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Region to the center-east of America composed of many islands / coastal regions surrounding the Caribbean Sea

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Caribbean: Region to the center-east of America composed of many islands / coastal regions surrounding the Caribbean Sea
The Caribbean is a region of the Americas that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands and the surrounding coasts. The region is southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America.

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Pompeo says U.S. not seeking to divide Caribbean bloc Caricom

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the United States is not seeking to divide Caribbean bloc Caricom after some governments voiced discontent that only certain countries had been..
Reuters - Published

Political vacuum in Haiti could let president rule single-handedly

Haitian President Jovenel Moise could be ruling by decree later this week, a scenario he said would help break the Caribbean nation's political deadlock but which critics fear will undermine its..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Caribbean


Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly helps save man from drowning during Caribbean vacation [Video]Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly helps save man from drowning during Caribbean vacation

Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly helped save a man from drowning while on vacation in St. Barts last month.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:51Published

Earthquake forces terrified Puerto Ricans to sleep outside [Video]Earthquake forces terrified Puerto Ricans to sleep outside

Puerto Rico's power grid crept back to service on Wednesday after it was shut down entirely as a safety measure on Tuesday amid a storm of earthquakes including the most powerful to strike the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

Puerto Rico declares emergency after earthquakes [Video]Puerto Rico declares emergency after earthquakes

Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard on Tuesday after a series of earthquakes including one of magnitude 6.4 struck the Caribbean island...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

Massive cruise liners collide off Mexico [Video]Massive cruise liners collide off Mexico

Two Carnival Corp cruise ships collided on Friday in the port of Mexico's Caribbean resort of Cozumel, the luxury cruise operator said, crushing the stern of a 952-foot-long vessel and leaving..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

 

Decade after Haiti's big quake, president says aid system needs overhaul

The international aid system is deeply flawed and needs an overhaul, Haitian President Jovenel Moise said on Saturday, almost 10 years since the impoverished Caribbean island nation was struck by one..
Reuters - Published

Most Puerto Ricans without power, many sleep outdoors after quakes

More than half of Puerto Rico's 3 million people remained without power on Wednesday and thousands slept outdoors after earthquakes toppled homes on the Caribbean island and raised fears more could..
Reuters - Published

Puerto Rico slow to bring back electricity after powerful earthquake

Two-thirds of Puerto Rico remained without power and nearly a quarter lacked drinking water on Wednesday after a storm of earthquakes battered the Caribbean island on Tuesday, including the most..
Reuters - Published

Puerto Rico declares emergency after strongest earthquake in 102 years

Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard on Tuesday after a series of earthquakes including one of magnitude 6.4 that was the most powerful to..
Reuters - Published

Puerto Rico declares emergency, activates National Guard after earthquakes

Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard on Tuesday following a series of earthquakes including one of magnitude 6.4 that struck the Caribbean..
Reuters - Published

Mexico military police halt migrant caravan on its way to U.S.

Mexico's military police on Saturday halted and turned back a caravan of up to 2,000 migrants from Africa, the Caribbean and Central America, hours after they embarked toward the United States,..
Reuters - Published

In southern Mexico, migrants gather in caravan aiming to reach U.S.

Several hundred migrants from Africa, the Caribbean and Central America set off from southern Mexico on Saturday in a caravan headed to the United States, according to a Reuters witness and local..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Supreme Court turns away Puerto Rico pension fund dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a dispute over the assets of Puerto Rico's largest public sector pension fund even as the U.S. Caribbean island territory's bankruptcy enters a..
Reuters - Published

Haitian protesters clash with police in new push for president's ouster

Haitians armed with rocks, bottles and Molotov cocktails clashed with police on Friday as they called on President Jovenel Moise, blamed for a deep economic and political crisis in the troubled..
Reuters - Published

Haiti protests escalate as streets barricaded, police cars set on fire

Haitians erected street barricades and set police cars ablaze on Friday as protests intensified in the impoverished Caribbean nation, after four people were killed in clashes in recent days.
Reuters - Published

PM Narendra Modi announces $14 mn grant for Caribbean

Along with this New Delhi has also announced $150 million line of credit for solar, renewable energy and climate- change related projects
DNA - Published

Portugal court jails British pensioners for cocaine cruise

A Portuguese court jailed a British pensioner couple for eight years on Thursday for smuggling nine kilos of cocaine into Europe in their luggage on a luxury cruise from the Caribbean.
Reuters - Published

PM Modi announces $14 million grant, $150 million Line of Credit to Caricom

"India's historic and warm relations with the countries of the Caribbean witnessed a new momentum" in the meeting held Wednesday, an official press release said. St Lucia Prime Minister and current..
IndiaTimes - Published

