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ROSEAU — As the leader of a small Caribbean island still struggling to rebuild nearly four years after a devastating hurricane, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit never thought he would get a hold of COVID-19 vaccines swiftly. Then a call to India changed everything. Last week, an airplane carrying two consignments of

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SANTIAGO, Chile — The Latin America and the Caribbean region will experience a contraction of -7.7 percent in 2020 but will have a positive growth rate of 3.7 percent in 2021, due mainly to a statistical rebound that will nonetheless be insufficient for recovering the economic activity levels seen prior

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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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CANCUN — U.S. airlines are adding flights, and in some cases COVID-19 testing programs, for travel to Mexico and the Caribbean, a region central to carriers’ strategies to tap into pockets of holiday demand before a vaccine makes its way around the world. Beachside resort destinations in areas like Cancun

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BRASILIA — The death toll in Latin America and the Caribbean from the novel coronavirus rose to 422,102 on Monday, according to Johns Hopkins University.       Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Argentina have suffered the most COVID-19 fatalities in the region.  Argentina  President Alberto Fernandez announced Monday that Argentina

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LONDON — The UK’s envoy to the World Health Organization is begging world governments to stop locking down every time coronavirus infections start to spike because he says the yo-yo effect of these stops and starts is crashing the world economy. Dr. David Nabarro lambasted the use of lockdowns as a

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KINGSTON — The World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about spikes in COVID-19 cases spikes in countries that had managed outbreaks effectively, such as Cuba and Jamaica, and 11 Caribbean states that have moved from moderate to intense transmission, its regional director Carissa Etienne said on Wednesday. The good news

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NEW YORK — If the United Nations was created from the ashes of World War II, what will be born from the global crisis of COVID-19? Many world leaders at this week’s virtual U.N. summit hope it will be a vaccine made available and affordable to all countries, rich and

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SANTO DOMINGO — Five Caribbean countries continued to show an uptick in coronavirus cases Sunday to reach 17,906, according to a News Americas analysis. But there is good news as well as the countries reported no new deaths Sunday. The Dominican Republic continues to show increases in confirmed cases daily

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DUSHANBE — Despite infecting more than three million people around the world, there are still 33 countries and territories that have yet to report a single case of the novel coronavirus. These include Comoros, Lesotho, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and tiny far-flung island nations in the Pacific such as Nauru, Kiribati and

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