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    Meet the First African American to obtain Refugee Citizenship in DR

    I call BS. "Ive killed people. People I don't know". yeah right. When and where. 860 murders a year in Washington DC. Total BS. "I live in a republic, not a democracy." OMG. people can be sooo stupid. A republic is a form of democracy. And what does he think the Dominican Republic is...
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    Remembering Matilda/Lindsay de Feliz

    I haven't visited you all in quite awhile. I came here today thinking about Matilda and chivi. never met her. interacted on the board and in a few pm's. still think about her often. I occasionally creep the internet about the murderer. Still freaks me out to re-read her work and the...
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    Time to buy a hotel?

    i mix it 50/50 some places the airbnb's are super cheap. I used to only get "the entire place" but recently started renting a room in an apartment. sometimes it turns out to be a hotel. Only weird thing is you don't know when people come and go. I'll use a cheap air bnb as a bag stash if...
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    Time to buy a hotel?

    excellent facility. so many of the colonial zone old buildings have a musty smell. even if renovated. casa Sanchez is fresh and airy.
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    "If they can have her, why can't we? Report details how police rape and torture sex

    "If they can have her, why can't we? Report details how police rape and torture sex From
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    Dominican Bites off ICE finger tip.
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    Easy Spanish Youtube This a young man from mexico who posts videos in interview form on various topics. He has both English and Spanish subtitles. very helpful.
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    miami hotel fired haitians to hire hispanics. now they gotta pay. frommhuffpo
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    A sad deportation story.

    Dominican entered via visa waiver. Overstayed. also holds Spanish citizenship. His fiance is also unauthorized. Got in a car accident and her kid was injured permanently. He is getting deported. Kindergarten child is citizen and requires 24 hour care. so sad...
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    Should I go to cap-Haitien?

    I’ve got two weeks at the end of January.  I’ve narrowed 8t down to two possibilities. Colombia and a rocking good time with a friend for a week the. Wander on my own for a week. Or, DR with a three day side trip to cap-Haitien.   I would cross at dajabon and spend two nights, three if I...
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    The difference between Miami and Cancun.

    I'm in Mexico again. Heard a joke last night.  What is the difference between Miami and Cancun?  In Cancun they speak English. 
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    10 min video on Haitian revolution This Youtube is from crash course aka cpg. There are hundreds videos which seem to be directed toward high school students. This one isn't his best, mainly due to the stupid schtick in the middle part. But i recommend them all.   This one is narrowly focused in the...
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    Has anyone ever heard of a patient advocate?

    A friend of mine is nearing retirement. A long time ICU and other specialty nurse for 30 years. She has started a patient advocacy firm. She goes on appointments, reviews tests and results, explains, teaches and assists. Because she is merely assisting an adult make their own decisions she...
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    Sailboat vacation in DR

    I'm trying to plan my big winter trip. Perhaps someone here can help. I'm looking for a Caribbean cruise of at least three nights up to a week. the kind of boat that has 6-8 passengers and usually a husband/wife captain/crew. The Virgin Islands seems to be the number one spot, but i'm not...
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    5 y/o Dom boy put on wrong plane.

    Well, who knew this was even possible. A five year old boy was put on a flight unaccompanied. Jet blue sent him to Boston instead of NY. Children flying internationally without a guardian in the custody of an airline? First I've heard of it...
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    Solar ovens in DR.

    How Solar Ovens Are Changing Lives In The Dominican Republic Not sure if the link will work.
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    Lo que se ve no se pregunta

    A response given in an interview with Juan Gabriel. Anyone care to help me parse this phrase. "The thing is, look, don't ask." How far am I from being on point? I really need to take a grammar class.
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    Me regala un buen dia.

    Today at the end of a pleasant commercial interaction at the local bakery the clerk said... Me regala un buen dia. Which I interpreted as I wish you a good day. Regalar is to give a gift. Anyone care to comment on the use of reflexive here. Transliterated is it... Me gifts to you a good...
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    Dominican born Entrepreneur Mom shares her quest to preserve language
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    Does anyone know when latinx started as a stand in for gender neutral latino/a? I've been seeing it in many of the stories about Orlando. any other gender neutralizing trends in Spanish I need to know about?