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.

  • Nov 22, 2022
  • 10:31 AM

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.

  • Nov 17, 2022
  • 4:20 PM

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.

  • Nov 4, 2022
  • 5:49 PM

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.

  • Oct 20, 2022
  • 2:14 PM

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.

  • Feb 22, 2022
  • 11:12 AM

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.

  • Jun 29, 2021
  • 11:12 AM

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.

  • Apr 20, 2021
  • 12:57 PM

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.

  • Jul 6, 2020
  • 1:03 PM

Dominican Republic Delays Presidential Election Over Coronavirus Concerns

The Dominican Republic has the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Caribbean.

  • Apr 14, 2020
  • 1:49 PM

The Dominican Republic Is Protesting Allegations of Election Fraud

Latino Rebels Radio: March 1, 2020

  • Mar 1, 2020
  • 7:09 PM

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.

  • Feb 28, 2020
  • 1:45 PM

Protests Continue in Dominican Republic After Election Postponement

Protestors accuse the Board of corruption after elections were suspended on Sunday.

  • Feb 21, 2020
  • 1:58 PM

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.

  • Feb 17, 2020
  • 11:02 AM

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.

  • Nov 25, 2019
  • 5:48 PM

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.

  • Jun 18, 2019
  • 6:41 AM

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.

  • Jun 10, 2019
  • 7:21 AM

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.

  • Apr 17, 2019
  • 1:05 PM

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.

  • Apr 1, 2019
  • 1:36 PM

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.

  • Mar 26, 2019
  • 2:48 PM

The Mirabal Sisters of the Dominican Republic

Latino Rebels Radio: December 30, 2018

  • Dec 30, 2018
  • 4:11 PM

Trump Organization May Return for Business in Dominican Republic

Critics say the agreements could carry conflicts of interest that compromise the presidency.

  • Dec 18, 2018
  • 11:55 AM

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