Caribbean & International

170 inmates break out of Haiti jail

More than 170 inmates have escaped from a Haitian prison in Arcahaie, 45km (30 miles) north of the capital Port-au-Prince. The inmates stole five rifles; a guard and an inmate were killed in an exchange of fire. The authorities have begun a manhunt for the fugitives with the help of UN peacekeepers stationed in the […]


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Venezuelans protest after quashed referendum

(BBC) Venezuelan government opponents marched through Caracas after officials blocked their attempts to hold a referendum. The wives of two jailed opposition leaders headed the marchers who were dressed in white and waved national flags. On Thursday election officials suspended a petition seeking a referendum on removing President Nicolas Maduro from office. The move was […]

US-Cuba ties: Rules eased on cigars and rum

American travellers to Cuba will now be able to bring back far more rum and cigars, after the Obama administration announced new trade measures. The previous $100 (£82) limit has been lifted, meaning most visitors could bring home up to 100 cigars and several bottles of rum. The latest measures reflect continuing moves by the […]