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As new disease wipes out Caribbean coral, scientists tear up reefs to stop the spread

As new disease wipes out Caribbean coral, scientists tear up reefs to stop the spread

Off the coast of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, a group of scientists is tearing a reef apart in a feverish attempt to save some of its coral.

Two police officers killed in Colombia bombings

Two police officers killed in Colombia bombings

Two overnight bombings that targeted police stations in Colombia's Caribbean region killed two officers and wounded seven other people, authorities said on Sunday.

Trump casts pall on inauguration of  Marti statue in Cuba

Trump casts pall on inauguration of Marti statue in Cuba

US supporters of improved relations with Cuba joined the top leadership of the Caribbean country on Sunday to inaugurate a replica of a New York statue of its independence hero Jose Marti.

Trump lifts foreign shipping restrictions for storm-hit Puerto Rico

Trump lifts foreign shipping restrictions for storm-hit Puerto Rico

US President Donald Trump temporarily lifted restrictions on foreign shipping from the US mainland to Puerto Rico on Thursday to help get supplies quickly to the US territory ...

Dam fails in Puerto Rico, 70,000 told to evacuate

Dam fails in Puerto Rico, 70,000 told to evacuate

Some 70,000 people were ordered to evacuate their homes Friday after a rain-swollen dam in Puerto Rico failed in the latest disaster caused by Hurricane Maria.

Hurricane Maria slams Puerto Rico with high rains, storm surge

Hurricane Maria slams Puerto Rico with high rains, storm surge

Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the US territory in nearly 90 years, ripping windows from their fixtures and sending debris hurtling through the streets ...

Irma powers toward Florida, after lashing the Caribbean

Irma powers toward Florida, after lashing the Caribbean

Irma was about 495 miles (795 km) southeast of Miami, Florida, early on Friday, after soaking the northern coasts of the Dominican Republic and Haiti and pummelling the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Britain sends £12m, ship to assist Irma victims

Britain sends £12m, ship to assist Irma victims

Britain is sending a military vessel to assist victims of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean and is assigning £12 million ($15.7 million, 13 million euros) in aid, the government said Thursday.

Monster Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean islands

Monster Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean islands

Monster Hurricane Irma slammed into the French Caribbean islands on Wednesday after making landfall in Barbuda, packing ferocious winds and causing major flooding in low-lying areas.

Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Caribbean island of Barbuda

Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Caribbean island of Barbuda

The eye of the rare Category Five storm made landfall on Barbuda -- part of the twin island nation of Antigua and Barbuda -- just before 0600 GMT with winds gusting at up to 185 mph (295 kph), the National Hurricane Center said.

Hurricane Irma barrels towards Caribbean, southern US

Hurricane Irma barrels towards Caribbean, southern US

Hurricane warnings and watches were in effect for territories that dot the West Indies, including parts of the Leeward Islands, the British and US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Festival of the Latin American and the Caribbean countries

Festival of the Latin American and the Caribbean countries

The Cultural Village Foundation-Katara is gearing up for the inauguration of the ‘Roots’ festival, an event that will showcase 12 Latin American and Caribbean cultures ...