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  • Christopher Columbus and the Spanish Language

    10/08/2018 6:15:43 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    SpanishDict. ^ | Columbus Day | Nicole B.
    In the U.S., today is "Columbus Day". Not much is done to celebrate it, although most schools and government jobs have the day off. It occurred to me that in part, it is due to Spain and Queen Isabella, Christopher Columbus and the discoveries of the New World that has led most of us to even be interested in this site. Just think of how many millions of people speak Spanish now around the world as a result of this discovery. When you think of most of the continent of South America, Central America, Cuba, Puerto Rico, The Dominican Republic,...
  • Dominicans May Allow Voting Abroad (Flashback)

    09/25/2018 11:08:13 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 15, 1997 | DEBORAH SONTAG and LARRY ROHTER
    In a move that promises to turn the Dominican immigrant community in New York City into a powerful electoral force in its homeland, the Dominican Government is poised to grant its citizens abroad the right to vote from polling places where they live. While planeloads of Dominicans have routinely flown home from New York City to vote in presidential elections, their numbers have been too tiny to make an impact. This move, however, would instantly give the Dominican community in New York City the second-largest concentration of votes in any Dominican election, exceeded only by Santo Domingo, the capital.
  • New York Could Decide the Dominican Republic's Presidential Elections (Flashback)

    09/25/2018 10:48:27 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 10, 2012 | Samantha Balaban
    NEW YORK – New York is shaping up to become a swing state in this year’s presidential election -- not in the presidential election between Barack Obama and the all-but-confirmed Republican nominee Mitt Romney, but the one in the Dominican Republic. Thanks to a law passed in 1997, expatriate Dominicans no longer have to fly to the country’s capital of Santo Domingo to vote in presidential elections. Dominicans voted locally for the first time in 2004 and tens of thousands of Dominican expatriates registered to vote for the 2012 contest – making New York one of the island nation’s most...
  • Hispanic principal trying to rid school of Jewish teachers: suit

    09/10/2018 6:54:39 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/10/2018 | Ruthis Weissmann and Selim Algar
    A Hispanic principal is systematically booting white, Jewish and older teachers from his Midtown high school, current and former staffers allege in lawsuits. “I think he hates us,’’ Peter Cohn, a former teacher at the HS of Art and Design, said of the school’s principal, Manuel Ureña. A Manhattan federal suit filed by teacher Todd Young claims Ureña, who is of Dominican heritage, initiated a mass faculty replacement at the school after being appointed principal in 2016. Young’s suit accuses Ureña of trumping up disciplinary and performance complaints against teachers to clear them out. “Since Principal Ureña has arrived at...
  • Nearly All Criminal Foreigners in U.S. Are from Central, South America

    08/18/2018 5:31:25 AM PDT · by davikkm · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDER
    Nearly all of the criminal illegal and legal immigrants incarcerated in American prisons derive from six countries in Central and South America. The newest Government Accountability Office (GAO) report reveals how mass immigration to the United States from primarily Central America is leading to a booming foreign incarcerated population from the region. Between Fiscal Year 2011 and 2016, about 91 percent of all criminal illegal and legal immigrants in federal U.S. prisons were nationals from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Guatemala. There are now close to 40,000 criminal illegal and legal immigrants incarcerated in federal prisons across...
  • Maduro's cryptocurrency 'genius' once pushed US sanctions (Venezuela, Russia, Turkey)

    07/25/2018 3:37:03 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    AP News ^ | Mar. 19, 2018 | JOSHUA GOODMAN
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A chief strategist of Venezuela's government-backed cryptocurrency is a former U.S. congressional intern who once organized protests against the same socialist administration he's now helping to circumvent U.S. financial sanctions.Gabriel Jimenez, 27, was catapulted to something of tech stardom in Venezuela last month when he stood alongside President Nicolas Maduro and two Russian businessmen on national TV signing a contract to position the petro, as the fledgling currency is known, among international investors."It's a company founded and led by young Venezuelan geniuses, boys and girls of Venezuela, who have one of the most technologically advanced blockchain...
  • ICE Just Arrested Dozens of Illegal Aliens in a Sanctuary City, the Majority Have Serious Criminal..

