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Venezuelan crisis of 1902–03: Why is there a Russian flag on the cover of the prominent newspaper 'Le Petit Parisien'?

I think this is a color error (in reproduction, printing, fading, etc.) It is a 19th Century Venezuelan flag with the cluster of stars visible on the blue bar.
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Why do Afro-Caribbeans have English names whereas Indo-Caribbeans still have Indian(ish) names?

Afro Carribeans: Afro-Caribbeans are Caribbean people who trace their heritage to Sub-Saharan Africa [...] Between the 16th and 19th centuries, European-led triangular trade brought African people ...
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What date did Henry Morgan capture his most famous flagship, the "Satisfaction"?

Le Cerf Volant, a 14-gun warship, was probably captured in late December 1668 (New Style date) by Edward Collier while commanding the Oxford. Collier seized the French ship at Cow island while it was ...
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Were there ever instances of sailors pressed into British service in Europe ending up in the Caribbean?

Sure, I see no problems with this, press gangs for the Royal Navy were still active, not ending until sometime between 1814 and 1853. The British had a Naval presence in the Carribean. In the early ...
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Why are the Lesser Antilles so politically fragmented?

The Lesser Antilles are so fragmented because they were (collectively) colonized or captured by no less than eight different countries. Even today, some of them are colonies belonging to France, ...
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Why did not Spain manage to keep any colonial possessions in the new world?

As observed above, the only American colonies Spain did not lose to independence movements were Cuba and Puerto Rico, which it lost in the Spanish-American War. Worth noticing is the fact that Cuba ...
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How did Southern slaveholders in the United States relate to the Caribbean and Latin America?

Yes, the South was closely linked to the U.S. imperialist project in Latin America. Not only did slave states hope to gain advantage in Congress, they firmly upheld a pre-Enlightenment, neo-feudal ...
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Venezuelan crisis of 1902–03: Why is there a Russian flag on the cover of the prominent newspaper 'Le Petit Parisien'?

After zooming in, it does look like the white part is a faded yellow and there is a circle of stars in the middle of the flag (as pointed out in Aaron's answer):
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When did the Ciboney arrive on Cuba and displace the Guanahatabey?

The Guanahatabey by all accounts were hunter-gatherers. AKA: Mesolithic. They also appear to have spoken a language completely unrelated to the various forms of Arwakian spoken in the rest of the ...
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What date did Henry Morgan capture his most famous flagship, the "Satisfaction"?

As near as I can find, the Cour Volant was captured by Edward Collier in December 1668 at the Isle à la Vache, off the harbour of Aux Cayes in Hispaniola. Collier was, at that point commander of the ...
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What is the brown doll on Nicolás de Ovando's desk?

The rather limited available evidence would suggest that the object is (as you suggested) a Taino artefact, possibly a representation of a deity (zemi / cemi). Cemi objects/idols came in different ...
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Why did not Spain manage to keep any colonial possessions in the new world?

Spain lost control of its main colonies in America essentially for the same reasons as England lost the US: the colonies liberated themselves. Speaking of the Philippines and small islands, which ...
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Were there ever instances of sailors pressed into British service in Europe ending up in the Caribbean?

Yep, this is fine. In addition to mainland-based press gangs, the Royal Navy pressed merchant sailors including American sailors until the end of the War of 1812. The Carribean, of course, lies ...
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Why did not Spain manage to keep any colonial possessions in the new world?

Note that during the critical early years of Simon Bolivar's independence movement in Venezuela and New Granada Spain was being torn apart by the Peninsular War (1808-1814). Likewise the Hidalgo ...
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What is the difference between Taino and Puerto Rican?

Pre European contact ie Christopher Columbus aka Cristobal Colon the chain islands from the Bahamas through the Greater Antilles and some in the Lesser Antilles (mostly ruled by the Caribe Tribes “...
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