Category: Caribbean

Accusations of Electoral Fraud Threaten Results, Peace in Haiti

Top Story — Despite initial reports of a lack of violence or fraud during Haiti’s municipal, legislative and presidential elections held Sunday, new concerns regarding potential illegal activity have arisen. Some […] Read More >

UN Supports Lifting of Cuba Embargo, US Position Increasingly Isolated

Top Story — The United Nations on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in support of a resolution demanding an end to the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba. The United States, having recently discussed […] Read More >

In Upset, Argentina’s Election Will Head to Second Round

Top Story — In Argentina’s presidential election on Sunday, Argentina’s Daniel Scioli failed to avoid a runoff in a major upset, while comedian Jimmy Morales won second-round polls in Guatemala […] Read More >

Three Presidential Elections Planned on Sunday in the Americas

Top Story — Argentina, Guatemala and Haiti will hold presidential elections this weekend. In Argentina, Daniel Scioli is favored, but he is not guaranteed to avoid a runoff at the […] Read More >

Obama Administration Drafts Bankruptcy Protection Plan for Puerto Rico

Top Story — The Obama administration on Wednesday proposed a series of measures to assist Puerto Rico in restructuring its $72 billion in debt. The proposal will grant Puerto Rico […] Read More >

As UN Debate on Decolonization Begins, Puerto Rico Presses for Self-Determination

NEW YORK — Advocates of Puerto Rican self-determination have for decades claimed that their status as a U.S. commonwealth amounts to second-class citizenship, but regular petitions to the United Nations’ […] Read More >

Pope Francis Meets Castro Brothers, Church’s Revolutionary Foes

Top Story — Pope Francis delivered mass in Cuba on Sunday, as part of a visit that has highlighted the complex relationship between Catholicism and the island nation’s politics. The […] Read More >

US, Cuba to Open Embassies

The United States and Cuba will open embassies on one another’s soil on Monday, a historic culmination of the two countries’ promise in December to normalize relations after more than […] Read More >

Cuba Live-Tweets Castro’s Speech to Parliament

Top Story — Cuban President Raul Castro said Wednesday, in a speech shared live over newly created state social media accounts, that Cuba is prepared to enter a new stage […] Read More >

U.S., Cuba Will Announce Embassy Openings

Top Story — The United States and Cuba are expected to announce Wednesday the details of their plans to open embassies for the first time in more than 50 years, […] Read More >