Category: Caribbean

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 >

Britain apologizes for ill treatment of “Windrush generation” Caribbean immigrants

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA British authorities apologized yesterday for the “appalling” treatment of Caribbean immigrants of the “Windrush generation” who have been victims of the tightening of immigration laws in recent […] Read More >

Trinidad and Tobago to decriminalize homosexuality

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: A high court judge yesterday struck down a colonial-era law banning gay sex in Trinidad and Tobago, a historic ruling that clears the path to decriminalize […] Read More >