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  • Belize police urge software founder to appear

    Police urged software company founder John McAfee on Tuesday to come in for questioning and help solve the killing of his neighbor on the Caribbean island where they lived.

  • Belize seeks McAfee software founder in slay case

    Police in the Central American nation of Belize said Monday that they are looking for the founder of the software company McAfee Inc. to question him about the slaying of another U.S. citizen, his neighbor in an island town on the Caribbean.

  • This NOAA satellite image taken Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at 1:45 a,m, EDT shows a swirl of clouds in the western Caribbean Sea associated with Tropical Storm Ernesto as it approaches the Yucatan Peninsula. Ernesto is expected to strengthen into a hurricane being landfall just north of Belize late Tuesday evening. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)

    Tropical Storm Ernesto swirls off Honduras coast

    Tropical Storm Ernesto swirled along Honduras' northern coast early Tuesday, bringing the threat of torrential rains as it headed toward landfall as a possible hurricane near Mexico's border with Belize.

  • This NOAA satellite image, taken Aug. 6, 2012 at 1:45 a.m. EDT, shows cloud cover ahead of a cold front that extends from the Lower Great Lakes to the Lower Mississippi Valley. (Associated Press/Weather Underground)

    Tropical storm heads for pass along Honduras coast

    Tropical Storm Ernesto strengthened Monday as it headed for a brush with the Caribbean coast of Honduras and Nicaragua on a track that might carry it to the Belize-Mexico border as a hurricane.

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    RAHN: Similar problems, similar solutions


  • The Washington Times

    RAHN: Tale of two small countries

    Cayman is rich, and Belize is poor. Why? Both are small Caribbean countries with the same climate and roughly the same mixed racial heritage, and both were English-speaking British colonies. Belize (the former British Honduras) received its independence in 1981, while Cayman is still not fully independent but is self-governing at the local level, with its own currency, laws and regulations.

  • DISCOVERED DOCUMENTS: A new book shows President Lincoln pursued colonization of freed slaves. (Associated Press)

    Book: Lincoln sought to deport freed slaves

    The Great Emancipator was almost the Great Colonizer: Newly released documents show that to a greater degree than historians had previously known, President Lincoln laid the groundwork to ship freed slaves overseas to help prevent racial strife in the U.S.

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