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1 hr ago | Washington Examiner

Dominican Republic installs beach despite drought

The yearly project is intended for those who cannot afford to travel during Holy Week and will include 12 pools near a boardwalk in the capital of Santo Domingo.

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Related Topix: Travel, Weather, Dominican Republic Travel, World News, Natural Disasters, Dominican Republic, Caribbean Travel, Drought

5 hrs ago | Miami New Times

Miami Company's Venezuelan Security Expert Arrested and Accused of 'Terrorist Acts'

The police station burned bright as a bonfire. As cars hissed past on the Caracas highway, flames consumed the roadside structure as if it were kindling.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, World News, Venezuela, Haiti

9 hrs ago | Burnaby Now

Retired fire truck heading to Nicaragua

Burnaby firefighter Erik Vogel says he is proud the City of Burnaby and the Burnaby Fire Department agreed to donate an old fire truck to Nicaragua.

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Related Topix: Nicaragua, World News, Canada, Fire

14 hrs ago | Bajan Reporter

Santo Domingan Police dismissed: downfall via charges of extortion, etc.

On 14 April, the Dominican Republic's Executive Branch agreed with the recommendations of the Upper Police Board to forcibly retire or dismiss for bad conduct 27 police officers: four majors, two captains, nine first lieutenants, seven second lieutenants, two sergeant majors, two corporals and one private, yesterday, 14 April.

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Related Topix: World News, Dominican Republic

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane

When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors.

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News, South America, Venezuela, Fidel Castro

ABC News

Report Finds Faults in US Housing Effort in Haiti

An effort by Washington to build housing for Haitians in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake has fallen short and exceeded costs, a U.S. government report said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Haiti, World News, Natural Disasters, Earthquake

13WHAM

Gunmen shoot at Jamaican lawmaker's bodyguards

The Jamaica Constabulary Force says the two bodyguards for West Kingston lawmaker Desmond McKenzie were not hit in Tuesday's attack as they waited outside a funeral home where the opposition Jamaica Labor Party legislator held a meeting.

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Related Topix: Jamaica, World News, West Kingston, RI

National Public Radio

Sending Money On An Overseas Round Trip To Avoid Taxes

A study estimates it costs the U.S. billions in lost revenues. "I think it's a big problem in the U.S. tax system that individuals can evade taxes and that they try to do so offshore," Hanlon says.

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Related Topix: Cayman Islands, North Carolina

ABC News

Amnesty: Haiti Human Rights Activist Threatened

The watchdog group said Tuesday that Pierre Esperance received a threatening letter at his organization's office earlier this month, along with a bullet.

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Related Topix: Haiti, World News

The Gleaner

Accused women plead guilty to cocaine charge

Two Jamaican women accused of smuggling cocaine into The Bahamas from Panama wearing girdles with the drugs stitched inside pleaded guilty when they appeared before a magistrate on Friday, THE STAR understands.

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Related Topix: Drugs, The Bahamas, World News

Miami New Times

Venezuelan Security Expert Chamel Akl Falsely Imprisoned

The police station burned bright as a bonfire. As cars hissed past on the Caracas highway, flames consumed the roadside structure as if it were kindling.

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Related Topix: Prison, World News, Venezuela, Haiti

National Public Radio

A Small Tablet Company Brings High-Tech Hopes To Haiti

Haiti has struggled to rebuild since a devastating earthquake more than four years ago.

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Related Topix: Haiti, World News

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Nicaragua Dispatch

US woman found dead in Nicaragua

The parents of 37-year-old Karen Colclough got the phone call that every parent fears - their daughter was found dead.

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Related Topix: Nicaragua, World News, Lynnfield, MA

CBS Local

Dolphins Cheerleaders Create "Fantasy" Video Ahead Of Squad Tryouts

Calling all cheerleading-enthusiasts: the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders will soon begin their search for enthusiastic, charismatic and talented women to join their squad.

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Related Topix: World News, Dominican Republic

ABC News

2 Charged With Migrant Smuggling in Virgin Islands

Two Haitian nationals have been arrested in the U.S. Virgin Islands after being indicted on charges of conspiracy to smuggle migrants into the U.S. The U.S. Justice Department alleged Monday that the two suspects conspired with others to smuggle mostly Haitian migrants to the U.S. island of St. John in 2010.

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Related Topix: Virgin Islands, World News

Vancouver Sun

String of earthquakes keeping Nicaraguans on edge, sleeping on streets

Thousands of Nicaraguans woke up in the streets Monday after a sleepless night rocked by two strong earthquakes, part of a string of tremors that have kept the Central American country on edge since late last week.

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Related Topix: Nicaragua, World News, Geology, Science

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

JetBlue: New Lauderdale-Pittsburgh service launching Oct. 29

On Monday, the New York-based value carrier announced plans to launch nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and Pittsburgh staring Oct. 29. The new Fort Lauderdale to Pittsburgh service is one of several upcoming routes announced for the Fort Lauderdale airport that will launch in 2014-15, JetBlue said.

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Related Topix: Fort Lauderdale, FL, Hollywood, FL, Trinidad and Tobago, World News, Travel, Dominican Republic Travel, Caribbean Travel, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Travel

The Miami Herald

New quakes cause panic, no deaths in Nicaragua

Jeffrey Soffer, left, and his sister Jackie Soffer, right. Jeffrey is chairman and CEO and Jackie, principal, of the family owned Turnberry Associates, which owns the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Aventura Mall, and Turnberry Isle Miami.

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Related Topix: Nicaragua, World News, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

Caribbean News Now!

New therapy for advanced prostate cancer available in Trinidad and Tobago

Rishi Maharaj, Janssen Caribbean Area Manager; Joan Craig, Janssen Country Manager South Caribbean; Dr Krishan Ramsoobhag, Urologist and Oncologist Trinidad and Tobago; and Dr David Muschett, Oncology Medical Manager from Janssen.

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Related Topix: Prostate Cancer, Health, Trinidad and Tobago, World News, Medicine, Urology, Oncology

AlertNet

Fresh quake hits Nicaragua, damaging some buildings

People gather in the streets outside their homes after an earthquake of magnitude 4.9 shook Managu, Nicaragua,a April 13, 2014.

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Related Topix: Nicaragua, World News, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Geology, Science

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