By Verky Arcos | 06/15/2011 - 13:28
Last weekend I was super excited to go to a destination wedding in Paradisus Punta Cana resort in the Dominican Republic. For one, I haven’t been away in about a year and was desperate for a tanned glow. More importantly, I was excited to see one of my BFFs get married.
By Johanna Ferreira | 03/08/2011 - 07:41
When was the last time you listened to some exciting, new merengue? Well, Rita Indiana Hernandez is about to change all that. The 6-foot-tall Dominican singer and her group Rita Indiana y Los Misterios have created their very own experimental version of the genre using electrifying techno beats, 80’s pop ensembles and Afro-Caribbean rhythms.
By Fox News Latino | 11/17/2010 - 11:28
A Haitian citizen who lives near the tourist mecca of Punta Cana was the first confirmed case of cholera in the Dominican Republic.
The man, identified as Wilmo Louwes, a 32-year-old construction worker, was being treated in a hospital in the eastern town of Higüey. Louwe was home in Haiti – which has been devastated by the disease – on vacation and returned by bus to the Dominican Republic on Nov. 12.
“We found the bus he traveled in and we took the proper steps to sanitize it,” Public Health Minister Bautista Rojas Gómez said in a press conference.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/20/2010 - 14:00
With his dark hair and brows and piercing green eyes, actor Manny Perez (Bella, El Cantante) is the perfect guy to play the intense, tortured title character in La Soga, open in limited theaters across the U.S. Luisito, a.k.a. La Soga, is a sensitive-soul-turned-government-assassin seeking revenge for his father’s death at the hands of drug dealers. Set in the Dominican Republic and New York, it’s action-packed and insightful, touching on themes of corruption and the redemptive power of love.
By Grace Bastidas | 04/08/2010 - 17:00
Bachata king Juan Luis Guerra is back, and he’s speaking Japanese. The first single from his upcoming eleventh studio album (out June 8 on Capitol Latin) is called “Bachata En Fukuoka.” It was inspired by the legendary singer’s trip to Japan last year, during which he visited the capital of Tokyo and Fukuoka, a city on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu that is considered to be the birthplace of Japanese civilization.
By Dorkys Ramos | 02/09/2010 - 17:18
Actress Angelina Jolie recently met with Haitian earthquake victims currently receiving medical care in a Dominican hospital. The U.N. Goodwill Ambassador traveled to the Dario Contrera Hospital located in the capital of Santo Domingo to tour the center and speak with several of the dozens of survivors, some of whom recognized Jolie and asked for her help.
By Dorkys Ramos | 01/28/2010 - 16:20
Honduras swore in its new president as former leader Manuel Zelaya flew into exile in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday, The New York Times reports. He’d been seeking refuge at the Brazilian Embassy since September after being ousted in the June 28 coup, living three months in exile and then slipping back into the country.