Category: Caribbean

Growing Vegetable Patches in Havana: Necessity Turned Virtue

This story was published as part of Climate Tracker‘s Global Mentorship for Young Media Professionals. Almost every inch of land is blanketed by fruits and vegetables has been taken: soursop trees, guava, […] Read More >

Dominican Sugar Company Challenged in Florida Court

A lawsuit filed in January against the Fanjul Corporation in the Florida Southern District Court seeks to redress the loss of property that 60 families suffered in January 2016. That […] Read More >

How Puerto Rico Failed Alexa, the Homeless Trans Woman Murdered in Toa Baja

This article is republished from Latino Rebels. SAN JUAN — On Monday February 24, Neulisa “Alexa” Luciano Ruiz was found dead in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. Her body was covered […] Read More >

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 >