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Plane hijacked in Cuba lands in Key West
'Axis of Good' for Brazil, Cuba, Venezuela  The first day in office for new president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, projects the image of a leftist alliance in Latin America   Powell meets leading Cuban dissident  U.S. Secretary of State sought to energize Project Varela opposition campaign by meeting Oswaldo Paya Cruise ships pull out over UK warning  British are warning that the island was at increased risk of terrorist attack Elian's dad runs for parliament  The father of Elian Gonzalez, President Castro, an Olympic medalist and a popular singer are on the ballot West Indies earn upset win against host   West Indies departed by thrashing Kenya  W. Indies ended its disappointing World Cup campaign with a 142-run win. Chris Gayle smashed 119 off 151 balls Cuban airliner lands under U.S. escort


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  DC-3 with 35 people landed in Key West. Cuban officials suspected the plane was hijacked


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  Two F-15 Eagles were scrambled to intercept the plane. The hijacker is carrying two grenades
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  3 men were convicted of hijacking a passenger ferry to sail to the U.S.
Apr.12     Castro defiant amid criticism, protest  President is saying he would fight to the end to defend his nation against the U.S. Apr.22     Lawsuit follows fear, death  Government's agents say opposition is finished Apr.26     Pope condemns Cuban executions  John Paul II has added his voice to condemnations of crackdown on dissidents

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May.13   US expels 14 Cuban diplomats
  The United States are implying that they had been spying


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Jul.13   Dome of Montserrat volcano collapses  Explosions rocked volcano, spewing thick clouds of ash into the air after rainfall caused part of the dome to collapse

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Aug.1   Pan American Games open  Before a crowd of 18,000 at Olympic Stadium the opening ceremony is featuring some 10,000 performers Aug.2   4 dead, 16 hurt in ship collision  A ferry and a cargo vessel collided 9 miles southwest of Eleuthra Island. Coast Guard took 16 people by helicopter Aug.24   Plane crash kills all 21 aboard
  A commuter passenger Czech-made Let L-410 crashed after takeoff from city of Cap-Haitien Aug.25   Collins crowned sprint king
  St Kitts and Nevis athlete became the new 100m world champion after a thrilling final in Paris Aug.30     Hurricane Fabian strengthens in Atlantic
  Forecasters said the hurricane was still several days from reaching land

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Sep.15   U.S. East Coast prepares for Isabel
  Hurricane's winds have slowed slightly as the dangerous storm remains on a predicted path Sep.22   Strong quake  Earthquake is rattling houses and sending waves of tremors that could be felt in western Puerto Rico

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Oct.10     US to tighten Cuba sanctions
  President Bush has announced fresh measures designed to hasten the end of communist rule in Cuba


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Nov.23     WTO head welcomes Brazil plan
  Brazil plan: Key players in world trade should meet in early December to inject new momentum into deadlocked global talks





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Caribbean Antilles, 2003 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
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Mar.19
  DC-3 with 35 people landed in Key West. Cuban officials suspected the plane was hijacked
Jul.13 Dome of Montserrat volcano collapses  Explosions rocked volcano, spewing thick clouds of ash into the air after rainfall caused part of the dome to collapse Aug.2 4 dead, 16 hurt in ship collision  A ferry and a cargo vessel collided 9 miles southwest of Eleuthra Island. Coast Guard took 16 people by helicopter Aug.24 Plane crash kills all 21 aboard
  A commuter passenger Czech-made Let L-410 crashed after takeoff from city of Cap-Haitien Aug.30   Hurricane Fabian strengthens in Atlantic  Forecasters said the hurricane was still several days from reaching land Sep.15 U.S. East Coast prepares for Isabel  Hurricane's winds have slowed slightly as the dangerous storm remains on a predicted path Sep.22 Strong quake  Earthquake is rattling houses and sending waves of tremors that could be felt in western Puerto Rico



Caribbean Antilles, 2003 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2003 Feb.9 West Indies earn upset win against host Mar.4   West Indies departed by thrashing Kenya  W. Indies ended its disappointing World Cup campaign with a 142-run win. Chris Gayle smashed 119 off 151 balls Aug.1 Pan American Games open  Before a crowd of 18,000 at Olympic Stadium the opening ceremony is featuring some 10,000 performers Aug.25 Collins crowned sprint king  St Kitts and Nevis athlete became the new 100m world champion after a thrilling final in Paris



Caribbean Antilles, 2003 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.18 Cruise ships pull out over UK warning  British are warning that the island was at increased risk of terrorist attack Nov.23   WTO head welcomes Brazil plan  Brazil plan: Key players in world trade should meet in early December to inject new momentum into deadlocked global talks



Caribbean Antilles, 2003 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.18 Cruise ships pull out over UK warning  British are warning that the island was at increased risk of terrorist attack Mar.19 Cuban airliner lands under U.S. escort
  DC-3 with 35 people landed in Key West. Cuban officials suspected the plane was hijacked
Apr.1 Plane hijacked in Cuba lands in Key West
  Two F-15 Eagles were scrambled to intercept the plane. The hijacker is carrying two grenades
Apr.4   Castro visits hijacked ferry site  In the port of Mariel at least 30 people are being held hostage aboard a ferry tethered about 30 feet from the dock Apr.11   Ferry hijackers executed
  3 men were convicted of hijacking a passenger ferry to sail to the U.S.




Caribbean Antilles, 2003 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.2 'Axis of Good' for Brazil, Cuba, Venezuela  The first day in office for new president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, projects the image of a leftist alliance in Latin America Jan.6   Powell meets leading Cuban dissident  U.S. Secretary of State sought to energize Project Varela opposition campaign by meeting Oswaldo Paya Jan.19 Elian's dad runs for parliament  The father of Elian Gonzalez, President Castro, an Olympic medalist and a popular singer are on the ballot Apr.12   Castro defiant amid criticism, protest  President is saying he would fight to the end to defend his nation against the U.S. Apr.22   Lawsuit follows fear, death  Government's agents say opposition is finished Apr.26   Pope condemns Cuban executions  John Paul II has added his voice to condemnations of crackdown on dissidents May.13 US expels 14 Cuban diplomats
  The United States are implying that they had been spying
Oct.10   US to tighten Cuba sanctions
  President Bush has announced fresh measures designed to hasten the end of communist rule in Cuba