Marco Heads for Louisiana; Tropical Storm Laura Kills 11 in Dominican Republic, Haiti

People in Cuba and Jamaica felt the impact of Tropical Storm Laura overnight, while those along the U.S Gulf Coast prepared for the impending arrival of two storms bringing heavy rains, winds and the threat of flooding storm surge. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said it expects Laura to achieve


Sailing ship sinks off Haiti killing at least 17

At least 17 people, including two children, died off Haiti when the sailing boat they were on sank between Tortuga island and the fishing port of Saint-Louis-du-Nord. Officials say those on board lived on Tortuga and had been to the main market in Saint-Louis-du-Nord. Nine people have been rescu


Pandemic May Be The Push To Open Cuba's State-Controlled Economy

CARRIE KAHN   Cuba's communist leaders appear to be ready to make good on long promised reforms to the island's state-controlled economy, which has been in a tailspin since the coronavirus lockdown began in March. Even before the pandemic, the economy was in recession, suffering from reduced


Hurricane Isaias lashes Bahamas while Florida battens down

Hurricane Isaias ripped shingles off roofs and blew over trees as it carved its way through the Bahamas early Saturday and headed toward the Florida coast, where officials in Miami said they were closing beaches, marinas and parks. Miami Mayor Carlos Giménez said Friday that 20 evacuation ce


Cubans celebrate no local transmission of COVID-19 for first time in four months

HAVANA - Cuba for the first time in 130 days on Sunday said there were no new domestic cases of COVID-19 as most of the country moved into the final phase of resuming normal activities with masks and social distancing. Francisco Duran, head of epidemiology at the Ministry of Public Health, and who


Barbados wants you to work from its beaches during the pandemic

This has been the year a virus shut down our globalized lives. In the first half of 2020, governments around the world imposed entry restrictions or strict quarantine procedures; flight traffic fell to its lowest level in decades. Many are confined not just to their countries, but also to their home


Dominican opposition declares victory in coronavirus-hit election

Opposition candidate Luis Abinader has claimed victory in the Dominican Republic's presidential race after voters braved a worsening coronavirus outbreak to cast their ballots for a new leader and legislature. In preliminary results on Sunday accounting for 60 percent of ballots cast, Abinader, 52,




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