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Julio Iglesias Set to Sing with Haiti President Martelly in Dominican Republic Benefit

Julio Iglesias Set to Sing with Haiti President Martelly in Dominican Republic Benefit

Haitian President Michel Martelly will get back in touch with his musical roots when he joins Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias on stage for a benefit concert in the Dominican Republic. continue reading »

Dominican Show Host Lights California Magician on Fire (VIDEO)

Dominican Show Host Lights California Magician on Fire (VIDEO)

An American magician is recovering after being set on fire by a Dominican TV show’s guest host last week. During a November 26 taping of the Dominican Republic’s continue reading »

Dominican Republic to Improve Access to Drinking Water With $25 Million Loan

Dominican Republic to Improve Access to Drinking Water With $25 Million Loan

The Dominican Republic will improve water services for 329,000 inhabitants in the metropolitan area of Santiago de los Caballeros with a $25 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Marc Anthony Breaks Ground on Orphanage in Dominican Republic

Marc Anthony Breaks Ground on Orphanage in Dominican Republic

Singer Marc Anthony inaugurated Friday the construction of a modern orphanage that will provide a home for dozens of children in the eastern province of La Romana. continue reading »

Marc Anthony to Break Ground on New Orphanage in Dominican Republic

Marc Anthony to Break Ground on New Orphanage in Dominican Republic

The Maestro Cares Foundation (MC), founded by international pop icon Marc Anthony and entrepreneur Henry Cardenas, announced today details for its groundbreaking ceremony in La Romana Dominican Republic, where it will help provide a new residence hall and learning center for more than 150 orphaned children. continue reading »

NY Yankee Robinson Cano Becomes a True ‘Yankee’ After Becoming U.S. Citizen

NY Yankee Robinson Cano Becomes a True ‘Yankee’ After Becoming U.S. Citizen

The New York Yankees’ second baseman Robinson Canó (born Robinson José Canó Mercedes) was born in the Dominican Republic but he became a true Yankee this week as an official naturalized citizen. continue reading »

Lonely Plant Names Dominican Republic ‘Best in Travel for 2013’

Lonely Plant Names Dominican Republic ‘Best in Travel for 2013’

Lonely Planet, a leading travel publisher, has named Dominican Republic as one of its Top 10 Countries for 2013 in its annually published Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2013. continue reading »

Heavy Rains in Dominican Republic Displace Over 10,000 People

Heavy Rains in Dominican Republic Displace Over 10,000 People

Dominican emergency authorities reported Sunday that 12,365 people have been forced from their homes and more than 3,000 houses have been destroyed in flooding from intense rains across the northern part of the country over the past two days. continue reading »

Pascual Perez Killed In Assault at Dominican Republic Home

Pascual Perez Killed In Assault at Dominican Republic Home

Former Dominican Republic pitcher Pascual Perez was killed in an armed robbery on Thursday. continue reading »

Inmate Stabbed to Death by 7 Others at Dominican Juvenile Detention Center

Inmate Stabbed to Death by 7 Others at Dominican Juvenile Detention Center

An inmate was killed Saturday by a group of convicts and another four were were slightly injured by guards during an incident at a youth prison in the southern Dominican city of San Cristobal, according to officials. continue reading »

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

Despite recent gains, the wage gap between men and women in Latin America still prevails, according to a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study entitled “New Century, Old Disparities,” which compares surveys of representative households in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries. continue reading »

Gunbattle in Dominican Republic Between German Citizen and Police Leaves 1 Dead and 3 Injured

Gunbattle in Dominican Republic Between German Citizen and Police Leaves 1 Dead and 3 Injured

A German citizen was killed and three police officers wounded Wednesday in a gunbattle in the northern coastal town of Sosua, Dominican authorities said. continue reading »

Dominican Organizations March In Protest of Proposed Tax Hikes

Dominican Organizations March In Protest of Proposed Tax Hikes

Grassroots organizations protested here Friday against the Dominican government's proposal to raise taxes. Representatives of the groups gathered in front of Congress to denounce P continue reading »

Enough is Enough: Wealthy Dominican Inmates No Longer Allowed Special Amenities

Enough is Enough: Wealthy Dominican Inmates No Longer Allowed Special Amenities

A long-standing tradition of allowing inmates in Dominican prisons to purchase special amenities has come to an end. Prior to Friday, wealthy inmates had been able to purchase air conditio continue reading »

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

In letters to Kennedy Center executives, Caroline Kennedy, President Obama, and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) are calling for major changes in the process by which Kennedy Center Honorees are selected and asking why there is a constant pattern of exclusion of Latinos. The groups' demands follow the recent announcement of the 2012 Honorees, none of whom are Latino artists. continue reading »