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.
President Donald Trump speaks to troops at the U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla.,Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Politics & Society Dispatches
February 14, 2017
“It was remarkable to see a mayor of one of the largest and most diverse and vibrant immigrant communities in the nation be the first to capitulate” to Mr. Trump’s threat.
Politics & Society Dispatches
January 11, 2017
The Sunshine State, a.k.a. the Gunshine State, considers itself a Second Amendment haven.
Baie de Grand Goâve. (Photo by U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julio Rivera [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)
Politics & Society Signs Of the Times
November 16, 2016
Haitian expatriates have long considered themselves a “dissed” diaspora—in both their new country and the old.
Signs Of the Times
September 20, 2016
“Many people in South Florida have bought this black propaganda that I am giving the country away to the Communists,” President Juan Manuel Santos said. “This is nonsense.”
Signs Of the Times
June 23, 2016
"They’re telling Venezuelans to eat fried rocks.”
WALKING INTO HISTORY. Cuban President Raul Castro and U.S. President Barack Obama review Cuban soldiers during a welcome ceremony for Obama at the Palace of the Revolution in Havana, March 21 (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters).
Signs Of the Times
April 14, 2016
The Catholic Church is vying with Communism by teaching Cubans capitalism.