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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It’s a dubious distinction at best. Despite the fact that the territory’s murder rate has gone down 6.42 percent in the last two years, the U.S. Virgin Islands has moved up one place in the world’s top per capita homicide rates. In 2018, the United Nations Office

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SANTIAGO, Chile — The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, held a virtual extraordinary meeting with ambassadors and representatives from the permanent missions of 31 countries in the region to the United Nations, to inform them about the actions and proposals the

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SANTO DOMINGO — Five Caribbean countries continued to show an uptick in coronavirus cases Sunday to reach 17,906, according to a News Americas analysis. But there is good news as well as the countries reported no new deaths Sunday. The Dominican Republic continues to show increases in confirmed cases daily

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DUSHANBE — Despite infecting more than three million people around the world, there are still 33 countries and territories that have yet to report a single case of the novel coronavirus. These include Comoros, Lesotho, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and tiny far-flung island nations in the Pacific such as Nauru, Kiribati and

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SAN JUAN — Governor Wanda Vázquez announced on Saturday that she will hold a nonbinding referendum in November to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a U.S. state, a move that comes amid growing disillusion with the island’s U.S. territorial status. For the first time in the island’s history, the

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BUENOS AIRES — Latin America and the Caribbean has now recorded more than half a million coronavirus infections, according to an Agence France-Press tally based on official reports.  Almost half have been recorded in Brazil – the country worst-hit by the pandemic in the region – which also has more than 15,000

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PORT OF SPAIN — An Iranian news agency close to the elite Revolutionary Guards said today that there would be repercussions if the United States acted “just like pirates” against an Iranian fuel shipment to Venezuela. A senior official in President Donald Trump’s administration told Reuters on Thursday the United

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HAVANA — As countries begin to ease lockdown measures in order to kickstart their economies, all eyes are on how international borders will reopen, thereby enabling business and tourism to resume. Some nations have already agreed on, or mooted the possibility of, establishing “travel bubbles” whereby groups of countries who

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SANTIAGO, Chile — The implementation of the 2030 Agenda is at stake and decades of progress in human development are at risk of being reversed if more attention is not given to supporting Caribbean countries in their pursuit of sustainable development, Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for

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SANTO DOMINGO — While a large number of Caribbean countries seem to have halted the COVID-19 curve, in seven nations yesterday, the number of coronavirus cases continued a steady uptick. Here are the seven: 1: The Dominican Republic’s cases showed no slow down as the country surpassed 10,000 cases yesterday, adding

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