Category: Caribbean

Haitians Under U.S. Treatment Are Often Separated From Families

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – In turning tents into sophisticated operating theaters and deploying a gleaming hospital ship, the USNS Comfort, to the coast of Port-au-Prince, the U.S. government has brought needed […] Read More >

Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands: Lobbyists Help Smooth the Way for a Tax Break for Foreign Rum Maker

A transfer of billions of dollars in federal aid from public projects in Puerto Rico to one of the world’s largest liquor conglomerates over the next 30 years continues to […] Read More >

Cuba Should Be Removed From State Sponsors of Terrorism List, Experts Say

WASHINGTON — A panel of experts advocated the removal of Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism at a conference organized by the Center for International Policy […] Read More >

Haiti Must Build A Strong State To Recover From Earthquake, Experts Say; Call For Haitian “Marshall Plan”

NEW YORK — A Port-au-Prince school collapsed on a sunny day in Nov. 2008, leaving 80 children dead. The school, perched precariously on a hillside, had been built without a […] Read More >

Haiti Earthquake: Dominicans Give, But Hard Feelings Remain

NEW YORK — Fifteen minutes after he heard about the earthquake in Haiti, Dominican barber Jose Taveras said he made a donation to the Red Cross. Taveras was born in […] Read More >

Judges Urge Congress To Act On Indefinite Terrorism Detentions At Guantánamo

Three judges on the federal trial court hearing challenges brought by Guantanamo prisoners are calling on Congress and the Obama administration to enact a law to address one of the […] Read More >

Rally For Immigration Reform Held in New York City; Immigration Organizations Want Comprehensive Law In 2010

New York — Protesters carrying signs declaring “Justice and Dignity for the Immigrants” and “Reform Not Raids” converged inside the Judson Memorial Church, in New York City’s Washington Square Park, […] Read More >

Cuban Musicians Resuming U.S. Performances

NEW YORK — New York City recently hosted its first Cuban band in five years, after the group Septeto Nacional became the first to win a visa that allowed it […] Read More >

Lofty Goals and a Long Way to Go; Sex Work and HIV Remain Steady in the Caribbean

NEW YORK — The going rate for unprotected sex with a prostitute in Haiti’s urban centers was less than one U.S. dollar in 2001, says an article posted by the […] Read More >