- Dominican Republic certifies citizenship of 55,000 Updated: Jun-26-15 9:22 pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - The Dominican Republic announced Friday that it has certified the nationality of about 55,000 people who had spent eight years in bureaucratic limbo because their citizenship was in doubt.
- Haiti: Dominican deportations causing 'humanitarian crisis' Updated: Jun-25-15 8:17 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haiti's prime minister warned Thursday that the Dominican Republic is creating a humanitarian crisis with its crackdown on migrants, noting that 14,000 people have crossed the border into Haiti in less than a week.
- Diaz, Danticat decry deportations in Dominican Republic Updated: Jun-25-15 11:42 am
MIAMI - Two prize-winning, U.S.-based authors with roots in a divided Caribbean island are urging a range of protests against the deportations of migrants from the Dominican Republic.
- Florida editorial roundup Updated: Jun-25-15 11:05 am
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- Parched Caribbean faces widespread drought, water shortages Updated: Jun-24-15 6:13 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The worst drought in five years is creeping across the Caribbean, prompting officials around the region to brace for a bone dry summer.
- Dominican Republic offers help to migrants willing to leave Updated: Jun-22-15 6:31 pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Migrants who would like to leave the Dominican Republic ahead of a wave of expected deportations are being offered help from the government of the Caribbean country.
- Haitians booted from Dominican Republic uncertain of future Updated: Jun-19-15 4:47 pm
FONBAYA, Haiti - Saint-Soi Souverin sat on a bench resting and thinking about his plight after being uprooted from his longtime home on the other side of the border in the Dominican Republic, far from the Haitian shelter where he is staying.
- Social impact company immerses travelers in other cultures Updated: Jun-19-15 9:13 am
TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - A Terre Haute native's love for travel and social entrepreneurism will make it possible for travelers to work alongside the people of the Dominican Republic.
- Dominican president ponders 2nd term given election reform Updated: Jun-18-15 10:19 pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - President Danilo Medina says he is open to running for re-election - now that the congress has approved a constitutional reform allowing the Dominican Republic's presidents to serve two consecutive terms.
- Clarification: Menendez Probe story Updated: Jun-17-15 12:48 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - In a story June 16, The Associated Press reported that Sen. Bob Menendez was charged in a 22-count indictment. The story should have explained that Menendez was charged with 14 of the 22 counts. His co-defendant, Salomon Melgen, faces 12 counts as part of the same indictment.
- Dominican AG hopeful that Vatican convicts ex-ambassador Updated: Jun-16-15 4:56 pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - The attorney general of the Dominican Republic says he hopes the Vatican's former ambassador to the Caribbean nation is convicted of charges that he sexually abused young boys.
- US archbishop quits after archdiocese charged with cover-up Updated: Jun-15-15 2:46 pm
VATICAN CITY - The embattled archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis and his deputy resigned Monday after years of pressure, an indication Pope Francis is making good on his promise that no one is above the law when it comes to covering up for clergy who sexually abuse children.
- Vatican indicts ex-ambassador to Dominican Republic Updated: Jun-15-15 8:33 am
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic has been indicted on charges he sexually abused young boys in the Caribbean country and had child pornography on his computer, and will stand trial next month in a Vatican court.
- New Carnival cruise brand devotes ship to volunteer trips Updated: Jun-04-15 2:06 pm
NEW YORK - Carnival Corp. announced a new concept in cruising Thursday: service trips where passengers sail to a destination in order to volunteer there.
- A-Rod cousin gets 7 months in prison in steroids case Updated: Jun-04-15 11:36 am
MIAMI - A cousin of New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez who was the star's longtime personal assistant was sentenced Thursday to seven months in prison after pleading guilty to federal drug charges stemming from baseball's South Florida steroids scandal.