Category: Caribbean

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 >

Haiti’s Presidential List Delayed; Wyclef Won’t Make the Cut, One Official Says

Today in Latin America Top Story — Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) delayed a decision of who among the 34 presidential hopefuls will be eligible to run in the Nov. […] Read More >

Havana, Cuba.

Oil Prospects in Cuba Have Some Rethinking U.S. Trade Embargo

WASHINGTON — As speculation surfaces of oil prospects in Cuba, officials are worried that the United States’ embargo will fall short with trade, as the island continues to attract global […] Read More >

Obama Administration Plans To Ease Travel Restrictions To Cuba

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Obama administration is considering easing some travel restrictions to Cuba, in a move that officials say they hope will help advance democratic […] Read More >

Wyclef Jean Faces Challenges As He Officially Announces Candidacy In Haiti’s Presidential Race

Today in Latin America Top Story — Wyclef Jean formally announced his candidacy in Haiti’s November presidential elections Thursday, both by radio in Creole and on the Larry King Live […] Read More >