Category: Caribbean

Haiti Waits For Tropical Storm Tomas; Landslides And Flooding Expected

Today in Latin America Top Story — Rains from Tropical Storm Tomas began battering Haiti Thursday, as thousands of people wait in makeshift tents and prepare for the risks of […] Read More >

Sex Work Flourishes In Post-Earthquake Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE — When Shirley leaves her tent in the steep hills of Canapé Vert, she lies to preserve her dignity. As she goes, she tells her 14-year-old son that she […] Read More >

Cholera Outbreak In Haiti Widens; Fears Over Outbreak In Port-au-Prince

Today in Latin America Top Story — The cholera outbreak in Haiti has claimed the lives of more than 250 people and infected over 3,000 as fears rise that the […] Read More >

Cholera Blamed For At Least 138 Deaths In Haiti; Doctors Await Test Results

Today in Latin America Top Story — A suspected outbreak of Cholera in central Haiti has killed at least 138 people and sickened hundreds more in an overcrowded hospital. Patients […] Read More >

Cuba Travel Legislation Vote Postponed; Not Likely To Be Taken Up Until After Midterm Elections

WASHINGTON — Legislation easing the trade embargo against Cuba was postponed by the House Foreign Affairs Committee today, with some speculating that the vote will resurface after the midterm elections. […] Read More >

Cuban Musician Cachao Featured On PBS “American Masters” Series

Israel López, better known as “Cachao,” revolutionized Cuban music. A master of danzón, a slow style of Cuban dance music, Cachao — along with his brother Orestes on piano — […] Read More >

Cuba Cuts 500,000 State Jobs; Plans to Reduce Private Business Restrictions

Today in Latin America Top Story — In its latest move away from communism, Cuba announced on Monday that it will cut half a million state jobs by early next […] Read More >

Cuba’s Fidel Castro Says His Country’s Economic Model No Longer Works

Today in Latin America Top Story — A U.S. journalist surprised observers Wednesday by reporting that former Cuban head of state Fidel Castro no longer has enough confidence in the […] Read More >

Fidel Castro Apologizes For Treatment Of Gays During The Revolution

Today in Latin America Top Story — Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has been in the news a good amount recently. In an interview with the Mexican newspaper La Jornada, […] Read More >

Cuba Agrees To Free More Dissidents Into Exile In Spain; U.S. May Take Some

Today in Latin America Top Story — Cuba’s Roman Catholic Church said Tuesday that six more political prisoners will be released into exile in Spain under an agreement with President […] Read More >