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SAN JUAN – Federal authorities in Puerto Rico are investigating the origin of almost a half-ton of cocaine seized last week from a shipping container at San Juan port, officials said Saturday. In a statement, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said officers found 910 pounds (413 kilograms) of cocaine

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SAN JUAN — Leilani Dominicci has all the typical worries of pregnant women plus a new one spreading across Puerto Rico: the fear she will become infected with the Zika virus and put her baby at risk. Her unease has escalated so much that the 38-year-old attorney barely leaves her

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PUERTO PLATA — It was Darryl Fornatora’s Christmas present to himself — a seven-day vacation in the Dominican Republican surfing the waters off the picturesque Caribbean island. But the 46-year-old Fornatora, of Palm Beach, Fla., never made his flight home — and nearly a month after his Jan. 27 disappearance,

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   PR Health Secretary Ana Ruis SAN JUAN – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Tuesday that blood should no longer be collected from regions where the Zika virus is circulating, and that blood needed for transfusions be obtained from areas of the country without active transmission. Following the

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MIAMI – The Medicare administrator contracted to work in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Florida has reduced the number and kinds of eye procedures that will be paid for by the federal government. First Coast Service Options, Inc. (FCSO) said today that four types of specific eye care procedures

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SAN JUAN – U.S. airlines have slashed leisure fares to Puerto Rico in recent months to lure travelers to the debt-strapped island, hit by economic turmoil and lately the arrival of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The lowest fares to San Juan, Puerto Rico, have fallen 22 percent on average from

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SAN JUAN —Twenty-eight Dominicans were repatriated and five Haitian migrants were returned to the Dominican Republic by the U.S. Coast Guard after two separate at-sea interdictions Friday and Sunday. According to the Coast Guard, on Sunday a 20-foot wooden boat was found carrying 16 men and two women approximately 50

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SAN JUAN — The Caribbean on Tuesday reported a surge in tourism for 2015 that easily surpassed the global growth rate as it set new arrival and spending records , though there are concerns the mosquito-borne Zika virus could put a dent in those numbers this year. Nearly 29 million

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HAVANA – The United States and Cuba today will sign a bilateral agreement here today that will permit U.S. airlines to operate up to 110 flights per day between the two nations. Beginning Monday, U.S. airlines will have 15 days to submit applications to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

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MUM’S THE WORD: Juan Figueroa-Serville ATLANTA – The Virgin Islands government is the only state, territory or commonwealth in the United States not to report its flu statistics to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Nearby Puerto Rico is reporting high

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