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CARACAS — Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA suspended oil storage and shipping from its Caribbean facilities following a move by ConocoPhillips to temporarily seize the firm’s assets on four islands, according to a PDVSA source and Reuters data. PDVSA has begun concentrating most shipping in its main crude terminal of

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TEGUCIGALPA — Honduran authorities seized 319 kilos of cocaine on a Panamanian-flagged ship in Caribbean waters in an operation that also arrested two Colombians and one Honduran, an official source said. The vessel was intercepted on April 29 by a patrol of the Honduran Naval Force off the coast of the

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor has released a plan that outlines how his administration will use $1.5 billion in federal funds to help the U.S. commonwealth recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Ricardo Rossello said today that at least $817 million will go to rebuilding single-family homes, and another

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CARACAS — U.S. oil firm ConocoPhillips has moved to take Caribbean assets of Venezuela’s state-run PDVSA to enforce a $2 billion arbitration award over a decade-oil nationalization of its projects in the South American country, according to three sources familiar with its actions. The U.S. firm targeted facilities on the islands

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WANTED MAN: The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of Kofi Edwards of Trinidad and Tobago. NEW YORK — The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for help leading to the arrest of a Caribbean immigrant, who is wanted for his alleged involvement

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LONDON — Britain has incurred the wrath of several of its overseas territories by backing measures to force them to publish unprecedented levels of information about who owns the companies based in their jurisdictions by 2020. Territories including the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands fear that the new

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MIAMI — Passengers aboard a seven-day Carnival cruise to the western Caribbean could be forgiven if they felt they were trapped in a scene from a “Titanic” sequel. Video and photographic footage from a Thursday flood on the Carnival Dream, caused by a break in the ship’s fire suppression system,

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Lorna Smith, head of British Virgin Islands Finance and wife of the premier, has said that forcing a public register “smacks of colonialism.” ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Britain’s overseas territories are considering declaring independence as they revolt against the government’s threat to deploy colonial powers to change their financial systems.

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SAN JUAN — We’re still almost a month away from the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, so why are we already looking at tropical weather warnings? A weak low pressure center forecast to develop near Cuba could prove interesting this weekend as it swirls westward into the Caribbean Sea.

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BUENOS AIRES — The numbers are sobering. When Hurricanes Irma and Maria battered the Caribbean last fall, the region lost nearly one million visitors and an estimated $900 million in tourism-related spending. But as bad as those figures appear, the worst is yet to come. As hotels, restaurants, resorts and island

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