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  • ‘Air Cocaine’ smugglers given long sentences by French court
    Seven jailed for role in attempt to smuggle 680kg of drug from Dominican RepublicA French court has sentenced seven people implicated in a drug-smuggling operation to up to 18 years in prison each, with two former air force pilots getting six-year te…
    - 50 days ago, 5 Apr 19, 5:01pm -
  • 'Air Cocaine' drug-trafficking trial begins in France
    Two former military pilots, a customs officer and celebrity bodyguard among the accusedSitting on the asphalt at Punta Cana international airport in the Dominican Republic, the private plane was about to take off for an overnight flight to Saint-Trop…
    - 96 days ago, 18 Feb 19, 10:50am -
  • 'Dignity and respect': Dominican factory vows to never be a sweatshop
    Alta Gracia, which aims to ‘treat workers decently’ and pay a living wage, is a far cry from the grueling conditions many of the workers previously experienced Factory worker Aracelis Upia sings to herself as she sews a blue collar on to a T-shir…
    - 14 Feb 19, 6:00am -
  • You can’t escape Christmas – not even with a Caribbean holiday | Fay Schopen
    Instead of a festive getaway, I had a miserable time, losing repeatedly at Scrabble – and ending up with pubic liceCan you ever truly escape Christmas? In 2007, I discovered that you cannot, no matter how hard you try. I was living in New York, stu…
    - 25 Dec 18, 3:30am -
  • Cocote review – compelling Dominican Republic culture clash
    This beautifully shot drama set around a funeral mixes genres and techniques to powerful effectDominican Republic film-maker Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias’s gorgeous, restlessly creative hybrid fiction combines ethnographic documentary with impr…
    - 28 Jul 18, 10:00am -
  • Taiwan dumped by Dominican Republic amid pressure from China
    Taipei blames Beijing’s ‘dollar diplomacy’ for Caribbean country’s move, leaving it with only 19 diplomatic alliesThe Dominican Republic and China have announced that they are establishing diplomatic relations as the Caribbean country becomes…
    - 1 May 18, 6:52am -
  • Junot Díaz reveals he was raped as a child in New Yorker essay
    The Pulitzer prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao addressed his essay to an unnamed reader who asked him at a signing if he had been sexually abusedThe Pulitzer prize-winning novelist Junot Díaz has revealed in an essay in th…
    - 10 Apr 18, 7:29am -
  • Bribes for public services rife in Latin America and the Caribbean, survey finds
    One in three people across the region paid a bribe in the past year to police, health services or schools, says Transparency InternationalOne in three people using public services in Latin America and the Caribbean report having to pay a bribe over t…
    - 10 Oct 17, 8:05am -
  • How the Caribbean islands are coping after hurricanes Irma and Maria
    From Dominica to St Kitts & Nevis, here is the latest update on how each of the affected islands are dealing with cleanup and emergency operationsMore than 15 people have died and 20 are missing on Dominica, the first island hit by Maria. Related: P…
    - 21 Sep 17, 5:04pm -
  • How are you dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma?
    If you’ve been affected by the storm or helping in the relief effort you can share your story, pictures and videos with us hereYour safety is most important. Do not take any risks when recording or sharing your storyMillions have been affected by t…
    - 13 Sep 17, 7:39am -

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