Category: Caribbean

In Haiti, Climate Aid Comes with Strings Attached

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. By Keston K. Perry, postdoctoral researcher, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University […] Read More >

Communities in diaspora are using language to resist assimilation

NEW YORK — Three days a week, the sounds of Haitian Creole fill the fourth floor of the King Juan Carlos I Center in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park. The source […] Read More >

Puerto Rico raises official Hurricane Maria death toll to almost 3,000

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO: Gov Ricardo Roselló raised yesterday the official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975 following the results released by an independent study […] Read More >

Federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico’s finances predicts “tepid” economic growth

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   PUERTO RICO: The federal appointed control board overseeing the U.S. territory’s finances released on Monday its second annual report to the U.S. president, Congress and […] Read More >

Cuba presents draft for new constitution that eliminates references to communism

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   CUBA: The National Assembly received on Saturday the draft for a new constitution to replace the Soviet-era 1976 document from a commission led by Raúl […] Read More >

Puerto Rico names third power company CEO in a week

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   PUERTO RICO: The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority has had three CEOs in just over a week, five since last November when Hurricane Maria tore […] Read More >

Cuban economy has lost $130 billion due to U.S. embargo, says U.N.

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CUBA-U.S.: The United States-led financial and trade embargo on Cuba has cost the country’s economy more than $130 billion at current prices over the past  six […] Read More >

Official Reports of Violence Against Women in Puerto Rico Unreliable After Hurricane Maria

By Claire Tighe and Lauren Gurley | Special for the Center for Investigative Journalism   More than seven months after Hurricane Maria, organizations serving domestic violence and sexual assault victims […] Read More >

In Haiti Cholera victims have only received 2% of promised U.N. relief aid

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA HAITI: Haitians suffering from cholera caused by United Nations peacekeepers have only received two percent of promised relief funds halfway through the fund’s projected three-year term, […] Read More >

Cuba selects new president as Castro era comes to an end

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   CUBA: Cuban President Raúl Castro is expected to step down today after 12 years in power, ending a nearly six-decade rule by the Castro family. […] Read More >