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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Hurricane Irene Hits Puerto Rico
Hurricane Irene Blasts Through Puerto Rico & Dominican Republic, Threatening U.S.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/23/2011 - 12:00

Hurricane Irene, which has already torn through the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, is reportedly now a threat to the United States. By this Thursday, the hurricane may become a Category 4 as it gets closer to the U.S. coast, posing a serious threat to the Carolinas, Florida and Georgia.


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6 Iconic Beauty Products You Grew up With!
6 Iconic Beauty Products You Grew Up With!
By Johanna Ferreira | 07/08/2011 - 15:30

Many of us grew up admiring everything about mami’s beauty routine. It’s probably because not only was she taking care of herself, but most of the time mami dolled us up too, bathing us in delicious scents or carefully tending to our hair. 

Here is a collection of our favorite iconic beauty products most every Latina will remember!


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Our Modern Latina Bride Heads to the Dominican Republic!
Our Modern Latina Bride Heads to the Dominican Republic!
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.


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Introducing Rita Indiana
Introducing Rita Indiana
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. 


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Cholera Spreading Through Hispaniola
Cholera Spreading Through Hispaniola
By Fox News Latino | 11/22/2010 - 17:00

The President of the Dominican Republic called an emergency meeting today to address the spread of cholera that has crossed over the border from Haiti into the neighboring country.


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Dominican Republic Takes Precautions After First Case of Cholera Hits Country
Dominican Republic Takes Precautions After First Case of Cholera Hits Country
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.


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Manny Perez Wants His New Film 'La Soga' to Bring Change to the DR
Manny Perez Wants His New Film 'La Soga' to Bring Change to the DR
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.


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