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SAN JUAN — With continued and strengthened implementation of a regional food security plan, the Caribbean and Latin America could become the first developing region to completely eradicate hunger, the head of United Nations agricultural agency said today. “This region has all the necessary conditions to achieve this, starting with

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LOOKING BUSHED IN THE BVI: President Barack and Michelle pose for photos with Necker Island attendants. NECKER ISLAND, BVI—  President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle arrived in the British Virgin Islands on Monday after jetting in to our region on Richard Branson’s jet. The former first couple posed with staff

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DEAD AT 90: Ronald Webster THE VALLEY — In 1967, when Britain was shedding the vestiges of its empire, Ronald Webster emerged as the George Washington of the tiny island of Anguilla — in reverse. He plotted a revolution to embrace the mother country rather than to break with it. London nation-builders

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WASHINGTON — The first report of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on viral hepatitis reveals the enormous scale of this silent epidemic in the Caribbean and Latin America,  and advocates an organized response by the countries of the region to prevent, detect and treat those who need it. The

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DEAD: HUBERT CHIM (LEFT) SAN JUAN —  Authorities in Puerto Rico say a 31-year-old tourist from California has drowned along the island’s north coast. Police on Monday said Hubert Chim was taking pictures of himself on top of a rock when a wave swept him away. They said he died

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PHILLIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Two employees of the Dutch immigration service were arrested suspected of human smuggling, bribery and abuse of their post this week. A person with the initials “K.L.M.B.” (34) and a person with the initials “A.A.D.” (33) were arrested around 6:20 am. on Tuesday. The arrests are the

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SANTIAGO, Chile – A new joint report by two United Nations agencies says  overweight and obesity is on the rise throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, affecting every country, except Haiti. The report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says overweight and obesity

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NEW YORK — U.S. law enforcement officials arrested a Jamaican with cocaine in beef pâtés at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport this week. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency said that officers intercepted Chantal Alecia Bedward on arrival on a flight from Kingston, Jamaica, on Tuesday. During her

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DEAD AT 80: HERBERT KAPLAN CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Herbert Kaplan, 80, the manager of several restaurants in Washington who retired in 2011 as general manager of Bistro Bis in the Kimpton George Hotel near Capitol Hill, died Dec. 8 at a medical center in Lafayette, Colo. The cause was a

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Seven years on from the devastating earthquake in Haiti, countries from across the region are working hard to reduce the risks posed by seismic threats, as part of their wider drive towards sustainable development. The magnitude-7.0 quake of January 12, 2010, claimed at least 150,000 lives and

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