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VARADERO, Cuba — No one is swimming in the turquoise Caribbean waters of Cuba’s Varadero beach resort, nor lounging on its white, palm-fringed beaches. Its hundreds of hotels, shops and restaurants stand empty and eerily quiet. The nearby airport, the lifeblood of Varadero’s economy, closed after Cuba shut its borders

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SANTO DOMINGO — The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus is back on an uptick in the last few days despite showing slight signs of slowing this week. The total number of cases of COVID-19 across the region had increased to 7,432, with Saba reporting its first cases this week

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SANTO DOMINGO — With economists from the World Bank, IMF and IDB forecasting a gloomy economic future for the Caribbean region, there seemed to some good news Tuesday as the number of cases in most regional countries showed a flattening off, even though an uptick continued in seven countries. Most

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KINGSTOWN — Several top Jamaican singers are throwing their support this Easter Sunday for a COVID-19 virtual telethon for Jamaica. Being presented under the theme: “Jamaica, Together We Stand,” named after the title track of singer Richie Spice’s upcoming album, the goal is to raise $10.5 million to aid the country’s

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SANTO DOMINGO —The number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, passed 2,000 in one island alone Wednesday. An analysis of the latest reported number of cases by News Americas Wednesday night showed the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Dominican Republic jumped to 2,111 with 155

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QUITO — We are among 250 population scientists and health specialists from around the globe who have issued a stark warning to countries in the Caribbean and Latin America: governments must increase COVID-19 testing in the region before it is too late. Having observed the experience elsewhere in the world, the region

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SAN JUAN — The suspected mismanagement of essential supplies during Hurricane Maria turned out to be a boon for Puerto Rico as it fights a rise in coronavirus cases. Health Secretary Lorenzo González said Saturday that officials discovered a cache of urgently needed personal protective equipment at a hospital in

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico on Tuesday closed its fourth police station in a week, raising concerns about the ability of it to respond to the coronavirus pandemic as officers accused the government of exposing one of the largest police departments in a U.S. jurisdiction to COVID-19. More than 100

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SANTO DOMINGO —The death rate from the new coronavirus, COVID-19, reached a new high across the Caribbean region Thursday as the number of confirmed cases also continued its steady uptick. The number of people who have so far died from the virus in the Caribbean is now at 104 as

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BASSETERRE —  Students at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) St. Kitts and Nevis returned to the United States via a chartered World Atlantic Airlines MD83 aircraft on Saturday. No passenger was allowed to disembark in St. Kitts and Nevis. The aircraft first stopped at Barbados’ Grantley Adams International

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