Macron visited the prison where Toussaint Louverture died, praising him as a hero who embodied French Revolution values.
Caribbean articles on Democracy Chronicles
The islands of the Caribbean Sea are organized into over 30 territories including independent nations and colonial holdovers like the various overseas departments and dependencies still affiliated with Europe, America or other foreign countries. Also check out our articles on the Americas, Central America and Cuba.
Haiti’s Democracy Dying As Last Senators Leave Office
Resignation of Haiti’s final…senators raises concerns about…democracy in a country that hasn’t been able to hold elections since 2016.
Dissident Artists On Trial In Cuba, Face Years In Prison
Two dissident artists went on trial in Cuba on Monday, facing years in prison after being arrested last year.
Latin America Needs More Than Elections To Solidify Democracy
The pervasive presence of crime and corruption has made progress in areas like the rule of law, threatening democracy in Latin America.
Latin America Increasingly Perilous For Human Rights Defenders
Basic freedoms are collapsing in Latin America. Rights defenders are coming under increasing attacks from state and non-state actors.
New Cuba Law Proposed Targeting Independent Journalism
A proposed modification to the penal code of Cuba might make support for independent journalists and media organizations illegal.
Cubans Who Joined July Protests Now Face Stiff Sentences
Scores of people facing stiff sentences in trials this month for their roles in the demonstrations of July 11 and 12, 2021 in Cuba.
4 Reasons To Be Optimistic About Latin American Democracy
Although there are major attempts to reverse democracy in Latin America, a key expert argues for four key reasons to be optimistic.
Mothers Demand Release Of Cuba Minors Jailed For Protests
The mothers say their children were detained and interrogated without the presence of adults, while prosecutors want 23 year sentences.
Republicans Hail Barbados’ Move Away From Monarchy
Anti-monarchy movements across the Commonwealth hailed Barbados as it dismissed the monarchy become the world’s newest republic.