caravan on its way to U.S.

Mexico's military police on Saturday halted and turned back a caravan of up to 2,000 migrants from Africa, the Caribbean and Central America, hours after they embarked toward the United States,..
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In southern Mexico, migrants gather in caravan aiming to reach U.S.

Several hundred migrants from Africa, the Caribbean and Central America set off from southern Mexico on Saturday in a caravan headed to the United States, according to a Reuters witness and local..
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Hispanic Americans reflect on immigration, culture, and identity

Each year, National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South..
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U.S. Supreme Court turns away Puerto Rico pension fund dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a dispute over the assets of Puerto Rico's largest public sector pension fund even as the U.S. Caribbean island territory's bankruptcy enters a..
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Haitian protesters clash with police in new push for president's ouster

Haitians armed with rocks, bottles and Molotov cocktails clashed with police on Friday as they called on President Jovenel Moise, blamed for a deep economic and political crisis in the troubled..
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A tropical wave is forming in the Caribbean as Lorenzo is expected to hit Ireland and the UK

For the first time in several weeks, there are no named tropical storms or hurricanes anywhere in the Atlantic.
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Autopsy reveals new twist in death of Anguilla resort worker

There's a new twist in the case of a Connecticut man charged with killing a worker at a Caribbean resort. A revised autopsy raises questions about whether cocaine detected in Kenny Mitchel's system..
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Haiti protests escalate as streets barricaded, police cars set on fire

Haitians erected street barricades and set police cars ablaze on Friday as protests intensified in the impoverished Caribbean nation, after four people were killed in clashes in recent days.
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Portugal court jails British pensioners for cocaine cruise

A Portuguese court jailed a British pensioner couple for eight years on Thursday for smuggling nine kilos of cocaine into Europe in their luggage on a luxury cruise from the Caribbean.
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Haiti legislator fires handgun at protest, photojournalist injured

A legislator from Haiti's ruling party fired a handgun during a protest on Monday, injuring a photojournalist as anger rises over fuel and food shortages in the Caribbean country.
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Tropical Storm Karen heads for Puerto Rico, could impact U.S. mainland next week

Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands as Tropical Storm Karen continues to move across the Caribbean.
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Sargassum seaweed, invader of Florida and Caribbean beaches, may be the 'new norm'

If you've been to the Caribbean or Florida this past summer — or anytime the last few years — chances are you've encountered sargassum seaweed.
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Pressured by U.S., Colombians uproot coca plants, wary of landmines

Dozens of Colombian soldiers dug up coca bushes under the tropical sun on a steep hillside near the Caribbean coast. Shovels in hand and guns slung across their backs in case of a sniper attack, they..
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Badgley Mischka pre-orders to benefit Dorian recovery

James Mischka and Mark Badgley say that pre-sale orders for their latest collection, which was inspired by the Caribbean, will partially go towards helping victims of Hurricane Dorian. (Sept.12)  
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Bahamas says 2,500 missing after Dorian; prime minister warns death toll to rise 'significantly'

Some 2,500 people are still listed as missing in the Bahamas more than a week after Hurricane Dorian pummeled the Caribbean island chain, although that number may include evacuees who fled to shelters,..
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Dorian's toll: Bahamas officials say 2,500 missing in storm's wake

Around 2,500 people are feared missing in the Bahamas in the wake of devastating Hurricane Dorian, a number that may include people who fled to shelters around the Caribbean island chain, authorities..
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Trump's 'very bad' Bahamian drug dealers? U.S. data shows little evidence

President Donald Trump's concern the United States could open its doors to "very bad drug dealers" by easing immigration rules for the storm-hit Bahamas is undercut by administration data showing the..
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Hurricane Dorian insured losses in Caribbean to range from $1.5 billion to $3 billion: AIR worldwide

Insurance industry losses in the Caribbean spurred by Hurricane Dorian will range between $1.5 billion to $3 billion, according to catastrophe risk modeler AIR Worldwide, a Verisk Analytics Inc unit.
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Violent winds tear through North Carolina

Hurricane Dorian is taking its last shot at the U.S. after marching through the Caribbean and up the southeast coast. North Carolina is the target of Dorian's wrath on Friday. Dorian was downgraded to..
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Hurricane Maria strengthens and heads toward Caribbean; New report advises parents and kids to think before they ink
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Bahamas reels from Dorian's devastation, storm surge threatens U.S. southeast

Survivors of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas thronged rescue helicopters on Wednesday and the United Nations said 70,000 people needed immediate humanitarian relief after one of the most powerful..
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Bahamas staggers from Dorian's devastation, U.S. southeast fears storm surge

Survivors of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas thronged rescue helicopters on Wednesday and the United Nations said 70,000 people needed immediate humanitarian relief after one of the most powerful..
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Bahamas in crisis after Hurricane Dorian flattens homes; food scarce

Survivors of Hurricane Dorian on Wednesday picked through the wreckage of homes ripped open by fierce winds, struggled to fuel generators and queued for food after one of the most powerful Caribbean..
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Hurricane Dorian seen over Bahamas from space station

The International Space Station flew over the Caribbean on Sunday afternoon and captured daunting images of Hurricane Dorian, showing the sheer size of the Category 5 storm as it hit the Bahamas.
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Hurricane Dorian: What travelers need to know about flight waivers, Disney World, cruises

As Hurricane Dorian hurtles into the Caribbean, airlines are issues waivers, and cruise lines are modifying routes. Here's what you need to know.
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AP Top Stories August 29

Here's the latest for Thursday August 29th: Hurricane Dorian approaches southeastern United States; Dorian did limited damage in Caribbean; Iranian Foreign Minister accuses U.S. of economic terrorism;..
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Tracking the path of Hurricane Dorian

Dorian strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane Wednesday afternoon as it made its way through the Caribbean. It could strengthen to a Category 3 hurricane by the time it reaches the U.S. mainland. CBS..
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Tropical Storm Dorian gains strength in the Caribbean

Tropical Storm Dorian could lash Puerto Rico today, and forecasters say it could become a Category 3 hurricane by the time it makes landfall in the U.S. on Friday. CBS News weather producer David..
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Tropical Storm Dorian, CMA Awards nominees: 5 things to know Wednesday

Tropical Storm Dorian threatens the Caribbean, the CMA Awards nominees are announced and more things to start your Wednesday morning.
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Puerto Rico braces for Tropical Storm Dorian amid threat of life-threatening floods

Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic are under states of emergency as Tropical Storm Dorian picks up steam in the Caribbean. Forecasters warn heavy rain could cause life-threatening floods. As David..
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Caribbean islands prepare for Tropical Storm Dorian

The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane watch for Puerto Rico and the Domincan Republic as Tropical Storm Dorian approaches the islands. CBS News weather producer David Parkinson has the..
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Tropical Storm Dorian takes aim at Caribbean islands

Puerto Rico's governor has declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Dorian approaches the island. CBS News weather producer David Parkinson has the latest of the path of the storm.
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Tropical Storm Dorian: Puerto Rico Declares an Emergency

As the storm crossed into the eastern Caribbean, Puerto Rico braced for the possibility of being swiped again by a hurricane.
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