Washington Not Happy About New China Focus on Central America
Opinion

Washington Not Happy About New China Focus on Central America

As it becomes clear that the Trump Administration support, so far unsuccessful, for regime change in Venezuela is also very much about targeting the huge financial presence of China with the Maduro regime, recent news of a major Chinese oil success in Cuban waters will clearly deepen the geopolitical tensions. And it involves not only…

Passports for Sale: How Storm-Hit Caribbean Islands Court Arab Investors
Opinion

Passports for Sale: How Storm-Hit Caribbean Islands Court Arab Investors

Caribbean states devastated by recent hurricanes are selling citizenship to Middle Eastern investors to raise funds to help their recovery. But some officials warn that the islands’ rival schemes have fuelled a “race to the bottom” in which prized passports are being handed out cheaply. Islands badly hit by last month’s storms included Dominica, where…

Like a ‘Horror Movie’: Hurricane Irma Brings Total Devastation to Caribbean
North America

Like a ‘Horror Movie’: Hurricane Irma Brings Total Devastation to Caribbean

While at least one billionaire was able to safely ride out the storm in his luxury wine cellar, most residents of the Caribbean islands that took a direct hit from Hurricane Irma Wednesday described scenes out of a “horror movie” as the megastorm—the most powerful ever recorded in the Atlantic—came ashore, rendering the island of…