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Europe ponders how to manage without US

Europe ponders how to manage without US

Foreign leaders dazed and confused over mixed messages from White House BY NICK WADHAMS AND MARC CHAMPION BLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS WASHINGTON – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence flew out of Munich on Sunday, Feb. 19, leaving America’s allies relieved of some of their worst fears about the new administration’s foreign policy, yet still uncertain as to […]

What about Africa?

What about Africa?

Not much expected from Trump BY GRANT CLARK URBAN NEWS SERVICE  After a two-year election campaign and weeks into his presidency, Africans still have no idea how Donald J. Trump plans to deal with this continent of 54 nations. Since the launch of his political career, Trump has barely mentioned Africa, home to six of […]

Cuba reaching out to world for foreign investors

Cuba reaching out to world for foreign investors

BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI — For $2.5 million, a foreign investor can help create an international equestrian club in the province of Havana or plunk down $10 million to create a network of eco-lodges across the island with a Cuban partner. For an estimated investment of more than $15 million, the welcome mat […]

How India IRS scam cheated U.S. taxpayers

How India IRS scam cheated U.S. taxpayers

In recent years, investigators in the United States, Canada, Britain and other countries have traced several organized phone frauds to Indian call centers. BY SHASHANK BENGALI LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS THANE, India — Nearly an hour into the phone call, the woman began to get suspicious. The man on the line said he was with the […]

Trump may bring world of change to travelers

Trump may bring world of change to travelers

There are plenty of questions about incoming administration’s stance on Cuban travel, fixing airports, open skies. BY JILL SCHENSUL THE RECORD/TNS Just what changes are ahead for travelers once President-elect Donald Trump takes office are as yet not entirely clear – what’s certain is that the travel industry and U.S. travelers may find some new […]

How ‘apocalyptic’ hurricane Matthew impacted Haiti’s tourism market

How ‘apocalyptic’ hurricane Matthew impacted Haiti’s tourism market

The country is still trying to assess the financial toll to the tourist economy and overall struggling tourism brand. BY JACQUELINE CHARLES MIAMI HERALD/TNS PORT-SALUT, Haiti – The almond trees have been stripped bare, and the tropical palms and royal poincianas that once brought life to the now eroded seaside oasis are all but gone. […]

After Hurricane Matthew, Haitians hope for change in US policy

After Hurricane Matthew, Haitians hope for change in US policy

BY JEN FIFIELD STATELINE.ORG / TNS WASHINGTON – A week after Hurricane Matthew tore through their home country, Haitian immigrants took to the streets of downtown Miami Oct. 14 with a plea for President Obama: Haitian immigrants need “compassion, not deportation.” Just days before the hurricane, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said it would […]

South Africa quits international court

South Africa quits international court

BY ROBYN DIXON LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) JOHANNESBURG – South Africa said last week that it will withdraw from the International Criminal Court, raising fears of an African exodus from a tribunal established to prosecute the worst crimes against humanity. Human rights activists quickly expressed dismay that South Africa’s governing African National Congress, known for […]

AFTER THE STORM

AFTER THE STORM

Here’s an initial report on Haiti as well as what Floridians need to know as recovery gets underway in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. COMPILED FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS Hurricane Matthew pummeled Haiti, Cuba and the Bahamas on its way to the United States as of the Florida Courier’s press time Wednesday afternoon (which […]

South African schoolgirls provide revolutionary leadership

South African schoolgirls provide revolutionary leadership

DR. MARSHA ADEBAYO AND SIKI DLANGA BLACK AGENDA REPORT Pretoria Girls High School was shaken to its core two weeks ago when Black girls attending this apartheid-era elite school challenged fundamental tenets of White supremacy. This challenge to White supremacy occurred in Pretoria, the official seat of the apartheid regime, a city known for its […]

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