• Caribbean island May 12, 2019

    28 to Remain on Scientology Ship in Curacao in Measles Scare

    Authorities in Curacao announced Saturday that 17 crew members and 11 passengers must stay aboard a ship owned by the Church of Scientology that is under quarantine following a confirmed case of measles. Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth said the group is required to stay on the 440-feet Freewinds ship until May 13 because they are still at risk of contracting measles...

  • Asher Klein May 6, 2019

    Scientology Ship Under Quarantine in 2nd Caribbean Port

    Authorities in Curacao say 318 people aboard a Church of Scientology ship docked in the Dutch Caribbean island will remain quarantined at least until Wednesday while they determine how many might be infected with measles. Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth told The Associated Press late Sunday that a team of health officials took 277 blood samples and sent them to the Netherlands....

  • China Apr 17, 2019

    First Red Cross Aid Distributed in Crisis-Torn Venezuela

    Red Cross volunteers distributed the first shipment of badly needed emergency supplies in Venezuela on Tuesday after months of feuding between the government, which has denied the existence of a humanitarian crisis, and opponents who have been seeking to use the delivery of aid to force President Nicolás Maduro from power. In the working class neighborhood of Catia near downtown...

  • food Apr 15, 2019

    US Secretary of State Visits Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Venezuelan migrants in Colombia on Sunday as he wrapped up a four-nation tour of South America aimed at pressuring Venezuela’s socialist president, Nicolas Maduro. Pompeo went to a migrant center in the border town of Cucuta with Colombian President Ivan Duque. Not far away, Venezuelan security forces with riot gear stood in...

  • Russia Feb 21, 2019

    Venezuela's Maduro Closes Brazil Border to Block Aid Entry

    As a showdown looms over humanitarian aid destined for Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro closed off his country’s border with Brazil, vowing on Thursday to block the emergency food and medicine that has rallied his opponents and which he claims is part of a U.S.-led coup plot. Amid the mounting tensions, opposition leader Juan Guaido set off in a cross-country caravan...

  • New Zealand Jul 13, 2017

    Jet Blast at St. Maarten's Seaside Airport Kills Tourist

    A New Zealand tourist has been killed by the blast from a jetliner taking off at a seaside airport in the Dutch Caribbean territory of St. Maarten, officials said Thursday.

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