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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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Schumpeter: How globalisation is helping Jamaica

UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Schumpeter Main image:  20160514_wbd000.jpg Rubric:  Globalisation may be out of favour. Jamaica provides a surprising example of its value IT IS EASY to succumb to the romance of Jamaica over dinner with Chris Blackwell in GoldenEye, his boutique hotel in the grounds of Ian Fleming’s Caribbean retreat. Mr Blackwell’s mother was Fleming’s mistress, ...

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Schumpeter: How globalisation is helping Jamaica

UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Schumpeter Main image:  20160514_wbd000.jpg Rubric:  Globalisation may be out of favour. Jamaica provides a surprising example of its value IT IS EASY to succumb to the romance of Jamaica over dinner with Chris Blackwell in GoldenEye, his boutique hotel in the grounds of Ian Fleming’s Caribbean retreat. Mr Blackwell’s mother was Fleming’s mistress, ...

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Schumpeter: Island story

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The war within Fly Title:  Schumpeter Main image:  20160514_wbd000.jpg Rubric:  Globalisation may be out of favour. Jamaica provides a surprising example of its value [T IS EASY to succumb to the romance of Jamaica over dinner with Chris Blackwell in GoldenEye, his boutique hotel in the grounds of Ian Fleming’s Caribbean retreat. Mr Blackwell’s ...

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West Indian cricket: The Windies won

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Imperial ambitions Fly Title:  West Indian cricket Location:  KOLKATA Main image:  20160409_AMP003_0.jpg Rubric:  Why The Economist failed to predict a stunning victory WRITING about West Indian cricket last year, The Economist tried to explain “why a dazzling team has faded”. On April 3rd in Kolkata, the West Indian men’s and women’s teams both dazzled ...

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Caribbean prisons: Blue seas, black holes

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The future of computing Fly Title:  Caribbean prisons Rubric:  Foul, crowded and dangerous, the region’s jails need reform Main image:  20160312_amp501.jpg “FREEDOM! We want freedom!” cried inmates of the Camp Street prison in Guyana’s capital, Georgetown. But in three days of unrest that began on March 2nd, 17 of them burnt to death. The ...

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Jamaica’s election: Let them eat goat

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Out of ammo? Fly Title:  Jamaica’s election Rubric:  A populist opposition challenges government austerity IN THE heart of Montego Bay, his country’s tourist capital, on the night of February 7th Andrew Holness, the leader of the opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), was outlining his election plan to a throng of supporters when a burst ...

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Daily chart: The world’s most violent cities

VENEZUELA is in turmoil. Tanking oil prices have taken a heavy toll on its income, along with years of economic mismanagement by the government. Inflation is running at nearly 200%—the highest rate in the world—according to the IMF, and a week ago it was awarded another dismal accolade. A ranking of the world’s most violent cities by CCSP-JP, a Mexican NGO, ...

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Daily chart: The world’s most violent cities

VENEZUELA is in turmoil. Tanking oil prices have taken a heavy toll on its income, along with years of economic mismanagement by the government. Inflation is running at nearly 200%—the highest rate in the world—according to the IMF, and a week ago it was awarded another dismal accolade. A ranking of the world’s most violent cities by CCSP-JP, a Mexican NGO, ...

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Black Britons: The next generation

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The brawl begins Fly Title:  Black Britons Rubric:  A mainly Caribbean community has become a mainly African one—and is poised to become more successful Main image:  20160130_BRP004_2.jpg BLACK British history did not begin in the 20th century. In 1578 George Best, a travelling diarist, wrote of meeting “an Ethiopian as blacke as a cole ...

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