Category: Caribbean

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 >

Puerto Rico to close nearly 300 schools after major enrollment drop

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PUERTO RICO—The Puerto Rican government announced yesterday it will shut down a quarter of its schools this summer, following a steep economic recession and the exodus […] Read More >

Haiti installs new army leadership despite concerns

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Haiti’s new army started to take shape this week as President Jovenel Moïse installed a controversial seven-member high command despite condemnation by some in the U.S. […] Read More >

U.S. Halts Deportations To Haiti Due To Hurricane Matthew

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA The U.S. government will temporarily stop deporting migrants to Haiti after the country was devastated by Hurricane Matthew, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said […] Read More >

Colombia To Launch Peace Talks With ELN Guerrillas

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA The Colombian government will officially launch peace talks with the ELN, the country’s second-largest guerrilla group, beginning Oct. 27 in Quito, Ecuador. The Juan Manuel Santos administration […] Read More >

Hurricane Matthew Deaths In Haiti Pass 1,000

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA More than 1,000 people have died so far in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew stormed through the island, according to an estimate from Reuters. Authorities have begun […] Read More >

Hurricane Matthew Leaves Hundreds Dead In Haiti

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA The death toll from Hurricane Matthew, which struck Haiti on Tuesday, continues to rise, with Reuters reporting this morning that nearly 500 people have died. Matthew is the strongest […] Read More >

Puerto Rico Will Default on $422 Million Payment Today

Top Story — Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro García Padilla announced on Sunday that his administration has enacted a debt moratorium, meaning the U.S. territory will default today on a $422 […] Read More >

U.S. Sends Diplomat to ‘Assess’ Haiti’s Troubled Election

Top Story — The U.S. State Department’s coordinator for Haiti, Kenneth Merten, arrived in Port-au-Prince Thursday “to assess progress” in the country’s troubled presidential election, a phrasing meant to avoid […] Read More >

After Transforming Church’s Role in Cuba, Longtime Havana Cardinal Steps Down

Top Story — Cardinal Jamie Ortega, the longtime leader of the Catholic Church in Cuba and a key player in the clandestine negotiations that resulted in resumed diplomatic relations between […] Read More >