Category: Caribbean

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 >

In Televised Address, Puerto Rico’s Governor Says Island’s Debt Is “Unpayable”

Top Story — In a televised speech delivered in a somber tone on Monday, Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro García Padilla said that Puerto Rico’s $73 billion public debt is “unpayable,” […] Read More >

In Declaring Puerto Rico’s Debt “Unpayable,” Governor Shifts Position on Debt Restructuring

In a televised speech delivered in a somber tone on Monday, Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro García Padilla said that Puerto Rico’s $73 billion public debt is “unpayable,” confirming similar remarks […] Read More >

Deportation of Migrant Workers in Dominican Republic to Begin as Registration Deadline Expires

Top Story — A deadline to register with the government expires today for migrant workers in the Dominican Republic — the vast majority of whom are Haitians — leaving hundreds […] Read More >

Non-Citizens Rush to File for Legal Status in the Dominican Republic

Top Story — Long lines formed at Interior Ministry offices across the Dominican Republic Monday, as non-citizens scramble to secure their legal residency before a Wednesday paperwork deadline. Many applicants, […] Read More >

Cuba Taken Off U.S. Terror List

Top Story — The United States on Friday announced the removal of Cuba from its list of states that sponsor terrorism, a milestone in the ongoing efforts by the two […] Read More >

Photo Essay: Cubans Participate (or Don’t) in Havana’s 12th Biennial

HAVANA, Cuba — A stream of Cuban children push and jostle one another, fighting for a spot at the front of the line. A mother blows a whistle hanging from […] Read More >