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Remittances

Print section Print Headline:  Remittances UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The debasing of American politics Migrants from developing countries sent home $439 billion during 2015, slightly less than the year before. However, the World Bank forecasts that remittance flows will grow this year, driven by a 6% increase in the amount sent back to Latin America and the Caribbean. ...

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Politics this week

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The road to Brexit Print section Main image:  20161008_WWP001_0.jpg Theresa May, Britain’s prime minister, outlined a timetable for Brexit negotiations, saying she would trigger Article 50, the formal process for leaving the European Union, by the end of March 2017. The pound fell to a fresh 31-year low against the dollar. But the FTSE ...

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Politics this week

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The road to Brexit Print section Main image:  20161008_WWP001_0.jpg Theresa May, Britain’s prime minister, outlined a timetable for Brexit negotiations, saying she would trigger Article 50, the formal process for leaving the European Union, by the end of March 2017. The pound fell to a fresh 31-year low against the dollar. But the FTSE ...

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Bello: The once and future bully

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The road to Brexit Fly Title:  Bello Print section Main image:  20161008_AMD001_0.jpg Rubric:  Anti-yanqui feeling is in remission in Latin America. Could Donald Trump revive it? “YOU are the United States, you are the future invader of the guileless America of Indian blood, which still prays to Jesus Christ and still speaks Spanish.” So ...

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Bello: The once and future bully

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The road to Brexit Fly Title:  Bello Print section Main image:  20161008_AMD001_0.jpg Rubric:  Anti-yanqui feeling is in remission in Latin America. Could Donald Trump revive it? “YOU are the United States, you are the future invader of the guileless America of Indian blood, which still prays to Jesus Christ and still speaks Spanish.” So ...

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Hurricane Matthew: Hammering Haiti

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The road to Brexit Fly Title:  Hurricane Matthew Print section Main image:  20161008_AMP002.jpg Hurricane Matthew, the strongest storm in the Caribbean in nearly ten years, struck Haiti and then moved on to Cuba. It is expected to reach Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. In disaster-prone Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, winds of ...

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Gay rights (2): Belize blazes a trail

Print section UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Nightmare on Main Street Fly Title:  Gay rights (2) Main image:  20160820_amp502.jpg Rubric:  A small Caribbean country sets an enlightened precedent TINY Belize is having a moment of global fame. Simone Biles, the United States’ spring-loaded gold-medal gymnast, is also a citizen of the Caribbean state. Human-rights advocates, meanwhile, are more excited ...

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Cuba’s economy: Caribbean contagion

Print section UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Erdogan’s revenge Fly Title:  Cuba’s economy Location:  HAVANA Main image:  Haircuts all round in Havana Haircuts all round in Havana QUEUES at petrol stations. Sweltering offices. Unlit streets. Conditions in Cuba’s capital remind its residents of the “special period” in the 1990s caused by the collapse of the Soviet Union. Today, the ...

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Gay rights in the Caribbean: Not everyone’s island paradise

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Divided we fall Fly Title:  Gay rights in the Caribbean Location:  PORT OF SPAIN Rubric:  Discriminatory laws have proved hard to repeal A RAINBOW flag flew at half-mast alongside the Stars and Stripes on June 13th at the American embassy in Kingston, Jamaica. It honoured the 49 people killed the day before in a ...

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Hispaniola: The Dominican Republic and Haiti: one island, two nations, lots of trouble

UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Hispaniola Location:  PORT-AU-PRINCE AND SANTO DOMINGO Main image:  20160514_amp504.jpg Rubric:  One is about to hold elections. The other has not had a proper government for months. The differences go deeper than that MAX, a young Haitian, lives in Pequeño Haití in Santo Domingo but does not feel welcome there. “Dominicans want all this ...

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