Latin America

Puerto Ricans strive to boost food production

Farmers urge government to help increase local production as the US territory faces looming food crisis.

Latin America

Puerto Rican families facing hardships in US

An estimated 1,000 Puerto Rican families a month are arriving in Florida due to the financial crisis back home.

Fault Lines

The Puerto Rico Gamble

Fault Lines investigates the island's crippling debt crisis and Wall Street's influence on the economy.

Weather

Hurricane Joaquin threatens Bermuda as US hit by storms

Ship's crew of 33 missing after hurricane hits Bahamas, as US president declares state of emergency in South Carolina.

Hurricane Joaquin threatens Bermuda as US hit by storms

Weather

Florida declares state of emergency over storm Erika

Tropical storm expected to hit US state, Dominican Republic and Haiti, after wreaking havoc across the Caribbean.

Florida declares state of emergency over storm Erika

Weather

Hurricane season sparks into life

Major storms are now developing in the Atlantic basin after months of inactivity, spearheaded by Hurricane Danny.

Hurricane season sparks into life

Human Rights

Puerto Rico's debt could shut down schools

Puerto Rico's debt - amounting to more than $72bn - could have adverse effects on schools, pensions and healthcare.

Latin America

Puerto Rico defaults on debt payment

US island territory fails to make a $58m debt payment after years of economic crisis.

Politics

US refuses to bail out debt-laden Puerto Rico

US territory of Puerto Rico seeks moratorium on repaying $72bn debt, but White House declines to offer much-needed help.

US refuses to bail out debt-laden Puerto Rico

Business & Economy

Puerto Rico drought prompts water crisis

Some blame government for shortages as strict water rationing is imposed on island.

Latin America

Zero-emission rally car electrifies Dakar

Eco-powered race car, which cost more than $1m to develop, wows crowds at Dakar rally being held in Latin America.

Environment

Cristobal batters the Bahamas

After killing at least three people, Hurricane Cristobal finally creeps away from the Caribbean.

Cristobal batters the Bahamas

US & Canada

US probes Fort Hood shooter's motive

Official says argument may have preceded army base shooting spree in which soldier killed three and himself.

Politics

Spain rejects Catalonia referendum bid

Madrid says an independence referendum would be illegal, moments after Catalonia's president announced it for next year.

Spain rejects Catalonia referendum bid

US & Canada

Problems put Puerto Rico's future in doubt

Whether debt-ridden island should become 51st state of USA is still undecided despite last year's two-part referendum.