By Cristina Arreola | 12/09/2013 - 09:51
The Dominican Republic rejected a human rights report that accuses the government of discrimination following a controversial court ruling that will strip the citizenship of thousands of people in the country.
By Jesus Trivino Alarcon | 10/29/2013 - 09:07
The “Dutty Love” Dominican songbird speaks about her upcoming video for “Makossa,” what she’s learned from her Orfanato Music Group label boss, Don Omar, and performing in her home isle.
How did Don Omar discover you?
By Cristina Arreola | 10/25/2013 - 14:25
As a child we loved listening to our abuela tell us terrifying tales of weeping women, murderous ghosts, and magical witches. These ghastly legends kept us awake half the night as kids...and, en serio, even as adults, we're still petrified everytime we hear the tale of Ll Llorona or La Luz Mala.
Check out the 7 most terrifying Latin American myths, and share your own spooky tales in the comments:
By Cristina Arreola | 10/10/2013 - 11:22
The president of the Dominican Republic expressed sympathy for people facing the loss of citizenship in the country, but offered no firm plans to help those affected.
By Alicia Anabel Santos | 10/04/2013 - 14:13
This week marks the 76th anniversary of the Dominican Republic’s Parsley Massacre. It was October 1937 when dictator Rafael Trujillo ordered the killing of an estimated 30,000 Haitians living in the country. Many who were black or suspected of being from the neighboring country, and those who were unable to pronounce the word “perejil” (parsley in Spanish) without an accent, were executed. Many of the murdered had been born in the Dominican Republic. This was Trujillo’s attempt at mass ethnic cleansing.
By Latina Staff | 09/30/2013 - 14:39
A sweeping court decision on Friday ruled that citizenship would be revoked from the children of migrants, which will affect tens of thousands of people living in the country, particularly Haitian immigrants and their descendents.
Experts warned that the court ruling would result in a human rights crisis, leaving tens of thousands of people stateless, facing mass deportation and discrimination.
By Celia Fernandez | 08/09/2013 - 11:09
A report released by UNICEF has found that half of Dominicans under the age of 18 live in poverty; despite the fact Dominican Republic has an economy that has been growing since 1996, according to the Associated Press.
UNICEF also found that those living in poverty don’t have proper housing, access to safe drinking water and are struggling to get enough food.
By Amaris Castillo | 07/17/2013 - 13:07
Ever tasted a Dominican cake? If you are Dominican, then of course. If you have Dominican friends, then of course. But what are the key ingredients behind the delicious, massive confection? And what actually goes into the thickly layered icing the cakes are best known for?
We did a little digging to find out.
Below are the things you definitely should know about Dominican cakes - so you will never have to question it again.
By Amaris Castillo | 06/04/2013 - 16:26
The abortion debate was shaken to its core this week after a Salvadoran woman’s pregnancy found itself at the center of great controversy. The ill 22-year-old (known only as Beatriz to protect her identity) had asked courts in El Salvador for – and been denied – an abortion because of her high-risk pregnancy. Abortion is banned in El Salvador, as well as in many other areas of Latin America.
By Amaris Castillo | 06/01/2013 - 10:00
Who knew the mayor of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro was so fiesty? Eduardo Paes was all over the news this week after punching a constituent in the face. The cause for his aggressive move? He was called the Portuguese equivalent of “excrement” in a dispute before shocked diners at a restaurant. Though Paes issued a written apology after the episode, the world won’t soon forget.