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“Kidnapped For Christ” Kids sent to Abusive school in Dominican Republic (VIDEO)

“Kidnapped For Christ” Kids sent to Abusive school in Dominican Republic (VIDEO)

Kidnapped for Christ is a feature-length documentary film, which follows the stories of several American teenagers who were sent to an Evangelical Christian reform school located in The Dominican Republic called “Escuela Caribe.” continue reading »

Over 20 Undocumented Dominicans Make It to Puerto Rico on Homemade Raft

Over 20 Undocumented Dominicans Make It to Puerto Rico on Homemade Raft

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents detained 25 undocumented Dominicans in Camuy, a town on the northern coast of Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Top 5 Deadliest Countries to Drive In Latin America

Top 5 Deadliest Countries to Drive In Latin America

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a report revealing various components of driving safety ranging from seat belt legislation to drunk driving laws. continue reading »

How Will an Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador Fare in the Dominican Republic??

How Will an Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador Fare in the Dominican Republic??

President Obama has announced James “Wally” Brewster, Jr. as his choice for U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic. It is an interesting choice that could either be historic or hysterically wrong. continue reading »

HISPANIC STANDOUT:  Felix Contreras Overcoming It All to Get Ahead

HISPANIC STANDOUT:  Felix Contreras Overcoming It All to Get Ahead

Felix German Contreras has quite a list of accomplishments to add to his name: NJ Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society President, pre-med aspirant, amongst others but the one he is most proud of is “Immigrant Dreamer”. continue reading »

Dominicans Protest Against Canadian Miner Barrick Gold

Dominicans Protest Against Canadian Miner Barrick Gold

Dozens of people marched Thursday in the northern Dominican city of Santiago against Canadian miner Barrick Gold, which is developing the massive Pueblo Viejo gold mine in the Caribbean nation. continue reading »

Cholera Alert for Dominican Republic Continues

Cholera Alert for Dominican Republic Continues

U.S. travelers to Dominican Republic be warned, there is an outbreak of cholera, the bacterial disease that can cause diarrhea and dehydration, that continues. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Hosts First Soberano Awards Honoring Local Talent Featuring Prince Royce

Dominican Republic Hosts First Soberano Awards Honoring Local Talent Featuring Prince Royce

The Dominican Republic will host the first Soberano Awards to honor local talent and will feature key performances by Don Omar, Jesse & Joy and native Prince Royce. continue reading »

Connecticut Drug Bust Leads to 100 Arrests

Connecticut Drug Bust Leads to 100 Arrests

In a massive drug enforcement operation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), more than 100 individuals were arrested early Wednesday in five states and Puerto Rico on state and federal charges related to the large-scale trafficking of heroin and cocaine from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico into and around southeastern Connecticut. continue reading »

Junot Diaz’ ‘Miss Lora’ Wins World’s Richest Prize for Short Story Writing

Junot Diaz’ ‘Miss Lora’ Wins World’s Richest Prize for Short Story Writing

Pulitzer Prize winning author, Junot Diaz’ short story “Miss Lora” has won the prestigious London Times Short Story Award for 2013 and a cash prize of $45,000, the world’s richest short story prize given out. continue reading »

NJ Sheriff Announces $338 Million Lottery Winner Owes Delinquent Child Support

NJ Sheriff Announces $338 Million Lottery Winner Owes Delinquent Child Support

New Jersey resident and bodega owner Pedro Quezada become the fourth largest Powerball winner with this $338.3 million ticket claimed earlier this week. Now New Jersey says the 44-year-old Dominican immigrant owes $29,000 in delinquent child support from as far back as 2009. continue reading »

Michael Jordan has Bachelor Party in Dominican Republic

Michael Jordan has Bachelor Party in Dominican Republic

Basketball icon Michael Jordan, who is set to marry long-time girlfriend Yvette Prieto next month, traveled to the Dominican Republic for his bachelor party. Jordan's four-day trip to the Dominican inclu continue reading »

Dominican Authorities Seize More than 2 Tons of Cocaine

Dominican Authorities Seize More than 2 Tons of Cocaine

Dominican authorities said 1,909 kilos (roughly 2.1 tons) of cocaine were seized early Wednesday off the country's eastern coast and that a pair of Colombian suspects were arrested. continue reading »

Junot Diaz Talks About “Future Americans” on ‘The Colbert Report’ (VIDEO)

Junot Diaz Talks About “Future Americans” on ‘The Colbert Report’ (VIDEO)

"Every single immigrant we have, undocumented or documented, is a future American. That's just the truth of it." Dominican-American writer, professor, and editor Junot Díaz appeared on The Colbert Report this continue reading »

Dominican Bodega Owner Pedro Quezada Wins $338.3M Jackpot

Dominican Bodega Owner Pedro Quezada Wins $338.3M Jackpot

The man believed to be the winner of the fourth largest jackpot in Powerball history is New Jersey bodega owner Pedro Quezada. The 44-year-old Dominican-born father of five says continue reading »