Category: Caribbean

Cuba to Introduce Broadband Internet Pilot Program

Top Story — The Cuban government will roll out broadband Internet service in two neighborhoods in Havana, the director of the state telecommunications company ETECSA announced on Sunday night. The […] Read More >

Hemisphere Reacts to ‘Explosion’ of Zika Virus

Top Story — The World Health Organization declared Thursday the mosquito-borne Zika virus, linked to thousands of cases of birth defects in Brazil, is “spreading explosively.” The WHO’s Americas division […] Read More >

OAS Mission to Haiti May Spell Good Fortune for Ruling Party Candidate

Top Story — The Organization of American States will send a special mission to Haiti to help the country emerge from an electoral crisis that has triggered violent protests in […] Read More >

Obama Relaxes Rules on Cuba Trade as Tourism Surges

Top Story — As of today, Cuba will be able import U.S. goods on credit for the first time since the start of an economic embargo in 1962. The Obama […] Read More >

Haiti Election Postponed a Second Time, Prompting Unrest

Top Story — Anti-government protesters took to the streets of Port-au-Prince on Saturday in response to the cancellation the day before of a presidential election. Voters were scheduled to choose […] Read More >

Protests Sweep Haiti Ahead of Presidential Runoff Election

Top Story — About 2,000 protesters set up barricades, threw rocks and torched cars in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince on Monday ahead of a presidential and legislative runoff election scheduled […] Read More >

Haiti Presidential Candidate Refuses to Participate in Runoff Amid Fraud Allegations

Top Story — Haitian presidential candidate Jude Célestin will not take part in a runoff scheduled for Jan. 24 unless outgoing President Michel Martelly approves sweeping changes to prevent voter fraud, […] Read More >

Haiti Election Commission Blames Vote Chaos on Incompetence, Not Fraud

Top Story — A special commission investigating Haiti’s disputed October presidential election said Monday that widespread voting irregularities in the first round were the result of poll worker incompetence rather […] Read More >

Dominican Republic Issues Arrest Warrants for Fugitives in France

Hello Today in Latin America subscribers. We will be on holiday for the rest of this week, but will return on Monday, November 30. See you then! — The LAND […] Read More >

Cuba Blames U.S. Policy for Migrant Surge

Top Story — Cuban officials have blamed U.S. policy for the recent surge in migration from the island to the United States, which has created a border crisis in Central […] Read More >