Dominican Republic Congress.

New Bill Proposes the Castration of Repeat sex Offenders in the Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) – Normal human beings don’t usually understand why sex offenders do such crimes and believe the whole thing to be inconceivable, unacceptable, and atrocious. At the heart of this problem, experts say, may be various mental illnesses, making it a difficult problem to solve. Forcing a woman or a child…

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William Alberto Ramos is a Venezuelan immigrant in the Dominican Republic. Photo by: Joaquin Salazar.

The Human Side of Migration: What Venezuelans are Going Through in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) – There’s an old Italian saying, “Tutto el mondo é paese”, which the literal translation is “all the world is a country”, meaning people are the same the world over. Venezuelans in their own country go through various hardships such as economic uncertainty, extremely high inflation, crime, persecution, and substantial…

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Khaleel Mustafa and Omer Azizi in their German language class. Photo by: Daniyal Daud.

EU Migrant Crisis: Migrants Rejoice Over What Europe Has Done for Them

KOBLENZ, Germany (ViaNews) – Once again, the migrant crisis is making headlines around the world with Immigrants crossing the United States’ border and migrants entering Europe. In Europe, the migrant crisis has brought up an anti-immigrant attitude which has resulted in the rise of the political far-right popularity in some countries. The European migrant crisis…

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Rafael Valera, leader of the Venezuelan political movement Rumbo Libertad. Photo by: ViaNews.

Interview With Rafael Valera, Leader of Venezuelan Political Movement Rumbo Libertad: “I Know We’ll Come out Victorious From This”

CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) – Venezuela’s crisis continues to grow rapidly and no one seems able to stop it. After last years failed protests and a variety of also failed negotiation attempts with the government, rejection towards MUD (Mesa de la Unidad Democrática – Democratic Union Roundtable) has escalated rapidly. The coalition is deeply fractured by…

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NGO Sign of Hope shows, based on scientific research and analysis, that the oil industry in the state of Unity (South Sudan) pollutes the drinking water and people are poisoned with heavy metals. Photo by: Sign of Hope.

German NGO Struggle for Clean Water in South Sudan

MUNICH, Germany (ViaNews) – VENRO, a group of 120 Germany-based NGOs providing humanitarian and development assistance around the world, produced a report entitled “Uncomfortable partners – from confrontation to cooperation: NGO’S strategies for dealing with companies”. This is an important report because it covers – in-depth – a key subject: how NGOs – the brave…

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