May 1, 2015

Abuse case dismissed in Haiti but alleged victims may have their day in court in Maine

By David Sharp THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORTLAND, Maine _ An advocate for sexual abuse victims says a defamation lawsuit likely will provide the only venue for […]
April 30, 2015

Bahamas court agrees to review new immigration rules at request of Haitian Bahamian woman

By Ava Turnquest THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NASSAU, Bahamas _ A judge agreed on Thursday to review new immigration rules at the request of a Bahamian-born woman […]
April 29, 2015

Police clash with protesters in Baltimore for a second night; National Guard takes up position

By Amanda Lee Myers And David Dishneau THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE _ A line of police behind riot shields hurled tear gas canisters and fired pepper […]
April 29, 2015

British Virgin Islands opens expanded pier aimed at drawing more cruise ships

By Kenneth Silva THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands _ A tourism project that included an expanded cruise ship pier has been completed in […]
April 29, 2015

200 girls and 93 women rescued from Boko Haram’s forest stronghold need psychological care

By Michelle Faul THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAGOS, Nigeria _ Some of the nearly 300 girls and women freed by Nigeria’s military from the forest stronghold of […]
April 29, 2015

Nicaragua lawmakers give fast track OK to Russian satellite ground station sought by Ortega

MANAGUA, Nicaragua _ Nicaragua’s parliament on Wednesday authorized the establishment of a Russian satellite ground station in the Central American nation. Officials say the base will […]
April 29, 2015

Junot Diaz among more than 30 writers signing protest letter over PEN award for Charlie Hebdo

NEW YORK _ Criticism of the PEN American Center’s decision to honour the French magazine Charlie Hebdo continues as more than 30 writers, including Junot Diaz […]
April 28, 2015

Obama: Too many troubling police interactions with blacks in US

By Nedra Pickler THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama said Tuesday there have been too many troubling police interactions with black citizens across American […]
April 28, 2015

Jamaica revokes charity status of prominent watchdog group, forcing it to slash operations

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica’s most prominent human rights organization has closed its legal department and laid off staff after losing […]
April 28, 2015

Obama unleashes frustration over black deaths by police, also rioters, society’s response

By Nedra Pickler THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama expressed deep frustration Tuesday over recurring black deaths at the hands of police, rioters responding […]
April 27, 2015

Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney general; replaces Eric Holder after 6 year tenure

By Eric Tucker THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Loretta Lynch has been sworn in as the 83rd U.S. attorney general. She’s the first African-American woman to […]
April 27, 2015

Anti foreigner attacks in South Africa revealed anger but also charity and solidarity

By Christopher Torchia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ Recent attacks on immigrants and their businesses in some parts of South Africa revealed anger over limited economic […]