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Santo Domingo

Miss Rizos Stands Up For Teen Shamed By School For Rocking Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.13.2016 | Latino Voices

Carolina Contreras, better known as Miss Rizos, has made headlines over the years for bringing together a community of women who embrace their natural...

How To Retire In The Dominican Republic

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.28.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

It's the oldest European city in the Americas and the capital of Spain's first colony in this part of the world. Founded by Christopher Columbus' brother Bartholomew, colonial Santo Domingo might best be described as dignified. It feels more genteel than the cities built in other of Spain's colonies in the decades to follow.

How I'm Still Feeling Contractions After Four Years

Jennifer Legra | Posted 10.08.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Legra

Of course, at the time I didn't know I was in labor. My doctor had mentioned that if the contractions lasted longer than an hour I could assume it was the real deal but I didn't know what contractions should feel like.

How a Pair of Flimsy, Old TOMS Taught Me a Lesson about Luxury

Jennifer Legra | Posted 08.26.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Legra

As I was walking past one of the Haitian workers here in Santo Domingo, I looked down and noticed his shoes. There wasn't anything too strange about his TOMS shoe except that there was just one. Yeah, one.

5 Great Reasons You Should Retire In The Dominican Republic

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.16.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

With a stable government and a steady economy, the Dominican Republic is ripe and ready for expats, retirees, and investors looking for a safe and affordable option in the Caribbean. What makes the DR so attractive right now? I put it down to these five things.

Taino Farms Adventure

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 02.28.2015 | Green
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

The eco world is all abuzz over aquaponics as the latest go-to green technology. It is an effective method for raising seedlings and fish farming in closed-loop systems. With this knowledge, Schools for Sustainability trekked across an island to find this still-rare system in action in a country that has been using aquaponics since pre-Columbian times!

Why Playa Rincon Is the Best Beach in the World

Sonia Gil | Posted 11.02.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

I have been to MANY beaches in my life, but not many have left me speechless. I came to Dominican Republic in search for the perfect beach, and behold - it has been found!

8 Reasons Why Monte Cristi Is Magical

Sonia Gil | Posted 10.12.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

There is nothing better than warm, green waters, tropical deserted beaches and the perfect sunset. Monte Cristi, Santo Domingo offers all of this, and so much more!

10 Reasons Why Santo Domingo is AMAZING!!!

Sonia Gil | Posted 09.14.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

1. Colors, colors, colors! 2. It's full of history. Home of the first university, castle, cathedral and monastery in the new world! 3. The food....

Dominicans in US Could Decide Presidential Election in the Dominican Republic

Franklin Garcia | Posted 06.26.2012 | Home
Franklin Garcia

With more than 220,000 registered Dominican voters in the US eligible to vote in the May 20th election, Dominicans in the U.S. make up more voters than 27 of the 31 provinces in the country.

Symbiosis for Survival

Misha Lyuve | Posted 06.11.2012 | Arts
Misha Lyuve

Raquel Paiewonsky is a contemporary artist who currently resides in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic whose work explores human body, urban life, social constructs and social issues.

Impatience and Being Undeserving

Misha Lyuve | Posted 01.14.2012 | New York
Misha Lyuve

From ART BEAUTY LIFE blog I've been wondering whether impatience is my inborn trait or I acquired it through the years of living in big cities. In...

Baseball Guru Bobby Valentine Opens Up To Men's Journal

Men's Journal | Posted 12.15.2011 | Fifty

The baseball guru on tripe stew, broken legs, and fake mustaches....

Ousted Zelaya 'to meet successor'

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Dominican Republic president says Zelaya and Lobo will meet in Santo Domingo....

Traveling as Press vs. NGO Head: Same Adventure

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Luce

I have flown from Haiti to Peru to Guyana in the Americas, Hong Kong to Indonesia to Sri Lanka in Asia, and Togo to Ghana in Africa.

2,870 Mayors for Peace: Does Yours Belong?

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Luce

It is possible to disarm all nuclear weaponry by 2020. It is do-able. For the sake of our orphans, for the sake of your own families' children, let us commit ourselves to believing this.