Thousands of black migrants and citizens of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic are facing arbitrary deportation, raising apprehensions of an impending human disaster. An estimated 500,000 undocumented people could face mass deportations.
Two years ago I wrote a piece for the (then) Communities at Washington Times entitled, “Dominican Republic: Transit point for xenophobia.” Since then, not much has changed regarding racial tensions between the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
A 22-year-old woman from Barcelona, Spain was arrested Thursday after allegedly faking her own kidnapping in the Dominican Republic. Apparently she needed to raise money to record a CD and hoped her father would hand over the necessary cash as a ransom.
Kitesurfer Jens Knof lost his brand new GoPro Hero in the water while on vacation in the Dominican Republic. Two and a half months later, a spear-fisherman found it. All was intact, including the footage.
“I’m too old for this. I’m not going to be driven off of my land again,” says Juliana Guzman, a farmer from La Cerca in Dominican Republic. The walls of her house are riddled with cracks from the explosions that shake the ground every day.
As the world concentrates on the latest devastation in the US, Sandy has already done some serious damage to other countries, including Haiti and Cuba. Sandy took the lives of 54 people in Haiti and 11 in Cuba.
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A ban on abortion in the Dominican Republic delayed for several weeks a pregnant 16-year-old receiving treatment for leukemia. Doctors refused to provide chemotherapy because they feared they would be prosecuted in the event that the fetus is aborted.
Tropical Storm Emily left Puerto Rico flooded and is now aimed at Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Haitian authorities are preparing to evacuate thousands of people who are still living in tents and temporary structures following last year's earthquake.
Kim Jong-nam, the oldest son of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il, has been reported to be living in the former Portuguese territory of Macao, a feat he managed apparently for being in possession of a Portuguese passport.
LOS NARANJOS (dpa) - For nearly 25 years now the women of the Dominican Republic town of Los Naranjos have been running in their own small cocoa factory.
"We are certainly not hostile to men," chuckles Sofia Paredes. The 50-year-old is one of the...