Upon seeing the senseless killings of both Alton Sterling and Philando Castile this past week in America, I was immediately angered and disgusted. Being a Caribbean citizen, I did the only thing I thought I could do to aid in the fight against gun violence by American police officers against black people, in particular.
As a world-class vacation destination, the Riviera Maya is home to a ragbag of all-inclusive hotels and resorts, each one offering amenities that target a specific type of audience. In many ways, that's a good thing as it gives us travelers a chance to pick and choose. But having too many choices can be a frustrating thing, as you know, and sometimes we need to boil it down to what kind of vacation we want to have.
One of the best places for Jamaican patties in South Florida is Marie's Patties. I have been going there for over 20 years as well, and they never disappoint. They make their patties from scratch and they are always hot and tasty. The pastry of the patty is flaky perfection and the meat filling so delicious.
I have been living in America for 20 years, and since I have been in this glorious country, Caribbean Delite has been the place I go to if I want food from home: Trini food. Anything from roti, aloo pie, doubles, bake and shark, pepper sauce, and all the Trini sodas (soft drinks) are there and waiting for your pleasure.
It's the oldest European city in the Americas and the capital of Spain's first colony in this part of the world. Founded by Christopher Columbus' brother Bartholomew, colonial Santo Domingo might best be described as dignified. It feels more genteel than the cities built in other of Spain's colonies in the decades to follow.
China's economic rise has entailed increasing repercussions of its development in the rest of the world, including Latin America and the Caribbean. No wonder there is so much attention and hope for smoothness in China's current economic rebalancing. After all, what happens in China does not stay in China.