Category: Caribbean

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 >

Puerto Rico Submits Budget With $674 Million in Cuts

Top Story — Puerto Rico’s government submitted a budget request on Wednesday of around $9.8 billion, representing austerity cuts of some $674 million as the U.S. territory continues to face […] Read More >

Raúl Castro Says Cuba, U.S. To Exchange Ambassadors

Top Story — Cuban leader Raúl Castro said on Tuesday that the U.S. and Cuba will exchange ambassadors after the U.S. removes Cuba from its list of state sponsors of […] Read More >

New York Governor Visits Cuba to Build Business Ties

Top Story — Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York state, visited Cuba Monday to lobby for increased commercial ties between his state’s businesses and the island nation, despite the […] Read More >