By Cristina Arreola | 10/10/2013 - 11:22
The president of the Dominican Republic expressed sympathy for people facing the loss of citizenship in the country, but offered no firm plans to help those affected.
By Alicia Anabel Santos | 10/04/2013 - 14:13
This week marks the 76th anniversary of the Dominican Republic’s Parsley Massacre. It was October 1937 when dictator Rafael Trujillo ordered the killing of an estimated 30,000 Haitians living in the country. Many who were black or suspected of being from the neighboring country, and those who were unable to pronounce the word “perejil” (parsley in Spanish) without an accent, were executed. Many of the murdered had been born in the Dominican Republic. This was Trujillo’s attempt at mass ethnic cleansing.
By Latina Staff | 09/30/2013 - 14:39
A sweeping court decision on Friday ruled that citizenship would be revoked from the children of migrants, which will affect tens of thousands of people living in the country, particularly Haitian immigrants and their descendents.
Experts warned that the court ruling would result in a human rights crisis, leaving tens of thousands of people stateless, facing mass deportation and discrimination.
By Sugey Palomares | 07/23/2012 - 16:11
Since the tragic earthquake in 2010, Haiti has struggled with rebuilding infrastructure and a stable economy. According to Fox News Latino, millions of Haitians live on an estimated $2 a day and the harsh living standards have made it even harder for the Caribbean country to foster and develop Olympic athletics.
By Latina Staff | 04/01/2011 - 16:45
News about Haiti may have quieted down considerably since a massive earthquake left the country in ruins on January 12, 2010 but that doesn’t mean the island has been forgotten. Pop singer Shakira just donated $800,000 to The Elie Dubois school, one of Haiti's historic public schools.
By Verky Arcos | 01/13/2011 - 13:06
With all the hype surrounding Selena Gomez's possible love connection with the Biebz, it was nice to see her taking time to speak out on something that really matters.
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 Mariela Rosario | 09/30/2010 - 12:25
Eva Longoria Parker held the first ever Twitter auction this week to raise money for disabled children in the earthquake ravaged country of Haiti.