Usually the winter months are Cuba's dry season, perfect for growing and harvesting tobacco for top brands like Cohiba, Montecristo and Partagas. There's been so much rain that fields are muddy -- just one of the effects of climate change.
I was recently in the Dominican Republic. It was not for a vacation at one of the resorts in Punta Cana. I was there for ministry and had the opportunity to visit both in a village and the city of Santo Domingo. What I witnessed was extreme poverty. And it didn’t matter whether it was the rural village or the inner city. There was great material need.
Haitian police wary of renewed unrest after days of nationwide protests fired tear gas and rubber pellets on Friday to disperse about 200 protesters and mourners carrying the casket of a man killed last week in anti-government riots.
On Sunday, Cuba will vote on a new constitution. The document updates its Cold War-era predecessor, the original 1976 charter enacted under Fidel Castro, and the vote is widely seen as an important referendum on Cuba's entire single party, socialist system.
President Donald Trump has refused to meet privately with Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rossello, the governor said Friday, as he condemned the Trump administration for not providing more disaster relief in the 17 months since Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory and left thousands dead.
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