Central America & the Caribbean

February 20, 2015

DEADLINE: Scotiabank/CJFE Journalism Fellowship at Massey College, Toronto

Scotiabank and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) invite applications from Latin American journalists to take part in the 8-month Scotiabank/CJFE Journalism Fellowship at Massey College in 2015-2016. Deadline: Feb 20, 2015.

"Repsol's Move Raises Questions About Cuba Offshore Oil Drilling"

"Spain's Repsol oil company announced Tuesday it was 'almost certain' to withdraw from exploration in Cuba, after spending an estimated $150 million on a dry well and seeing far more profitable prospects in other countries such as Brazil and Angola."

Source: Miami Herald, 05/31/2012

"Oil Drilling Off Cuba Renews Oil-Spill Fear Factor in the Keys"

"KEY WEST -- In Cuba’s North Basin, the Spanish company Repsol has begun risky exploration for oil and natural gas on a semi-submersible rig, now just 77 nautical miles from Key West and even closer to the ecologically sensitive Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. In a month or so, Repsol expects its drilling through 5,600 feet of seawater and about 14,000 feet of layered rock will reach the reservoir. That’s frightening for many who live and work along the island chain."

Source: Miami Herald, 04/24/2012

"Mystery Disease Kills Thousands in Central America"

"A mysterious epidemic is devastating the Pacific coast of Central America, killing more than 24,000 people in El Salvador and Nicaragua since 2000 and striking thousands of others with chronic kidney disease at rates unseen virtually anywhere else. Scientists say they have received reports of the phenomenon as far north as southern Mexico and as far south as Panama. ..."

Source: AP, 02/13/2012

"After The Quake, Praise Becomes Resentment in Haiti"

Two years after the earthquake in Haiti that took at least 250,000 lives and left many camping in the open, the outpouring of several billion dollars in aid from charitable organizations has done little to rebuild the country.

Marjorie Valbrun reports for iWatch News (Center for Public Integrity) January 10, 2012.


Source: iWatch News, 01/13/2012


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