Tropical Storm Beta bears down on Central America

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  • Friday, 28 Oct 2005

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Rain and wind from Tropical Storm Beta lashed Caribbean islands off Nicaragua's jungle-clad coast on Thursday and was forecast to strengthen to a hurricane and dump water onto already sodden hills inland. 

Strong winds and light rain swept over the idyllic Corn Islands, many of whose lobster-fishing residents are of British-West Indian descent. 

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