Category: Caribbean

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 >

Protests Over Fuel Prices Erupt in Haiti

Top Story — A two-day strike in protest of high fuel prices in Haiti left the streets of Port-au-Prince abnormally deserted on Monday, after organizers told citizens they would be […] Read More >

In the Dominican Republic, Many of Haitian Descent Left Effectively Stateless

Top Story — Thousands in the Dominican Republic could be made effectively stateless by the expiration at midnight on Monday of a deadline for those born to undocumented foreigners to […] Read More >

Cuban President: Return of Guantanamo Bay Needed to Normalize Relations

Top Story — The United States must return the Guantanamo Bay naval base to Cuba, lift the half-century embargo completely and remunerate Cuba for the embargo’s economic damages before both […] Read More >

After Long Silence, Fidel Castro Cautiously Backs Negotiations With U.S.

Top Story — Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro broke over a month of silence on Monday by writing a letter expressing cautious praise of Cuba’s recent negotiations with the U.S […] Read More >

Cuba, U.S. Agree on Diplomacy, Clash Over Human Rights During Historic Talks

Top Story — High-level talks between U.S. and Cuban delegates in Havana ended with both sides agreeing to move forward with plans to restore diplomatic ties and to reconvene ahead […] Read More >

White House Rolls Out Details of New Cuba Policy

Top Story — The United States on Thursday announced the details of the partial restoration of economic ties with Cuba, a handful of regulatory changes set to take effect on […] Read More >