Post Tagged with: "Dominican Republic"

In a fundraising event, Dominican community leaders supported Ramfis Domínguez Trujillo, presidential candidate for the 2020 Dominican election. (Photo by Antonio Kelley via Noticia Long Island)

Trujillo’s Grandson: I Promised to Build a Border Wall Before Trump Did

Dominican, Long Island, Politics October 25, 2018 at 5:49 pm

At a meeting with Dominican community leaders, Ramfis Trujillo, a Dominican Republic presidential candidate and the grandson of dictator Rafael Trujillo, vowed to build a wall on the country’s border with Haiti, reports Noticia Long Island.

Acariciando El Chivo (Caressing the Goat) by Scherezade Garcia (Photo by Vania Andre via The Haitian Times)

Artists from DR and Haiti Explore a Complicated Past

Caribbean, Culture, History March 19, 2018 at 3:54 pm

BRIC is holding an exhibit of artists from Haiti, the Dominican Republic and their diasporas through April 29, report The Haitian Times and Brooklyn Paper.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

New Jersey Group Offers Assistance for Dominican Flood Victims

Environment, Metro Area December 19, 2016 at 5:12 pm

The Dominican community in New Jersey turned out to help the victims of severe flooding back home, Reporte Hispano reports.

Alfredo Rodriguez (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Foundation Will Help Dominicans in the U.S.

Dominican, Government, Metro Area September 27, 2016 at 10:31 am

The Dominican government has created an institution to help nationals in the U.S.in several areas, including repatriating bodies to be buried in the Dominican Republic, Reporte Hispano reports.

"laluzbrillante" (Photo via El Diario)

Children in Washington Heights Name a New Wasp

Dominican, Manhattan, Youth July 18, 2016 at 1:35 pm

Students in Washington Heights gave the name “Laluzbrillante” (Bright Light) to a newly discovered species of wasp from the Dominican Republic, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Assembly member Rodneyse Bichotte joined Haitian diaspora groups and the Coalition for Human Rights in the Dominican Republic. (Photo via Haitian Times video)

Haitian Diaspora Groups Protest DR Expulsion

Caribbean, Dominican, New York August 18, 2015 at 5:37 pm

Protests against the expulsion of Dominico-Haitians from the Dominican Republic continued with a march that included 15 diaspora organizations and public officials, reports The Haitian Times.

Jennings Louis and #1island flag

Haitian Groups Protest in Union Square

Caribbean, Dominican, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Video July 6, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Carrying banners painted with #1Island and signs stating that “Haitian Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter,” demonstrators at Union Square rallied against the Dominican Republic’s moves to strip Dominico-Haitians of their Dominican citizenship.

Dominican consul Eduardo Selman (R.) with the Dominican ambassador to the UN, Frank Cortorreal. (Photo by Gerardo Romo for El Diario)

Dominican-Haitian Crisis Spills into New York Politics

Dominican, Government, Immigration, New York June 25, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Representatives of the Dominican government in New York City demanded an apology from Mayor Bill de Blasio, who called the deportation of Dominicans of Haitian descent racist and immoral, El Diario reports.

Rodneyse Bichotte, at podium, and other legislators and representatives of human rights and other organizations. (Photo via the Haitian TImes)

Supporting Rights of Dominicans of Haitian Descent

Caribbean May 6, 2015 at 5:09 pm

Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte wants the NYS Assembly to pressure the U.S. Congress to condemn the Dominican Republic’s 2013 Constitutional Court for its ruling that would strip 250,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent of their citizenship, The Haitian Times reports.

The Dominican Republic Congress is debating whether to legalize abortion. (Photo via El Diario)

Local Dominicans Divided over Abortion Laws Back Home

Dominican, Health, New York December 17, 2014 at 4:42 pm

El Diario interviewed Dominicans about proposed changes in the abortion law in the Dominican Republic, which is being debated by the country’s Congress.

Panelists Marie-Claude Jean-Baptiste and Samuel Martinez at the Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York meeting. (Photo by Vania Andre via Haitian Times)

Dominican Citizenship Law: One Year Later

Caribbean, Dominican, In the News September 26, 2014 at 4:52 pm

The Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York met recently to review the effect of the Dominican ruling one year ago stripping Dominicans of Haitian descent of citizenship, Haitian Times reports.

Featured in the new exhibit “Tyranny” are artists (from left to right) Alex Guerrero, Diogenes Abreu, Moses Ros-Suárez. (Photo by Sherry Mazzocchi via Manhattan Times)

Art as Therapy: Assessing the Tyrant Trujillo

Culture, Dominican, In the News, Manhattan June 19, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Dominican artists still haunted by the terror inflicted decades ago by Trujillo explore their feelings in works on display in Washington Heights, Manhattan Times reports.

Haiti's Juan Claudio Castor and his Dominican wife María Castor are fighting what they call “Dominican apartheid” (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario).

Dominican Naturalization Law Met With Hope, Skepticism

Caribbean, Immigration, Latino, Politics May 22, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Legal experts and Dominicans living in New York expressed hope as the Dominican Senate approved Wednesday a law to legalize the status of thousands of people of Haitian descent currently in legal limbo, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Protestors outside the Dominican Consulate in Times Square (photo by Pierre Divers)

Protests Continue Against Dominican Republic Court Ruling

Caribbean, Dominican, Featured Posts, Government, Voices' Picks December 11, 2013 at 5:13 pm

The Haitian and Dominican communities in NYC have united in opposition to the September ruling.

Among advocates for a boycott of Dominican Republic products and services is author Edwidge Danticat (Photo by Knight Foundation)

Opinion: End Assault on Human Rights in DR

Caribbean, Dominican, Government, Opinion December 11, 2013 at 4:32 pm

A widespread, international boycott of Dominican industry and tourism to the Dominican Republic should be undertaken until all Dominicans – including those of Haitain ancestry – are awarded full citizenship, says a Haitian Times editorial.