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Top Story — Thousands in the Dominican Republic could be made effectively stateless by the expiration at midnight on Monday of a deadline for those born to undocumented foreigners to apply for legal status, Amnesty International warned. As many as 200,000 people, mostly descended from Haitian immigrants, could now face deportation even though they were…

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Top Story — Three prosecutors and 21 police officers in the Dominican Republic — among them a former anti-narcotics unit director — were accused of failing to report and subsequently profiting off of more than one ton of cocaine seized. One dozen suspects have been arrested, as ordered by the court, while the rest remain…

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NEW YORK — The People’s Climate March drew more than 300,000 people to Manhattan on Sunday to demand world leaders to take action on climate change. Demonstrators came from all over the world, including many from Latin America. Latino immigrant farmers from Florida and Dominican construction workers from the Bronx also joined the mix. The march…

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Today in Latin America Top Story – Amnesty International and press freedom groups condemned Wednesday the killing of a critical Dominican reporter and urged the government to ensure the protection of journalists in the Caribbean country. Amnesty called for a full investigation into the killing of José Agustín Silvestre, who was found dead by three gunshot…

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NEW YORK — Fifteen minutes after he heard about the earthquake in Haiti, Dominican barber Jose Taveras said he made a donation to the Red Cross. Taveras was born in the Dominican Republic, a country that shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti. “I consider Haiti a part of my country,” Taveras said through his…