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CARACAS — Venezuela has extended its ban on air and maritime ties with three nearby Dutch Caribbean islands, citing out of control smuggling, officials said today. Venezuela is pressing for high-level talks with leaders of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire before trading can resume, officials said. Vice President Tareck El Aissami said

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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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CHAOS IS THE NEW NORMAL: In Venezuela EL FURRIAL, Venezuela — One oil rig was idle for weeks because a single piece of equipment was missing. Another was attacked by armed gangs who made off with all they could carry. Many oil workers say they are paid so little that

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ORANJESTAD — Citgo Petroleum, the U.S. unit of  Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), will likely invest about $400 million to $600 million to overhaul Aruba’s refinery under a 25-year lease with the Caribbean island’s government, a top PDVSA official said on Wednesday. Citgo earlier this month signed the agreement to

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By THE EDITORIAL BOARD The Caribbean island nation of Haiti is once more in a first-class political mess. Its previous elected president, Michel Martelly, a former entertainer, stepped down in February with no successor in place. On June 14, the 120-day mandate of the provisional president, Jocelerme Privert, expired, with

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday pledged more resources for the eastern Caribbean under the Petrocaribe program during a one-day visit to the nearby island of St. Vincent. Maduro said he was seeking to find a regional hub that would serve as the center for the

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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Venezuela signed an agreement this weekend with the government of Antigua and Barbuda to buy a 25 percent stake in the West Indies Oil Company (WIOC), Venezuela’s state petroleum company said. Petróleos de Venezuela South America (PDVSA) gave no financial details for the purchase of the stake

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