Voices
The U.S. Embassy in Havana (CNS photo/Alejandro Ernesto, EPA)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Tim PadgettOctober 15, 2017
The alleged attacks started last fall and initially targeted U.S. agents stationed at the U.S. embassy in Havana.
People move through flooded streets in Havana after the passage of Hurricane Irma, in Cuba, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Tim PadgettSeptember 15, 2017
Caribbean islands rarely get the Anderson Cooper treatment on cable news.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Tim PadgettAugust 17, 2017
South Florida may be known for its beaches, but it is also notorious for traffic and road rage.
Opposition members wave a Venezuelan flag outside a poll station during a symbolic referendum in Caracas, Venezuela, on July 16. Venezuela's opposition called for a massive turnout Sunday in a symbolic rejection of President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution, a proposal that's escalating tensions in a nation stricken by widespread shortages and more than 100 days of anti-government protests. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Tim PadgettJuly 17, 2017
Rome is urging Venezuela President Maduro and his Chavistas to hold the elections they are now blocking, release hundreds of political prisoners like Mr. López and restore the democratic separation of powers they have mowed down.
The infamous garage octopus. Photo courtesy of Richard Conlin.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Tim PadgettJune 16, 2017
Rising seas due to global warming have rendered the coastal high-water marks more obsolete by the day. That is especially true in the Miami area, which every media report on sea-level rise seems to profile as ground zero for deluge doom.
Demonstrators in San Juan last June protest against creditors trying to take control of the island nation's assets. (CNS photo/Thais Llorca, EPA)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Tim PadgettMay 16, 2017
“Puerto Rico’s problem is that it’s an island of U.S. citizens who don’t have citizens’ rights—to vote in U.S. elections or have voting representatives in Congress.”
Rum—it's not just for pirates anymore. Photo courtesy of Rob V. Burr.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Tim PadgettApril 18, 2017
We are seeing rum rehabilitated. Rum respected. A rum revolution. Or as connoisseurs like to call it, a rum renaissance.
A December 2011 photo of Panama ex-dictator Manuel Noriega at El Renacer Prison outside Panama City. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Tim PadgettMarch 20, 2017
As a former tyrant languishes in a hospital bed, the U.S. should ponder its routine of coddling military monsters.
President Donald Trump speaks to troops at the U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla.,Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Tim PadgettFebruary 14, 2017
“It was remarkable to see a mayor of one of the largest and most diverse and vibrant immigrant communities in the nation be the first to capitulate” to Mr. Trump’s threat.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Tim PadgettJanuary 11, 2017
The Sunshine State, a.k.a. the Gunshine State, considers itself a Second Amendment haven.