    07/20/2018 1:13:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 134 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Full title: ICE Just Arrested Dozens of Illegal Aliens in a Sanctuary City, the Majority Have Serious Criminal Records Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency many Democrats want to abolish, recently conducted a raid in Newark, New Jersey and arrested dozens of illegal aliens. The overwhelming majority have serious criminal records. ICE targeted Illegal aliens who had been incarcerated in the Middlesex County Jail and released into the community by local law enforcement without notice to federal immigration officials. The aliens arrested had ICE detainers that were not honored. Newark is a "sanctuary city." "Of those arrested, 16 subjects had...
  • RNC Chairwoman: DNC ‘Must Address’ Ellison’s Relationship With Farrakhan

    03/10/2018 8:59:26 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 24 replies
    freebeacon ^ | Jack Heretik March 9, 2018 | Jack Heretik
    Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel has called on Democratic counterpart Tom Perez to explain Rep. Keith Ellison's (D., Minn.) relationship with noted anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan. Ellison, the Democratic National Committee's vice chairman, claimed recently he hadn't had contact with Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, since 2006. However, the pair have been together at least three times since 2010. His untrue claims earned a "four Pinocchios" rating from the Washington Post fact checker. Questions over their relationship were reignited following anti-Semitic speech Farrakhan gave in February. The speech also criticized Ellison for having distanced himself from the...
  • 10 More Countries In Talks To Move Embassies To Jerusalem

    02/24/2018 7:30:59 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    INN ^ | Saturday, February 24, 2018 | unattributed
    Israel is currently holding talks with 10 different nations over the possible relocation of their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely revealed Thursday... Hotovely told American Jewish leaders that Israel is currently engaged in talks with 10 different countries regarding the relocation of their embassies... Hotovely also discussed the politicization of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and the Palestinian Authority leadership's use of what Hotovely termed "fake refugees" as a political weapon against Israel. "For the first time, the Israeli leadership is no longer willing...
  • Young couple contracts hookworms in feet at Punta Cana beach resort

    01/29/2018 6:54:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 28, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    A young Canadian couple who recently returned from the Dominican Republic is warning those who are planning to travel “somewhere tropical” about the risks of walking barefoot in the sand after coming home with “incredibly itchy” feet — which turned out to be parasites.
  • Sen. Menendez Claims He Didn't Know Ex-Aide Was Part of Port Deal

    02/05/2013 12:17:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 5, 2013 | Ken Boehm
    Frances Robles reports in the New York Times that an ex-aide to Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) stood to benefit from a Dominican port security deal, along with Menendez benefactor Salomon Melgen. From the Times: Mr. Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, has pushed United States government officials to help enforce a contract that a company owned in part by one of his major donors, Dr. Salomon E. Melgen, has with the Dominican government, which has refused to honor it. A top executive at Dr. Melgen's security company will be Pedro Pablo Permuy, a former national security adviser and senior legislative aide...
  • This Caribbean airport is building a pool practically on the runway

    10/02/2017 7:23:40 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 2, 2017 | Hana R. Alberts
    Thanks to a planned pool at the Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana airport — which serves as the gateway to a  strip of beachfront resorts and has direct flights to NYC  via JetBlue, United and Delta — fliers can cling to those  last precious moments of vacation.The under-construction swimming hole, designed by local  architect Antonio Segundo Imbert to overlook an airstrip and parked planes, is slated to open in December as  part of a VIP lounge.
  • Tragedy as man drinks an entire bottle of tequila in one go to win a $630 bet and DIES moments later

    03/04/2017 11:25:25 AM PST · by EveningStar · 114 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 4, 2017 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    It was the bet to end all bets, and ultimately a man's life. A 23-year-old man died from alcohol poisoning after chugging an entire bottle of tequila in a Dominican nightclub. Kelvin Rafael Mejía decided to down the lot as part of a friendly wager between friends. The insane bet was all caught on camera and then posted online.
  • Dominican paper apologizes for using Baldwin photo for Trump

