Dominican Republic Rejects Human Rights Report
By Cristina Arreola | 12/09/2013 - 09:51

The Dominican Republic rejected a human rights report that accuses the government of discrimination following a controversial court ruling that will strip the


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Danilo Medina at his official sign-in ceremony
Dominican Republic's President Expresses Sympathy For Those Losing Citizenship
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. 


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Commentary: Today I’m Embarrassed to Be Dominican
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.


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Dominican Republic Revokes Citizenship
Dominican Republic Revokes Citizenship From Thousands of Migrants & Their Children
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. 


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Samyr Laine at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in May 2012
Four of Haiti's Olympic Athletes Aren’t From Haiti
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.


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Shakira Donates 800K to Build School in Haiti
Shakira Donates 800K to Build School in Haiti
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.


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Selena Gomez Makes a Plea for Haiti
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.


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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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Eva Longoria Parker Raises Half a Million Dollars for Haiti
Eva Longoria Parker Raises Half a Million Dollars for Haiti
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.


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