Weather

Puerto Rico braces for heavy rain as Tropical Storm Dorian nears

Dorian is forecast to be near hurricane strength as it moves towards Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

Puerto Rico braces for heavy rain as Tropical Storm Dorian nears

Baseball

Baseball legend shot in back at Dominican Republic bar

Former Boston Red Sox great David Ortiz expected to make full recovery after gunman shot him from behind.

David Ortiz, baseball legend, shot at Dominican Republic bar

United States

US: Massachusetts judge charged with helping man evade ICE

Charges mark latest skirmish over immigration enforcement between Trump and local gov'ts that resist his crackdown.

US: Massachusetts judge charged with helping man evade ICE

Weather

Dominican Republic hit by an 'easterly wave'

Africa builds them. The Atlantic winds them up. Some of them become hurricanes.

Dominican Republic hit by an 'easterly wave'

Weather

Caribbean islands battered by stormy seas

Puerto Rico bore the brunt of 10 metre high waves that also affected other islands in the region.

Caribbean islands battered by stormy seas

Witness

Illegal Deforestation: Death by a Thousand Cuts

When a ranger is killed near the Dominican Republic's border with Haiti, the impact of illegal deforestation is exposed.

Latin America

Brazil corruption probe sends shivers across Latin America

Brazil's Supreme Court has ordered an investigation into 74 new politicians, including a third of current President Michel Temer's cabinet.

Latin America

Journalists shot dead during Facebook Live broadcast

Attackers burst into the studio and shot the presenter mid-broadcast, a shooting that was also caught on Facebook live.

Two journalists killed during Facebook Live broadcast

Reporter's Notebook

Latin America leaders slam Trump's wall

Heads of state gathered at annual CELAC Latin America summit discuss ways to confront new regional reality.

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic's Medina headed for re-election

Preliminary results after first round of voting show left-leaning economist well placed to avoid runoff polls in June.

Dominican Republic's Danilo Medina set for re-election

Humanitarian crises

Human dignity for stateless on Haiti-Dominican border

Thousands from the Dominican Republic are deported to Haiti camps where cholera is a major problem.

'Life without dignity' for stateless on Haiti border

Human Rights

Stateless in the Dominican Republic

Haitian descendants stripped of citizenship in Dominican Republic fight deportation hoping to earn formal status.

Stateless in the Dominican Republic

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

Vatican

Ex-Vatican ambassador dies before his child abuse trial

Autopsy ordered after Vatican's former envoy to Dominican Republic, Jozef Wesolowski, dies of apparent natural causes.

Ex-Vatican ambassador dies before his child abuse trial

Latin America

Haitians protest over Dominican Republic deportations

Thousands march in solidarity with undocumented residents of Haitian descent in Dominican Republic who face deportation.

Haitians protest over Dominican Republic deportations