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Alba alliance ambitions lay bare Latin trade confusion

August 3, 2013
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Alba alliance ambitions lay bare Latin trade confusion

By Robert Plummer Business reporter, BBC News The Alba group of nations has ambitious economic plans that it may find hard to fulfill. In the bewildering array of Latin American and Caribbean trade alliances, the left-of-centre Alba group is probably the one that attracts the least attention outside the region. A search for it...
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Haiti Tourism Ministry, Royal Caribbean Hold Working Meeting

July 25, 2013
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Haiti Tourism Ministry, Royal Caribbean Hold Working Meeting

Above: Labadee By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Tourism Ministry held a working meeting Tuesday with officials from Royal Caribbean about the operation of the latter’s resort in the town of Labadee. The talks focused on access to the site, increased integration of the villagers of Labadee in tourist activities and the general development...
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Tropical Storm Dorian to Approach Leewards Sunday

July 25, 2013
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Tropical Storm Dorian to Approach Leewards Sunday

Dorian could bring tropical storm conditions to the Leeward Islands Sunday and may approach the southeastern U.S. late next week. A tropical system that moved off the coast of Africa last weekend became a tropical storm Wednesday and strengthened a bit Wednesday night into Thursday morning over the central Atlantic. A slightly north of...
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Haiti inspired by the Mexican producers and exporters of mangoes

July 20, 2013
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Haiti inspired by the Mexican producers and exporters of mangoes

19/07/2013 11:01:02 Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development (MARNDR), in collaboration with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the National Institute of Forestry, Agricultural, and Livestock Research (INIFAP) of Mexico, organized a technical visit in mango producing region of the state of Nayarit , in order to...
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Predatory lionfish now a confirmed invader in the deep Atlantic

July 16, 2013
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Predatory lionfish now a confirmed invader in the deep Atlantic

Scientists have confirmed that the hardy, Indo-Pacific fish that has invaded waters off the US East Coast and the Caribbean is now living deep in the Atlantic, possibly imperiling smaller fish there. By Elizabeth Barber, Contributor / July 12, 2013 A saltwater volitan lionfish displays its huge number of venomous spines in Amherst, Ohio, in 2010. Nate Parsons/The...
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Tropical Storm Chantal Aims for Caribbean

July 8, 2013
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Tropical Storm Chantal Aims for Caribbean

By Kristina Pydynowski, Senior Meteorologist July 08, 2013; 9:03 PM Newly formed Tropical Storm Chantal is taking aim at the Caribbean this week. The Atlantic Basin has been void of a tropical depression or storm since mid-June, until Sunday evening that is. Tropical Storm Chantal developed in the Atlantic Ocean and is currently 470...
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Tropical Storm Chantal forms in Atlantic

July 8, 2013
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Tropical Storm Chantal forms in Atlantic

The storm’s winds early Monday are near 40 mph. (Photo: National Hurricane Center) Story Highlights A tropical storm warning is in effect for Barbados, Dominica, St. Lucia, Martinique and Guadeloupe. Storm forecast to weaken over Hispaniola and Cuba. In the Pacific, Tropical Storm Erick is getting closer to Mexico. MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm...
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Urban oasis offers hope to Haiti’s poorest

July 8, 2013
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Urban oasis offers hope to Haiti’s poorest

Going Green is a series of special programs that air on CNN International reporting on some of the world’s most pressing environmental issues. In July watch “Earth,” a half-hour feature program with CNN Special Correspondent Philippe Cousteau. Follow him on Twitter. (CNN) — Living amid the garbage-strewn sewage canals, residents of Haiti’s Cite Soleil...
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Haiti, Dominican Republic chicken war highlights trade inequities

July 8, 2013
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Haiti, Dominican Republic chicken war highlights trade inequities

By EZRA FIESER AND JACQUELINE CHARLES jcharles@MiamiHerald.com MOCA, Dominican Republic — Hundreds of Dominicans gathered in a dirt parking lot Wednesday, waiting in line to buy the victims of the latest dispute between Haiti and the Dominican Republic: chickens. The white hens would normally be laying eggs to ship to Haiti. Instead, Dominican farmers...
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Where are the Mosquito Nets in Haiti?-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 5, 2013
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Where are the Mosquito Nets in Haiti?-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

During a recent visit to Haiti, I visited homes at internally displaced persons locations throughout Port-au-Prince and noticed a general void of mosquito nets. In fact, I did not see one. This was perplexing; with the rest of the world, I had read and watched the extensive news coverage of the 2010 earthquake, including...
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