Category: Caribbean

Cuba Taken Off U.S. Terror List

Top Story — The United States on Friday announced the removal of Cuba from its list of states that sponsor terrorism, a milestone in the ongoing efforts by the two […] Read More >

Photo Essay: Cubans Participate (or Don’t) in Havana’s 12th Biennial

HAVANA, Cuba — A stream of Cuban children push and jostle one another, fighting for a spot at the front of the line. A mother blows a whistle hanging from […] Read More >

Puerto Rico Submits Budget With $674 Million in Cuts

Top Story — Puerto Rico’s government submitted a budget request on Wednesday of around $9.8 billion, representing austerity cuts of some $674 million as the U.S. territory continues to face […] Read More >

Raúl Castro Says Cuba, U.S. To Exchange Ambassadors

Top Story — Cuban leader Raúl Castro said on Tuesday that the U.S. and Cuba will exchange ambassadors after the U.S. removes Cuba from its list of state sponsors of […] Read More >

New York Governor Visits Cuba to Build Business Ties

Top Story — Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York state, visited Cuba Monday to lobby for increased commercial ties between his state’s businesses and the island nation, despite the […] Read More >

U.S. to Take Cuba Off Terror List

Top Story — U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced his intention to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, the latest step taken toward the […] Read More >

U.S., Cuban Leaders Meet, A First Since 1959

Top Story — U.S. President Barack Obama met with Cuban leader Raúl Castro on Saturday, the first time the two countries’ heads of state have been face-to-face since Cuba’s 1959 […] Read More >

Summit of the Americas Begins, U.S.-Cuba Relations Take Center Stage

Top Story — The Summit of The Americas begins today in Panama, and historic diplomatic talks between the United States and Cuba are at the center of attention as the […] Read More >

More Than 100 Cuban Dissidents Arrested Ahead of Second Round of Talks

Top Story — The assistant secretary of state and highest-ranking U.S. diplomat for Latin America, Roberta Jacobson, expressed concern over the silencing of dissident voices in Cuba, following reports that […] Read More >

At Least 16 Dead, 60 Injured in Haiti Carnival Accident (Update)

UPDATE: The Haitian government has cancelled the last day of Carnival celebrations, and declared three days of mourning following Tuesday’s accident. UPDATE 2: The number of reported dead following the […] Read More >