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BRASILIA — Vaccinating 20 percent of the population of Latin America and the Caribbean against COVID-19 will cost more than $2 billion but low income countries will be helped by the COVAX Facility led by the World Health Organization, its regional branch said on Wednesday. According to the Pan American

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MIAMI — Stirred by breathless warnings of a socialist menace, Cuban Americans turned out for President Trump in massive numbers. Now those voters are presenting a new challenge for President-Elect Joe Biden: How to reembrace the historic Obama-era opening with communist Cuba without ceding Florida to the Republicans in 2024.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Residents of the Knolls at Contant got some much needed food thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture this weekend. Food care boxes from the USDA’s “Farms to Families” program were handed out on Saturday morning, according to Annette Jennings Raimer. Jennings Raimer said there are at

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It might be a good way to assuage your conscience … and have a “great day” to boot. If you’ve been hankering for some junk food, this might be a good opportunity to go off your diet plans for the benefit of the community. McDonald’s said it

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MANAGUA — Hurricane Iota has made landfall in Nicaragua as a Category 4 storm, with the Central American region bracing for the possibility of catastrophic damage. Iota crossed into Nicaragua near the town of Haulover, approximately 15 miles south of where Hurricane Eta also struck as a Category 4 on

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CHRISTIANSTED — People down on their luck now have a healthy alternative to life on the streets. Thanks to a new program that allows homeless people to leave the streets to bathe, eat and be groomed. The Collective Collaboration, Inc., a non-governmental organization, is helping homeless men and women to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Her battle with COVID-19 began in New York City, shifted to Connecticut and now has her in St. Thomas. That’s where Rachel Hartley currently helps to fight the coronavirus pandemic for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Hartley, a 2015 Cedarville University (Ohio) nursing and 2020 Master of Science in Nursing alumna, arrived

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CRUZ BAY — St. John Deputy Police Chief Vivianne P. Newton took time out of her busy schedule to take a public stand against domestic violence. Deputy Chief Newton joined some of her other police colleagues and concerned citizens to say the community needs to do everything in it power

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NEW ORLEANS — A fast-moving Zeta weakened to a tropical storm as it ripped through the South this morning, killing at least two, knocking out power to more than two million across the region and prompting a rare tropical storm warning for Atlanta. And officials said life-threatening conditions would last

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser repatriated 45 of 48 migrants to the Dominican Republic Sunday afternoon, following the interdiction of three illegal voyages in the Mona Passage near Puerto Rico. Two of the interdicted migrants remain in Puerto Rico to face possible federal prosecution on charges

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