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Op-Ed: CELAC and the United States

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor CELAC, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, is the newest addition to the alphabet soup of Caribbean multi-national organizations. The organization, formed in 2010, has 33 member states, including 16 from the greater Caribbean …

Op-Ed: Obama and the Caribbean

   By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor IF UNITED STATES PRESIDENT Barack Obama’s foreign policy can be criticized, it can be on the basis that it has been somnolent and reactionary with regard to Caribbean policy. Neither the United States nor the …

Fidel Castro Votes in Cuba Election

 Above: Fidel Castro (Photo: GC) By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Cuban President Fidel Castro voted in the country’s election’s Sunday, his first prolonged public appearance since 2010. In recent elections, Castro had voted remotely. Cuba said Castro voted in …

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 Above: Cuba President Raul Castro (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba has assumed the rotating presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, following the regional body’s summit in Santiago this weekend. Cuba President Raul …

 Above: Haiti’s Grenadiers in action last year By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has risen to 38th in the world, according to the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola world rankings, the country’s highest-ever ranking. Haiti rose one spot from 39th in December. It …

 Above: the United States Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island (Photo: USCG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The crew of the United States Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island repatriated 46 Cuban migrants to Cuba on sunday, the Coast Guard announced in …

 Above: the Melia Cohiba hotel in Havana (Photo: Melia Hotels) By the Caribbean Journal staff Almost 2.84 million foreign tourists traveled to Cuba in 2012, according to a report in Cuba’s Granma government newspaper. That number reportedly represented growth of …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff While Venezuela President Hugo Chavez remains in Cuba with decliing health, Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe jetted to Caracas Wednesday for talks with Venezuela’s Vice President, …

 Above: Grand Cayman (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A pair of Cuban detainees have escaped from an immigration detention centre in Cayman, authorities said Friday. The two detainees, Wilfredo Alarcon and Francisco Perez Rodrigues, were discovered missing from …

 Above: State Minister Arnoldo Brown, Cuban Ambassador to Jamaica Yuri Gala Lopez and Jamaica Foreign Minister Sen. AJ Nicholson (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica and Cuba this week marked the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the …

 Above: Alma Adams By the Caribbean Journal staff Alma Adams has been presented with her instruments of appointment by Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes as the Bahamas’ new Ambassador to Cuba Adams is the first woman ever named to the …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly at a meeting in Cuba (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly met with a group of non-resident Ambassadors to Haiti during his trip to Havana this week. Martelly reportedly …

 Above: Cuba’s Raul Castro and Haiti President Michel Martelly (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and Cuba strengthened their ties Wednesday by signing a series of cooperation agreements in fields including public health and agriculture. The agreements …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly in Europe last week (Photo: OP Haiti) Haiti President Michel Martelly, who just returned to the country from a tour of Europe, is heading to Cuba this week for a three-day visit. The trip, which …

 Above: damage from Hurricane Sandy in Nicaro, Mayari, Cuba (UN Photo/Juan Pablo Carreras) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba is now beginning to receive aid from United Nations agencies following damage to the country from Hurricane Sandy. The first shipment …

 Above: the Bacardi Building’s campus in downtown Miami (Photo: Midtown Miami Now) By the Caribbean Journal staff The iconic Bacardi Building, the signature former US home of the global rum giant, has been sold, Bacardi announced Tuesday. The property has …

 Above: the Olympic Stadium (Photo: London 2012) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s strong track showing gave Cuba a run in the London Olympics, but a surge on the final day of competition vaulted Cuba into the top spot on …

 Above: a pole vaulter competes in London (Photo: London 2012) By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba’s medal count now totals seven, following a silver medal by Yarisley Silva in the women’s pole vault competition Monday. The 25-year-old native of Pinar …