Dominican Republic

Brazil's Odebrecht to pay $2.6bn fine for corruption

 04/18/2017 - 04:53
Odebrecht headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Dec. 22, 2016. EFE/SEBASTIAO MOREIRA

The US charged Odebrecht with bribery in 12 countries in Latin America, with some bribes flowing through US banks.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 4:45am
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Odebrecht headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Dec. 22, 2016. EFE/SEBASTIAO MOREIRA

Mexican music stars seek to discover "Queen of Song" in TV talent contest

 04/11/2017 - 04:44
Vicky and Marison Terrazas, who, from the time they were little girls, sang with the Horoscopos de Durango in Chicago, during an interview with EFE in Hollywood, California, United States on March 6, 2017. EFE/Ivan Mejia
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Four Mexican music stars have no doubt they will find further stars of Mexican regional music on the upcoming television talent show "La Reina de la Cancion" (The Queen of Song).

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 4:45am
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Vicky and Marison Terrazas, who, from the time they were little girls, sang with the Horoscopos de Durango in Chicago, during an interview with EFE in Hollywood, California, United States on March 6, 2017. EFE/Ivan Mejia

The tailings of Chilean mining

 04/10/2017 - 05:06
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In the Chilean city of Antofagasta, the country's mining epicenter, thousands of families from Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic live in poverty. The came here attracted by the copper "supercycle," which raised the price of the metal to $4 per pound in 2008. EFE/Mario Ruiz

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Camps located in the dry environs of the Chilean city of Antofagasta, the country's mining epicenter, are a mixture of misery and hope where more than 6,000 families have gathered from all over Latin America. EFE/Mario Ruiz

Thousands march in Dominican Republic against Odebrecht corruption

 03/27/2017 - 04:10
Thousands of Dominicans march against corruption and impunity in Santiago, in the Dominican Republic, on March 26, 2017, to support an initiative calling for the prosecution of those involved in taking $92 million in bribes from Brazil's Odebrecht construction firm. EFE / Luis Tavarez
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Thousands of people demonstrated Sunday in the northern Dominican province of Santiago to demand that officials involved in taking bribes from Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht be brought to trial.

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Monday, March 27, 2017 - 4:00am
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Thousands of Dominicans march against corruption and impunity in Santiago, in the Dominican Republic, on March 26, 2017, to support an initiative calling for the prosecution of those involved in taking $92 million in bribes from Brazil's Odebrecht construction firm. EFE / Luis Tavarez

Beyond racism: Three perspectives on the Dominican-Haitian situation

 07/18/2015 - 12:48
Several men of Haitian heritage wait to be processed at the Ministry of the Interior in Santo Domingo, for paperwork to allow them to stay in the Dominican Republic. EFE/Orlando Barría

Although the international narrative tends to label the situation as a racial conflict, doing so does not do justice to its complexity — and turns attention away from other, not least important factors that exacerbate it.

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Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 1:34pm
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Several men of Haitian heritage wait to be processed at the Ministry of the Interior in Santo Domingo, for paperwork to allow them to stay in the Dominican Republic. EFE/Orlando Barría