    02/11/2017 7:50:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2017 10:14 PM EST
    Alec Baldwin does a pretty convincing Donald Trump impersonation — just ask a newspaper in the Dominican Republic. El Nacional published an apology on Saturday after mistakenly running a photo of the actor doing his impression of the U.S. president on “Saturday Night Live” instead of Trump himself. Accompanying an article in its Friday edition headlined in Spanish: “Trump says settlements in Israel don’t favor peace,” a photo of a scowling Baldwin in a blond wig appears next to a photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. …
  • Parents Tell of Children They Entrusted to Detained Americans

    02/02/2010 9:22:09 PM PST · by GovernmentShrinker · 27 replies · 1,013+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 2, 2010 | Ginger Thompson and Shaila Dewan
    Guerlaine Antoine pushed aside a tub full of laundry, wiped her soapy hands on her T-shirt and rushed barefoot to bring out photos of the 8-year-old boy she entrusted to 10 American Baptists. “Do you think I would give this child away?” she said . . . An empty house in an unfinished subdivision in Meridian, Idaho, is listed on the nonprofit incorporation papers filed in Idaho for the organization. The address was listed in November on papers Laura Silsby filed to establish New Life as a nonprofit. Two days after the papers were filed, records show, Ms. Silsby sold...
  • Wikileaks: "Significant if partisan find" Clinton ties to child trafficing

    11/03/2016 1:59:04 PM PDT · by worrywart · 104 replies
    Must read Wikileaks tweet that links to the_donald subreddit where someone there has found a link between Hillary and child stealer Laura Silsby! https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/794247777756860417
  • Almost 500 New Yorkers have tested positive for Zika virus

    08/16/2016 11:17:52 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 16, 2016 | Yoav Gonen
    Nearly 500 New Yorkers — including 49 pregnant women — have tested positive for the Zika ­virus, a more than tenfold increase since April, city officials said ­Tuesday. Five of the 483 victims contracted the virus through sex. The others are believed to have been infected from mosquito bites while traveling outside the United States — a majority in the Dominican Republic.
  • Ghost ship: Abandoned Russian cruise liner adrift for weeks in North Atlantic

    03/13/2013 2:06:14 PM PDT · by Doogle · 31 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 03/13/13 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Russian cruise ship with only rats aboard is floating aimlessly in the North Atlantic, hundreds of miles off the coast of Newfoundland after breaking loose from a tugboat. The MV Lyubov Orlova — named after an iconic Russian film actress — was being towed to a scrapyard in the Dominican Republic when a cable snapped, leaving the 295-foot vessel adrift. A brief effort to re-secure the boat was abandoned days later due to rough seas. As of Tuesday, the ship was roughly 760 miles off the coast of Newfoundland and 1,125 miles from Ireland, a U.S. intelligence agency told...
  • Calls Grow in Caribbean Nation for Gay U.S. Ambassador's Removal (Dominican Republic)

    03/11/2016 9:06:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 11, 2016 | 4:50 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    A little over two years after Obama campaign bundler and LGBT advocate James “Wally” Brewster arrived in the Dominican Republic, accompanied by his spouse, Bob Satawake, to assume his duties as U.S. ambassador, calls are growing in the conservative country for his recall. Church leaders, politicians and education officials in the Caribbean island nation are clamoring for his removal, and a petition was lodged with the White House this week accusing him of promoting an “LGBT agenda inconsistent with the Christian cultural values and tradition of the Dominican Republic.” Brewster was not the first openly gay man appointed as a...
  • Activist USA Ambassador Pushes Aggressive LGBT Agenda in the Caribbean

    03/09/2016 2:46:57 PM PST · by marvel5 · 22 replies
    The Vineyard of the Saker ^ | March 6, 2016 | Martin Arauxo and Manuel Miranda
    Obama ambassadorial appointee and LGBT activist, James Wally Brewster has endeavored to promote alternative lifestyle values in the conservative Dominican Republic. Ever since Ambassador Brewster (who donated heavily to Barak Obama) arrived in the D.R. he has been pushing against the traditional values of the majority, by openly and steadily attempting to steer the nation into accepting ultra liberal North American culture. He took under his stewardship the various LGBT groups on the island nation and has now set up an exclusive LGBT chamber of commerce for them (in spanish). Using the tremendous resources of the State Department, USA ambassador...