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  Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes WASHINGTON – If the newly elected Venezuelan National Assembly votes to cancel that country’s program of subsidized oil sales to Caribbean and Central American nations, the United States will not be able to substitute U.S. oil for Venezuelan oil, a senior U.S. official

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Eight bricks of the cocaine were secreted away in two backpacks hidden in hold of an American Airlines flight from Jamaica.  PHILADELPHIA – Nearly 20 pounds of cocaine was seized Saturday evening at Philadelphia International Airport after customs officers made a sweep through an American Airlines arrival from Jamaica. Officers

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  DIED IN CRASH: Mary Kettner ROAD TOWN, Tortola – Two cruise ship passengers from the United States died in the crash of an excursion bus, authorities in the British Virgin Islands said. Royal Virgin Islands Police Force spokeswoman Diane Drayton on Wednesday identified the dead as Mary Kettner of

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RESEARCH SCIENTIST: Linnea Veinotte ST. GEORGE’S – Police in the Caribbean country of Grenada are searching for 36-year-old Linnea Veinotte, who they believe was taken while out for a run Sunday morning. According to a social media post, Veinotte was last seen near her home in the southern tip of

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Some 17 countries and territories in the Americas have supplied data indicating that they may have eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, according to a new report by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), unveiled on World AIDS Day Tuesday. Still, an estimated 2,500 children in the

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SAN JUAN – The U.S. Coast Guard has found a body floating off Puerto Rico’s northwest coast that officials believe to be a Chilean man reported missing from a cargo vessel traveling through the region. The body was dressed in a uniform belonging to the Chilean-flagged Berkay N and was

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WILLEMSTED – Three members of the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard and one former member were arrested by Curacao authorities Wednesday following a corruption investigation on the island. The four men are suspected of providing assistance to criminals involved in drug trafficking and face charges that include corruption, money laundering and

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JACKSONVILLE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and military partners supporting Joint Interagency Task Force South, including the U.S. Coast Guard, thwarted an attempt by drug traffickers to transport over 690 pounds of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea. Joint Interagency Task Force South oversees

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SANTO DOMINGO — Dominican authorities say at least 11 people have died and over 70 have been injured when two buses collided between two eastern resort towns. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the buses were carrying employees of the Paradisus Punta Cana Resort and the Coco Bongo nightclub. Authority spokesman

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SAN JUAN — U.S. Coast Guard rescue teams are combing the Atlantic Ocean near Puerto Rico in search of a Chilean man reported missing from a cargo vessel traveling through our region. Coast Guard officials say the missing man was identified as Luis Leyva Aliaga, 62, a first engineer aboard

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