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SANTO DOMINGO — The discovery of a dismembered body of a woman this week in the Dominican Republic has put the spotlight on high levels of femicides in a country where one woman has been killed every two days in June alone. The victim was Dominga Bautista Lora, 35, whose

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DIRTY BUSINESS: A 2015 Newsweek article told the detailed account of an undercover sting operation in the Dominican Republic; a former CIA agent and United States diplomat, posed with an undercover team as tourists looking to buy sex with children in the northern beach town of Sosúa. SANTO DOMINGO — Children

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CARACAS – The 2018 Caribbean Series baseball tournament, originally slated to be held in Venezuela, has been relocated to Mexico, the Caribbean Professional Baseball Confederation said, amid a wave of violent protests in that South American country. The confederation did not specify why the tournament, which brings together the champions of

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FREE AS A JAIL BIRD: Denis Davydov, a Russian national with HIV in the USA. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A gay Russian national with HIV was detained by federal customs officials in St. Thomas and could be deported back to Putin’s authoritarian police state under new protocols established by President Donald

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NASSAU — Venezuelan state-run oil company PDVSA is moving millions of barrels of oil from a Bahamas storage facility after terminating a contract with the owner, Buckeye Partners LP, according to internal data and sources close to the decision. Buckeye and Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) had tried to resolve

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OVERFISHING IN SOUTH AMERICA: Fishermen in Chile use a purse seiner to catch Jack mackerel in the Pacific Ocean. (Photo courtesy: NOAA) GLAND, Switzerland — Overfishing and the degradation of coral reefs across the Caribbean and Pacific islands are pushing many fish, including food sources like tunas and groupers, towards

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FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IN THE REGION: Nearly half of them go to waste, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). SANTIAGO, Chile – Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean announced their interest in promoting an international code of conduct to serve as a global guideline to

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SMOKE AND MIRRORS? The Rural Telephone Finance Cooperative building in Dulles, Virginia. When Jeffrey Prosser complained to the RTFC about it changing its accounting practices in mid-stream and costing his company $25 million over four years, the non-profit cooperative immediately moved to foreclose on $520 million in outstanding loans to

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CARSON WEN: Banking on the BVI to attract more Chinese millions to tiny Tortola. ROAD TOWN, Tortola –– The global campaign against money laundering combined with the Panama Papers made the Caribbean islands of sun, sand and offshore banking a near no-go zone for the world’s biggest banks, according to

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‘BLACK MASS’ PRIEST: Cuba is allowing transgender people to simulate Roman Catholic church rites on island with male clergy dressed as women and not approved by Pope Francis or the Vatican. By Sarah Marsh and Anett Rios MATANZAS (Reuters) – For decades belonging to a religion and being anything but

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