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· December, 2013

Stories about Caribbean from December, 2013

‘Round the Christmas Tree in Trinidad & Tobago

Guyana: Family Ties

The Caribbean Just Might Be The Next Big Thing in Music

With the recent victories of performers like Tessanne Chin and Bunji Garlin, Caribbean music appears to be emerging as the next big thing.

The Challenges of Family Healthcare in Apatou, French Guiana

Tour Builder, Another Google Service Not Allowed for Cubans

Google maintains that it bases its decision on the provisions of the United States' economic embargo on Cuba.

The Postcolonialist Calls for Submissions on ‘Sites of Home’

Cuba: Madiba Was Great, But Not Perfect

Jamaican Songstress Tessanne Chin Wins “The Voice”

Caribbean netizens are celebrating the victory of Jamaica's Tessanne Chin on the popular music reality show, The Voice - as well they should be - their votes helped her win!

Cubans’ Daily Concerns Trump Controversial Handshake

Explaining the Evergrowing Tradition of “Chanté Nwèl” (Singing Christmas) in the French West Indies

Trinidad & Tobago: Tech Tips

Haiti: The Reality of Abortion

Haiti, Dominican Republic: Discriminatory Ruling

Barack Obama and Raúl Castro's Handshake at Mandela's Memorial Goes Viral

Reactions to the handshake spread like fire on social media.

Suriname: Trinidad Artist Wins 2013 Prince Claus Award

The Caribbean Ponders the Legacy of Nelson Mandela

Across the Caribbean archipelago, from Trinidad and Tobago to Cuba, regional bloggers reflect on Nelson Mandela's life and legacy.

Cuba Temporarily Reestablishes Consular Services in the United States

“Where the Sea Breathes”: A Letter from Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera

Oscar López Rivera has been imprisoned in the United States for 32 years. In this letter to his his granddaughter Karina he remembers the sea.

What the Situation of Street Children in Port-au-Prince is Telling a Haitian Citizen

A Brief Unity of Purpose: Marching for Puerto Rican Prisoner Oscar López Rivera

Thousands gathered this past November to demand the release of unjustly held political prisoner, Oscar López Rivera. Ángel Carrión shares some thoughts from that day.

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