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MIAMI — Good news for those who have booked Carnival Cruise trips later in the year. The company announced today that voyages will resume on August 1. Carnival Cruise Line officials said that all North American cruises until July 31 remain canceled, but on August 1 specific ships will once again set sail.

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SANTO DOMINGO — Several Caribbean nations are showing positive signs that they are flattening the curve of the dreaded new coronavirus, a silver lining for a region that has seen its tourism dependent economy crushed by the pandemic. The number of new coronavirus cases has now been zero in over

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GEORGETOWN — Three soldiers in Guyana were killed and one was severely injured during a demolition training exercise at an inland army base on Thursday, the military said. The Guyana Defense Force said it was investigating the explosion at an “arms store complex” at Camp Stephenson, about 30 miles (48

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PONCE — A 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit near southern Puerto Rico this morning, jolting many from their beds on an island where some people still remain in shelters from previous quakes earlier this year. There were no immediate reports of casualties, but 50 families were displaced from their homes. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit

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SAN JUAN -— President Donald Trump said he’s activated units and individual members of the U.S. Armed Forces reserves for an ongoing counter-narcotics effort in the Caribbean. In an executive order Thursday, Trump authorized Defense Secretary Mike Esper to tap any military reserve unit for as long as a year for the effort

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BOGOTA — Coronavirus cases topped 170,000 in Latin America and the Caribbean and caused the deaths of more than 8,000 people in the region, according to data from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland as of Monday. COVID-19 so far claimed the lives of more than 200,000 people worldwide and the

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MIAMI — Even before the coronavirus swept through Latin America and the Caribbean, the region was ailing. With sluggish commodity prices and massive debt, economic growth was anemic — averaging just 0.7 percent annually over the last six years. The coronavirus is threatening to turn that economic malaise into a full-blown

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SANTO DOMINGO — The number of cases of the novel coronavirus in the Caribbean continues to increase, despite a slow down in some countries, with the total passing 10,000 last night. According to a News Americas Now analysis, the Caribbean now has 10,601 confirmed cases of the virus while the death

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SAN JUAN — A U.S. Navy destroyer is believed to have a significant coronavirus outbreak on board as it carries out a counter-narcotics mission in the Caribbean, U.S. officials told Reuters News Service today, marking the latest challenge for the military in dealing with the virus. The officials, speaking on

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MIAMI — The top U.S. military commander for Latin America said that the Trump administration isn’t looking to use military force to remove Nicolas Maduro even as it expands counternarcotics operations in the Caribbean. Adm. Craig Faller, head of U.S. Southern Command, said in an interview that the recent decision

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