Latest Caribbean News

Man accused of killing officer faces new drug charges

Sep. 23, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with killing a police officer in the Dominican Republic in 2013 whose extradition was blocked by a federal judge is now facing drug charges. Cristian Aguasvivas is due in Boston federal court on Wednesday on charges of possession of fentanyl with intent to...

Puerto Rico to close schools as TS Karen threatens flooding

Sep. 23, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor announced Monday that she was canceling classes and closing public agencies as Tropical Storm Karen approaches the U.S. territory and threatens to unleash heavy flooding in the island's eastern region. Gov. Wanda Vázquez activated the National Guard...

AP photographer wounded in Haiti shooting

Sep. 23, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An Associated Press photographer has been wounded in a shooting that erupted outside Haiti's Senate when a senator fired a pistol during a confrontation with opposition protesters. Dieu-Nalio Chery was hit in the jaw by what appeared to be a fragment of one of the bullets fired...

The Latest: Tropical storms approaching Puerto Rico, Bermuda

Sep. 23, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The latest on tropical weather (all times local): 5:50 a.m. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as Tropical Storm Karen continues to move slowly northwestward across the southeastern Caribbean Sea. Characterizing Karen as "disorganized" early...

11th named storm of hurricane season develops in Atlantic

Sep. 22, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The 11th named storm of the hurricane season has developed in the Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Karen formed early Sunday near the Windward Islands. Maximum sustained winds were near 40 mph (65 kph). A tropical storm warning was in effect for Trinidad and Tobago,...

Lorena spares Los Cabos, heads up coast of Mexico's Baja

Sep. 21, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Lorena spared the resort-studded twin cities of Los Cabos a direct hit and was reduced to a tropical storm Saturday as it headed up the east coast of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula. The U.S. National Hurricane Center downgraded Lorena to a tropical storm Saturday...

Hurricane Lorena skirts east coast of Mexico's Baja

Sep. 20, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Lorena skirted along the east coast of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula late Friday, prompting new warnings and watches for coastal areas but apparently sparing a direct hit on the resort-studded twin cities of Los Cabos. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said...

Puerto Rico faces slow recovery 2 years after Maria

Sep. 20, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Weekly power outages. Hundreds of uncleared landslides. More than 25,000 homes with blue tarps as roofs. Recovery from Hurricane Maria has been slow as Puerto Rico on Friday remembered those who died two years ago. The Category 4 storm killed an estimated 2,975 people in its...

Cuba: diplomat expulsions, gas crisis part of US offensive

Sep. 20, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez said Friday that the U.S. expulsion of two Cuban diplomats and energy shortages across the island are part of a Trump administration offensive that will fail to force concessions by his government. Rodríguez told reporters that Cuba was...

US men's soccer to play Canada in Orlando in November

Sep. 20, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men's soccer team will play its Nov. 15 home Nations League match against Canada at Orlando, Florida. The Americans open the new competition against Cuba on Oct. 11 at Washington, D.C., then meet Canada four days later in Toronto. The U.S. group stage finale will be against Cuba on...