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Gen. John Kelly of the U.S. Southern Command WASHINGTON – The number of Islamic extremists in the Caribbean intent on attacking Western targets has crept upward in the last year, the U.S. general overseeing security in Latin and South America said Friday. These would-be attackers largely come from former British

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  CONVICTED: Rohan Myers of Jamaica FORT LAUNDERDALE – A Jamaican national who crammed more than 6.5 pounds of cocaine into his long-legged compression underwear in an unsuccessful drug-smuggling attempt was sentenced Wednesday to 2.5 years in federal prison. Rohan Myers, 40, was arrested in September at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International

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  D.R. Central Bank Governor Héctor Valdez SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The economy of the Dominican Republic grew 7 percent last year and established itself as the most robust in the Latin American and Caribbean region, officials said Wednesday. Central Bank Governor Héctor Valdez credited in part the drop in

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    The Panamian-flagged Chem Venus MEXICO CITY – The Mexican Navy says it has rescued nine Cuban migrants found adrift in a makeshift boat off Mexico’s Caribbean coast. The Navy said Thursday the private, Panama-flagged tanker ship Chem Venus spotted the Cubans on Tuesday. The Navy dispatched a ship

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Cuba’s Raul Castro sits down with President Obama HONOLULU — President Obama may go to Cuba this year if its government bolsters its human rights record and opens its doors more fully to American business in the coming weeks, a senior advisor to the president said over the weekend. Obama

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ACCUSED OF MONEY LAUNDERING: Guy Wildenstein PARIS — International art dealer Guy Wildenstein went on trial in Paris Monday on charges of tax fraud and money laundering, after two relatives tipped off investigators about the family’s financial dealings — prompting authorities to demand a staggering 553 million euros ($602 million)

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HAVANA – Is Cuba’s rising travel trade a threat to leading Caribbean destinations? That depends on whom you ask. Until recently, the détente between the United States and its longtime foe had generated more headlines than actual tourism business; in fact, tourism from the United States to Cuba is still

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    Modern-day pirates of the Caribbean PORT OF SPAIN – Two incidents of armed piracy against sailing vessels reported in the Caribbean in the last 10 days have prompted an Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) warning. OCC Commodore John Franklin has issued an alert to vessels sailing in waters between

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SAN JUAN – Health officials in Puerto Rico reported the island’s first case of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus recently linked to the rise of a serious neurological disorder among newborns in Brazil. “There is no reason for alarm, and the public should continue to take commonsense steps to avoid mosquito

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          The White Family on St. Croix KNOXVILLE – An American basic cable and satellite television channel owned by Scripps Networks Interactive is premiering an episode of “Caribbean Life” that features St. Croix today. Home & Garden Television (HGTV) Season Four premiere will follow Bruce and

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