Today, when I turned on the news, I watched in horror as Tropical Storm Isaac marched toward Haiti. Almost every news channel covered the story and the potential damage Isaac could wreak on an already injured Haiti. We'll soon know whether Mother Nature has decided to spare her from Isaac, but more storms will threaten, and Haiti still needs our help.
CNN's Gary Tuchman: "I've never gone to a city, and a capitol like Port au Prince, and seen no preparations whatsoever."
A pregnant teen awaits a decision on a treatment that could save her life but also kill her baby. Rafael Romo reports.
A pregnant leukemia patient who became a flashpoint in the abortion debate in the Dominican Republic died Friday morning, a hospital official told CNN.
Tropical Storm Ernesto churned south of Jamaica on Sunday, becoming a bit more organized as it continued its westward march.
On Cuba's main holiday honoring the island's revolution, President Raul Castro declared once again that his government is ready to enter into talks with the United States.
In the Dominican Republic, a ban on abortion is preventing a teenage girl from receiving treatment for a life-threatening disease.
A shipment of humanitarian goods that the shipper says are not prohibited by Washington's longtime trade embargo departed a Miami River terminal Wednesday bound for Cuba.
A 49-year-old grandmother who wanted to become the first person to swim 103 miles from Cuba to the Florida Keys unassisted ended her bid early Sunday morning when a strong current in the shark-infested waters made it "impossible" for her to continue, her team said.
In the nineties a certain joke became very popular in the streets and homes of Cuba. It began with Pepito -- the mischievous boy of our national humor -- and told how his teacher, brandishing a photo of the U.S. president, launches into a harsh diatribe against him.
The sun rose over the Florida Straits Saturday with endurance swimmer Penny Palfrey covering half the estimated distance of her swim from Cuba to the United States, said a Florida meteorologist who is advising Palfrey's team.
The Jamaican drug lord who turned a Kingston neighborhood into a war zone while resisting arrest in 2010 was sentenced in New York to 23 years in federal prison, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Friday.
A proposed regulation in the Dominican Republic could stop illegal immigrants from studying in the nation's public schools.
As if the conditions in Haiti aren't bad enough, women and girls are being raped and assaulted in high numbers.
CNN's Patrick Oppmann looks at how Cuba's proud boxing heritage is rewarded by Olympic expectation.
A jailed American contractor said Friday he feels like a "hostage," in Cuba, where he is serving a 15-year prison sentence on charges of subversion.
Three days after a massive earthquake threw Haiti into chaos, Alvana was homeless, along with her two children.
Rafael Villares is a talented Cuban artist who appears to work effortlessly in mediums such as painting and sculpture.
CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports on a new website that allows people around the world to support artists living in Cuba.
Decades navigating the roads in Cuba have left deep scars on Sergio Morales' jet black 1947 Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Veronica Campbell-Brown knows a thing or two about upsetting the odds.
Pope Benedict XVI visits Cuba following the Vatican-brokered release of political prisoners. Patrick Oppmann reports.
A man convicted of spying in the United States for the Cuban government arrived in Cuba Friday to visit his dying brother, according to the communist nation's state-run media.
Greeted by throngs of Catholic worshipers from across the region, Pope Benedict XVI ended his two-country tour in Havana's Revolution Plaza with a reference to what he described as a need for "authentic freedom."
A top Cuban official told reporters in Havana on Tuesday that his country's political system is "sustainable" and that it will not change.
[Updated 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 26] Children play baseball in the streets of Havana, Cuba, on Saturday.
Dozens of members of the group "Ladies in White" were detained Sunday in Havana and several -- including the group's leader -- were unaccounted for and believed to be under arrest, a group member said.
CNN's Patrick Oppmann moves from Seattle to Havana, Cuba.
Three Pakistani police officers were found guilty of sexual exploitation and abuse of a 14-year-old Haitian boy while they were serving in a U.N. police mission in Haiti, a U.N. spokesman told reporters Tuesday.
The Caribbean's tropical weather, beautiful beaches and clear blue waters attract travelers seeking a place to kick back and relax.
Preparing a get-together where not all the guests get along is tricky, whether at a dinner party, or, as Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is experiencing, at a hemispheric summit.
If you're planning a cruise in 2012, chances are high that you'll be traveling to the Caribbean. According to CruiseCompete.com's annual report, nine of the ten most popular cruise ports in the world are in the Caribbean (or close enough to count).
