Caribbean Prepares for 2023 Hurricane Season

With this year’s hurricane season only a few days away, most forecasters have predicted a fairly “normal” season with an average of 14 named storms, seven hurricanes, and three of those reaching Category 3 or above—though experts still warn to prepare for the worst.

  • May 31, 2023
  • 12:11 PM

PREPA Lawyers Forced to File Motions as Puerto Rico Hit by Hurricane Fiona

As Hurricane Fiona bore down on Puerto Rico two weeks ago, the U.S.-imposed fiscal control board and the U.S.-based judge who handles the public electric utility’s debt restructuring deal forced Puerto Rican lawyers to file motions even as the archipelago was experiencing an island-wide blackout.

  • Sep 29, 2022
  • 4:18 PM

US Quietly Expands Asylum Limits While Preparing to End Them

The Biden administration has begun expelling Cubans and Nicaraguans to Mexico under pandemic-related powers to deny migrants a chance to seek asylum, expanding the use of the rule even as it publicly says it has been trying to unwind it, officials said Wednesday.

  • May 5, 2022
  • 5:05 PM

Santiago de Chile Prepares Water Rationing Plan in Face of 12-Year Drought

CHILE: The Governor of the Metropolitan Region of Santiago last Monday announced a protocol for rationing water in the capital to address a record-breaking 12-year drought.

  • Apr 18, 2022
  • 2:48 PM

With a Rocky Start, Brazil Prepares for Presidential Election in 2022

January marks the beginning of an election year that could see Jair Bolsonaro re-elected as president of Brazil. Polls and conditions in the country suggest he won’t have it easy. 

  • Jan 26, 2022
  • 1:12 PM

Puerto Rico Prepares to Reopen Schools 1 Year After Pandemic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico officials announced Monday that five grades will return to in-person classes next month as the U.S. territory prepares to reopen public schools for the first time in a year, causing some parents to worry about a potential increase in coronavirus cases.

  • Feb 9, 2021
  • 5:20 PM

A Weary Puerto Rico Prepares for Referendum, New Leaders

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Voters across Puerto Rico on Tuesday are choosing new leaders they hope can help heal a U.S. territory wracked by corruption, hurricanes, earthquakes and the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Nov 3, 2020
  • 2:09 PM

Voters Weary as Puerto Rico Prepares for Historic Primaries

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two candidates who both served as replacement governors in the wake of a Puerto Rican political crisis are competing against each other for a chance to win the job in their own right as the disaster-struck U.S. territory holds primary elections.

  • Aug 7, 2020
  • 1:05 PM

Battered Caribbean Prepares for Hurricanes Amid Pandemic

Caribbean islands have rarely been so vulnerable as an unusually active hurricane season threatens a region still recovering from recent storms as it fights a worsening drought and a pandemic that has drained budgets and muddled preparations.

  • May 29, 2020
  • 12:24 PM

Chile Prepares for Worst Weeks of Coronavirus

In the capital city of Santiago, health officials reported that more than three-quarters of ventilators are already in use and many fear a collapse of public health resources should the number of cases continue to grow.

  • May 13, 2020
  • 2:00 PM

Workers Protest as Baja California Prepares to Reopen Factories

Maquiladoras in Baja California will reopen today, after the state government decided to reclassify manufacturers as “essential.”

  • May 4, 2020
  • 12:40 PM

Deportations Continue as Central America Prepares for Coronavirus

Advocates and officials are concerned that the steady arrival of deportees from the U.S. and Mexico to Central America could complicate the region’s ability to contain the coronavirus.

  • Mar 13, 2020
  • 1:07 PM

Experts Warn Puerto Rico Not Prepared for Big Earthquakes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — More than two years ago, Hurricane María revealed that Puerto Rico was utterly unprepared for a powerful hurricane despite its location in one of the world’s most storm-vulnerable regions.

  • Jan 13, 2020
  • 7:00 AM

Mexico Farm Town Prepares Funerals After 9 Americans Slain

LA MORA, Mexico (AP) — With Mexican soldiers guarding the entrance to town, hundreds of people converged on this remote farming community for the first funerals Thursday for the nine American women and children killed by drug cartel gunmen.

  • Nov 7, 2019
  • 12:22 PM

Puerto Rico Prepares for Massive Protest to Expel Governor

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico braced early Monday for what many people expected to be one of the biggest protests ever seen in the U.S. territory as irate islanders pledged to drive Gov. Ricardo Rosselló from office.

  • Jul 22, 2019
  • 7:25 AM

Guatemala Seen as Ill-Prepared to Absorb US-Bound Refugees

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A potential agreement with Washington to turn Guatemala into a “safe third country” for asylum seekers has the Guatemalan opposition up in arms and experts scratching their heads.

  • Jul 13, 2019
  • 11:10 AM

IG Report: ‘DHS Was Not Fully Prepared to Implement the Administration’s Zero Tolerance Policy’

“DHS also struggled to identify, track, and reunify families separated under Zero Tolerance due to limitations with its information technology systems, including a lack of integration between systems.”

  • Oct 3, 2018
  • 10:02 AM

In His Prepared Remarks, AG Jeff Sessions Thinks We’re Being ‘Invaded’ and ‘Stampeded’ by Migrants

The remarks don’t match the actual speech, but somebody wrote them.

  • May 7, 2018
  • 3:08 PM

Las políticas de Trump interfieren con la preparación de las Islas Vírgenes ante el cambio climático

Tras la destrucción ocasionada por los dos huracanes poderosas que golpearon el territorio estadounidense, los temores de los residentes adquieren una nueva urgencia.

  • Apr 19, 2018
  • 3:44 PM

Trump Politics Get in the Way of US Virgin Islands’ Climate Change Preparedness

After two potent hurricanes struck the unincorporated territory, climate fears take on new urgency.

  • Apr 19, 2018
  • 1:31 PM

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