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SAN JUAN – The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded a $7.5 million cocaine shipment to federal law enforcement special agents in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday. The crew aboard the cutter Dauntless seized the 275-pound shipment after they intercepted a go-fast boat July 17 in the Caribbean Sea about 80 nautical

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SAN JUAN – The U.S. Coast Guard seized 1.4 tons of cocaine and arrested five Honduran men aboard a boat intercepted 34 miles northwest of Aruba, the office of the U.S. attorney in San Juan said this week. The joint operation with the Justice Department’s Caribbean Corridor Task Force took

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BRIDGETOWN — The head of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) says a series of earthquakes in Barbados and other Caribbean islands this week underscores at the regional level, the importance of building national first responder capacity for dealing with seismic events. On Thursday, Barbados experienced as many as

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Julian Marley SAN JUAN – Julian Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley, has released a song celebrating the decriminalization of marijuana in Jamaica as a liberating experience. The song, “Lemme go,” focuses on how the amendment to the 1948 Dangerous Drugs Act benefits Rastafarians, who consider smoking marijuana –

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“Land of Love and Drowning” (Riverhead Books), by Tiphanie Yanique CHARLOTTE AMALIE – For the people on the U.S. mainland, if they think about the U.S. Virgin Islands at all, they think of rum punches, tropical resorts and hurricanes. Tiphanie Yanique’s debut novel, “Land of Love and Drowning,” is a

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  Washington (DPA) – The Cuban flag was raised over Cuba’s embassy in Washington Monday as the two countries resumed diplomatic relations for the first time in more than half a century. A colour guard unfurled the flag over what until Monday had been the Cuban Interests Section to applause

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  MIAMI — Mayra Rios didn’t want to leave her native Puerto Rico. But the constant bullying that her autistic son faced at school and the lack of services available to him were the last blow. “Over there it’s almost impossible to live,” she said in Spanish at her modest two-bedroom

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  Oskar Rodriguez can usually be found busting a move and breaking a sweat as a backup dancer for artists such as Janet Jackson and Jennifer Lopez, but now he’ll be centered stage as he stars in the new season of HULU’s original series “East Los High.” Born and raised

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  A hammerhead shark took a GoPro on an adventure on the ocean floor earlier in July, offering unusual views of the sea. The results were beautiful, but getting the camera onto the shark was no easy task. Andy Casagrande, a shark enthusiast cinematographer who specializes in wildlife documentaries, put

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           Nelson Gomez of Puerto Rico Four athletes — three baseball players and a weightlifter — have been thrown out of the Pan Am Games for doping infractions but not the swimmer whose banishment would benefit Canada’s medal total. Mexican weightlifter Cynthya Vanessa Dominguez, Colombian baseball player Javier Jesus

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