Caribbean http://wlrn.org en 3.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Haiti http://wlrn.org/post/33-magnitude-earthquake-hits-haiti <p>The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that a 3.3 magnitude earthquake shook Haiti about 6 miles southwest of Carrefour at 1:56 a.m. this morning.</p><p><a href="http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/">A USGS map shows</a> that there have been tremors near the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico in the last few days.&nbsp;</p><p>About two weeks ago, <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/earthquake-cubas-coast-felt-key-west-residents-not-rattled">there was a 5.1 magnitude earthquake between Key West and Cuba.</a></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:49:13 +0000 Julia Duba 26698 at http://wlrn.org Doing Business While Black http://wlrn.org/post/doing-business-while-black <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"></div><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The quartet pictured above own and operate their businesses. &nbsp;Some may consider them black businesses. &nbsp;Some may not. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:30:48 +0000 Tom Hudson 26624 at http://wlrn.org Doing Business While Black Caribbean Crusader: St. Vincent PM Gonsalves On Development And Disaster http://wlrn.org/post/caribbean-crusader-st-vincent-pm-gonsalves-development-and-disaster <p> Christmas 2013 was the best and worst of times for Ralph Gonsalves.</p><p>Gonsalves, Prime Minister of the Caribbean island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Dec. 19. For Gonsalves, an outspoken populist who was about to take over as chairman of the Caribbean Community, or Caricom, it was a moment of valuable political cachet: Francis has proven a champion of poor global underdogs like the small republics of the Caribbean.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 22:47:01 +0000 Tim Padgett 26154 at http://wlrn.org Caribbean Crusader: St. Vincent PM Gonsalves On Development And Disaster Mandela, Castro And The Caribbean Street http://wlrn.org/post/mandela-castro-and-caribbean-street <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you live on the Caribbean street – and Florida is part of that street – here are three ways of looking at Nelson Mandela’s death yesterday.</span></p><p>Each, not surprisingly, involves Cuba and Fidel Castro. But in a larger sense they involve how immaturely we practice politics on this street – and how immaturely the world beyond this street views our politics.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:17:38 +0000 Tim Padgett 24738 at http://wlrn.org Mandela, Castro And The Caribbean Street How We Left Hurricanes In Our Dust This Year – Literally http://wlrn.org/post/how-we-left-hurricanes-our-dust-year-literally <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s hard to be a fan of hurricanes. Two out of three Haitians don’t have enough food to eat these days – thanks largely to storms like last year’s Hurricane Sandy and how they’ve ravaged Haiti’s agriculture.</span></p><p>And yet we need hurricanes once in a while. They’re a sort of planetary thermostat that cools oceans and redistributes hot air. Their rains more effectively alleviate droughts, and that can be a help instead of a horror to impoverished countries like Haiti.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 23:36:54 +0000 Tim Padgett 24256 at http://wlrn.org How We Left Hurricanes In Our Dust This Year – Literally How Drug Traffickers Are Returning To The Caribbean http://wlrn.org/post/how-drug-traffickers-are-returning-caribbean <p><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; ">More of the cocaine smuggled to the United States is passing through the Caribbean, officials said, representing a shift in which drug traffickers are returning to a region they largely abandoned decades ago.</span></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 11:57:16 +0000 Ezra Fieser 21626 at http://wlrn.org How Drug Traffickers Are Returning To The Caribbean Colors of the Caribbean, Overtown Rhythm & Arts Fest, Chef Norman Van Aken & Palm Beach Arts Cal http://wlrn.org/post/colors-caribbean-overtown-rhythm-arts-fest-chef-norman-van-aken-palm-beach-arts-cal <p></p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Ed Bell & Paul Leary 15841 at http://wlrn.org Colors of the Caribbean, Overtown Rhythm & Arts Fest, Chef Norman Van Aken & Palm Beach Arts Cal