Leaks put Assange at odds with Ecuador’s warming up to US
Latin America & the Caribbean

Leaks put Assange at odds with Ecuador’s warming up to US

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is finding himself in open conflict with his Ecuadorean protectors as the group’s latest dump targeting Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign runs afoul of the South American government’s goal of warming up to Washington. Ecuador’s move to cut off his internet access at its embassy in London was … Continue reading

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Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Nicole to pummel Bermuda
Latin America & the Caribbean

Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Nicole to pummel Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Doors and windows began to rattle across Bermuda early Thursday, October 13, as Hurricane Nicole approached the British territory as an extremely dangerous Category 3 hurricane. The storm was located about 55 miles (85 kilometers) south-southwest of Bermuda Thursday morning. It had maximum sustained winds of 125 mph (205 kph) and … Continue reading

Hurricane Matthew moves into Bahamas after battering Haiti
Latin America & the Caribbean

Hurricane Matthew moves into Bahamas after battering Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Powerful Hurricane Matthew was passing through the sparsely populated islands of the southern Bahamas early Wednesday,Oct. 4, after inflicting heavy damage on southwest Haiti. Forecasters said the storm was on track to roll directly over the Bahamian capital of Nassau before nearing the Florida coast. At least 11 deaths had been … Continue reading

Powerful Hurricane Matthew a threat to Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba
Latin America & the Caribbean

Powerful Hurricane Matthew a threat to Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Vulnerable Haiti braced for flash floods and violent winds from the extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew as the powerful storm approached the hemisphere’s poorest country Monday, Oct.3. The eye of the Category 4 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph (215 kph), was expected to pass east of Jamaica and then … Continue reading

Colombia to sign historic peace deal on ending long conflict
Latin America & the Caribbean

Colombia to sign historic peace deal on ending long conflict

CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia will take a big step toward emerging from its long nightmare of bloody violence Monday, Sept. 26, when the government and the country’s largest rebel movement sign a peace accord that emerged from four hard years of negotiations. The significance of the deal can’t be overstated: Colombia’s five-decade conflict, partly … Continue reading