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  • Lawyers in 9/11 at Gitmo case seek to question FBI 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:43 pm
  • GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - Lawyers for five men charged in the Sept. 11 attack are seeking to question the FBI about an apparent investigation of defense team personnel in the case.

  • Dominican Republic installs beach despite drought 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:34 pm
  • SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - The Dominican Republic is being criticized for building a temporary artificial beach amid a drought.

  • Cuba publishes text of foreign investment law 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:17 pm
  • HAVANA - Cuba on Wednesday published the full language of a new law that seeks to make it more attractive for foreign investors to bring badly needed capital to the island, but provides less advantage for projects that are 100 percent foreign-financed.

  • Jamaica agency admits sprinter's test was flawed 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:14 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica's anti-doping agency on Wednesday acknowledged that sample collection procedures in sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown's positive test last year were "inconsistent" with international standards.

  • AP names Nigeria chief of bureau 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:34 pm
  • JOHANNESBURG - The Associated Press has named Michelle Faul, who has covered the major stories of Africa over the past three decades, as its bureau chief in Nigeria.

  • Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:40 am
  • CARACAS, Venezuela - 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.

  • Amnesty: Haiti human rights activist threatened 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:14 pm
  • PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A leading human rights activist in Haiti has been threatened for his work, Amnesty International said Tuesday, marking the latest documented case of attacks or threats against watchdog groups in the Caribbean nation.

  • Jamaica grants license for natural gas project 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:37 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - A Hong Kong-based company has been granted a license for what would be a major new power project in Jamaica, the Caribbean island's energy minister announced Tuesday.

  • Report finds faults in US housing effort in Haiti 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:46 pm
  • PORT-AU-PRINCE, 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.

  • Gunmen shoot at Jamaican lawmaker's bodyguards 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:38 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - Authorities in Jamaica say bodyguards for a Parliament member were shot at by gunmen in his gritty district.

  • Puerto Rico boxer Felix Trinidad reaches debt deal 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:54 pm
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico boxing star Felix Trinidad has reached a debt deal with a local bank following alleged losses of $63 million that he blames on a former financial adviser.

  • CAS cites doping sample flaws in Jamaican case 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:56 am
  • LONDON - Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown was cleared of doping because of blatant flaws in the test collection procedures and possible "environmental contamination" of her urine sample, sport's highest appeals body said Tuesday.

  • 2 charged with migrant smuggling in Virgin Islands 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:25 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - 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.

  • FBI: Miami cop known as 'Milk Man' helped dealers 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:31 pm
  • MIAMI - In 22 years at the Miami-Dade Police Department, Lt. Ralph Mata broke up major gangs, supervised an airport canine unit that sniffed out drug smugglers and investigated police wrongdoing. He was also, according to the FBI, known as "The Milk Man" for helping New Jersey cocaine dealers move hundreds of thousands of dollars around.

  • Jamaica reports big drop in lionfish sightings 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 8:04 pm
  • KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica is reporting a big decline in sightings of lionfish, the voracious invasive species that has been wreaking havoc on regional reefs for years and wolfing down native juvenile fish and crustaceans.

  • Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 7:37 pm
  • GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a circuitous trek to disguise the route on the scrub brush-and-cactus covered military base.

  • Rare snake from Puerto Rico found in Fla. shipment 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 3:07 am
  • TAMPA, Florida - Florida's hotline for reporting sightings of invasive species led to the recovery of an endangered snake native to Puerto Rico.

  • French minister in Cuba as Europe seeks opening 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 10:35 pm
  • HAVANA - A French foreign minister visited Cuba for the first time in more than 30 years Saturday, traveling to the communist-run nation at a time when it is seeking to attract more foreign investment and improve ties with the European Union.

  • Wealthy Fla. doctor linked to senator back in news 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:10 am
  • WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - A wealthy Florida doctor whose offices were raided by the FBI and who allowed a U.S. senator to use his private jet is again under scrutiny for receiving more money from the taxpayer-funded Medicare program than any other doctor.

  • Vatican clears Puerto Rico bishop in abuse case 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:26 pm
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The Apostolic Delegation of Puerto Rico announced Friday that the Vatican found no basis for sexual abuse accusations made against a well-known bishop in the U.S. territory.

  • Passengers ill on cruise ship that sailed from Md. 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:44 pm
  • BALTIMORE - Passengers sailing on the Grandeur of the Seas from the Port of Baltimore have been sickened on two consecutive trips, federal health officials say.

  • Puerto Rico court strikes down new pension law 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:20 pm
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico's Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a law to change a teachers' retirement system is unconstitutional, dealing a blow to the U.S. territory's governor as he tries to revive a sluggish economy.

  • Wake held in Puerto Rico for Fort Hood gunman 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:44 pm
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A wake is being held in Puerto Rico for the Fort Hood gunman who recently killed three people and injured 16 others at a Texas military base before committing suicide.

  • Report: Education limited for Dominican-Haitians 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:25 pm
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Children of Haitian descent born in the Dominican Republic are increasingly being barred from attending school following a court ruling that could lead to tens of thousands of people being stripped of their citizenship, according to a report released Friday.

  • Ailing Puerto Rico open to radical economic fixes 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 12:08 am
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Slash the number of public holidays by two-thirds. Eliminate dozens of government agencies. Legalize marijuana and prostitution.