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Cuba Struggles To Buy Fuel As Imports From Venezuela Dwindle -Data Indicates
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From The Thomson Reuters Trust HAVANA — Cuba is struggling to cover a fuel deficit as imports from Venezuela and other countries remain below historical levels and global prices boosted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine make purchases almost unaffordable, according to analysts and data. The Caribbean country, which is dependent

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Venezuela Frees American Hostage To Curry Favor For Deal To Replace Russian Oil
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CARACAS — The Venezuelan government freed at least one jailed American on Tuesday night as it seeks to improve relations with the Biden administration, which is looking to undercut support for Russia in Latin America. A nongovernmental group that tracks arbitrary detentions and another person familiar with the matter confirmed

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Human Rights Abusers Cuba, Venezuela Toady Up Praise For Russia After Invasion Of Ukraine
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HAVANA — In a carefully worded statement, the Cuban government is blaming the United States for the crisis in Ukraine and backed Russia’s right to “self-defense,” but said the conflict should be resolved diplomatically. “We call on the United States and NATO to seriously and realistically address the well-founded claims

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Venezuelan Migrants Caught In Limbo As Flooding Impacts Region, UN Says
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SANTIAGO — The northern Chilean village of Colchane near the Bolivia border is seeing a fast-developing situation due to unrest among migrants, mostly from Venezuela, who are neither being allowed to enter Chile nor return to Bolivia. The scenario is linked to newly implemented migration legislation that requires migrants to

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Trinidad Says Venezuelan Migrant Infant Dies In Border Security Operation
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PORT OF SPAIN — Trinidad and Tobago’s Coast Guard said a Venezuelan migrant infant died in a security operation on Saturday when a vessel illegally crossed the maritime border, prompting the Caribbean nation to offer condolences. In a statement on Sunday night, the Coast Guard said one of its patrol

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Dominican Who Kept Venezuelan Women As Sex Slaves In St. Thomas 'Dungeon' Gets 6.5 Years
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A federal judge ordered a Dominican woman to sit in prison for six and 1/2 years and pay nearly $1 million in restitution for her role in a prostitution ring that recruited females as young as 17. Yohanna Gonzalez-McFarlane, 40, of the Dominican Republic, appeared before Chief

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Invasive Species Lionfish Continues To Terrorize Venezuela
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CARACAS — The dazzling, colorful lionfish is a must for any exotic aquarium, but it has also become a major threat to the western Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean. “It’s beautiful, but you have to kill it,” said Mavi Escalona, a Venezuelan nurse and amateur spearfisher. “It causes a lot of damage and it’s

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Russians 'Won't Exclude' Putting Military Hardware in Cuba or Venezuela Amid 'Unsuccessful' Talks With U.S. On Ukraine
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HAVANA — A senior Russian diplomat wouldn’t rule out the possibility of his country placing military infrastructure in Cuba or Venezuela, as the Kremlin called two recent rounds of talks with the U.S. and NATO “unsuccessful.” Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov, who led negotiations with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman in

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Inflation, Even In Dollars, Dims Venezuelans' Holiday Season
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CARACAS — Tradition dictates that Venezuelans, children and adults alike, wear brand new clothes on Christmas and New Year’s. Shirts, pants, dresses, stilettos and sneakers — all with that new smell and perfect, first-time fit. No wrinkles, stains or scratches allowed. But the dollar bills circulating all across the country

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Venezuelan, Dominicano and Puerto Rican Arrested With 90 Pounds Of Cocaine
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three men were arrested for smuggling 90 pounds of cocaine by boat into St. Thomas early Sunday morning, authorities said. On November 22, 2021 Erickson Bolivar, a Venezuelan national, Keisy Jesus, a Dominican Republican national, and Yehudi Robles, a United States citizen from Puerto Rican living in

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