A Haitian court ordered a former UN peacekeeper to pay child support for a baby he fathered in 2011, one of the hundreds of children left behind in destitute conditions.
The crime boss was killed a few days later by police following the prison break that some suspect was orchestrated, and during which 25 people died.
But activists believe a recent ruling could be the beginning of the end of living in fear for gay and transgender Jamaicans.
Police are upping their use of violence against civilians, and targeting journalists and protesters reacting to the news that President Jovenel Moïse plans to stay in power another year.
The opposition says President Jovenel Moïse is framing a kidnapping as a government takeover coup.
Shortages are already chronic given existing sanctions and the covid pandemic, but life for Cubans is about to get even harder.
Demanding a ransom can seem an easy money in a country where 60 percent of people live below the poverty line.
A kidnapping case continues to grip the island, where 49 women have been murdered so far this year and 20 have gone missing.
Although some members of the San Isidro Movement remain in jail, the island's government is in dialogue with the protest group.
If the Nabarima sinks, the resulting oil spill could be six times larger than the Exxon Valdez.
Black market vendors are buying out supermarket supplies of basic goods and selling them at inflated prices on the island.