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  The world’s largest cruise company could be heading to Cuba. Starting in May, Carnival Corp. plans to offer trips from Miami to the Caribbean island nation, the company announced Tuesday. Carnival says it would become the first American cruise company to visit Cuba since the 1960 trade embargo. The

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  PORT-AU-PRINCE — International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers arrived in Haiti  Wednesday after concluding a successful visit to Suriname. Haiti is the fourth country the minister is visiting as part of his five nation tour of the Caribbean. The visits seek to promote and sustain linkages between South

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World’s largest travel and leisure company granted U.S. licenses to operate direct U.S.-to-Cuba travel for the purpose of providing cultural exchangeCompany intends for fathom, its new purpose-travel brand, to begin full-week sailings to Cuba, beginning in May 2016, in addition to fathom’s full-week sailings to the Dominican Republic MIAMI, July

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France’s President François Hollande inaugurated the largest slavery memorial in the world on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe this summer. The opening of the ACTe memorial on the site of a former sugar refinery that processed the products of slave plantations “will allow Guadeloupe and the whole of the

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  NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash., July 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Navy’s venerable EA-6B Prowler tactical jamming aircraft, designed and built by Northrop Grumman Corporation, has been a fixture at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and in the nation’s carrier-based strike forces since 1971. On Saturday, June

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  Speaking at the inauguration of a memorial and cultural center in Guadeloupe devoted to the history of slavery, French President François Hollande evoked France’s “debt” toward its former slaveholding colony of Haiti but also appeared to reject the idea of monetary reparations. “When I go to Haiti, I will,

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  ORANJESTAD — The quest by three  modern-day slaves for $80 million in restitution has come to Curacao. Three Cuban slave-labor victims were given the High Court’s go-ahead to enforce a $50 million claim won in a United States court against any assets that a drydock firm based in the Caribbean

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  MIAMI — Four migrant interdictions at sea in the South Florida Straits led the Coast Guard to repatriate 38 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba, on Thursday. In all four stops, Cubans were attempting to enter the United States illegally on “unseaworthy vessels,” according to the Coast Guard.

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  Twenty-three members of the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), have expressed solidarity with people in the global community standing in support of the human right to water, with particular mention of the dangers of privatisation of water in Lagos. The letter, whose signers represent half of the CBC, underscores

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