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Haiti elects new president

Provisional results suggest Jovenel Moise has won the presidential election in Haiti. The political novice has won a majority in the first round, avoiding a second round runoff.

Provisional results suggest Jovenel Moise has won the presidential election in Haiti. The political novice has won a majority in the first round, avoiding a second round runoff.

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Matthew powers towards Bahamas and Florida

After battering Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Hurricane Matthew, the fiercest Caribbean storm in almost a decade, is powering towards the Bahamas and Florida.

After battering Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Hurricane Matthew, the fiercest Caribbean storm in almost a decade, is powering towards the Bahamas and Florida.

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Hurricane Matthew batters the Caribbean

Haiti, Cuba and Jamaica are bracing for "catastrophic" floods and mudslides that forecasters fear will be triggered by the storm's 230 kph winds and a metre of rainfall.

Haiti, Cuba and Jamaica are bracing for "catastrophic" floods and mudslides that forecasters fear will be triggered by the storm's 230 kph winds and a metre of rainfall.

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Jamaica braces for Hurricane Matthew

It’s the fiercest storm to cross the Caribbean for years – and it has Jamaica in its sights.

It’s the fiercest storm to cross the Caribbean for years – and it has Jamaica in its sights.

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Haiti swears in provisional president

Haiti's interim president takes office vowing to handover to a newly elected leader on may 14.

Haiti's interim president takes office vowing to handover to a newly elected leader on may 14.

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OAS observers back Haiti poll despite irregularities

International observers have criticised Haiti’s parliamentary election, saying the vote was marred by irregularities, Two people reportedly died on

International observers have criticised Haiti’s parliamentary election, saying the vote was marred by irregularities, Two people reportedly died on

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Hague police detain 200 as riots continue over death of arrested man

A week of unrest has continued in the Hague with a fourth successive night of rioting following the death of a Caribbean man in police custody. Dutch

A week of unrest has continued in the Hague with a fourth successive night of rioting following the death of a Caribbean man in police custody. Dutch

Europe

EU pledges fresh help to Latin America, Carribean

The EU has pledged 118 million euros in investment support for Latin America and Caribbean nations at the start of a two-day summit. The European

The EU has pledged 118 million euros in investment support for Latin America and Caribbean nations at the start of a two-day summit. The European

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EU set for key Latin America meeting

Leaders from Europe, Latin American and the Caribbean will meet again in Brussels this Wednesday and Thursday. More than 60 heads of state and

Leaders from Europe, Latin American and the Caribbean will meet again in Brussels this Wednesday and Thursday. More than 60 heads of state and

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Castro's Cold War crocs

Ten crocodiles with a rich heritage dating back to the Cold War return to Cuba. Their parents were Castro and Hilly presented by Fidel Castro to the

Ten crocodiles with a rich heritage dating back to the Cold War return to Cuba. Their parents were Castro and Hilly presented by Fidel Castro to the

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US and Cuba make history as Obama and Castro shake hands

Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro have made history – shaking hands in a symbolically charged gesture as they seek to restore ties after

Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro have made history – shaking hands in a symbolically charged gesture as they seek to restore ties after

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Obama makes first visit by a US president to Jamaica since 1982

It is the first official visit by a US president to Jamaica in more than 30 years. Barack Obama is in Kingston to attend a summit of the 15-member

It is the first official visit by a US president to Jamaica in more than 30 years. Barack Obama is in Kingston to attend a summit of the 15-member

Sport

Route du Rhum: A point of view from Pointe-a-Pitre

The whole of Guadeloupe is getting ready to welcome the first arrivals of the Rhoute du Rhum – notably those competing in the ‘Ultim’ class. They

The whole of Guadeloupe is getting ready to welcome the first arrivals of the Rhoute du Rhum – notably those competing in the ‘Ultim’ class. They

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London police officers treat carnival crowd to impromptu dance-off

In the UK, the annual Notting Hill Carnival opened on Saturday August 25 with thousands of people gathering in North-West London to celebrate

