Imagining Cuba’s human rights situation after Fidel Castro
Latin America & the Caribbean

Imagining Cuba’s human rights situation after Fidel Castro

HAVANA (AP) — He overthrew a strongman, brought his country free health care and education, and enlisted Cubans in what he called fights for freedom from Central America to South Africa. Fidel Castro also maintained a steel grip at home, jailing dissidents and gays, controlling freedom of travel and expression and declaring virtually any activity … Continue reading

Miami’s joyous Cubans hope for change with Castro’s death
Latin America & the Caribbean

Miami’s joyous Cubans hope for change with Castro’s death

MIAMI (AP) — Fidel Castro’s death triggered an emotional and long-awaited celebration in Miami’s large Cuban-American community Saturday as peaceful demonstrators waved flags and honked car horns, many cheering with joy and others weeping for family members who didn’t live to see this day. Yet it was also a bittersweet time as most realize Castro’s … Continue reading

Powerful Hurricane Matthew soaks Colombia, heads for Jamaica
Latin America & the Caribbean

Powerful Hurricane Matthew soaks Colombia, heads for Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — One of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in recent history weakened a little on Saturday as it drenched coastal Colombia and roared across the Caribbean on a course that still puts Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba in the path of potentially devastating winds and rain. Matthew briefly reached the top hurricane classification, … Continue reading

Nobel Prize for Colombia peace deal or UN climate pact?
Europe / Latin America & the Caribbean

Nobel Prize for Colombia peace deal or UN climate pact?

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Guessing the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize is notoriously hard because the secretive Norwegian Nobel Committee isn’t dropping any hints, except that 376 people and groups have been nominated for the award, which will be announced on Oct. 7. That doesn’t stop Nobel watchers from speculating, sometimes based on their … Continue reading