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    I have a question about regional usage that maybe...

    I have a question about regional usage that maybe someone can answer. I just watched the Colombian film Sicario for the second time and again was puzzled by the way the characters address each...
  2. Conchman, Ay ay ay!! how true. Ha! curiosita,...

    Conchman, Ay ay ay!! how true. Ha!
    curiosita, a friend of mine from New ORleans reminded me that much of what I wrote -- or similiar contradictions -- were glaringly evident there. No it is not...
  3. quite true Lambada. I am exaggerating a bit, but...

    quite true Lambada. I am exaggerating a bit, but for the purposes of the exercise I felt I could take a bit of license. Though in some ways the process is suspended. Still I have faith in the...
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    Best Acupuncture

    Actually I dont have grounds for comparison here in DR, but I did want to alert people to the existence of an acupuncture center in Gazcue, St Domingo that is really really quite good -- and I base...
  5. still in Sonador, though we may be moving to the...

    still in Sonador, though we may be moving to the BIG CITY of Bonao -- I prefer the campo but the inconveniences lately are adding up to a big headache. ONe of which is the lack of a good internet...
  6. plagiarism? How so? Oh I see. Yes, It is I,...

    plagiarism? How so? Oh I see. Yes, It is I, Jon Anderson, just posting in various places to have a little fun with this series of aphoristic observations. Galeano fascinates me, his style, his...
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    Well yes and no. I think that what some of the...

    Well yes and no. I think that what some of the posters who argue that personal character lies at the back of the choice to continue working, either formally or informally, as a prostitute or hired...
  8. The Contradictions of Living in a Developing Nation

    Something different for a change, not practical but philosophical:

    The Contradictions of Life in a Developing Nation:

    Where the state cannot guarantee the safety of its citizenry, so everyone...
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    Though not new books, quite old really, anyone...

    Though not new books, quite old really, anyone interested in Latin American literature, defined broadly, should not hesitate to read the works of the great Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano. He is a...
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    "Reminds me of The General Education Law 66-1997....

    "Reminds me of The General Education Law 66-1997. It was passed more than a decade ago to spend at least 4% of the GDP or 16% of the national budget on investments in education......the children are...
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    CNN en espaņol is excellent and I much prefer it to...

    CNN en espaņol is excellent and I much prefer it to CNN from Atlanta. The journalists dont bother with all that fake cheer that characterizes American TV, the coverage and analysis are great, and the...
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    English grammar is not so hard if you take time...

    English grammar is not so hard if you take time to learn grammar per se. Native speakers rarely do however and for that reason they make all sorts of unnecessary errors. The old "you and I" is a...
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    I live nearby in a small town and i have come to...

    I live nearby in a small town and i have come to like Bonao. Sure there is some tigueraje, drug crime is on the rise, but on the whole I like the area, and it is well situated since it is between...
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    La Cafetera is a legendary institution, and its...

    La Cafetera is a legendary institution, and its coffee is great, but actually after doing a taste test, I decided that La Tacita wins. Amazing coffee, but best savored in an espresso machine.
  15. On Non Immigrant Visas and the American Consulate's Bad Faith

    I dont wish to use this forum to voice personal gripes, but my recent experience with the American consulate goes beyond the personal and ought to be reviewed by any American citizen with a...
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    IN a way, both Hidalgo and NALS, who form the two...

    IN a way, both Hidalgo and NALS, who form the two fundamental poles of the argument here, are right. Spending has increased and new schools are being built, finally, but the sorry truth is that as...
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    Poll: Salcedo, by far, the best mayor we have had, and...

    Salcedo, by far, the best mayor we have had, and he really is working hard still to improve matters, but it is an enormous job and would take several such administrations over the years to accomplish...
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    Best Coffee in St Domingo, the Capital

    La Tacita, corner of Barahona and Av. San Martin.
    La Cafetera, el Conde, between 19 de Marzo and Duarte, I believe.

    Both grind the coffee beans to your taste, fine for expresso machines , or less...
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    For those of you lining up your summer reading, I...

    For those of you lining up your summer reading, I recommend that you read Candela, a novel by a young Dominican author who is beginning to make a name for himself -- Alfaguara kicked off their winter...
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    Just what I wanted to hear Norma. By all means...

    Just what I wanted to hear Norma. By all means please do. Contact me by email.
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    Pedro Mir's words

    Magical words from the great Pedro Mir, a man I was lucky enough to meet toward the end of his life. A very good bilingual edition of his work is available and listed on the Literature page of my...
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    For those of you interested in following up on...

    For those of you interested in following up on information and documentary work regarding the bateys, may I direct you to my new website, The Dominican Batey, which I set up to house the results of...
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    For those of you interested in following up on...

    For those of you interested in following up on information and documentary work regarding the bateys, may I direct you to my new website, The Dominican Batey, which I set up to house the results of...
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    For those of you interested in following up on...

    For those of you interested in following up on information and documentary work regarding the bateys, may I direct you to my new website, The Dominican Batey, which I set up to house the results of...
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    the phrase is not el diache, by the way, but...

    the phrase is not el diache, by the way, but diantre and it is a euphemistic way of sayin "hell."
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