Friday, February 22, 2019
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
Ramfis Dominguez Trujillo. Photo by: courtesy Ramfis Trujillo.
SANTO DOMINGO (Dominican Republic) - Rafael Trujillo was a U.S. Marine in 1918 who reached the position of commander in chief of the National Army by 1927. General Rafael Trujillo became president of the Dominican Republic in 1930 and was successful in reducing foreign debt and nurturing economic prosperity. Trujillo was also known for his atrocious human rights abuses...
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...
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...
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...
8th Summit of the Americas.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - Held every three years since its first edition in 1994, the Eight Summit of the Americas came to an end last Saturday in Lima, Perú. During two days the heads of state and government representatives of the Western Hemisphere gathered on the Summit´s main topic “Democratic Governance against Corruption”. The United States President Donald Trump canceled...
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...

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