Domincans living abroad may help decide the outcome of this weekend's presidential election back home in the Dominican Republican. The campaigning is fierce in New York City's Washington Heights, where many Dominican ex-pats live.
For the Geo Quiz this time: we're looking for a city in the Caribbean once nicknamed "Ciudad Trujillo" or Trujillo's City. The name dates back to the 1930s when this city in the Dominican Republic was ruled by the dictator Rafael Trujillo.
Our Geo Quiz is about cigars this time. The best cigars come from Cuba. At least that's what cigar aficionados say. But it's been illegal to import Cuban cigars to the US since the 1960s. We want you to name two of the most popular with cigar lovers.
Haiti and the Dominican Republic share the island of Hispaniola, but the two Caribbean nations have not exactly been good neighbors. However, the January earthquake that devastated parts of Haiti seems to be improving the relationship.
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) may face the biggest fight of his long political career when he faces a public ethics hearing on Capitol Hill later this afternoon.Takeaway Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, brings details.
In recent climate change negotiations, very little progress was made because of conflicts between the largest emitting countries. But with devastating storms, linked broadly to changes in climate, increasing across all corners of the globe, the least developed countries are growing louder in their demands for immediate action.
History has taught us that New York City was founded by the Dutch as New Amsterdam, before it was renamed. But now, researchers are highlighting an immigrant from what is now the Dominican Republic who is believed to be the first immigrant to arrive.
Tens of thousands of people in the Dominican Republic are being stripped of their citizenship and deported. And most are of Haitian descent. It's the latest chapter in a long history of 'anti-Haitianismo' in the Dominican Republic.
Because of a court ruling in the Dominican Republic against undocumented immigrants, nearly a quarter of a million people are finding themselves stateless. Many of them are Haitians since Haiti and the Dominican Republic share the same island. Protests have spread as far as New York.
A court ruling in the Dominican Republic means thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent are losing their citizenship — some of whom can trace their roots in the Dominican Republic as far back as 1929.
In September of 2013, a high court in the Dominican Republic ruled that Dominicans with an immigrant ancestor who came without legal papers are no longer automatically citizens — even if they were born in the country. It's a controversial decision that is creating arguments in the country and outside.
Protests in Ukraine have dragged on for months, with little progress. Among protesters, there's a little-known weapon that's not especially dangerous, but is a real pain. It's a topical antibiotic and it turns skin green. That story and more, in today's Global Scan.
Oscar de la Renta, who died on Monday at 82, was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. But after leaving at 18 and becoming famous around the world, he still maintained ties to his home and fellow fashion designers there, who are clamoring to have a street named after him.