Dakota Access Pipeline protest.  Photo:
From the Front Lines in Standing Rock, North Dakota

October 17, 2016 | No Comments »

On Saturday, hundreds of people temporarily stopped work at multiple construction sites at the site of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. Here’s more on the ongoing protest.

More Cuban doctors are heading to Haiti.  Photo: Ismael Francisco/
Cuba Sends Additional Doctors to Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

October 8, 2016 | 7 comments

The Cuban government announced today it is sending a medical team to Haiti for the relief of the victims after the devastating hurricane “Matthew”.

Hurricane Matthew at 8 am (EDT) on Wednesday, October 5th.
Matthew Leaves Cuba, Winds, Rain and Flooding Persist

October 5, 2016 | 5 comments

The center of hurricane Matthew left Cuban territory near Baracoa at 2 a.m. Wednesday heading north. Strong winds, rain and coastal flooding persist in some areas of eastern Cuba and people are cautioned to stay put until the storm totally passes.

Hurricane “Matthew” Enters Far Eastern Cuba

October 4, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Hurricane “Matthew”, a Category 4 monster storm, touched land this afternoon at 6:00 p.m. at the eastern end of Cuba with winds of over 130 miles per hour. The eye of the hurricane is expected to last two hours over the island.

Cuba Braces for Hurricane Matthew

October 4, 2016 | 3 comments

The full force of hurricane Matthew is over Haiti on Tuesday morning where catastrophic consequences are forecast and the storm’s center is expected to reach far eastern Cuba by this afternoon.

El acuerdo de Paz fue rechazado por los votantes colombianos.
Colombians Reject Peace Deal in Stunning Referendum

October 3, 2016 | No Comments »

In Colombia, voters have rejected a peace agreement between the government and the nation’s largest rebel group in a shocking turn of events that threatens to prolong the nation’s 52-year-old civil war. (Video)

Voting Sunday in the plebiscite on the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas.
Colombians Reject Peace Accords in Close Vote

October 2, 2016 | 3 comments

The peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas appears to have suffered a major setback on Sunday in the nationwide referendum to ratify or reject the accord. With 99.64% of the polling stations reporting the NO vote leads with 50.23% to 49.76% for the YES.

Map of eastern Cuba por
US Navy Evacuates Non-Essential Personnel from its Guantanamo Base

October 2, 2016 | 3 comments

The US Navy decided on Saturday to evacuate all non-essential personnel from its GITMO base on occupied Cuban territory in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Mathew in the coming days.

Graphic: National Hurricane Center
Cuba on Path of Hurricane Matthew

September 29, 2016 | 3 comments

Matthew is now a hurricane and is currently projected to hit somewhere in eastern Cuba in four to five days. The center of the storm packs 75 mph winds and is moving west at a speed of 15 mph.

The Rama Kriol indigenous people are struggling to keep their land.
Effort to Save Indigenous Land Rights in Nicaragua

September 25, 2016 | No Comments »

The Nicaraguan Inter-Oceanic canal project poses a grave threat to the Rama Kriol indigenous peoples in the southeaster portion of the country. A group is working to try and help them defend their land and culture.