- an island in the Netherlands Antilles, in the West Indies, off the NW coast of Venezuela. 69 sq. mi. (179 sq. km).
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He was twice arrested but never formally charged for any crime relating to the case in Aruba.Wedding Bells for Natalie Holloway Suspect Joran van der Sloot
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Gardner and Giordano, who met on dating website Match.com, were on a five-day holiday in Aruba when Gardner disappeared August 2.Aruba Murder Mystery Deepens
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On the Venezuelan mainland, south of Aruba and southwest of Curaçao.
His position, meanwhile, was becoming unsafe, so he abandoned it and took possession of the little island of Aruba off the coast.The United States and Latin America
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Aruba lies in the southernmost part of the Caribbean, off the Venezuelan coast and west of Curaçao.
Miranda abandoned his conquests on the Spanish main, and sailed to Aruba.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology
Miranda, finding the place untenable, went over to Aruba, of which he took possession as a basis for further operations.The West Indies and the Spanish Main 
- an island in the Caribbean, off the NW coast of Venezuela, a dependency of the Netherlands with special status; part of the Netherlands Antilles until 1986. Chief town: Oranjestad. Pop: 109 153 (2013 est). Area: about 181 sq km (70 sq miles)
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