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U.N. Chief Heads Back To Caribbean To Raise The Alarm About Climate Change, Hurricanes

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PATRICK FARRELL
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MIAMI HERALD
A woman walks down a destroyed street in downtown Port au Prince nearly a month after a 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti on January 12, 2010.

Almost two years after he visited the Caribbean to see for himself the devastation left by hurricanes

Irma and Maria in Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is back—this time to meet with leaders of the 15-member Caribbean Community, Caricom, in St. Lucia.

Guterres will attend the 40th regular meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, which runs Wednesday through Friday in the eastern Caribbean island. In his opening ceremony speech and discussions with leaders, Guterres will focus on the impact of climate change and the financing challenges for Caribbean nations, several of which are struggling to rebuild in the wake of the destructive 2017 hurricane season.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.