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A Brief Look at the History of Bachata

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When we talk about bachata, we often think of sensual moves, parties, and even an offensive way of referring to women. However, the danceable musical...

Isa Marina, the Singer Who’s Changing the Rules in the Music...

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It is no secret that starting, managing, and succeeding independently in the music industry is an almost impossible crusade. However, Afro-Cuban and Dominican singer,...

‘Bantú Mama,’ A Contemporary Tale in the Dominican Republic

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Dominican director and producer Iván Herrera's new project is another step forward in his career. After winning the Judge's Choice Awards at the 2016...

The Dominican Republic Finally Bans Child Marriage

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This week, the Dominican Republic officially made child marriage illegal. President Luis Abinador signed legislation prohibiting the marriage of individuals under the age of...

The Dominican Republic Woke Up to a New President and a...

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After 16 years governed by the Partido de la Liberación Dominicana (Dominican Liberation Party), the Dominican Republic woke up today to a new President...

New York Bodegas: A Lifeline in the Time of Coronavirus

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“No longer were there individual destinies; only a collective destiny, made of plague and the emotions shared by all.” – Albert Camus As the coronavirus...

Talk Fast, Listen Slow Is the Latina BFF Podcast You’ve Been...

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Angela Carrasco and Katherine Castro are a decidedly Dominican power duo as the fast-talking, unapologetic, quick-witted co-hosts of Talk Fast, Listen Slow, a new...

Jenny Polanco Is the First Latino Celebrity to Die From Coronavirus

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In an epidemic where the dead are no longer just a figure, talking about a victim with a first and last name may be...

Tourism in the DR: Echoes of a Historical and Cultural Melange

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Once called Quisqueya, the home of the peaceful tribe called the Taínoso, the Dominican Republic changed dramatically when a ship called the Santa María...

Dominican Republic’s Democracy Is So F*cked Up That the Youth Is...

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Political campaign season in the Dominican Republic is hands down the most obnoxious experience. For months, candidates saturate commercial breaks and the print media...