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  • Haiti sits in strengthening Isaac's path

    Haiti sits in strengthening Isaac's path
    As Tropical Storm Isaac swirls in the Caribbean -- becoming more powerful mile by mile -- it threatens to unleash disaster once again on vulnerable and often unaware Haitians by Friday night. The possibility of stinging rain and tree-bending wind...
  • Isaac Threatens Louisiana

    Isaac Threatens Louisiana
    After pounding Hispaniola, Cuba, and the Florida Keys, Tropical Storm Isaac may be taking aim on Louisiana later this week. Computer forecast models are now showing a track of this system further to the west, and perhaps making landfall in Louisiana,...
  • Tropical Depression 5 forms; forecast to become hurricane

    Tropical Depression 5 forms; forecast to become hurricane
    Tropical Depression 5 formed in the Central Atlantic on Wednesday afternoon, and it's forecast to strengthen into a hurricane within five days. Early Thursday the weather system was moving toward the west at a faster clip but had not become any better...
  • Tropical Storm Ernesto forms; projected to strengthen into hurricane

    Tropical Storm Ernesto forms; projected to strengthen into hurricane
    Quickly bulking up from a mushy depression, Tropical Storm Ernesto formed in the western Atlantic on Thursday afternoon and is forecast to grow into a hurricane by Monday. Ernesto weakened slightly overnight but is expected to strengthen during the...
  • TD-7 may not grow into a tropical storm; African wave weakens

    TD-7 may not grow into a tropical storm; African wave weakens
    Tropical Depression 7 picked up forward speed but no strength as it aimed toward the Caribbean on Friday. At 11 p.m., TD-7 was in the Atlantic about 365 miles east of Barbados, sprinting west at 24 mph with sustained winds of 35 mph. The system is...
  • Editorial: What to do about Haiti

     
    The U.S. and international community must provide immediate aid, then help plan a future for it that includes a functioning government....
  • Castros Cuba

    This weekend, Fidel Castro will step down as president of Cuba, defying expectations that only death would part him from the role. The Times has been on the death watch, and before that, on the re-revolution watch, since way back in 1960. Below,...
  • Port of Call Spotlight: Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, Jamaica

    Port of Call Spotlight: Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, Jamaica
    Jamaica, situated south of Cuba and west of Haiti, has all the natural attributes most people associate with a Caribbean island. One of the Greater Antilles, and the third largest island in the Caribbean with 4,400 square miles (after Cuba and Hispaniola)...
  • Haiti Quake: Thousands Feared Dead Amid Rubble

    Haiti Quake: Thousands Feared Dead Amid Rubble
    Tina Susman And Ken Ellingwood Reporting From Mexico City -- Bodies lined the shattered streets and hotels were converted into makeshift hospitals today across Haiti's shattered capital, Port-au-Prince, as the world geared up for a major humanitarian...
  • The New Face Of Port-Au-Prince: Death And Looting

    The New Face Of Port-Au-Prince: Death And Looting
    Emergency aid flowed from around the world toward Haiti on Thursday, only to confront a reality that grew more desperate by the hour: Crippled ports and communications left stunned earthquake survivors on their own to scavenge for food and water, carry...
  • Relief groups struggle to aid desperate Haiti victims

    Relief groups struggle to aid desperate Haiti victims
    Relief groups and governments struggled today to speed emergency aid to Haiti's earthquake victims, who are increasingly desperate to find food, water and medical help for the many injured. U.N. officials said today that looters had broken into a...
  • Hurricane Gustav Gains Strength

    Gustav continued to gain strength after becoming a hurricane early Tuesday and forecasters said it could become a Category 2 hurricane before hitting Haiti's southern coast.       The fast-forming storm was also on track to hit Cuba.       The National...