December 26, 2014

Haiti president nominates political veteran to replace prime minister who resigned this month

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ A former mayor of Port-au-Prince and presidential candidate was nominated Thursday to be the next prime minister amid an ongoing standoff with parliament […]
December 26, 2014

65 Haitian migrants detained near Turks & Caicos Islands

Authorities in the Turks & Caicos Islands say they have detained 65 Haitian migrants. The government says the group was found late Thursday aboard a boat […]
December 25, 2014

Officials in Bahamas say migrant boat with 112 Haitians detained in southern Exuma chain

NASSAU, Bahamas _ Authorities in the Bahamas say 112 migrants from Haiti have been detained after their boat was stopped near Great Exuma Island. The Department […]
December 24, 2014

Jamaica police seize 55 pounds of cocaine, hashish at container terminal, airports

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Authorities in Jamaica say they have seized a total of 55 pounds (25 kilograms) of cocaine and hashish at several ports across the […]
December 23, 2014

Cuban rum coming back to US with visitors, but don’t look for big Bacardi moves on island yet

By Jennifer Kay THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI _ U.S. rum aficionados are abuzz over the possibility of mixing a Cuba Libre with authentic Cuban rum, now […]
December 23, 2014

17 accused in billion dollar Puerto Rico drug trafficking ring

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ Federal authorities said Tuesday they have dismantled a ring that imported tons of drugs from South America and invested most of […]
December 23, 2014

NYC mayor, battered by criticism, calls for temporary halt to protests after officers killed

By Jonathan Lemire And Colleen Long THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ As the New York Police Department mourns two of its own, Mayor Bill de […]
December 22, 2014

Obama promotes Cuba engagement as chance for US to influence events amid generational change

WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama said his plan to normalize relations with Cuba gives the U.S. a chance to influence events at an important moment of […]
December 22, 2014

Haitian health minister named as interim prime minister amid political crisis

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume was named as Haiti‘s interim prime minister on Sunday following the resignation of her predecessor a week ago […]
December 22, 2014

As turbulent 2014 comes to an end, Obama arrives in Hawaii hoping for quiet family getaway

KAILUA, Hawaii _ A tumultuous year all but behind him, President Barack Obama set off for his annual winter getaway in Hawaii hoping for one thing: […]
December 22, 2014

Civil rights leaders face backlash over the ambush killings of 2 New York police officers

By Rik Stevens And Verena Dobnik THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers […]
December 18, 2014

Dominican legislators submit new bill aimed at decriminalizing certain abortions

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic _ Legislators in the Dominican Republic tentatively approved a bill Tuesday that would decriminalize abortions if the mother’s life is at risk. […]