In the UK, the annual Notting Hill Carnival opened on Saturday August 25 with thousands of people gathering in North-West London to celebrate

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Storm Sandy still threatens US after downgrade

Hurricane Sandy has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but forecasters say it is still a highly menacing threat to the eastern shores of the

Hurricane Sandy has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but forecasters say it is still a highly menacing threat to the eastern shores of the

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Hurricane Sandy set to become a billion-dollar disaster

A score of people are officially dead but more casualties are expected as Hurricane Sandy continues to leave a trail of destruction in its

A score of people are officially dead but more casualties are expected as Hurricane Sandy continues to leave a trail of destruction in its

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Hurricane Sandy hits Cuba

Cuba has begun to feel the force of Hurricane Sandy, as strong winds and heavy rain batter the capital, Havana. A hurricane warning has been issued

Cuba has begun to feel the force of Hurricane Sandy, as strong winds and heavy rain batter the capital, Havana. A hurricane warning has been issued

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Sandy upgraded to hurricane

Tropical storm Sandy has been upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, and is expected to hit Jamaica later this evening. Authorities in Jamaica and

Tropical storm Sandy has been upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, and is expected to hit Jamaica later this evening. Authorities in Jamaica and

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Jamaica and Cuba brace for Sandy's arrival

Householders in the Caribbean are preparing for tropical storm Sandy, which is expected to develop into a hurricane by the time it hits Jamaica later

Householders in the Caribbean are preparing for tropical storm Sandy, which is expected to develop into a hurricane by the time it hits Jamaica later

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Caribbean cleans up after Isaac as US gets ready

The people of Florida are well used to hurricanes, and Tropical Storm Isaac brought the usual preparations with the minimum of fuss. Many

The people of Florida are well used to hurricanes, and Tropical Storm Isaac brought the usual preparations with the minimum of fuss. Many

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Isaac hits Dominican Republic

Tropical Storm Isaac passed over the Dominican Republic and Haiti, continuing its march across the Caribbean after unleashing heavy rain on parts of

Tropical Storm Isaac passed over the Dominican Republic and Haiti, continuing its march across the Caribbean after unleashing heavy rain on parts of

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Hurricane Irene gathers pace on way to US

The United States is on alert as Hurricane Irene sweeps through the Carribbean and looks set to hit North Carolina by tomorrow.   Irene has now

The United States is on alert as Hurricane Irene sweeps through the Carribbean and looks set to hit North Carolina by tomorrow.   Irene has now

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Dominican Republic and Haiti await tropical storm Emily

The Dominican Republic and neighbouring Haiti are bracing themselves for tropical storm Emily, which has already caused significant damage further

The Dominican Republic and neighbouring Haiti are bracing themselves for tropical storm Emily, which has already caused significant damage further

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Hurricane Earl strengthens to category four

A storm currently hitting the northeast Caribbean and moving towards the US has now strengthened into a major category four hurricane – one short of

A storm currently hitting the northeast Caribbean and moving towards the US has now strengthened into a major category four hurricane – one short of

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First death in Guadeloupe unrest

Anger at the financial crisis has turned fatal in France’s Caribbean island, Guadeloupe. Weeks of increasingly violent protests culminated in the

Anger at the financial crisis has turned fatal in France’s Caribbean island, Guadeloupe. Weeks of increasingly violent protests culminated in the

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First death in Guadeloupe unrest

Anger at the financial crisis has turned fatal in France’s Caribbean island, Guadeloupe. Weeks of increasingly violent protests culminated in the

Anger at the financial crisis has turned fatal in France’s Caribbean island, Guadeloupe. Weeks of increasingly violent protests culminated in the

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LatAm talks on solidarity and regional co-operation

Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean are in Brazil to discuss ways of improving integration and development in the region. Solidarity and

Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean are in Brazil to discuss ways of improving integration and development in the region. Solidarity and