Honduras Swears in New President as Zelaya Flees
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.


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Zelaya Assured Safe Passage to Dominican Republic
By Mariela Rosario | 01/22/2010 - 13:00

Manuel Zelaya, the former president of Honduras who was ousted from his seat in a June 2009 military coup, may finally be able to leave the Brazilian embassy where he has been holed up.


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Back to Business as Usual for Tourism in Haiti and the Dominican Republic?
By Mariela Rosario | 01/21/2010 - 15:28

Many areas of northern Haiti and all of the Dominican Republic seem to have remained relatively unaffected by the turmoil that has destroyed the capital city of Port Au Prince in Haiti. Royal Caribbean was the first to dock a cruise ship at the northern port of Labadee in Haiti since last week's devastating earthquake and now other luxury liners are following suit. In the Dominican Republic, the tourists are still lined up at the bars, sipping on rum drinks and playing water sports.


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Haiti Earthquake: Victims Walk Across the Border to the Dominican Republic for Help
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 01/15/2010 - 13:57

People in a small town in the Dominican Republic called Jimani are doing a big part in saving the lives of Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake victims.


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Violent Protests Rock Dominican-Haitian Border
By Mariela Rosario | 06/02/2009 - 09:40


Violent protests disrupted the Dominican-Haitian border
recently after authorities destroyed fruits and vegetables they were growing on protected land. This border area conflict is just the latest in a string of incidents that has heightened tension on the island of Hispaniola.


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Lynching of Haitian Man Highlights Tension in Dominican Republic
By Mariela Rosario | 05/11/2009 - 13:00

Carlos Nerilus, a Haitian man living in the Dominican Republic’s capital, Santo Domingo, was lynched and beheaded last week by an angry mob. The incident was allegedly sparked by Nerilus's attack on his employer the day before, a construction foreman identified as Pascual de Leon.


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Dominican Republic Approves Constitutional Amendment to Outlaw Abortion
By Mariela Rosario | 04/28/2009 - 12:15

Dominican lawmakers voted recently to approve a constitutional amendment that would effectively end legal abortion in the country. Assembly members approved the new Executive Branch article, which states that, “The right to the life is inviolable from conception until death.”


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Movie Review: Sugar
By Mariela Rosario | 04/03/2009 - 12:20

The latest movie from Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, (the same team behind the critically acclaimed Half Nelson) is a thoroughly enjoyable reality check. Sugar is a sports film, but instead of getting caught up in clichés, the film shines a light on the ramifications of MLB baseball recruitment in the Dominican Republic.


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Daddy Yankee Opens Children’s Center in D.R.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/25/2009 - 16:25

Daddy Yankee recently inaugurated a children's center in one of the most impoverished neighborhoods on the outskirts of Santo Domingo, the capital city of the Dominican Republic. "Daddy's House," as the center has been dubbed, was built by Daddy Yankee's foundation, Corazón Guerrero. Created in 2007, Daddy Yankee began Corazón Guerrero to help provide quality education and promote non-violent lifestyles for young girls and boys.


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Dominican President Leonel Fernandez Fires 700 Corrupt Police Officers
By Mariela Rosario | 03/03/2009 - 14:15

Two short days after promising to purge the government of corruption, the President of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernandez, fired 700 police officers and forced the resignation of 31 more military and police generals.


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