Powerful Hurricane Matthew a threat to Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba
Latin America & the Caribbean

Powerful Hurricane Matthew a threat to Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Vulnerable Haiti braced for flash floods and violent winds from the extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew as the powerful storm approached the hemisphere’s poorest country Monday, Oct.3. The eye of the Category 4 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph (215 kph), was expected to pass east of Jamaica and then … 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

UN hears major differences on global approach to drug use
Health / International News

UN hears major differences on global approach to drug use

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Jamaica defended its decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana. Iran said it seized 620 tons of different types of drugs last year and is helping protect the world from “the evils of addiction.” Cuba opposed the legalization of drugs or declaring them harmless. The first U.N. General Assembly special … Continue reading