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HAVANA — Cuba has jettisoned rhetorical restraint toward the United States and is broadcasting footage of military defense exercises in the face of threats and new sanctions from the administration of President Donald Trump. The island nation had turned the other cheek over the last two years in the face

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WASHINGTON — The White House says President Donald Trump will meet with leaders of five Caribbean nations on Friday in an effort to strengthen cooperation on security and trade issues. The meeting at Mar-a-Lago, the president’s Florida resort, will feature the leaders of the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica

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HAVANA –– British Prince Charles and his wife Camilla embark on a Caribbean tour on Sunday during which they will become the first British royals to visit Communist-run Cuba, even as the island faces rising hostility from the U.K.’s closest ally, the United States. The royals will kick off their

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WASHINGTON — The Virgin Islands national committeeman has been named to the group that will nominate the Republican Party’s choice for president in 2020. Jevon O.A. Williams, 31, of St. Croix also said that he has been invited by President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump to a Black History Month

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has been eyeing several pots of money — including Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico disaster funds, counter-narcotic accounts and military construction dollars — to fund the borderwall, according to congressional aides and White House officials. If Trump declares an emergency to build the wall with

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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement Friday on President Donald Trump’s announcement that he is finally ending the government shutdown and temporarily reopening the federal government: “After the longest shut down in history, I am pleased that the government will reopen and federal employees will be paid,”

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has sought to open U.S. offshore waters to oil and gas drilling despite environmental protests, will be leaving his post at the end of the year, President Donald Trump tweeted today, the latest high-profile departure from his administration. Trump did not give

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SAN JUAN — A federal control board has approved a five-year fiscal plan for Puerto Rico, though Gov. Ricardo Rossello warns it’s too austere and will affect government services. The economic blueprint approved today aims to help pull the U.S. commonwealth out of an economic crisis following a 12-year slump

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] NEW YORK — When many are celebrating Labor Day Weekend across the United States, Caribbean-born workers who have been coming to the mainland as agri-laborers via a non-immigrant visa exemption rule for decades, have now had that door slammed shut. A final rule eliminating the

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] DALLAS — Immigrant children are being routinely and forcibly given a range of psychotropic drugs at U.S. government-funded youth shelters to manage their trauma after being detained and in some cases separated from parents, according to a lawsuit. Children held at facilities such as the

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