Jackie O's Former Personal Assistant, Providencia Paredes, Has Died

The former personal assistant to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Providencia Paredes, has died at 90, reports AP Online. » 3/22/15 9:10pm 3/22/15 9:10pm

Miley Cyrus and Her Tongue Are Fighting With the Dominican Republic

Miley Cyrus and the Dominican Republic are beefing — over whether she should twerk in front of her young fans, among other things. The country’s authorities have banned the pop star from performing this month but she and her concert promoter have filed a legal challenge in response. Come at me bro! » 9/04/14 12:10pm 9/04/14 12:10pm

The Pregnant Teen Cancer Patient Who Couldn't Get Chemo — Or an…

The pregnant Dominican teenager who had to wait twenty days to start receiving chemotherapy for her acute leukemia because of her country's draconian anti-abortion laws has died. » 8/17/12 2:40pm 8/17/12 2:40pm

Teen Cancer Patient Can't Get Chemo Because She's Nine Weeks Pregnant —…

Esperanza, a teenage girl with acute leukemia living in the Dominican Republic, will die if she doesn't start chemotherapy treatments as soon as possible. But she's nine weeks pregnant, and her country banned abortion even in cases where the mother's life is in danger back in 2010. » 7/24/12 5:20pm 7/24/12 5:20pm

Dominican Prostitutes In Haiti: Prized For Their Light Skin, Patronized…

What does increased foreign presence in post-earthquake Haiti bring? Donated money, aid workers and increased U.N. presence, for sure. Also, Dominican prostitutes hoping to make a living off them. » 8/02/10 2:46pm 8/02/10 2:46pm

Danticat & Diaz On Writing, Justice, And Being A "Nerd Of Color"

At their New Yorker Festival reading on Friday, Junot Diaz and recent MacArthur Genius Grant winner Edwidge Danticat talked about writing with kids, being marginalized as a "nerd of color," and why it's so hard to change the world. » 10/19/09 2:40pm 10/19/09 2:40pm

Dominican Republic Makes Abortion Illegal, No Exceptions • Australian…

The Dominican Republic has joined a small group of countries that Constitutionally prohibit abortion, with no exceptions for health-related cases. The ban was issued with support of President Leonel Fernandez and the Catholic Church. • » 10/01/09 5:40pm 10/01/09 5:40pm

Vogue's 'Model.Live': "I Feel Like My Confidence, More And More. This…

Where do the models go after fashion week? Model.Live » 10/24/08 6:00pm 10/24/08 6:00pm, the never-ending web documentary, stays with its subjects to the bitter end. Austria, the beautiful Dominican who (until she signed with IMG!) has had a tough show season. The overt racism of the industry, her comically unhelpful mother agent/chaperone, Socrates…
An exhibition of photo portraits of 127 Dominican women that made headlines in DR is coming to New York » 8/20/08 10:40am 8/20/08 10:40am. The exhibition, titled "Mujer," was conceived by Giovanna Bonnelly, a TV show personality, and photographer Nicole Sanchez. "Muher" is meant to bring awareness to domestic violence, which is a serious problem in…