Latest Caribbean News

President Donald Trump gestures as he steps off Air Force One upon arrival at Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Check's in the mail? Trump doling out aid before election

Oct. 1, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — It's almost as if he's writing a personal check. In recent days, President Donald Trump has promised millions of Medicare recipients that — thanks to him — they'll soon be getting an “incredible” $200 card in the mail to help them pay for prescriptions. He's...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures, during a coronavirus briefing in Downing Street, London,  Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020.  The number of new hospitalizations for COVID-19 and virus deaths in Britain are rising again, although both remain far below their springtime peak. (Jack Hill/Pool Photo via AP)

New rules for Liverpool as virus cases in England quadruple

Oct. 1, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain imposed tighter restrictions on social gatherings in the port city of Liverpool and three towns as scientists reported Thursday that the number of COVID-19 cases in England has quadrupled or more in the last month. Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the House of Commons on Thursday...

Report: FEMA fumbled in Puerto Rico after storms Irma, Maria

Oct. 1, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A U.S. government report published Thursday found that the Federal Emergency Management Agency mismanaged the distribution of goods in Puerto Rico after hurricanes Irma and Maria, leading to delays in the delivery of food and water. The Office of the Inspector General said it...

Idaho, 6 other states report highest census response rate

Oct. 1, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau has reported that Idaho is among six other states and Puerto Rico with the highest overall census response rate. As of Tuesday, 99.9% of households in Idaho have been counted, The Lewiston Tribune reported. Among the responses, 69.1% responded online, by mail...

Shoppers, wearing protective face masks, form a line outside Dollarcity in San Salvador, El Salvador, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. For months, the strictest measures confronting the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America seemed to keep infections in check in El Salvador, but a gradual reopening combined with a political stalemate has seen infections increase nearly fourfold. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

UN: Pandemic has cost 34 million jobs in Latin America

Sep. 30, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.N.’s International Labour Organization said Wednesday that at least 34 million jobs have been lost in Latin America due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ILO urged countries in the region to adopt “immediate strategies” to deal with the problem. The count was...

Trans person shot in Puerto Rico in 6th killing this year

Sep. 30, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities said a transgender woman was fatally shot Wednesday in southwest Puerto Rico, the sixth such killing this year. Michelle Ramos Vargas, 33, was found along an isolated road near a farm in the town of San German, according to officials, who said they were...

US imposes sanctions on Cuba's Raul Castro's son-in-law

Sep. 30, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is targeting the son-in-law of retired Cuban leader Raul Castro with sanctions as it steps up its campaign against the communist island’s government ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November. The departments of State and Treasury announced...

In this photo provided by Charlie Vallejo, Dr. Carlos Vallejo, right, celebrates Dr. Jorge Vallejo's birthday on June 12, 2020, at a Cuban restaurant in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Dr. Jorge Vallejo was hospitalized the night before Father's Day due to COVID-19. His son, the internist Dr. Carlos Vallejo, who was treating elderly residents infected with the coronavirus, was taken to another hospital hours later with shortness of breath due to the virus. They both died at ages 89 and 57, respectively. Dr. Jorge Vallejo, his wife and two sons arrived from Cuba in 1965 in an old navy torpedo boat. (Charlie Vallejo via AP)

Lives Lost: Father, son doctors started as Cuban refugees

Sep. 30, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Almost fifty-five years ago, Dr. Jorge Vallejo told his colleagues at a Havana hospital that he needed to rush home to check on one of his toddler sons who had a fever. That was a lie. He actually went home to pack some clothes before he, his wife and two boys boarded a torpedo boat named...

FILE - In this Saturday Jan. 25, 2020, file photo, Tyler McCumber hits his tee shot on the second hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the third round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament, in San Diego. McCumber is making the most of what amounts to a second chance on the PGA Tour. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

Column: Shortened season creating extra year of opportunity

Sep. 29, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

Three weeks into the new PGA Tour season, Tyler McCumber might be the first example of how the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down golf for three months can provide second chances. McCumber had the best Sunday of his young PGA Tour career at Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. He was bogey-free in the final round...

FILE- In this June 15, 2018, file photo, Will Zalatoris plays his shot from the 14th tee during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in Southampton, N.Y. Zalatoris will have a PGA Tour card, the goal he set for himself at the start of the year. Still to be determined is when that happens. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Zalatoris getting a PGA Tour card a question of when and how

Sep. 29, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

Will Zalatoris will have a PGA Tour card, the goal he set for himself at the start of the year. Still to be determined is when that happens. Equally fascinating is how. Zalatoris had a pair of top-10 finishes to start the Korn Ferry Tour season when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down golf for three months. Because...