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  1. Obama seeks to end Cuba trade embargo -congressional source

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    Wed, 17 Dec 2014

    WASHINGTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama plans to begin the process of lifting a long-standing U.S. trade embargo against Cuba as part of a series of major policy moves toward the Caribbean island, a congressional source said on Wednesday.

  2. Cuba-focused fund rockets on U.S. policy shift

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    Wed, 17 Dec 2014

    Dec 17 (Reuters) - Shares of the Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund jumped by more than 20 percent on record volume on Wednesday morning following reports that the Obama administration was preparing to...

  3. EU warns four island countries on illegal fishing

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    Fri, 12 Dec 2014

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission has issued warnings to four Pacific and Caribbean countries for failing to crack down on illegal fishing, exposing them to a possible trade ban.

  4. EU warns four island countries on illegal fishing

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    Fri, 12 Dec 2014

    BRUSSELS, Dec 12 (Reuters) - The European Commission has issued warnings to four Pacific and Caribbean countries for failing to crack down on illegal fishing, exposing them to a possible trade ban.

  5. Nicaragua searches for 26 fishermen after shipwreck

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    Thu, 11 Dec 2014

    MANAGUA, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Nicaragua's navy said on Thursday it was searching for 26 fishermen whose boat was shipwrecked off the Central American nation's Caribbean coast due to heavy swells earlier this week.

  6. Latin American nations struggle to reconcile growth, climate action

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    Wed, 10 Dec 2014

    LIMA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At the U.N. climate talks this week, a group of Latin American and Caribbean countries are pushing a bold goal: A world with zero net emissions by 2050.

  7. Canadian banks see clearing skies after Caribbean storms

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    Wed, 10 Dec 2014

    TORONTO, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Canadian banks say the worst of the financial hits they have taken on their Caribbean operations should be behind them as an improving U.S. economy and lower oil prices...

  8. UPDATE 1-Scotiabank to become major sponsor of soccer in the Americas

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    Tue, 9 Dec 2014

    TORONTO, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Bank of Nova Scotia said on Tuesday it has become the official bank and first official partner of the governing body of soccer in North America and the Caribbean , a move that adds to the Canadian lender's growing branding efforts in the sports world.

  9. Scotiabank to become major sponsor of soccer in the Americas

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    Tue, 9 Dec 2014

    TORONTO, Dec 9 (Reuters) - The Bank of Nova Scotia said on Tuesday that it had become the official bank and first official partner of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, which regulates soccer in the Americas.

  10. Bank of Nova Scotia reports weaker fourth-quarter profit

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    Fri, 5 Dec 2014

    TORONTO, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Bank of Nova Scotia, Canada's No. 3 lender, reported a weaker fourth-quarter profit on Friday after taking a previously announced charge related to soured bets in the Caribbean and Latin America.

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