NEWS

“These Marines took down the U.S. flag in Cuba in 1961. Today, they watched it rise again.”

August 15 2015

Read full story here:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/08/14/these-marines-took-down-the-u-s-flag-in-cuba-in-1961-today-theyll-raise-it-again/

 


 

AP Exclusive: Cuba dissidents won’t attend US Embassy event

Aug. 12, 2015

According to the Big story website, 

“WASHINGTON (AP) — Cuban dissidents, so long the center of U.S. policy toward the island, won’t be invited to Secretary of State John Kerry’s historic flag-raising at the U.S. Embassy in Havana on Friday, vividly illustrating how U.S. policy is shifting focus to its single-party government. Kerry intends to meet more quietly with prominent activists later in the day, officials said.

The Cuban government labels its domestic opponents as traitorous U.S. mercenaries. As the two countries have moved to restore relations, Cuba has almost entirely stopped meeting with American politicians who visit dissidents during trips to Havana.”

Read the full story here: 

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/a79f2c7b412a447281bc64b5304ed49f/ap-exclusive-cuba-dissidents-wont-attend-us-embassy-event


Jamaica 1 of 7 Countries Near Bankruptcy – USA Today

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“A high debt burden coupled with little or no growth continues to stifle Jamaica. The news is that USA Today has placed Jamaica number 5 on the list of 7 countries near bankruptcy in an article published today.

Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips is very upbeat about the current state of the Jamaican Economy, but by appearing on this list, it tells us that our economy may be in serious trouble.

On the positive side, Jamaica is the only one on the list with a ‘Positive Outlook’ from Moody’s.”

Read more here:  http://falmouthpo.com/jamaica-1-of-7-countries-near-bankruptcy-usa-today/


Sen. Forry and Rep. Cullinane pass resolution on humanitarian crisis in Dominican Republic

Aug 5th, 2015

“Last Friday the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives unanimously passed a Joint Resolution addressing the humanitarian crisis in the Dominican Republic. The joint resolution, filed by Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry and Rep. Dan Cullinane, comes on the heels of a press conference held by elected officials and human rights groups in front of the State House on June 30.”

Read Full Story on The Bay State Banner:  http://baystatebanner.com/news/2015/aug/05/sen-forry-and-rep-cullinane-pass-resolution-humani/


Blackface, Brownface and Black Lives Matter in Latin America

Aug. 5th , 2015

Blackfaces in Latin America

“When many of us see Black faces on Spanish-speaking outlets, our heart rate increases. The left hemisphere of our brains becomes more stimulated. We are in disbelief—a surge of cortisol hormone increases and our rational prefrontal lobes shut down.

The vast majority of Latinos in the United States refuse to discuss or even have conversations about White Privilege and racism within our communities. It has been almost a year since I wrote the article, (In)Visibilities of Blackfaces in Post-Racial Latino Media, and I am still raising the same points. Since I wrote that piece, my hopes of exposing racism and White Privilege in U.S. Latino media and culture to impact actual change have left me completely disillusioned. Recent events on Latin American television have only made me even more disillusioned.”

Read Full Story on Latino Rebels: http://www.latinorebels.com/2015/08/05/blackface-brownface-and-black-lives-matter-in-latin-america/


“In local Dominican community, debate on racism boiling”

July 27, 2015             Three prominent members accused of defaming their homeland

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Read full story here: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/07/26/dominican-republic-citizenship-policies-stirs-racism-debate/2N1BQD0l1ooaSgYTX37OZI/story.html?s_campaign=8315


BREAKING: Cuban flag is raised on reopened embassy in D.C.

South Floridians Have Mixed Feelings on Restoration of US, Cuba Diplomatic Ties

July 20, 2015

Cuban Flag Restored

“Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez presided over the flag-raising ceremony at the country’s embassy in Washington hours after full diplomatic relations with the U.S. were restored at the stroke of midnight, when an agreement to resume normal ties on July 20 took effect…….Several hundred people gathered on the street outside the embassy, cheering as the Cuban national anthem was played and three Cuban soldiers in dress uniforms stood at the base of the flagpole and raised the flag…..Among South Florida’s Cuban communities, reaction to the historic change was divided. At Cafe Versailles in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood, opinions on the topic were varied.”

Click here for for more on this story: http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/South-Florida-Divided-on-Restoration-of-US-Cuba-Embassies-317524041.html

NBC Miami’s Video of ceremony :  https://www.facebook.com/NBCMiami/videos/10153091415727582/

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Deportations of Dominico-Haitians Temporarily Halted

July 14th, 2015th

According to The Haitian Times:

“Last week the Dominican government announced it is temporarily halting the planned deportations of thousands of Domincio-Haitians. On Friday the Organization of American States (OAS) travelled to the island where they assessed the current Dominican Republic situation, and met with Haitian and Dominican government leaders on the controversial deportation plan”

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For more on this story visit The Haitian Times’ website: http://haitiantimes.com/deportations-of-dominico-haitians-temporarily-halted-12003/


Opinion: Ethnic cleansing in the Dominican Republic deserves condemnation

July 13, 2015

According to Raúl A. Reyes of Fox News Latino:

“True, the Dominican Republic is a sovereign nation and has the right to enforce its own laws. But ethnic cleansing – whether it is happening in the Balkans, South Africa, or on Hispaniola – cannot be ignored. Consider that the Dominican government has reportedly set up seven “concentration camps” designed to hold those suspected of being Haitian pending their removal from the country. Or that Haitians in the Dominican Republic are living in such a climate of fear and violence that thousands have already fled the country on their own.”

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For more on this story visit Fox News Latino’s website: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/opinion/2015/07/13/opinion-ethnic-cleansing-in-dominican-republic-deserves-condemnation/


Events

Racism, Sovereignty, & the Effects of the DR’s Immigration Policies
Hosted by Fair To Women, Inc.
Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT) in Brooklyn, NY

“This event features a special screening of the “Birthright Crisis” documentary and panel discussion on the effects of the Dominican Republic’s denationalization and regularization policies. The primary objective of the panel discussion is to bring together different stakeholders and perspectives in order to engage a dynamic conversation about how the situation is evolving and what approaches should be used to effectively redress the ongoing wrongs.”

Racism, Sovereignty, & the Effects of the DR's Immigration Policies

For more details about this event please select the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/racism-sovereignty-the-effects-of-the-drs-immigration-policies-tickets-17684571028


The Rally Against Injustice in the Dominican Republic

Hosted by The Haitian American Committee
Saturday, July 18 at 12:00pm – 2:00pm
301 N. Wood Ave, Linden, NJ 07036

“Please join The Haitian American Committee and Mayor Derek Armstead in a rally against injustice and Human Rights violation in the Dominican Republic. We will be joined by community leaders, elected officials, clergy and concerned citizens who are calling on the Dominican Republic government to stop their racial and discriminatory practices that negatively affected Dominican and people of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic.”

Rally Against Injustice

For more info about the event please visit their event page: https://www.facebook.com/TheHaitianAmericanCommittee/photos/gm.688529894615535/1014002291957342/?type=1&theater


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