Half of the Children in Dominican Republic are Living in Poverty
Half of the Children in Dominican Republic are Living in Poverty
By Celia Fernandez | 08/09/2013 - 11:09

A report released by UNICEF has found that half of Dominicans under the age of 18 live in poverty; despite the fact Dominican Republic has an economy that has been growing since 1996, according to the Associated Press.

UNICEF also found that those living in poverty don’t have proper housing, access to safe drinking water and are struggling to get enough food.


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6 Things You Should Definitely Know About Dominican Cakes
8 Things You Should Definitely Know About Dominican Cakes
By Amaris Castillo | 07/17/2013 - 13:07

Ever tasted a Dominican cake? If you are Dominican, then of course. If you have Dominican friends, then of course. But what are the key ingredients behind the delicious, massive confection? And what actually goes into the thickly layered icing the cakes are best known for?

We did a little digging to find out.

Below are the things you definitely should know about Dominican cakes - so you will never have to question it again.


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Argentina Pro-Choice Protest
Where Do Latin American Countries Stand on Abortion?
By Amaris Castillo | 06/04/2013 - 16:26

The abortion debate was shaken to its core this week after a Salvadoran woman’s pregnancy found itself at the center of great controversy. The ill 22-year-old (known only as Beatriz to protect her identity) had asked courts in El Salvador for – and been denied – an abortion because of her high-risk pregnancy. Abortion is banned in El Salvador, as well as in many other areas of Latin America.


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Eduardo Paes
The Worst Politically-Related Fights in Latin America
By Amaris Castillo | 06/01/2013 - 10:00

Who knew the mayor of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro was so fiesty? Eduardo Paes was all over the news this week after punching a constituent in the face. The cause for his aggressive move? He was called the Portuguese equivalent of “excrement” in a dispute before shocked diners at a restaurant. Though Paes issued a written apology after the episode, the world won’t soon forget.


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TK Things You Would (Mostly Always) Find In a Latin Bodega
10 Things You Will (Almost Always) Find In a Latin Bodega
By Amaris Castillo | 05/15/2013 - 16:31

Bodega. Colmado. Latin market. Whatever your preferred term is, I'm sure you have probably frequented a Latin grocery store at some point in your life.


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Dania Ramirez and Bev Land at the Premium Rush premiere
Dania Ramirez Is Married!
By Kamren Curiel | 02/19/2013 - 14:25

Sorry, guys, but Dominican beauty Dania Ramirez is officially off the market! The 33-year-old Heroes actress wed 35-year-old director/writer John Beverly "Bev" Amos Land on the beach of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on Saturday, Feb. 16.

"I am proud to call you my husband," the American Pie actress told Land, who's the grandson of Aflac founder John Beverly Amos, as they exchanged wedding vows.


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Dominican Dictionary: Our 8 Favorite Slang Words in Honor of MTV’s ‘Washington Heights!'
By Amaris Castillo | 01/09/2013 - 15:32

By now, you’ve heard the growing buzz around MTV’s new docu-series Washington Heights.


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Washington Heights Docu-Series
MTV to Debut Docu-Series on Washington Heights
By Fox News Latino | 12/10/2012 - 15:59

Now that the escapades of self-called guidettes and juice heads have come to an end with the cancellation of “Jersey Shore” on MTV, what does the television network want to do next?

Head to uptown, Manhattan.


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Centro Puerto Plata
An Insider's Guide to Puerto Plata
By Ana Serafin | 08/29/2012 - 18:00

San Felipe de Puerto Plata, located in the Dominican Republic, is the capital of the province Puerto Plata. Most often just referred to as “Puerto Plata,” the region itself is also known as the Amber Coast thanks to their large export of the semi-precious rock amber. The downtown region, centro de Puerto Plata, has beautiful buildings, la cathedral de San Felipe and more. Take an insider’s look into this fantastic getaway. 


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Star Tracker: Fergie, David Archuleta, Eva Longoria, and more!
Star Tracker: Fergie, David Archuleta, Eva Longoria, and more!
By Amaris Castillo | 12/01/2011 - 13:30

Fergie plans on developing a healthy state of mind for her New Year’s resolutions. According to Just Jared, the part-Mexican songstress of The Black Eyed Peas told Vegas Magazine that she would like to eat healthier. “Some years I’ve kept it better than others,” the 36-year-old said of New Year’s resolutions. “I think it would be funny to see how many people actually keep their resolutions.”


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