Sunday, July 12, 2020
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....
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...
The National Palace is the Dominican Republic president official residence. Photo by: Jean-Marc Astesana.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - At this point, the general sentiment was that the 2020 Dominican election would mostly be a fight between the two Partido de la Liberación Dominicana (PLD) candidates: Danilo Medina and Leonel Fernandez. According to recent polls, this might be about to change. A third contender, Luis Abinader, of the Partido Revolucionario Moderno (PRM),...
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...
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....
Junta Central Electoral in the Dominican Republic.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - After President Medina´s approval of the Political Party Law, the country´s election board (Junta Central Electoral or JCE) granted parties a period of 75 days to communicate their decision over the primary elections type (open or closed) they wish to conduct in preparation for the upcoming 2020 elections. The brutal struggle being carried out...
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...
UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo by: IISD Reporting Services.
BOGOTA, Colombia (ViaNews) - The great variety of diversity of the Caribbean ecosystem makes it unique in the world, with more than 450 species of fish, 600 birds, 500 reptiles, 170 amphibians and 90 mammals. In 2014, the Nagoya Protocol entered in operation and is now ratified by 104 countries. The Protocol specified the points to be considered to access...
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...
Dominican Republic National Palace. Photo by: J. Grullon.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - The very important and basic issue of how the internal elections in Dominican political parties and movements will be carried out is under heated debate in the country´s Lower House, after getting approved by the Upper House. In the Senate, it still has to be debated by a special commission, even though it has...
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...

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