Category: Caribbean

Protests Sweep Haiti Ahead of Presidential Runoff Election

Top Story — About 2,000 protesters set up barricades, threw rocks and torched cars in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince on Monday ahead of a presidential and legislative runoff election scheduled […] Read More >

Haiti Presidential Candidate Refuses to Participate in Runoff Amid Fraud Allegations

Top Story — Haitian presidential candidate Jude Célestin will not take part in a runoff scheduled for Jan. 24 unless outgoing President Michel Martelly approves sweeping changes to prevent voter fraud, […] Read More >

Haiti Election Commission Blames Vote Chaos on Incompetence, Not Fraud

Top Story — A special commission investigating Haiti’s disputed October presidential election said Monday that widespread voting irregularities in the first round were the result of poll worker incompetence rather […] Read More >

Dominican Republic Issues Arrest Warrants for Fugitives in France

Hello Today in Latin America subscribers. We will be on holiday for the rest of this week, but will return on Monday, November 30. See you then! — The LAND […] Read More >

Cuba Blames U.S. Policy for Migrant Surge

Top Story — Cuban officials have blamed U.S. policy for the recent surge in migration from the island to the United States, which has created a border crisis in Central […] Read More >

Accusations of Electoral Fraud Threaten Results, Peace in Haiti

Top Story — Despite initial reports of a lack of violence or fraud during Haiti’s municipal, legislative and presidential elections held Sunday, new concerns regarding potential illegal activity have arisen. Some […] Read More >

UN Supports Lifting of Cuba Embargo, US Position Increasingly Isolated

Top Story — The United Nations on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in support of a resolution demanding an end to the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba. The United States, having recently discussed […] Read More >

In Upset, Argentina’s Election Will Head to Second Round

Top Story — In Argentina’s presidential election on Sunday, Argentina’s Daniel Scioli failed to avoid a runoff in a major upset, while comedian Jimmy Morales won second-round polls in Guatemala […] Read More >

Three Presidential Elections Planned on Sunday in the Americas

Top Story — Argentina, Guatemala and Haiti will hold presidential elections this weekend. In Argentina, Daniel Scioli is favored, but he is not guaranteed to avoid a runoff at the […] Read More >

Obama Administration Drafts Bankruptcy Protection Plan for Puerto Rico

Top Story — The Obama administration on Wednesday proposed a series of measures to assist Puerto Rico in restructuring its $72 billion in debt. The proposal will grant Puerto Rico […] Read More >