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Hurricane Irma significantly damaged nearly 90 percent of government buildings and the island's electricity infrastructure. Now 87 percent of the island's power has been restored. Garson Kelsick/AP hide caption

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The sun glares down on a severely damaged apartment unit in a St. Thomas high-rise on Tuesday. Many residents say they lost everything to the Category 5 storm, and days later they're still grappling with how to respond to the rampant destruction. Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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A rescue team from the local emergency management agency inspects flooded areas late Wednesday in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, after the passing of Hurricane Irma. The category 5 storm is expected to make landfall in Florida by the weekend. Jose Jimenez/Getty Images hide caption

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When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted its last Zika travel advisory for Miami-Dade County last week, residents and visitors to Miami's popular South Beach neighborhood were relieved. Still, doctors say, pregnant women should continue to take extra precautions. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Cacao pods ready for harvest at the Loiza Dark Chocolate farm. Courtesy of Loiza Dark Chocolate hide caption

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Reviving Puerto Rico's Cocoa Farms, Centuries After Hurricanes Destroyed Them

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U.S. health officials are telling pregnant women to avoid travel to Latin America and Caribbean countries with outbreaks of Zika, a tropical illness linked to birth defects. James Gathany/AP hide caption

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Hurricane Danny is seen in a NOAA image taken by the GOES-East satellite taken at 10:15 ET on Thursday. The storm, now a Category 2, is expected to lose strength over the next day or two. NOAA/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Venezuela Cuts Oil Subsidies To Caribbean Nations

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'Oh Gad!' Presents A Compelling Slice Of Caribbean Life

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The pillars of Caribbean cuisine, framing the front of a streetside stall. Ellen Silverman/Courtesy of Media Masters Publicity hide caption

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Don't Be A Jerk. There's A Lot More To Island Cooking

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Ian Burrell, a rum ambassador from the U.K., samples the liquor at the Miami Rum Festival. Tatu Kaarlas/Courtesy of Miami Rum Festival hide caption

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Rum Renaissance Revives The Spirit's Rough Reputation

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