Post Tagged with: "Dominican Republic"

According to community leaders, a small population of Dominican-Haitians live in New York. (Photo by Zaira Cortes via El Diario-La Prensa)

Dominicans Protest Move to Revoke Haitians of Citizenship

Caribbean, Dominican, Featured Posts, Immigration October 2, 2013 at 1:57 pm

A court ruling that would strip citizenship from generations of Haitians has angered Dominicans, reports El Diario.

Denied Visa, Woman in DR Struggles to Visit Injured Husband

Denied Visa, Woman in DR Struggles to Visit Injured Husband

Dominican, Health July 25, 2013 at 4:18 pm

As her husband clings to life in New York after being shot during a robbery, Dominican Marilia Bautista desperately tries to obtain permission to come to the U.S. to visit him. Despite letters from officials, her visa application was denied, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez  blessing XIX Concert of Holy Friday in Santo Domingo.   (Photo by Fernando Rossi, Flickr Creative Commons Licence)

Dominican NYers Slam Reactions of DR Clergy to Gay U.S. Ambassador

Dominican, In the News, Latino, LGBTQ, Religion July 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Elected officials and Upper Manhattan residents praised President Obama’s choice of an openly gay ambassador to the Dominican Republic, while at the same time criticizing the heated opposition to the decision on the part of the island’s religious leaders.

“The photos are very feminine and elegant, but still very sexy,” said Desiree Browne.
Photo: Rubén Henríquez

Dominican Pin-Ups ‘de Pura Cepa’

Caribbean, Culture, Dominican, Latino March 29, 2013 at 3:16 pm

The “Pin-Up de Pura Cepa” photo exhibit in Washington Heights presents Dominican women posing in the pin-up style of the 1950s and 1960s, reports Manhattan Times. Some attendees themselves dressed in pin-up attire.

An archival document about Juan Rodriguez from the Archives of the City of Amsterdam. (Reproduction by the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute)

Dominican Who was City’s First Settler to Get Street

Dominican, History, Immigration, In the News, Latino December 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Centuries after his arrival, New York will honor the legacy of the city’s first immigrant, Juan Rodriguez, by naming a portion of Broadway in Upper Manhattan after the Santo Domingo native, reported The Uptowner.

Félix Antonio Martínez is New York's new Dominican consul. (Photo via El Diario La Prensa)

Dominicans Get New Consul

Dominican, In the News, Latino, Politics December 5, 2012 at 1:19 pm

This week, Félix Antonio “Ronny” Martínez took over the position of Dominican consul, reported El Diario/La Prensa. He said he will work on programs for Dominicans facing deportation as well as turn the consulate into a voice for one of New York’s largest immigrant communities.

Nikauly De la Mota signs autographs at the Time Warner Cable

Dominican TV Star Calls NYC ‘Another State’ of the DR

Culture, Dominican, Latino August 31, 2012 at 3:45 pm

In the Dominican Republic, Nikauly de la Mota hosts Arriba y Alante, a show that Time Warner Cable now broadcasts in New York to some of the over 576,000 Dominicans in the city. She visits New York often, de la Mota told the Manhattan Times, and considers it “like another state in the Dominican Republic.”

(anksampedro/Flickr via Feet in 2 Worlds)

Voices in Focus: A Warning to Immigrants on ‘Deferred Action’ Plan

Business, Immigration August 13, 2012 at 5:13 pm

In today’s news from New York’s ethnic and community press: advice and resources for undocumented immigrants seeking “deferred action” under a new plan; a Chinese-bilingual charter school in Flushing; and a Dominican food safety scare has repercussions for a Bronx-based salami company.

Máximo Padilla (izq.) presidente del Comité del Dominicano en el Exterior, afirma que "Aduanas no puede prohíbir a una persona que le mande ropa usada a un familiar". A la der., Andrés Castillo dice que la medida afectará a su familia. (Photo by José Acosta/EDLP)

Dominican Families Hampered by Ban on Shipping Used Clothes

Latino, Transportation, Video August 8, 2012 at 3:42 pm

The Dominican Republic has re-instituted a law from 1973 that prohibits the importing of used clothes. With Dominicans in New York often sending clothes to family on the island, the ban has triggered concern in the local community, according to a report translated from El Diario/La Prensa.

Dominicans living in New York City braved long lines to cast their ballots in yesterday's Dominican elections. (Photo by EDLP / Jose Acosta)

Dominicans Cram NYC Polling Stations to Vote in Homeland’s Election

Politics May 21, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Even as yesterday’s election results in the Dominican Republic remain under dispute, there was no doubt about the New York City Dominican population’s fervor for politics back home. El Diario La Prensa ran a dispatch from the lively scenes at the city’s Dominican polling places on Sunday.

María Pichardo said she would like an increase in the minimum wage so she can send her son, Jhojandy, to a better school. (Photo by Jose Acosta/El Diario)

For a Bronx Single Mother, Minimum Wage Debate is More Than Just Politics

In the News, Labor, Politics May 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm

With a bill to increase the minimum wage stalled in the state legislature, one single mother in the Bronx told El Diario La Prensa about her struggles to make ends meet.

"I hope that politicans can solve the big problems, like domestic violence, corruption and the economy," said Claudia Sánchez while waving the Dominican flag. (Photo by Gerardo Romo/EDLP)

Dominicans in NYC Gear Up For Sunday’s Presidential Elections

Caribbean, Dominican, Politics May 17, 2012 at 7:53 pm

The Dominican Republic will hold its presidential and congressional elections this Sunday, and with 1.4 million Dominicans living in the United States — and nearly 600,000 in New York City alone — the election in this country of just under 10 million could end up being decided by those in the diaspora.

Filipino nurses protesting to save their jobs at the Peninsula Hospital Center in Far Rockaway, Queens. (Photo via Filipino Reporter)

Voices in Focus: Filipino Nurses Hit Hard by Peninsula Hospital Closure

Dominican, Immigration, Politics April 20, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Services on hand for immigrants seeking naturalization advice and prescription information; the 100 Filipino nurses from the shuttered Peninsula Hospital worry about their futures; a hyperlocal success story from Connecticut; a Dominican politician causes a small firestorm; and an Indian man convicted of supporting Hezbollah.