Thursday, August 22, 2019
Embassy of the Dominican Republic to the United States in Washington, D.C. Photo by: AgnosticPreachersKid
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - In the academic study of International relations, the concept of national sovereignty is defined as "the authority of a state to govern itself". In the real world though, how often does a sovereign state bows to the will of a stronger state? Shortly after assuming office and presenting herself to President Danilo Medina, Robin...
Robin Bernstein, the new US Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, posing with her husband, Richard Bernstein, and President Donald Trump. Photo by: The Independent
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - Robin Bernstein will be the second woman to occupy the position of Ambassador to the Dominican Republic after Ambassador Donna Hrinac (1994-1997). Before assuming the position, Bernstein was duly sworn in before the U.S. Congress. She arrived in Santo Domingo on August 30, 2018. Robin Bernstein substitutes the U.S. Ambassador for the Obama administration, Mr....
Dominicans at the Dominican parade in New York City. Photo by: New Women New Yorkers.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic: The debate, even enmity, dividing the Dominicans and Haitians has arrived at the streets of New York City. Every year, an organizing committee of Dominicans living in New York, called, Dominican-yorks, coordinates the Dominican Day Parade down Manhattan´s Sixth Avenue. This year's edition of the parade started off on the wrong foot when the “queen” of...
Marcha Verde in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Photo by: Marcha Verde.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) – After years of a monumental struggle, the law that regulates the Dominican political parties has finally left the Congress towards its ultimate signature by the Dominican President, Danilo Medina. According to the Dominican newspaper, Diario Libre, Bishop Masalles, of the Baní diocese stated that "We must give thanks for the approval of the Law...
Ricardo Winter, rector of UPID - Industrial Psychology Dominican University, Dominican Republic. Photo by Latora.tv
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - Foreign investment is welcomed everywhere, and the Dominican Republic is no exception. The government, businesses, and Dominicans, in general, are happy when foreign investment hits their shores because that usually increases jobs creation and more opportunities to do business. According to CELADE (Centro Latinoamericano de Demografía), the Latin American Demographics Center), “between 1950 and...
Plastic pollution on the shores of Montesinos beach, Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic. Photo by: Parley for the Oceans.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) – The ocean garbage tragedy has hit the Dominican Republic shores. Plastic in our oceans may be a global phenomenon, but the Dominican Republic is now having to solve the problem of handling with such huge quantities of garbage. Have you considered that every toothbrush you have ever used is still somewhere on the...
Santo Domingo's Chinatown in the Dominican Republic. Photo by: CGTN America.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - According to the World Bank, the United States of America counts for almost 50% of all Dominican imports and exports. Recently though, China is stepping to become an important player in the Region with a 10 billion Dollars investment. The plan, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Wang Yi, is to help bring...
Haiti unrest: Protesters pillaged stores, torched cars.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - About the Haitian violence over the last few days, the Dominican newspaper. Diario Libre. reported that business organizations were blaming the country's President and the former Prime-Minister for “lack of leadership”. The recent tension in the country spawned from the fuel price increase and some Dominican business organizations are now attributing the unrest to...
LGBT community in the Dominican Republic supports USA ambassador James Wally Brewster.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - In what concerns the public manifestations of gay rights and sexual preferences a lot has changed in many countries and the Dominican Republic is no exception. Gays and lesbians have been around forever, it’s the attitudes toward them that have changed. In the past, gay men and women were subject to ridicule and even...
Dominican Republic Congress.
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 into making sex, mainly...
William Alberto Ramos is a Venezuelan immigrant in the Dominican Republic. Photo by: Joaquin Salazar.
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 risks to one´s life....
Protests opposing Bolivarian Revolution in São Paulo, Brazil.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - Currently, we're witnessing the tragedy of homeless Venezuelans in the Dominican Republic. Over the last years, the Venezuelan migration can be considered one of the great humanitarian tragedies in the Western Hemisphere. South America has always been a migrant destination to and from countries with a complex series of alleged dictatorial governments of...

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