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Dominican Republic Rejects Criticism of Haitian Deportations
The Dominican Republic said it “profusely rejects” criticism of its crackdown on Haitian migrants from a growing number of countries and human rights agencies, and vows to ramp up border enforcement and deportations.
Widespread Panic as Anti-Haitian Decree Goes into Effect in Dominican Republic (VIDEO)
Videos have flooded out of the Dominican Republic in recent days showing security forces corralling Black people outside their homes and loading them into cages on migrant control trucks to be carted off and, presumably, placed in detention centers or deported.
The False Patriotism of the Dominican Republic’s Extreme Right (OPINION)
In the Dominican Republic, the rise of the far right is shaking the very foundations of democracy, just as it is in the United States and Europe. And, same as them, one element that has facilitated this rise has been the irrational opposition to immigration.
Afro-Indigenous Activists, Artists Attacked in Dominican Republic by Ultranationalist Group
On Wednesday, October 12, activists and artists were attacked in the Dominican Republic’s capital city of Santo Domingo by a right-wing ultranationalist group during a cultural performance that sought to highlight Indigenous and Afrodescendant heritage.
Dominican Republic Begins Building Wall on Haitian Border
The government of the Dominican Republic on Sunday began construction of a wall along its border with Haiti. President Luis Abinader said that the wall will “drastically reduce irregular migration,” as well as the illegal trade of arms and narcotics.
The Fight For Abortion Rights In The Dominican Republic (A Latino USA Podcast)
A legal reform might be closer than ever before: activists have found an opportunity to fight for what are called the three “causales” —or three grounds— after a historic government change has led to a revision of the country’s penal code.
Dominican Republic Police Brutally Attack Women’s Rights Activists in the Middle of the Night, Tear Down Peaceful Camp
Group had been holding a peaceful community camp for 40+ days to demand a change to archaic abortion laws that currently prohibit the procedure even if it’s to save a woman’s life.
Dominican Republic Votes in Latin America’s First Pandemic-Era Election
Luis Abinader, a businessman who has previously run for president, claimed victory after the initial results came in.
Dominican Republic Delays Presidential Election Over Coronavirus Concerns
The Dominican Republic has the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Caribbean.
The Dominican Republic Is Protesting Allegations of Election Fraud
Latino Rebels Radio: March 1, 2020
Futuro Media’s Amanda Alcántara Discusses the Situation in the Dominican Republic on DEMOCRACY NOW!
On February 16, the nation’s Central Electoral Board abruptly canceled its municipal elections following reports of glitches in the voting machines.
Protests Continue in Dominican Republic After Election Postponement
Protestors accuse the Board of corruption after elections were suspended on Sunday.
Software Glitches Force Dominican Republic to Suspend Vote
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Problems with electronic voting systems forced the Dominican Republic to suspend municipal elections across the country on Sunday.
In Dominican Republic, Thousands Join ‘March of the Butterflies’ Protest Against Gender Violence
The protest was a response to high rates of femicide in the country, one of the highest in Latin America.
Dominican Republic Officials Identify Man Believed to Have Paid Ortiz Hitmen
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dominican authorities on Monday identified the man they believe paid hit men to try and kill David Ortiz, adding that they were closing in on the mastermind and motive behind the shooting of the famous slugger who is recovering at a hospital in Boston.
Ex-Boston Slugger David Ortiz Shot at Dominican Republic Bar
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was hospitalized Monday following surgery for a gunshot wound after being ambushed by a man in a bar in his native Dominican Republic, authorities said.
Workers in Dominican Republic’s Punta Catalina Hold Protest Following No Bonus Pay
The site was at the center of the country’s Odebrecht corruption scandal.
Students and Educators Across Dominican Republic Are Rocking Their Natural Hair Today to Protest Discrimination
Women and girls are also posting images online to show their black pride.
The Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Education Released Video Celebrating Natural Hair, Hours Later Woman Behind It Was Fired
Much like the roots of antiblackness in the country itself, the people in power seem to stop at no cost to maintain white supremacy.
Trump Organization May Return for Business in Dominican Republic
Critics say the agreements could carry conflicts of interest that compromise the presidency.