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    LatinoFest in Baltimore, MD

    June 24 and June 25, 2006 in B-more's own Patterson Park. 'nuf said! See you there.
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    Latino Festival in Washington, DC

    Someone was asking recently about the Latino Festival in DC. Well, Rock Creek Park is having one tomorrow. Hope to see folks turn out! Amilcar Cruz Combo and Orquesta La Tremenda At the 4th Annual Rock Creek Festival Saturday, June 10, 2006 Amilcar Cruz Combo 6:00pm ? 7:30pm (Brazilian Jazz...
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    DR Flag on Discovery Spaceship Shuttle...

    What do you think? It's an honor indeed. But frankly, I am getting tired of such platitudes. I need my people to have access to jobs, food, shelter, health care and a good education.
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    Dominican-American solider dies in Iraq

    In today's (and yesterday's) NYTimes...WE ARE AMERICA! At least, for this one, Bush remembers that. But she was really alone and she seemed to know it, weeping and staring blankly at her son's coffin in the center aisle. She had...
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    US Immigration in a historical perspective

    There is nothing new under this sun... Interesting article in today's Washington Post. Here are 2 long. but interesting clips: The Germans refused for decades to give up their native tongue and raucous beer...
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    Hispaniola: Voices of Its People Echoing Freedom

    EVENT: Hispaniola: Voices of Its People Echoing Freedom PLACE: The Riverside Church, 91 Claremont St, NY, Room MLK 411 DATE/TIME: Saturday April 29, 2006 at 9:30am Contacts: Alba Mota at or Holly Guzm?n at "HISPANIOLA: VOICES OF ITS...
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    For Latinos @ CUNY a $2500 Scholarship spread the word
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    In Atlanta, GA

    Hi Atlantonians How is the Latino community in Atlanta? Where can I go to meet Dominicans? Mexicans, Central Am etc.? What are the channels viewed by most LAtinos? Where I can I get Latino type food products? What's the neighborhood where most Latinos reside in? I have this and many more...
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    Denying your Dominican Heritage

    I was at dinner a few nights ago. Something interesting happend. There I met a young man working at a international financial institution. If you are into that status thing, he was doing pretty good for himself. He is new in town and in talking to him he presented himself to me as Peruvian...
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    Hurricane Alpha and deaths in DR

    From today's Washington Post Tropical Storm Alpha Kills 26 in Haiti, Dominican Republic Thursday, October 27, 2005; Page A05, Reuters PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Oct. 26 -- Tropical Storm Alpha brought torrential rains that killed 26 people in Haiti and the Dominican Republic this week, days after...
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    On October 27, 2005 in NYC: The Rights of Haitian-Dominicans

    Dialogue on Integrating a Nation: The Impact of the Recent Decision of the Inter-American Court on the Rights of Haitian-Dominicans Panelists: Sonia Pierre, Director, Movimiento de Mujeres Dominico-Haitiana (MUDHA), Leading Organization for Haitian-Dominican Rights David Baluarte, Centro...
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    Interesting Article

    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Successes have been wrought `against all odds' The Miami Herald - October 13, 2005 By Marifeli P?rez-Stable We have to celebrate the small successes, as much as we complain about the failures. Enjoy! Deelt
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    NYTimes article on Carnival.....

    Fun article. Enjoy. (registration may be necessary to view entire article) Deelt
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    Ballet Culture in the US and Abroad

    Torn off the front page in DR1... For those of us in the area this is is not new information but I expect the upper crust will enjoy the event below. Michelle Jimenez at the Theater The entire Washington Ballet company is coming to the Dominican Republic next week and will be performing...
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    Another Indie DR Film

    My apologies for not posting it sooner. I can't even forecast when it will be available at a blockbuster near you. It has no subtitles but the quality of the film and the contents are excellent. If anyone will be attending a film festival where this film will be showing, I highly encourage...
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    Sermon: "Forgive Your Enemies"

    Sunday's sermon was "Forgive Your Enemies." Toward the end of the service the minister asked, "How many of you have forgiven your enemies?" 80% held up their hands. The minister then repeated his question. All responded this time except one small, elderly lady. "Mrs. Jones, are you not...
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    Dominican Restaurant in Central Texas...

    The new Dominican Restaurant (Cafe Mangu) will be opening its doors on Tuesday, September 20th in Pflugerville Texas. The address is 5200 FM 1825. It will be between the Three Points Auto shop and Blockbuster Video. It is a nice little bright yellow house, that you can't miss.
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    The attainability of education in DR

    Truly happy for Keira, just wondering if these scholarships are reachable to lower income folks. Just wondering why there cannot be more Keiras or the Keira's whose parents couldn't afford college at all. Deelt ------------------------------------------------------------------ A youngster's...
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    The Four Cats!

    The Four Cats ! Four men were bragging about how smart their cats were. The first man was an Engineer, the second man was an Accountant, the third man was a Chemist, and the fourth man was a Government Employee. To show off, the Engineer called his cat, "T-square, do your stuff." T-square...
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    FYI: New World Bank Package for DR

    While I am still neutral in my observation whether DR is going forward or stalling I here is yesterday's Press Release from World Bank to Provide Up to US$360 Million Over Four Years to Restore Economic Growth and Improve Human Development in the Dominican Republic...