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MIAMI — Even before the coronavirus swept through Latin America and the Caribbean, the region was ailing. With sluggish commodity prices and massive debt, economic growth was anemic — averaging just 0.7 percent annually over the last six years. The coronavirus is threatening to turn that economic malaise into a full-blown

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SANTO DOMINGO — The number of cases of the novel coronavirus in the Caribbean continues to increase, despite a slow down in some countries, with the total passing 10,000 last night. According to a News Americas Now analysis, the Caribbean now has 10,601 confirmed cases of the virus while the death

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SAN JUAN — 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 News Service today, marking the latest challenge for the military in dealing with the virus. The officials, speaking on

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MIAMI — The top U.S. military commander for Latin America said that the Trump administration isn’t looking to use military force to remove Nicolas Maduro even as it expands counternarcotics operations in the Caribbean. Adm. Craig Faller, head of U.S. Southern Command, said in an interview that the recent decision

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VARADERO, Cuba — 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 eerily quiet. The nearby airport, the lifeblood of Varadero’s economy, closed after Cuba shut its borders

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SANTO DOMINGO — The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus is back on an uptick in the last few days despite showing slight signs of slowing this week. The total number of cases of COVID-19 across the region had increased to 7,432, with Saba reporting its first cases this week

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SANTO DOMINGO — With economists from the World Bank, IMF and IDB forecasting a gloomy economic future for the Caribbean region, there seemed to some good news Tuesday as the number of cases in most regional countries showed a flattening off, even though an uptick continued in seven countries. Most

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KINGSTOWN — Several top Jamaican singers are throwing their support this Easter Sunday for a COVID-19 virtual telethon for Jamaica. Being presented under the theme: “Jamaica, Together We Stand,” named after the title track of singer Richie Spice’s upcoming album, the goal is to raise $10.5 million to aid the country’s

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SANTO DOMINGO —The number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, passed 2,000 in one island alone Wednesday. An analysis of the latest reported number of cases by News Americas Wednesday night showed the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Dominican Republic jumped to 2,111 with 155

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QUITO — We are among 250 population scientists and health specialists from around the globe who have issued a stark warning to countries in the Caribbean and Latin America: governments must increase COVID-19 testing in the region before it is too late. Having observed the experience elsewhere in the world, the region

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