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Latin America U.S. Virgin Islands

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 8- Hurricane Irma's deadly tear through the Caribbean will hobble the region's multi-billion dollar tourism industry for months, just as hotels, airlines, and cruises were gearing up for the region's peak winter season. The region's busiest travel season runs from mid-December to Easter, when Americans, Canadians and Europeans leave behind...

  • With Irma set to hit Florida as early as Saturday night, parts of Florida was expected to lose electricity for days, if not longer, and more than 100,000 people may need shelter, FEMA Administrator Brock Long warned at a news conference. "Hurricane Irma continues to be a threat that is going to devastate the United States in either Florida or some of the southeastern...

  • With Irma set to hit Florida as early as Saturday night, parts of Florida was expected to lose electricity for days, if not longer, and more than 100,000 people may need shelter, FEMA Administrator Brock Long warned at a news conference. "Hurricane Irma continues to be a threat that is going to devastate the United States in either Florida or some of the southeastern...

  • With Irma set to hit Florida as early as Saturday, FEMA Administrator Brock Long warned at a news conference that parts of Florida would be out of electricity for days, if not longer, and that more than 100,000 people may need shelter. "Hurricane Irma continues to be a threat that is going to devastate the United States in either Florida or some of the Southeastern...

  • Cars piled on top of one another in Marigot, near the Bay of Nettle, on the French Collectivity of Saint Martin, after the passage of Hurricane Irma.

    Hurricane Irma is now moving toward the Florida coast, as the Caribbean islands begin the task of assessing the damage.

  • The International Space Station’s external cameras captured a dramatic view of Hurricane Irma as it moved across the Atlantic Ocean Sept. 5.

    The U.S. Virgin Islands for years redirected money intended to help pay insurance claims after large disasters for other needs.

  • Sept 6- The U.S. Virgin Islands for years redirected money intended to help pay insurance claims after large disasters for other needs, raising the vulnerability of residents as Hurricane Irma ravishes the territory. During years of yawning budget deficits, the U.S. protectorate tapped the V.I. Insurance Guaranty Fund to pay for other public services,...

  • Hurricane Irma, possibly the most forceful Atlantic storm in a century, was heading for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Tuesday.

  • Sept 4- Hurricane Irma, barreling toward the Caribbean and the southern United States, was upgraded to a powerful Category 4 storm on Monday as islands in its path braced for a possible onslaught. Hurricane advisories were issued for territories that dot the West Indies, including parts of the Leeward Islands, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, in...

  • Sept 4- Hurricane Irma, barreling toward the Caribbean and the southern United States, was upgraded to a powerful Category 4 storm on Monday as islands in its path braced for a possible onslaught. Hurricane advisories were issued for territories that dot the West Indies, including parts of the Leeward Islands, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, in...

  • CROIX, V.I., Aug 2- For a glimpse at the precarious financial health of this Caribbean island, visit its public hospital. For years the U.S. Virgin Islands funded essential public services with help from Wall Street. Trouble in neighboring Puerto Rico, which recently filed for a form of bankruptcy after a string of debt defaults, has investors worried that the U.S....

  • CROIX, V.I., Aug 2- For a glimpse at the precarious financial health of this Caribbean island, visit its public hospital. For years the U.S. Virgin Islands funded essential public services with help from Wall Street. Trouble in neighboring Puerto Rico, which recently filed for a form of bankruptcy after a string of debt defaults, has investors worried that the U.S....

  • People walk past murals protesting the state of economy on May 15, 2017 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the former Spanish colony of 3.5 million, now a US territory, struggles under a mountain of debt.

    Puerto Rico's bankrupty will be the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, easily surpassing Detroit's default, NBC reports.

  • LONDON, June 4- Three major London hospitals said on Sunday that they were on lockdown after attacks near London Bridge late on Saturday in which up to seven people are feared dead. "Due to the ongoing incident in central London, Guy's, St Thomas'& zEvelinaLondon are on lockdown to keep patients, relatives and staff safe," the authority that runs the hospitals said on...

  • West Berliners crowd in front of the Berlin Wall early 11 November 1989 as they watch East German border guards demolishing a section of the wall in order to open a new crossing point between East and West Berlin, near the Potsdamer Square.

    Building walls has long been the process for keeping others out. Do they really work as instruments of border control in the 21st century?

  • "We will fight for bank secrecy. We are no tax haven," Austria's finance minister said after a group led by Europe's six biggest countries pledged to work together to tackle tax havens.

  • These residences includes places where famous bands were formed, beloved songs or entire albums were written.

  • Since the Sept. 25 recall of three lots of a steroid produced by a Massachusetts company, the outbreak has spread to nine states and 105 patients, with eight people killed, the Centers for Disease Control said.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct 8- About 13,000 people in 23 U.S. states may have received steroid injections linked to a rare fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed eight people, but far fewer are likely to contract the disease, the Centers for Disease Control said on Monday.

  • SAN DIEGO-- PriceSmart Inc. said Monday that a key revenue measurement grew 10 percent in September. The company has five warehouse clubs in Costa Rica, four in Panama, four in Trinidad, and others in Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Aruba, Barbados, Colombia, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.