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HAVANA — For at least 35 years, Ishmael Muslim Ali has lived a relatively full and unremarkable life in Cuba. He taught English in the nation’s public schools, worked as a translator and raised a family, a quiet coda for an international fugitive. At least that was the case until

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MIAMI — A new tropical wave has developed in the Caribbean Sea and has a 20 percent chance of development into a tropical cyclone over the next five days. This disturbance is forecast to drift over Cuba in the coming days and then move just south of Florida. Even if

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HAVANA — Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero said late on Thursday that most of the Caribbean island nation would open to international tourism starting next week as it moved towards a “new normality” after containing its coronavirus outbreak. The country, which closed its borders six months ago in a bid

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For the millions of people around the world who live on islands today, a plane or boat can easily enough carry them to the mainland or other islands. But how did people in the ancient past first make it to distant islands they couldn’t even see from home? Many islands

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HAVANA — Caribbean islands already reeling from the economic impact of coronavirus started recovering on Tuesday from the damage wrought by Tropical Storm Laura, which left at least 24 dead and damaged thousands of homes and electricity infrastructure. Brigades of workers were out fixing toppled power poles, removing fallen trees

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HAVANA — State-run stores in Cuba began selling some food and hygiene products in U.S. dollars on Monday as the import-dependent country faces a grave shortage of tradable currency to purchase goods abroad. Cuba last had to open such dollar stores for basic goods in the 1990s when the fall

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HAVANA -— With the coronavirus waning in Cuba, the government plans to restart its tourism industry by sending visitors to five narrow islands that will offer all-inclusive vacations and keep foreigners isolated from the rest of the nation. The state-run system, which debuted last week, is designed to reopen a

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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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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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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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