On Yosvany Concepcion's ramshackle farm, there is little to suggest that he is producing a highly sought-after luxury item.
Cuban cigar makers celebrate increased sales. CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports.
"I walked for three days through the jungle to get here."
Passengers on the Crown Princess are coming home early from a Caribbean cruise, thanks to a second nasty outbreak of gastrointestinal illness.
Jon Bougher is a filmmaker who is teaching Haitians how to report their own stories.
Leading members of Cuba's Communist party on Saturday met to discuss the future of the island's revolution, including the possibility of term limits for top officials.
For more than 50 years, the United States has had an embargo against the island of Cuba, all because we supposedly hate communism and believe the nation 90 miles from our borders should institute democracy.
Several police officers serving with the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti have been relieved of their duties after they were accused of sexually abusing minors, a spokesman said Monday.
The Cuban government defended its rights record and slammed the United States for its criticism over the death of prisoner Wilman Villar Mendoza.
Two years after the earthquake, Anderson Cooper speaks with President Michel Martelly about his plan for recovery.
A few days ago we observed the two-year anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, killing an estimated 220,000 people, injuring 300,000, and leaving more than 1 million homeless. Since that day, blame for Haiti's acute vulnerability and subsequent slow recovery has been traded among the government, international donors and humanitarian organizations.
The morning after the earthquake, Anderson Cooper was on the ground in Haiti reporting on the catastrophic impact.
Fabiola Leocal's story ought to be uncommon, but in post-earthquake Haiti, it's not.
Getting a killer price on a cruise in the first quarter of the year used to be as common as seeing chocolates dominate store shelves before Valentine's Day, but these days, the rules may be changing.
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti two years ago, sending an already struggling nation into a tailspin.
Indultarán a 2.900 presos; no se incluye al contratista Alan Gross.
An earthquake hit the Dominican Republic Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, almost exactly two years to the day after a massive quake devastated the neighboring nation of Haiti.
Cuba will pardon more than 2,900 prisoners, the government said Friday, though U.S. subcontractor Alan Gross is not among those who will be freed.
A group of Cuban exiles will host a fireworks show for Cubans on Friday night, but supporters of the Cuban leaders see it as a U.S.-backed attempt to destabilize the communist island.
Two years after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake leveled Haiti's capital, a deal brokered by former President Bill Clinton's charitable foundation will add new lodging for aid workers and other travelers to Port-au-Prince -- in the form of a $45 million hotel.
It still makes Fatoma Dia's eyes widen whenever the Hilton hotel cleaning worker sees a bar of barely used soap on a bathroom counter.
Pope Benedict XVI is planning potential trips to Mexico and Cuba in 2012, the Vatican said.
Another chartered flight is scheduled to leave the United States for Cuba Sunday as a result of recent U.S. government moves to ease restrictions on travel to the Communist nation.
In a move that could reshape the Cuban economy, the government on Thursday announced a new law that allows for the sale of real estate.
The U.N. General Assembly voted Tuesday in favor of a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba.
Police in the Dominican Republic were responsible for an "alarming" 10.5% of the nation's killings last year, Amnesty International said Tuesday, citing government statistics.
Some of the most iconic films ever made have used the ocean as their backdrop. Whether it's to highlight the romance of a moment, the isolation felt by characters or intense drama, filmmakers often turn to the seaside to help illustrate their story. Here is a list of some of the best seaside locations featured on the silver screen.
The United Nations Security Council has decided to reduce the number of soldiers and police serving as peacekeepers in Haiti.
Actor Rainn Wilson introduces Top 10 CNN Hero Patrice Millet, whose soccer program teaches some of Haiti's poorest kids.
An airport in New Orleans has received approval to join the ranks of U.S. airports hosting flights to and from Cuba, officials said Wednesday.
With his ribs showing and his skin practically hanging off him, Pierre Wisny is painfully thin.
Gary Strieker reports on the fight against malnutrition in Haiti's youngest citizens
Want to nab cheap Caribbean rates during hurricane season? On these three islands you'll cut your chance of a washout.
Puerto Rico is the fodder of many a Caribbean daydream for good reason: this natural jewel box can satisfy the lethargic beach bum, the sunrise rainforest explorer and the budding big-wave surfer -- all in a long weekend.
Cuba on Wednesday accused former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson of "blackmail" and denied the government had invited him here to negotiate the release of an American contractor sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Former Gov. Bill Richardson talks about his trip to Cuba to negotiate the release of American contractor Alan Gross.
