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Thread: Has Anyone Heard About This ???

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    Has Anyone Heard About This ???

    http://curacaochronicle.com/main/dut...bbean-islands/

    Any word if is this has come up in news or daily discussions on Aruba??

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    Interesting article. Love how they claim to be "at each other's throats" yet the text & picture don't really appear that way!
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    The worrisome part is...what South American country will try to scoop up the ABC's....I know when Chavez was in power he thought he should control the islands. Wondering if new ruler would feel the same way if the Netherlands gave up "ownership".
    ARUBA....HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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    The USA would step in

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    For starters there is NO WAY that the U.S. would allow Venezuela to absorb the ABC islands just like that. There is also the possibility that Aruba, Curacao, St. Martin etc would be invited to become members of Caricom with the rest of the wider Caribbean. Which could lead to a joint security agreement of protection between the US and Caricom to act in a security role when it comes to the sovereignty of the former Dutch islands( that's the writer side in me talking). If said islands do become independent it could very well mean that Papiamento becomes the official language along with the forging of closer ties with the wider Caribbean. Just have to wait and see what happens.

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