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Caribbean murder rates hurting growth, says World Bank

The tourism-dependent Caribbean may now have the world’s highest murder rate as a region, severely affecting potential economic growth, the World Bank and a UN agency said in a report on Thursday. Blaming most of the violent crime in countries like Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago on the trafficking of Colombian cocaine to Europe and the United States, the report said the region’s homicide rate of 30 per 100,000 inhabitants a year was higher even than troubled southern and western Africa. Full Story

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