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Politics & Society Dispatches
Tim Padgett September 15, 2017
Caribbean islands rarely get the Anderson Cooper treatment on cable news.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Tim Padgett August 17, 2017
South Florida may be known for its beaches, but it is also notorious for traffic and road rage.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Tim Padgett 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.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Tim Padgett 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.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Tim Padgett 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.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
Tim Padgett April 18, 2017
We are seeing rum rehabilitated. Rum respected. A rum revolution. Or as connoisseurs like to call it, a rum renaissance.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Tim Padgett March 20, 2017
As a former tyrant languishes in a hospital bed, the U.S. should ponder its routine of coddling military monsters.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Tim Padgett 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
Tim Padgett January 11, 2017
The Sunshine State, a.k.a. the Gunshine State, considers itself a Second Amendment haven.
Politics & Society Signs Of the Times
Tim Padgett November 16, 2016
Haitian expatriates have long considered themselves a “dissed” diaspora—in both their new country and the old.