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In Cuba, the Castro era ends this week as Raúl steps down as ruler

Through the Space Age, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Internet era, Cubans held one constant: A Castro ruled the nation.<p>That is about to change.<p>Raúl Castro, 86, is expected to step aside as Cuba’s president this week, ending the epochal run of two brothers who sent shock waves through …

Cuba

Puerto Rico to get $18 billion from HUD for Hurricane Maria recovery

<b>(CNN) —</b> Puerto Rico will receive about $18.5 billion from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to repair and fortify houses, businesses and infrastructure wrecked by Hurricane Maria, the agency announced Tuesday.<p>The US commonwealth will get about $10.2 billion to cover needs stemming …

Caribbean

How is health care in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria? No one knows.

In Puerto Rico, locals say the best way to know whether someone died because of Hurricane Maria is to turn up at a morgue or funeral parlor rather than consult official sources.<p>Six months after Maria hit, the hurricane’s death toll is still a subject of controversy. After seismic investigations by …

Puerto Rico’s Francisco Lindor Joins an Exclusive Home Run Fraternity

It was not the fastest home run hit this season, nor was it the farthest. But as the ball left Francisco Lindor’s bat on its way to the stands for a two-run home run during the Cleveland Indians’ win over the Minnesota Twins in Puerto Rico’s Hiram Bithorn Stadium on Tuesday, it most likely would …

In A Puerto Rican Mountain Town, Hope Ebbs As The Hardship Continues

Helicopters from the power company buzz across the skies of this picturesque valley, ferrying electrical poles on long wires to workmen standing on steep hillsides.<p>The people of Castañer, an isolated village in Puerto Rico's central mountains, view the repairs to the electrical grid warily. Crews …

Why Hurricane Maria Is No Match For This Mighty Community In Puerto Rico

Blue, plastic FEMA tarps form a checkerboard pattern, visible from the top of the Martín Peña Bridge. Each square signifies a roofless home.<p>Below, in eight of the most impoverished communities in San Juan, Puerto Rico, tarps offer a thin layer of protection from the wind and the rain. Approximately …

For Puerto Rico, the Return to Business as Usual Is Slow

Six months after Hurricane Maria, as many as 7,000 of the island’s small businesses remain closed<p>By<p>Arian Campo-Flores<p>Arian Campo-Flores<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@acampoflores<p>Arian.Campo-Flores@dowjones.com<p>HUMACAO, Puerto Rico—Six months after Hurricane Maria barreled ashore here, Rafael …

Raul Castro celebrates Cuban independence, honors revolutionary leaders

Raul Castro celebrates Cuban independence, honors revolutionary leaders<p>Source: Xinhua 2018-02-25 14:31:45<p>HAVANA, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- Cuban President …

Cuba

Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery Worsened By Nearly 1 Million Homes Built Illegally

After Hurricane Maria barreled through Puerto Rico in September 2017, it left hundreds of thousands of people displaced and 80 to 90 percent of homes …

Puerto Ricans are hardly U.S. citizens. They are colonial subjects.

<i>Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán is professor of law and conflict studies and director of the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Creighton University Graduate School. She is author of "Experiencing Puerto Rican Citizenship and Cultural</i> …

Caribbean

Black History Month: Loiza—the African heart of Puerto Rico and the arts that portray it

Some background for those of you who are not familiar with Puerto Rico or Loiza:<p>Loíza (Spanish pronunciation: [loˈisa]) is a small town and …

Caribbean

Corporate Media Ignoring Puerto Rico's 'Shock Doctrine' Makeover

Nearly five months after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, more than a hundred thousand U.S. citizens there still lack clean drinking water, and …

Suicides in Puerto Rico Increased 55% Last Four Months of 2017, When Compared to Same Time Period in 2016

An official Department of Health report from Puerto Rico’s Suicide Prevention Commission showed that suicides on the island increased by 55 percent …

String Theories: A Cryptic Column About Puerto Rico's 'Crypto-Utopia'

<i>“Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.” — Jerry Garcia</i><p>It’s been more than a week since <i>The New York</i> …

Power Outage Plunges Puerto Rican Capital Back Into Darkness

Island still recovering from summer hurricanes<p>An explosion and fire in a power facility in Puerto Rico Sunday night knocked out power to a densely populated corridor of the island, which is still getting back on its feet from last summer’s devastating hurricanes.<p>The outage plunged much of the …

Puerto Rico

What It’s Like to Visit San Juan Now

Hurricane Maria's devastating effects on Puerto Rico, along with the political face-offs and logistical problems that ensued, have been widely reported. There are still important problems to address. But it seems that San Juan, the capital, is starting to regain its stride as a travel destination.<p>I …

Puerto Rico's Suicide Rate Rises 29 Percent Following Hurricane Maria

The suicide rate in Puerto Rico has surged by 29 percent since 2016, according to a report released by the Commission for Prevention of Suicide.<p>The …

5 things for February 12: Immigration, Puerto Rico, Oxfam

<b>(CNN) —</b> Happy Monday. We'll be spending the morning poring through the thousands of emails you sent with your suggestions on our Sunday experiment. But first, here's what you need to know to <b>Get Up to Speed and Out the Door</b>. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox …

Paul Pierce’s ceremony ruined by 48-minute LeBron James tribute

We have that and more in Monday’s NBA newsletter.<p>Remember that little kerfuffle about Paul Pierce not wanting the Celtics to give Isaiah Thomas a 45-second tribute video on the day the Celtics would honor and retire Pierce’s jersey? Well, Thomas got traded to the Lakers a couple of days before the …

Basketball

Blue Jays to retire Roy Halladay's number on Opening Day

The Toronto Blue Jays announced on Monday that they will retire Roy Halladay's jersey number on Opening Day, when the club hosts the New York Yankees on March 29.<p>The team will also wear a No. 32 patch on their uniforms the entire season for Halladay, who died when his single-engine plane crashed in …

Five takeaways from the new-look Cavaliers’ rout of the Celtics

<i>This first appeared in the Feb. 5 edition of The Washington Post’s NBA newsletter, the Monday Morning Post Up. You can subscribe by clicking here.</i><p>The new-look Cleveland Cavaliers demolished the Boston Celtics on Sunday afternoon, a 121-99 win that was notable for all kinds of reasons. Let’s dive …