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Marc Anthony Raises More than $100,000 in Chicago for Dominican Republic Orphanage

Marc Anthony Raises More than $100,000 in Chicago for Dominican Republic Orphanage

Singer Marc Anthony collected more than $100,000 in Chicago for the Dominican Republic's Niños de Cristo (Children of Christ) orphanage, the first Latin American organization to benefit from his Maestro Cares foundation. continue reading »

Tropical Storm Isaac Kills 19 in Haiti, 2 in Dominican Republic

Tropical Storm Isaac Kills 19 in Haiti, 2 in Dominican Republic

The number of people who died when Tropical Storm Isaac swept through Haiti has risen to 19, while six people are still missing, the government said Monday. continue reading »

Poor Quality Water Responsible for 550 Suspected Cases of Cholera in Dominican Republic

Poor Quality Water Responsible for 550 Suspected Cases of Cholera in Dominican Republic

Suspected cases of cholera continue to increase at hospitals in the northern Dominican province of Santiago, where at least 550 people have been treated in the past nine days for acute diarrhea. continue reading »

Oscar de la Renta Revamps Home Collection to  Incorporate His Beloved Dominican Republic

Oscar de la Renta Revamps Home Collection to Incorporate His Beloved Dominican Republic

The iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta is revamping his home design line with colors and images native to his home country the Dominican Republic. The line will include dinnerware, lamps, games, frames and other home décor items reflecting the designer’s life on the island. continue reading »

Oakland Pitcher Bartolo Colon Given 50 Game Suspension, Tests Positive for Banned Substance

Oakland Pitcher Bartolo Colon Given 50 Game Suspension, Tests Positive for Banned Substance

Oakland Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon has been given a 50 game suspension, that may carry into next season for testing positive for testosterone, a banned performance-enhancing substance. continue reading »

Pregnant Girl Dies-Doctors Waited on Cancer Treatment Citing Dominican Abortion Law

Pregnant Girl Dies-Doctors Waited on Cancer Treatment Citing Dominican Abortion Law

A mother in the Dominican Republic is both heartbroken and furious after the loss of her daughter. Earlier this year, Rosa Hernandez’s 16-year-old was diagnosed with leukemia. However, continue reading »

Spanish Construction Company Claims Dominican Government Seized Assets

Spanish Construction Company Claims Dominican Government Seized Assets

A Spanish construction company accused the Dominican government of seizing its assets and not complying with an international arbitration ruling requiring it to pay $45 million in compensation. continue reading »

Cholera Symptoms Send 300 Dominicans to the Hospital

Cholera Symptoms Send 300 Dominicans to the Hospital

At least 300 people have been hospitalized in the past few days with cholera symptoms in the city of Tamboril and Santiago, a province in the northern Dominican Republic, health officials said. continue reading »

Giant’s Melky Cabrera Gets 50 Game Suspension, Tests Positive for Banned Substance

Giant’s Melky Cabrera Gets 50 Game Suspension, Tests Positive for Banned Substance

San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera has been given a 50 game suspension, that may carry in next season, for testing positive for testosterone, a banned performance-enhancing substance. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Final Medal Count at the 2012 Olympics

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Final Medal Count at the 2012 Olympics

Of the 962 medals awarded, Latin America won 56. Ranging from Mexico's gold in soccer to Guatemala's first olympic medal, Latin America did very well at the 2012 Olympics. Check out HS News' infographic to see which LatAm country had the highest medal count. continue reading »

Dominican Republic and Mexico Sign Wide Range Agreement to Combat Crime

Dominican Republic and Mexico Sign Wide Range Agreement to Combat Crime

The Attorney General of the Dominican Republic, Radhames Jimenez Pena, and Mexico, Marisela Morales Ibáñez, have signed an agreement establishing mutual legal assistance in criminal investigations, terrorism, and organized crime. continue reading »

Boat Carrying Undocumented Immigrants from Dominican Republic Sinks, 1 Dead and 8 Are Missing

Boat Carrying Undocumented Immigrants from Dominican Republic Sinks, 1 Dead and 8 Are Missing

One person died and six others are missing in the sinking of a boat that was carrying illegal immigrants last week from the eastern Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico, the Listin Diario newspaper said. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

How many families are homeless or live in poor quality houses? Despite the strong economic performance Latin America and the Caribbean has enjoyed in the past decade, the lack of adequate housing for low income people remains a serious development problem for the region. continue reading »

Marc Anthony Fundraises for Dominican Orphanage

Marc Anthony Fundraises for Dominican Orphanage

Singer Marc Anthony and prominent businessman Henry Cardenas presided over an auction in New York to collect funds for the Children of Christ Orphanage in the Dominican Republic. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012: Dominican Felix Sanchez Wins Gold in 400m Hurdles

OLYMPICS 2012: Dominican Felix Sanchez Wins Gold in 400m Hurdles

Dominican athlete Felix Sanchez won his second gold medal Monday night at the 2012 London Olympic Games in the 400-meter hurdles, while Puerto Rico's Javier Culson took the bronze. continue reading »