Haiti legislator fires handgun at protest, photojournalist injured

A legislator from Haiti's ruling party fired a handgun during a protest on Monday, injuring a photojournalist as anger rises over fuel and food shortages in the Caribbean country.
Reuters - Published

PM to woo small island countries in New York, meet 30 leaders during India-Caribbean and India-Pacific Island Summit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be participating in two summits next week on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York--The India-India-Caribbean (CARICOM) island summit..
DNA - Published

Pressured by U.S., Colombians uproot coca plants, wary of landmines

Dozens of Colombian soldiers dug up coca bushes under the tropical sun on a steep hillside near the Caribbean coast. Shovels in hand and guns slung across their backs in case of a sniper attack, they..
Reuters - Published

Trump's 'very bad' Bahamian drug dealers? U.S. data shows little evidence

President Donald Trump's concern the United States could open its doors to "very bad drug dealers" by easing immigration rules for the storm-hit Bahamas is undercut by administration data showing the..
Reuters - Published

Bahamas reels from Dorian's devastation, storm surge threatens U.S. southeast

Survivors of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas thronged rescue helicopters on Wednesday and the United Nations said 70,000 people needed immediate humanitarian relief after one of the most powerful..
Reuters - Published

Bahamas staggers from Dorian's devastation, U.S. southeast fears storm surge

Survivors of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas thronged rescue helicopters on Wednesday and the United Nations said 70,000 people needed immediate humanitarian relief after one of the most powerful..
Reuters - Published

Bahamas in crisis after Hurricane Dorian flattens homes; food scarce

Survivors of Hurricane Dorian on Wednesday picked through the wreckage of homes ripped open by fierce winds, struggled to fuel generators and queued for food after one of the most powerful Caribbean..
Reuters - Published

Tourism to Cuba plunges after Trump's tightening of travel ban: data

Tourist arrivals to Cuba plunged 23.6% on the year in July, official data showed on Wednesday, confirming the blow dealt to the sector by the Trump administration's tightening of U.S. restrictions on..
Reuters - Published

Dominican's largest drug trafficking gang dismantled after raids, says prosecutor

The Dominican Republic's top prosecutor said on Tuesday that the Caribbean nation's largest drug trafficking gang has been dismantled, a group that allegedly used two former professional baseball..
Reuters - Published

Cuban officials attend funeral service for Cardinal Ortega

Cuban government and Communist Party officials attended funeral services for Roman Catholic Cardinal Jaime Ortega on Sunday in a testament to his success in elevating the Church's position on the..
Reuters - Published

Dominican Republic sends McAfee to Britain, without guns or yacht

Tech guru John McAfee, creator of the eponymous antivirus computer software, has arrived in Britain from the Dominican Republic, where he was detained with his wife for entering the Caribbean nation..
Reuters - Published

Cuba hopes for slight growth as Trump pummels Caribbean island

Communist-run Cuba put on a brave face Saturday at a mid-year session of the National Assembly, the government insisting it would not let a growing financial crisis and mounting pressure from the..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo highlights importance of democracy in Dominican Republic: statement

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo highlighted the importance of democratic institutions in the Dominican Republic with President Danilo Medina, according to a statement released Thursday, ahead of..
Reuters - Published

Cuba sees tourism dropping 8.5% due to Trump travel restrictions

Tourism to Cuba will likely drop 8.5% this year in the wake of tighter U.S. restrictions on travel to the Caribbean island, the government said on Thursday, and the decline in arrivals will further..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan's president to visit U.S. in July, angering China

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will spend four nights in the United States in July while visiting Caribbean diplomatic allies, her government said on Monday, angering China, which urged Washington not..
Reuters - Published

China urges U.S. to reject transit stop by Taiwan president

China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday the United States should not allow Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to transit through the country en route to the Caribbean.
Reuters - Published

Taiwan president to transit U.S. during trip to Caribbean allies

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will transit through the United States this month on a tour of diplomatic allies in the Caribbean, Deputy Taiwan Foreign Minister Miguel Tsao said on Monday, in a move..
Reuters - Published

Migrant deaths rise among Venezuelans, Central Americans: U.N.

At least 380 Latin American migrants have died on their journeys this year, many of them Venezuelans drowning in the Caribbean or Central Americans perishing while trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico..
Reuters - Published

U.S. cruise operators stop sailing to Cuba; travelers vent anger online

Major U.S. cruise operators said on Wednesday they will no longer sail to Cuba following the Trump administration's ban on travel to the Caribbean island, angering travelers and prompting worries about..
Reuters - Published

Trump administration ban on cruises to Cuba creates chaos for U.S. travelers

The Trump administration banned cruises to Cuba under new restrictions on U.S. travel to the Caribbean island imposed on Tuesday to pressure its Communist government to reform and stop supporting..
Reuters - Published

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