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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Federal law enforcement agents recently recovered four duffel bags stuffed with $2.25 million in cash out of the waters off of the coast of St. Thomas, authorities said. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Customs Border Patrol Air Marine Operation (CBP-AMO) personnel reported that while on duty in the western area of

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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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BALTIMORE — The Social Security Administration issued an update Thursday about COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments (EIP) to certain groups of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries. Beneficiaries who have their regular monthly payments managed for them by another person, called a representative payee, will begin receiving their EIPs

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SANTO DOMINGO — There are now at least 8,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in a single Caribbean country, which saw a whopping 281 new cases today. The Dominican Republic reached 8,235 cases yesterday as its death toll climbed by another 13 to 346. According to the local representative of the Pan

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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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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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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three Puerto Rican men were caught with at least six figures in cash on board a vessel off the coast of a St. Thomas beach last night, federal authorities said. An additional $3 million in cash was found floating in the water next to the boat. Jose

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