Luis Abinader Sworn in as Dominican Leader; Pompeo Attends

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Luis Rodolfo Abinader was sworn in as president of the Dominican Republic on Sunday in a ceremony attended by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

  • Aug 17, 2020
  • 11:07 AM

Kenya Volunteers to Send 1000 Police Officers to Haiti to Lead Peacekeeping Force

Kenya says it is ready to lead the deployment of a multinational armed force in Haiti and will include 1,000 of its own police officers in the fight to help the Haitian National Police restore law and order by fighting off the 200 or so gangs whose rampant violence has been terrorizing Haitians in recent years.

  • Jul 31, 2023
  • 6:10 PM

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

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

Fiona Dumps More Rain on Puerto Rico, Hundreds Rescued

Hurricane Fiona unleashed more rain on Puerto Rico on Monday, a day after the storm knocked out power and water to most of the island, and National Guard troops rescued hundreds of people who got stranded.

  • Sep 20, 2022
  • 10:38 AM

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

Daniel Ortega Set to Secure Re-Election in Nicaragua

Daniel Ortega sought his fourth presidential term in Sunday’s Nicaraguan elections. With more well-known challengers sitting in jail, Ortega stood a greater chance of winning.

  • Nov 8, 2021
  • 12:43 PM

Dominican Feminists Demand End to Country’s Total Abortion Ban, as Green Wave Continues in Latin America

The group of feminists use the hashtag #Las3CausalesVan and wear green, representing the latest in a green wave of reproductive rights that has spread across Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Apr 21, 2021
  • 12:43 PM

Coronavirus Cases Rise Across South America Despite Vaccination Advances

On March 24, Brazil became the second country to surpass more than 300,000 deaths from COVID-19, after a record-breaking 3,251 deaths in one day on Tuesday.

  • Mar 29, 2021
  • 11:38 AM

Party of El Salvador President Nayib Bukele Wins Landslide

This election was the first test for the Nuevas Ideas party, which was founded by Bukele in 2018 but didn’t obtain official status in time for the election of that year.

  • Mar 1, 2021
  • 4:09 PM

Ecuador Heads to Presidential Runoff With Correa Ally Leading

After weeks of uncertainty, the first-round Ecuadorian election results are in: Andrés Arauz will face Guillermo Lasso in the second round of Ecuador’s presidential election on April 11.

  • Feb 22, 2021
  • 10:54 AM

Mexico President Moves to Ban Job Outsourcing

Outsourcing in Mexico grew from 1 million workers to about 4.6 million by 2018.

  • Nov 13, 2020
  • 1:06 PM

Latin America Commemorates International Safe Abortion Day

Latin America remains one of the strictest regions in the world on abortion.

  • Sep 29, 2020
  • 4:48 PM

Examining Dominican Anti-Blackness During a Summer of Protest

Global protests against racial injustice came on the heels of the pandemic, and Dominicans are now being publicly confronted with their Blackness.

  • Sep 22, 2020
  • 2:50 PM

Puerto Ricans Resume Primary Vote After Botched Election

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced lost to Pedro Pierluisi in yesterday’s primary election for the governor nomination of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party.

  • Aug 17, 2020
  • 12:00 PM

AMLO, Trump Will Meet at White House to Celebrate Trade Deal

López Obrador urged the Canadian prime minister to join him and U.S. President Donald Trump, but Trudeau confirmed yesterday that he will not attend.

  • Jul 7, 2020
  • 1:57 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 Opposition Claims Victory in Municipal Election Process Mired in Protests, Fraud Allegations

Many voters dressed in black as a symbol of ongoing protests following the abruptly postponed elections.

  • Mar 16, 2020
  • 6:16 PM

Brazilians Call for Boycott of Companies That Support Bolsonaro’s Far-Right Policies

Business leaders who support Bolsonaro are calling for a nationwide anti-democratic protest against Brazilian Congress, some even suggesting military rule should return.

  • Mar 6, 2020
  • 1:06 PM

After Canceled Elections and Fraud Accusations, Dominicans Join Protests Demanding Justice

As protests continue to mount just a week before annual independence day celebrations, Dominicans are wondering if theirs is a true democracy.

  • Feb 19, 2020
  • 5:10 PM

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