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Haitian Migrants Face Expulsion From Dominican Republic After Last Week's Deadline

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 06.23.2015 | World

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Francis’s father left the family a few hours after he was born. At age 6, Francis was moved by his mother from ...

For Diana: Boycott the Dominican Republic

Jasmine Rand | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Jasmine Rand

Diana was a perfect baby. I never foresaw that by the time she was 4 years old, another nation would overlook its own Constitution to treat people like Diana as less than human.

Caribbean Community Denounces Dominican Citizenship Ruling

AP | TONY FRASER | Posted 11.27.2013 | Latino Voices

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — The Caribbean Community on Tuesday condemned a court ruling in the Dominican Republic that could strip citizenship fr...

The Dominican Citizenship Law Is Now A Caribbean Issue

AP | Posted 11.26.2013 | Latino Voices

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Caribbean leaders will hold a special emergency meeting to discuss a court ruling in the Dominican Republic that coul...

Dominican Republic Expels 244 Haitians Over Border Killings

AP | EVENS SANON and TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 11.25.2013 | Latino Voices

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The Dominican Republic expelled at least 244 Haitians after an elderly Dominican couple was slain in an apparent burgla...

24,000 Affected By Dominican Citizenship Ruling

AP | DANICA COTO and DIONISIO SOLDEVILA | Posted 11.08.2013 | Latino Voices

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Government officials announced Thursday that more than 24,000 people b...

Dominican Citizenship Ruling Leaves Many Living In Fear

AP | BEN FOX and EZEQUIEL ABIU LOPEZ | Posted 10.23.2013 | Latino Voices

LOS JOVILLOS, Dominican Republic -- LOS JOVILLOS, Dominican Republic (AP) — In a house with no running water surrounded by vast stretches of sugar c...

Activist's Death Leaves Gaping Hole In Dominican Republic

AP | By EZEQUIEL ABIU LOPEZ and DANICA COTO | Posted 12.27.2011 | World

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Sonia Perez was the undisputed champion of people of Haitian descent living in the Dominican Republic, fighting d...