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TPS termination for Haitians recommended

TPS termination for Haitians recommended

Thousands could be sent home if Trump agency has its way BY JACQUELINE CHARLES MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – The Trump administration is recommending sending tens of thousands of Haitians back to their homeland because it believes conditions have significantly improved in the disaster-prone, poverty-stricken nation. But the move comes as more than 40,000 Haitians continue […]

CUBA gets a little cheaper

CUBA gets a little cheaper

Hotel costs are scheduled to drop for the spring and summer seasons BY MIMI WHITEFIELD MIAMI HERALD/TNS American travelers checking into Cuban hotels and dining at Havana’s more upscale private restaurants since the U.S. rapprochement with Cuba have experienced more than a bit of sticker shock. Since the Obama administration’s opening to Cuba allowed more […]

Trump’s policy on Africa still a mystery

Trump’s policy on Africa still a mystery

No clues yet about policy but theories abound diplomatic recognition, funding TRICE EDNEY WIRE/ GLOBAL INFORMATION NETWORK If U.S. President Donald Trump has an Africa policy in the works, he’s keeping the details close to his chest. So far, there is neither an assistant secretary of state for Africa nor an ambassador. The incumbent secretary, […]

Haiti song about ‘sugar babies’ and ‘papas’ becomes social commentary

Haiti song about ‘sugar babies’ and ‘papas’ becomes social commentary

BY JACQUELINE CHARLES MIAMI HERALD/TNS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The catchy song with the frenetic beat airs the dirty secret that everyone knows but no one talks about: “The brother is shacking up with mademoiselle but mademoiselle leaves him and takes an old man.” Born in Haiti’s most notorious slum, the wildly popular hit song “Madan […]

Former Haitian president Rene Preval dies at 74

Former Haitian president Rene Preval dies at 74

FROM WIRE REPORTS Former Haitian President Rene Preval died on March 3 at age 74. Preval was president of Haiti from 1996 to 2001 and again from 2006 to 2011. He died at his home in Laboule, a neighborhood in Port-au-Prince. The cause of death had not been confirmed by the Florida Courier’s press deadline […]

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 […]

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