An 18-year-old Haitian man allegedly assaulted by troops serving as U.N. peacekeepers in the Caribbean nation is traumatized and receiving medical care, according to a spokesman for Haitian President Michel Martelly.
The Uruguayan Ministry of Defense confirmed Sunday it has opened an investigation into an alleged assault in Haiti involving at least five Uruguayan troops deployed in the Caribbean nation as United Nations peacekeepers.
Cuba has stepped up its harassment of dissidents in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba, with authorities beating, gassing and arresting protesters critical of the Communist government, human rights activists said Wednesday.
The Caribbean doesn't seem like the ideal place for a vacation during hurricane season, yet many travelers take the gamble and book a cruise to the region anyway.
Authorities posted tropical storm warnings for parts of the Bahamas and hurricane warnings for Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Sunday, as Tropical Storm Irene picked up steam near the Caribbean islands.
World Bank TV's James Martone reports on cleanup efforts in Port-au-Prince and the threat of disease-spreading waste.
It's been more than a year since Haiti was rocked by an earthquake, leaving about 230,000 people dead, hundreds of thousands injured and more than a million homeless. The international community was quick to provide aid, especially in the first few months after the earthquake.
I believe in remakes. "Father of the Bride," "Ocean's Eleven," "The Parent Trap"... Each version was a classic in its own time.
Heavy rain and potential flooding threatened hundreds of thousands of Haitians living in temporary quarters early Friday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Emily made a final stand across the central Caribbean.
What was once Tropical Storm Emily has diminished into a low pressure system, but heavy rain and potential flooding still threaten hundreds of thousands of Haitians living in temporary quarters.
For the first time in 50 years, Cubans will be allowed to buy and sell their homes, as CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.
Olivia Sersute and her sister have shared the same home on the second floor of a faded Havana mansion since they were children and even after getting married and having kids of their own.
Nearly 12,000 United Nations peacekeepers are on emergency standby in Haiti, as Tropical Storm Emily churns towards the Caribbean island, the United Nations said.
A United Airlines flight was diverted to Cuba on Sunday after its crew reported a strong odor in the plane, U.S. aviation and airline spokesmen said.
Cuba marked the 58th anniversary of the start of Fidel Castro's revolution Tuesday, without a speech from his younger brother, current President Raul Castro.
The U.S. takes on Jamaica Sunday at RFK Stadium in D.C. with the two teams in sharply contrasting form. The U.S. struggled in the group stage, finishing as runner-up while Jamaica won its group without conceding a goal.
WASHINGTON -- The year was 1997. The game was a World Cup qualifier. The teams were the U.S. and Jamaica, Uncle Sam and the Reggae Boyz, going head-to-head in a raucous RFK Stadium. And ultimately the Jamaicans came away happy with the result, a 1-1 tie that frustrated the heavily favored Americans.
More than 50 years after the fact, Cuba has published the diary that Ernesto "Che" Guevara kept during the armed struggle that he waged alongside Fidel Castro from the Sierra Maestra mountains.
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Two weeks after Haiti's devastating earthquake, Daniel Rouzier stood in front of heaps of bodies, dumped unceremoniously in the valleys of Titanyen. He clutched a mahogany rosary and covered his face with a sterile mask -- the stench of decomposing human flesh carried with the breeze.
The mother of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, a political prisoner who died last year after a prolonged hunger strike, says she will continue to fight for democracy in Cuba after she emigrates to the United States on Thursday.
Beat Rohr of CARE discusses how torrential rains are bringing new misery to the people of Haiti.
The death toll from flooding and landslides after torrential rains hit Haiti earlier this week climbed to 23 Wednesday, the country's civil protection department said.
At least 20 people have died due to torrential downpours in Haiti, authorities said Tuesday, and aid agencies are scrambling to respond to a resurgence of cholera triggered by the heavy rain.
Aid agencies are scrambling to respond to a resurgence of cholera cases in Haiti triggered by heavy rain.
Cuban leader Raul Castro vows to rejuvenate leadership and the economy. Shasta Darlington reports.
Some of the world's most troubled nations, including Haiti, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe and Iraq, are to take part in the prestigious Venice Biennale art exhibition from June 4.
On the job, Juani Santos is just another one of the guys.
Transsexuals in Cuba used to be locked up or sent to camps, but now times have changed. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.