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  • New report explores what total abortion ban means in the Dominican Republic

  • A woman spoke of her 16-year-old daughter who died after being denied chemotherapy for leukemia because she was in the early weeks of pregnancy. A nurse described how a woman who was experiencing heavy bleeding after self-inducing an abortion was forced by medical providers to wait for treatment as "punishment" -- only to lose too much blood to be saved. An outreach worker remembered the mentally disabled 14-year-old girl who became pregnant at 12, probably by her father, and received no care.
  • A guide to creating your Dominican Republic bucket list

  • As Dominican Republic prepares to celebrate the 175th anniversary of its independence on February 27, the time to explore this Caribbean oasis is now! From hiking trails to undiscovered beaches and cultural activities, there is so much more to Dominican Republic than meets the eye. Pick and choose from the following destinations, experiences and activities...
  • Miss New York is now a real estate broker

  • The current “Miss New York,” Dominican Republic-born Genesis Suero, is now a Corcoran broker. The 26-year-old, who just ran the New York City Marathon, is also pursuing a degree in business management at Hostos Community College. Representing the state in the upcoming Miss USA pageant, she had previously worked as a skincare specialist at Bloomingdale’s....
  • Flight crash kin remember victims of American Airlines Flight 587

  • Mourners came together Monday to remember the 265 lives lost when American Airlines Flight 587 crashed into a Queens neighborhood in 2001. The New York-to-Dominican Republic flight had barely taken off from JFK Airport when one of its tail fins snapped, sending the Airbus A300 plummeting into the Rockaway Park section of Queens. All 260...
  • Ex-Manhattan great won’t let cancer, tragedy keep him from game

  • Three years had passed since Emmy Andujar was the leading-scorer on an NCAA Tournament team, since the Bronx native helped Manhattan cut down a net for a second straight season. The years took him from the Edenwald housing projects to a professional career in Spain, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic; from Rice High School...
  • The sordid state of underage sex tourism in the Caribbean

  • In the travel brochures for the Dominican Republic there are blue skies, palm trees and sandy beaches – it’s no wonder it attracts 6.1 million tourists each year. But barely concealed under the blissful facade is the antithesis of the Caribbean vacation cliché: a thriving underage sex trade. In an “SBS Dateline” investigation, “Evil in...

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