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Politics & Society Dispatches
December 15, 2017
Hallacas are unique among the other tamales popular in Latin America.
People cross a bridge over a rushing river as part of evacuations during Hurricane Matthew Oct. 4, 2016 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNS photo/Orlando Barria, EPA).
Politics & Society Dispatches
November 16, 2017
A cholera epidemic, last year’s Hurricane Matthew and political upheaval have made Haiti a dicey place to return to.
The U.S. Embassy in Havana (CNS photo/Alejandro Ernesto, EPA)
Politics & Society Dispatches
October 15, 2017
The alleged attacks started last fall and initially targeted U.S. agents stationed at the U.S. embassy in Havana.
People move through flooded streets in Havana after the passage of Hurricane Irma, in Cuba, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Politics & Society Dispatches
September 15, 2017
Caribbean islands rarely get the Anderson Cooper treatment on cable news.
Politics & Society Dispatches
August 17, 2017
South Florida may be known for its beaches, but it is also notorious for traffic and road rage.
Opposition members wave a Venezuelan flag outside a poll station during a symbolic referendum in Caracas, Venezuela, on July 16. Venezuela's opposition called for a massive turnout Sunday in a symbolic rejection of President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution, a proposal that's escalating tensions in a nation stricken by widespread shortages and more than 100 days of anti-government protests. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Politics & Society Dispatches
July 17, 2017
Rome is urging Venezuela President Maduro and his Chavistas to hold the elections they are now blocking, release hundreds of political prisoners like Mr. López and restore the democratic separation of powers they have mowed down.
The infamous garage octopus. Photo courtesy of Richard Conlin.
Politics & Society Dispatches
June 16, 2017
Rising seas due to global warming have rendered the coastal high-water marks more obsolete by the day. That is especially true in the Miami area, which every media report on sea-level rise seems to profile as ground zero for deluge doom.
Demonstrators in San Juan last June protest against creditors trying to take control of the island nation's assets. (CNS photo/Thais Llorca, EPA)
Politics & Society Dispatches
May 16, 2017
“Puerto Rico’s problem is that it’s an island of U.S. citizens who don’t have citizens’ rights—to vote in U.S. elections or have voting representatives in Congress.”
Rum—it's not just for pirates anymore. Photo courtesy of Rob V. Burr.
Politics & Society Dispatches
April 18, 2017
We are seeing rum rehabilitated. Rum respected. A rum revolution. Or as connoisseurs like to call it, a rum renaissance.
A December 2011 photo of Panama ex-dictator Manuel Noriega at El Renacer Prison outside Panama City. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)
Politics & Society Dispatches
March 20, 2017
As a former tyrant languishes in a hospital bed, the U.S. should ponder its routine of coddling military monsters.