iOS app Android app

Dominican Republic

The Day I Was Arrested for Human Trafficking

Meg Conley | Posted 08.29.2014 | Impact
Meg Conley

Child trafficking is abhorrent. We feel there is a small part of us that should be able to smell the rot coming from anyone involved in something so tremendously bad. Surely, being in the same room as them would be difficult.

Dr. Aaron Bruce Urges Students of Color to Prepare to become International Leaders

Monica Medina | Posted 08.27.2014 | College
Monica Medina

Studying abroad contributes to global, regional and national economies in a significant way. It opens up doors for international trade, commerce and understanding, as well as for peace building, communication, and national security.

Astoria Characters: The Guy With Smoke in His Eyes

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.27.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It is while peering through the smoke that Ibrahim Amer sees things clearly. His cigar, resting in an ashtray like a sunbather in a lounge chair, is s...

Sex Tourism Encounters in the Dominican Republic: Reflections as a White Man of Privilege

Dr. Kevin A. Osten | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Dr. Kevin A. Osten

These women and men who work as sex workers, through circumstances of place of birth and family resources, perpetuated by social systems and structures, do not have these privileges. It is not merely personal agency or strength of character that will free them from sex work and its dangers.

8 Reasons Why Monte Cristi Is Magical

Sonia Gil | Posted 08.12.2014 | 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!

Devious Maid's Dania Ramirez On Her Humble Beginnings and Raising 7-Month-Old Twins

Caroline Presno | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

Dania Ramirez easily recalls her humble beginnings in the Dominican Republic. Her parents came to the United States when she was six-months-old and left Ramirez in the care of her grandmother. Now Ramirez, who stars in Lifetime's Devious Maids, is the mother of seven-month-old twins.

The World Cup and Baseball

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.16.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

This is, of course, a false contrast as baseball is popular in much East Asia, the Caribbean and increasingly in a few other countries besides the US. Soccer, while the world's most popular sport has failed to catch on in many parts of South Asia and is one of several popular sports in Australia, parts of East Asia and North America.

10 Reasons Why Santo Domingo is AMAZING!!!

Sonia Gil | Posted 07.15.2014 | 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 foo...

10 Golf Courses With Amazing Views

Oyster | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel
Oyster

So what if you double-bogey when all you can see is crystal-clear ocean for miles?

Five Reasons to Move Barahona to the Top of Your Dominican Bucket List

Pam Grout | Posted 08.13.2014 | Travel
Pam Grout

It goes without saying that this region in the untrampled southwest has beautiful beaches. So do a million other places. What makes Barahona worthy of spot numero uno on your list of Dominican Republic must-sees are the following.

A Conversation with Freddy Rodríguez

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Every life has events of consequence. Those happenings impact and direct the future flow of consciousness. Sometimes, the ramifications remain beneath the surface. In other circumstances, the thread is easy to recognize. If you are an artist, such as Freddy Rodríguez, it manifests in your work.

Forget Punta Cana; Visit DR's Five-Century-Old Colonial City

Pam Grout | Posted 07.28.2014 | Travel
Pam Grout

Christopher Columbus, who made four trips to the New World, had his pick of beautiful locales. Although Ferdinand and Isabella, his benefactors, trie...

Social Movements and Power: Change From Below in the Dominican Republic

Beverly Bell | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Beverly Bell

An Interview with Pedro Franco From Santo Domingo, Pedro Franco is an organizer of social movements and mutual-aid cooperatives. He is also a member ...

The Flurry of Minimum- and Living-wage Initiatives

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
John Tepper Marlin

Why are we seeing a surge of momentum for higher minimum wages, a living wage and limits to executive compensation?

5 Unforgettable Vacations for Under $100 a Night

Budget Travel | Posted 06.28.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

We know nobody wants to skimp on vacation -- it's the time for great food, luxurious surroundings, and breathtaking scenery. But what if we told you that all that can be yours for less than $100 a day?

A Self-Guided Dominican Food Tour Of Washington Heights And Inwood

Edible | Posted 04.28.2014 | Taste
Edible

When's the last time you had a heaping plate of mangu or a slice of bizcocho Dominicano?

Lions, Zebras and African Children: Voluntourism in the Age of Social Media

Pippa Biddle | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Pippa Biddle

The truth is, I have some of those photos. Photos of me with three or more young children on my lap smiling for the camera. When you don't even know the other subjects' names, the shared stage of your Facebook profile picture becomes and altar to the commodification of poverty.

9 Gorgeous Hotel Villas In The Caribbean

Oyster | Posted 06.21.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Owning a private vacation home sure sounds nice, but people fantasizing about their own beachside property often forget that owning also means cleaning, maintaining, fixing, the list goes on... and it can end up being less of a vacation and more of a job!

The (Almost) Forgotten History of Latinos in Baseball at Hinchliffe Stadium

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.17.2014 | Latino Voices
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Adrian Burgos, Jr., Professor, U.S. History, University of Illinois Built in 1932, Hinchliffe Stadium is situated near Great Falls, a Nat...

Dominican Republic Builds Fake Beaches

AP | Posted 04.17.2014 | Green

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic is being criticized for building a temporary artificial beach amid a drought. The y...

Schools for Sustainability Wins Philly doGooder Awards

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Philly DoGooder II launched its second annual awards ceremony on March 12th in Hamilton Hall at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Fittingly ...

13 Super Luxe Stays in the Caribbean

Oyster | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Oyster

The islands boast everything from intimate boutiques in hidden, tranquil locales to expansive resorts that wow not only in breadth, but style.

Dominican Republic Shows U.S. What Not to Do on Immigration

Tefere Gebre | Posted 05.26.2014 | Latino Voices
Tefere Gebre

Imagine waking up to learn that you are no longer recognized as a citizen of the country in which you were born -- the only country you have ever called home. This inconceivable scenario has become a reality for tens of thousands of Dominicans.

7 Best Budget Vacations for Spring

Budget Travel | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Smart travelers know that there's no time like April and May to visit brag-worthy beaches and celebrated cities -- for a fraction of what the crowds will be paying in summer!

Saving the Planet One Car Wash at a Time

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 05.24.2014 | Good News
Erin Bernhardt

Sky Wash is uniting a community of Georgia businesses and influencers during the week of World Water Day, March 21-28, to raise awareness of the global need for clean water by providing water filters to serve more than 65,000 people.