Friday, February 22, 2019
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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),...

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