In The Feast of the Goat, Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa takes on Rafael Trujillo, one of the Caribbean’s most notorious dictators. James Ferguson explains why this novel, published in 2000, has already become a classic.
Juan Pablo Duarte’s progressive vision for the Dominican Republic sparked the February 1844 insurrection. But, as James Ferguson recounts, it was quickly thwarted by the forces of history.
In the Dominican Republic, Christmas is time for a feast. But how do you recreate the taste of home when you’re far away? Clara Gonzalez gets creative.
James Ferguson recalls the 1937 tragedy of the Massacre River, a bloody day in the histories of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Kwame Laurence looks at the Caribbean athletes heading for the London Olympic Games, identifies the ones to watch, and weighs their chances of success.
The rule of Rafael Trujillo was a dark time for the Dominican Republic. James Ferguson remembers the man who called himself “The Benefactor”.
People events in the news around the islands .
A round-up of current and coming events on the Caribbean calendar.
The Hispanic Caribbean boasts a dizzying diverse musical scene, with sounds ranging from son to jibaro, bomba to salsa, cumbia to reggaeton....
Bird life in the Caribbean seems to be flourishing, but some species are threatened. James Fuller goes birdwatching in search of them.