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WILLEMSTAD — Customs officials in the German port of Hamburg say they have seized 717 kilograms (1,580 pounds) of cocaine, which they estimate would have produced drugs with a street value of 145 million euros ($156 million). The head of the Hamburg customs investigation office, Rene Matschke, said Friday that

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CAGUAS — On this hard-hit tropical island, even the dead are getting pulled into the fight against Zika. On a recent weekday, Roberto Barrera led a team of disease investigators into a graveyard in Caguas, a town about 20 miles south of San Juan. He shoved aside the heavy cement lid

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s government announced today another multimillion-dollar default as the crisis-wracked U.S. commonwealth seeks to restructure nearly $70 billion in public debt. The government said it missed $312 million worth of bond payments including $279 million owed by Puerto Rico’s government Development Bank, which oversaw debt transactions

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SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT IN SINT MAARTEN PHILIPSBURG — A motorcyclist was injured when a subcompact car slammed into it on a popular Sint Maarten highway last night, according to authorities. The Sint Maarten Police Force said that the accident took place at 9:40 p.m. Sunday on the N9 Highway.

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CBP Border Patrol Marine unit. SAN JUAN — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says law enforcement authorities have intercepted 126 undocumented migrants from the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Haiti in four separate events since January 20. The CBP said working under the Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG),

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ISLA REFINERY IN CURACAO WILLEMSTAD — Dutch-controlled Curacao and China’s state-run Guangdong Zhenrong have resumed suspended talks on a lease and upgrade of the island’s 325,000 barrels per day Isla refinery, Curacao government officials told the Virgin Islands Free Press. The MAN party that won Curacao’s general election in October

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SAN JUAN — With continued and strengthened implementation of a regional food security plan, the Caribbean and Latin America could become the first developing region to completely eradicate hunger, the head of United Nations agricultural agency said today. “This region has all the necessary conditions to achieve this, starting with

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LOOKING BUSHED IN THE BVI: President Barack and Michelle pose for photos with Necker Island attendants. NECKER ISLAND, BVI—  President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle arrived in the British Virgin Islands on Monday after jetting in to our region on Richard Branson’s jet. The former first couple posed with staff

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THE VALLEY — In 1967, when Britain was shedding the vestiges of its empire, Ronald Webster emerged as the George Washington of the tiny island of Anguilla — in reverse. He plotted a revolution to embrace the mother country rather than to break with it. London nation-builders had envisioned an independent federation

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WASHINGTON –Hepatitis C alone kills more people in the United States on a yearly basis than HIV. And the first report of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on viral hepatitis reveals the enormous scale of this silent epidemic in the Caribbean and Latin America,  and advocates an organized response

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