In a reversal of Trump administration policy that kept the U.S. military out of the Venezuelan migrant crisis, the Pentagon is sending a hospital ship staffed by Navy doctors and nurses to treat refugee that have overwhelmed medical care in Colombia.
Colombia has become the fourth leading destination for foreigners seeking cosmetic surgeries. But a lack of laws and regulations mean their surgery can wind up in the hands of a general physician or even a dentist.
A memorandum from the Congressional Research Service says the staff reduction at the U.S. Embassy in Havana has hampered diplomats’ ability to cover significant economic and political developments in Cuba, and curtailed visa-issuing operations.
Two Drug Enforcement Administration agents have blown the whistle against their bosses. They claim Haiti’s DEA office is so rife with mismanagement and corruption that cocaine is freely flowing through Haiti’s seaports to the U.S.
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis forecast more U.S.-Argentina military collaboration following a visit to Buenos Aires this week that offered warm words about the Pentagon’s swift assistance to try to help the Argentine Navy locate a lost submarine.
A judge let a surprise witness in a criminal trial testify by WhatsApp from Cuba. The witness, Alex Diaz, claimed he was actually behind the wheel in a Hialeah, Florida, car crash. He is unlikely to be extradited.
Two new volumes of “Cocina al minuto,” to be published by Penguin Random House early next year, include a selection of Nitza Villapol recipes from different years as well as sections about her life and her work.
Marcos Yanes Gutierrez thought he was escaping a murder charge in Palm Beach County by fleeing to Cuba. What he hadn’t figured on was that U.S. and Cuban authorities would collaborate and he’d be tried and convicted in a Cuba court.
Students in Puerto Rico started a new school year as the island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria and dozens of campuses await repairs. The closure of more than 250 schools has sparked protests.
José Daniel Ferrer, the leader of UNPACU, the largest dissident organization in Cuba, has been held incommunicado since his detention on August 3. He is accused of “attempted murder,” a charge activists call a “farce.”
With assistance from an unlikely source, the Cuban government, the FBI caught Joe Dibee. Dibee was indicted in 2005 and 2006 on arson and conspiracy charges related to actions claimed by the Animal Liberation Front and Earth Liberation Front.