January 21, 2015

Coast Guard steps up patrols off Florida as US, Cuba spar over migration policy in Havana

By Bradley Klapper And Michael Weissenstein THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA _ The United States said Wednesday it dispatched additional ships to the Florida Straits to halt […]
January 21, 2015

Jamaica official says marijuana reform bill ready, should soon be introduced in Parliament

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica’s Cabinet has approved a much-anticipated bill of drug law amendments that would decriminalize possession of small […]
January 19, 2015

Haiti president announces new government a week after parliament dissolved amid gridlock

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Haitian President Michel Martelly has announced the members of his new government as he runs the troubled country without a parliament. The 18 […]
January 17, 2015

Surrendered LRA commander moved to Central African Republic, to be flown to The Hague soon

By Hippolyte Marboua THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BANGUI, Central African Republic _ A commander of a notorious Ugandan rebel group is expected to be flown to Netherlands […]
January 16, 2015

Biden offers support to Haiti’s President Martelly amid flap over new legislative elections

WASHINGTON _ Vice-President Joe Biden says he’s disappointed that Haiti‘s parliament failed to pass a law needed to organize long-delayed elections before parliament’s term ended this […]
January 16, 2015

With parliament dissolved, government foes march in Haiti’s capital demanding president quit

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Several thousand supporters of Haitian opposition factions marched through the capital’s congested streets Friday chanting calls for […]
January 16, 2015

US unveils first plan of its kind to fight drug trafficking in Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

By Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ The Obama administration unveiled a new plan Friday to fight drug trafficking in Puerto Rico […]
January 15, 2015

Fundraising for Obama library picks up pace; foundation raised up to $6.2 million in 2014

By Josh Lederman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ The non-profit raising money for President Barack Obama’s future library has picked up the pace of its fundraising, […]
January 15, 2015

Haitian prime minister takes office amid political standoff, threat of violent protests

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Haiti has a new prime minister to run the government as it enters a phase of political […]
January 14, 2015

Puerto Rico sees lowest homicide rate in nearly 15 years as island takes steps to fight crime

By Danica Coto THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ The crime wave that marred Puerto Rico’s image in recent years appears to have ebbed, […]
January 14, 2015

Judge issues no ruling in ownership dispute over MLK Bible, Nobel Peace Prize medal

By Kate Brumback THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA _ A judge in Atlanta heard arguments Tuesday in a dispute over who owns the Rev. Martin Luther King […]
January 13, 2015

Conservation group says beached humpback dies in Haiti after getting slashed by fishermen

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ A Haitian conservation group says an adult humpback whale has died in shallow waters off the country’s north coast after being wounded by […]