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Jim Wyss

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Past articles by Jim:

Hurricane Fiona Pummeled Puerto Rico’s Crops—But Not Those Grown Indoors

Vertical farming operations seek to improve food security on the storm-prone island, which imports 85% of what it eats. → Read More

Public Pressure Key to Pushing Puerto Rico Status Vote: Grijalva

Public support for a proposal that would trigger a referendum to determine Puerto Rico’s political future will be key to forcing the measure through the US Senate where it faces stiff Republican resistance, Representative Raul Grijalva, an Arizona Democrat, said. → Read More

Puerto Rico Bankruptcy is Ending. Next Step: Grow Its Economy

After more than four years, Puerto Rico’s record municipal bankruptcy is coming to an end. For the U.S. commonwealth, the timing seems auspicious. → Read More

World’s Youngest Republic Barbados Holds Snap General Election

The world’s youngest republic, Barbados, is holding snap elections Wednesday in which the ruling party is seeking a fresh mandate to guide the island out of a deep economic slump. → Read More

Cuba Sees 2021 Inflation of 70% Amid Reforms and Import Hikes

Cuba sees inflation finishing 2021 at roughly 70%, driven by painful economic reforms and the increased price of imports, Economy and Planning Minister Alejandro Gil told the National Assembly Tuesday. → Read More

Remaining U.S. Hostages in Haiti Have Been Freed, Group Says

The remaining 12 North American missionaries who were taken hostage in Haiti in October have been released, according to their organization. → Read More

Kidnapping Gang Releases More U.S. Hostages Held in Haiti

Three of the 15 remaining North American missionaries taken hostage in Haiti in October were released Sunday night, according to their organization. → Read More

Cuban Authorities Appear to Largely Shut Down Planned Human-Rights Protests

Cuban authorities appeared to have largely shut down anti-government protests Monday, squashing opposition hopes of building on the massive demonstrations that roiled the island in July. → Read More

U.S. Citizens Urged to Leave Haiti Amid Gas Shortages, Violence

The U.S. government is asking its citizens to evacuate Haiti while commercial flights are available, as gas shortages, gang violence and political instability have paralyzed large swaths of the nation. → Read More

U.S., Cuba and Bahamas Repatriated 10,000 Haitians Last Month

The U.S. and its neighbors repatriated thousands of Haitians over the last month as the violent turmoil and poverty afflicting the Caribbean nation fuels a migration crisis across the region. In a report released Wednesday, the International Organization of Migration, or IOM, said it provided assistance to 10,831 returned Haitian migrants from September 19 through October 19. Of those, 7,915 --… → Read More

Haiti to Send Back Expiring, U.S.-Donated Moderna Vaccines

Haiti, which has one of the lowest Covid-19 vaccination rates in the Western Hemisphere, will be returning thousands of unused doses donated by the U.S. to keep them from expiring. → Read More

Puerto Rico’s Plan For Rescue Aid? Host a Rockin’ New Year’s Eve

Puerto Rico will be using part of its $1.5 billion of federal rescue funds to throw a New Year’s bash. On Thursday, Governor Pedro Pierluisi announced that the bankrupt U.S. territory will help “host” ABC’s televised New Year’s Eve event, shining a spotlight on the island’s tourism industry as it rebounds from the pandemic. → Read More

The World’s Deadliest Pig Virus Creeps Closer to the U.S.

The Coast Guard is scrambling to keep the malady from washing ashore in Puerto Rico and potentially shutting down America’s pork exports. → Read More

A Million Haitians Face ‘Acute’ Hunger After Quake Damaged Farms

At least 980,000 Haitians face “acute food insecurity” after last month’s massive earthquake wrecked farms and food distribution facilities, according to the United Nations. → Read More

Gangs Now Run Haiti, Filling a Vacuum Left by Years of Collapse

Criminal gangs decide who passes when and where as they drive thousands from their homes → Read More

New Prime Minister Takes Helm of Haiti Amid Assassination Chaos

Haiti will be swearing in a new prime minister on Tuesday, as the troubled Caribbean nation tries to emerge from the political chaos created by the murder of President Jovenel Moise two weeks ago. → Read More

Cuba Eases Food and Drug Import Restrictions After Mass Protests

Cuba’s communist rulers said they’ll ease restrictions on food and medicine imports and pledged to “learn” from the rare display of public anger in mass protests over the weekend. → Read More

Haiti Police Arrest Man They Say Hired Assassins to Kill Moise

A Haitian man who has lived in the U.S. was arrested for allegedly recruiting the hit squad that assassinated President Jovenel Moise, as police say they are closing in on the masterminds behind the plot. → Read More

U.S. Sends FBI Team to Haiti to Investigate Moise Assassination

Officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security will travel to Port-au-Prince to assess the situation and lend assistance, White House Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Friday. The move comes after Haitian authorities called for international help in solving the murder. → Read More

Sandals Resorts Bets Big on Luxury With $8,000-a-Night Rooms

Overwater bungalows on heart-shaped boardwalks. Rooms with private hot tubs. Rose petals everywhere. Sandals’s breed of luxury is a unique one—and it’s growing fast. → Read More