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The Caribbean this week

Puerto Ricans vote in electoral primaries; Mejía challenges Dominican government to debate over corruption; Grenada expresses relief as parliament approves budget.


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The Caribbean 04/03/2012

Dominican Republic celebrates Independence Day; controversy continues in Puerto Rico over Ferrer scandal; a report identifies women as the group most vulnerable to HIV.


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The Caribbean 27/02/2012

Haitian prime minister resigns; Jamaican drug lord appeals for lenience; and the Dominican Republic’s First Lady sues a journalist for slander.


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The Caribbean 20/02/2012

First Lady makes a pledge to end femicide in the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rican politicians are questioned about ethics and payment irregularities.


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The Caribbean 13/02/2012

Dominican government accused of repression tactics; Puerto Rican Constitution anniversary marked by controversy; Haitian president criticized for political interference in the Bahamas.


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The Caribbean 06/02/2012

Coastguards search for survivors after an illegal craft sinks en route to Puerto Rico, and a gay rights activist speaks out against homophobia in Jamaica.


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The Caribbean 30/01/2012

A series of small earthquakes hits the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico’s governor declares support for Mitt Romney, and a Suriname rainforest expedition discovers 46 new species.


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The Caribbean 23/01/2012

Dominican Republic celebrates Día de La Altagracia, Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court rules in favour of animal rights campaigners, and Nicolas Sarkozy visits French Guiana.


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The Caribbean 16/01/2012

Dominican Republic donates a university campus to Haiti, Puerto Rico celebrates the Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián, and François Hollande visits the French Antilles.


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The Caribbean 19/12/2011

Political turmoil in Guyana and Barbados, calls for more transparency over political finances in the Dominican Republic, and a Jamaican candidate discovers his doppelgänger.


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The Caribbean 12/12/2011

Protesters of Haitian descent assert nationality rights in the Dominican Republic, and Jamaican ministers release conflicting statements about US involvement in security operations.


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The Caribbean 05/12/2011

General elections held in Guyana and St Lucia; Barbados is pronounced least corrupt Caribbean country; and Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto wins WBA title.


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The Caribbean 28/11/2011

Caribbean marks Elimination of Violence against Women day; Trinidad PM foils assassination conspiracy; West Indies women’s cricket team win World Cup qualifier.