Americans Trying to Dance Bachata for the First Time is the Best Thing You'll See All Day
Non-Latinos Trying to Dance Bachata for the First Time is the Best Thing Ever
By Stephanie Jerez | 08/03/2015 - 18:13

Bachata originated in the Dominican Republic, and this sensual dance that is pretty much taught to children before they can even walk.


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WATCH: Short Film Tackles the Human Rights Crisis Happening in the Dominican Republic
WATCH: Short Film Tackles the Human Rights Crisis Happening in the Dominican Republic
By Raquel Reichard | 07/06/2015 - 15:07

The Dominican Republic is threatening to drive out thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent, producing a human rights


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Junot Diaz Edwidge Danticat Travel Boycott Dominican Republic
Junot Diaz & Edwidge Danticat Join Forces To Draw Attention To Crisis In The Dominican Republic
By Cristina Arreola | 06/25/2015 - 12:53

Dominican-American author Junot Diaz and Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat have joined forces to decry the cr


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Thousands of Haitain-Dominicans at Risk of Deportation
Thousands of Haitain-Dominicans at Risk of Deportation
By Raquel Reichard | 06/17/2015 - 15:57

Hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent face deportation today, as the Caribbean country begins its act of "ethnic cl


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Dominican Republic Unnecessary Amount C Sections Study
The Dominican Republic Has An Unnecessarily High Amount of C-Sections
By Latina Staff | 05/29/2015 - 15:24

The Dominican Republic has the highest rate of C-sections in the world, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), 


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A U.S. Woman Dies After Getting Plastic Surgery in the Dominican Republic
A U.S. Woman Died After Getting Plastic Surgery in the Dominican Republic
By Fox News Latino | 04/28/2015 - 15:20

Dominican authorities have shut down a plastic surgery clinic as they investigate the death of a U.S.


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Former President of Dominican Republic Under Fire For Anti-Gay Comment
Former President of Dominican Republic Under Fire For Anti-Gay Comment
By Cristina Arreola | 04/07/2015 - 16:03

Hipólito Mejía, the President of the Dominican Republican from 2000 to 2004, has come under fire after a video emerged of him making anti-gay statements at an event earlier this month.

 

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Why This Dominican Photographer Wants To Keep Talking About Race
One Dominican Photographer Explains Why We Need to Keep Talking About Race
By Cindy Rodriguez | 04/01/2015 - 15:45

Often a photograph will come along that sparks controversy, but very rarely does it also start an intelligent and necessary conversation about race in Latin America.


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29 Sex Trafficking Victims Rescued In Dominican Republic
Over Two Dozen Sex Trafficking Victims Rescued in Dominican Republic
By Cindy Rodriguez | 03/19/2015 - 12:51

Twenty-nine female sex trafficking victims, including 20 minors ages 14-17, were rescued in Sosua, Dominican Republic after a joint investigation and operation between local and


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