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33 Bizarre New Ant Species Discovered

A total of 33 previously unknown ant species have been discovered in Central America and the Caribbean. The nearly blind ants live in leaf litter and rotten logs in rainforests and are all quite tiny, each less than one-twelfth of an inch (2 millimeters) in length, according to new research.   Full story

It’s not too late! 5 deals for summer travel

   Jeanenne Tornatore from Orbitz shows off a handful of travel deals you can snatch up for a late summer travel trip to such destinations as as Park City, Utah; St. Petersburg, Fla., and Dublin.

Caribbean nations seeking compensation for slavery

Leaders of more than a dozen Caribbean countries are launching a united effort to seek compensation from three European nations for what they say is the lingering legacy of the Atlantic slave trade. Full story

U.N. lowers 2013 Latam growth forecast on Brazil, Mexico

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The economies of Latin America and the Caribbean are seen expanding 3 percent in 2013, more slowly than initially forecast as a gloomier global economy limits exports and domestic demand, a United Nations body said on Wednesday. Full story

Coast Guard seizes 35 million in cocaine bust

   In South Florida this weekend, the US Coast Guard offloaded millions of dollars worth of cocaine seized in the Caribbean. Officials there say they are seeing a new trend these days:  Some of the smuggling boats that used to aim for Mexico are now changing course and are headed on different routes in

Caribbean Lizards Suggest Evolution More Predictable Than Thought

If you could rewind time and watch evolution take place all over again, would it happen the same way as it did before? Full story

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Big Lionfish Found at Disturbing Depths

Sharks No Match for Invasive Lionfish

In Caribbean, push to create no-take reserves

Police seize 30 metric tons of drugs in Central America, Caribbean

Analysis: Puerto Rico - Vacation oasis, muni-market trouble spot

Tiny, Transparent Lobsters Stick Close to Home

E3: With 4th Edition, How Far Can 'Assassin's Creed' Go?

Analysis: Puerto Rico faces uphill budget rush as 'junk' rating looms

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  Chef Timon Balloo cooks up a Caribbean feast

If you’re wondering what to cook in the hot summer weather, look to the Caribbean for inspiration. Chef Timon Balloo demonstrates how to cook up a meal with the flavors of Trinidad, whipping up Caribbean snapper stew with peppers and tomatoes.

  Sarcastic complaint letter to airline goes viral

In a letter dripping with sarcasm, an airline passenger vented his frustration about a flight through the Caribbean that landed at six different “magnificent” airports.

  Caribbean Vacation Forecast

Check the forecast for your Caribbean vacation.

  4 affordable trips for your family

Laura Begley Bloom from Travel + Leisure shows off eight trips that you can enjoy with your family during summer vacation, including Jekyll Island in Georgia, Hidden Pond in Maine, and a beach escape in Saint Lucia.

  Siblings swim 14 hours after their boat sinks

American siblings Dan and Kate Suski were battling a 200-lb. marlin in rough seas during a Caribbean vacation when large waves swamped their chartered fishing boat and they had to swim 14 hours to shore.

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French Captain Tiercelin gestures on Caribbean map after installing at least 3000 km of optical fibre cable, on board Alcatel-Lucent ship after arriving at Caribbean port of Cartagena
French Captain Tiercelin gestures on Caribbean map after installing at least 3000 km of optical fibre cable, on board Alcatel-Lucent ship after arriving at Caribbean port of Cartagena

French Captain Guillaume Tiercelin gestures on a Caribbean map after installing at least 3000 km of optical fibre cable, on board an Alcatel-Lucent ship, after arriving at the Caribbean port of Cartagena July 29, 2013. America Movil is connecting 17,500 km of AMX-1 optical cables from the U.S. to

At least 2,000 km of Cable AMX-1 are seen on board an Alcatel-Lucent ship, upon its arrival at the Caribbean port of Cartagena
At least 2,000 km of Cable AMX-1 are seen on board an Alcatel-Lucent ship, upon its arrival at the Caribbean port of Cartagena

At least 2,000 km of Cable AMX-1 are seen on board an Alcatel-Lucent ship, upon its arrival at the Caribbean port of Cartagena July 29, 2013. America Movil is connecting 17,500 km of AMX-1 optical cables from the U.S. to Puerto Rico, Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil and the Dominican Republic t

Different kinds of optical fiber are exhibited at a workshop on board an Alcatel-Lucent ship, after arriving at the Caribbean port of Cartagena
Different kinds of optical fiber are exhibited at a workshop on board an Alcatel-Lucent ship, after arriving at the Caribbean port of Cartagena

Different kinds of optical fiber are exhibited at a workshop on board an Alcatel-Lucent ship, after arriving at the Caribbean port of Cartagena July 29, 2013. America Movil is connecting 17,500 km of AMX-1 optical cables from the U.S. to Puerto Rico, Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil and the Domi

French Captain Guillaume Tiercelin shows types of optical fibre cables, at the Caribbean port of Cartagena
French Captain Guillaume Tiercelin shows types of optical fibre cables, at the Caribbean port of Cartagena

French Captain Guillaume Tiercelin shows types of optical fibre cables, onboard an Alcatel-Lucent ship, after arriving at the Caribbean port of Cartagena July 29, 2013. America Movil is connecting 17,500 km (10,874 miles) of AMX-1 optical cables from the U.S. to Puerto Rico, Colombia, Mexico, Guatem