Category: Caribbean

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 >

After Government Collapse, New Haitian Prime Minister Takes Office

Top Story — The new prime minister of Haiti took office on Wednesday by default after parliament dissolved the day before. The breakdown of parliament followed government and opposition leaders […] Read More >

Dominican Prosecutors, Police Officers Accused After Seized Cocaine Vanishes

Top Story — Three prosecutors and 21 police officers in the Dominican Republic — among them a former anti-narcotics unit director — were accused of failing to report and subsequently […] Read More >

Cuba Announces WiFi Service as U.S. Confirms Release of Prisoners

Top Story — WiFi service will be offered in a public park in eastern Cuba, the island-nation’s telecommunications company said on Monday. The announcement comes on the same day U.S. […] Read More >

Haitian Parliament to Dissolve Today if Political Impasse Unresolved

Top Story — Haitian President Michel Martelly met with opposition leaders on Sunday for last-minute negotiations to settle a dispute over elections that were meant to take place in 2011. […] Read More >