Nothing much going on now. There were many friends here in the last 2 weeks, now everyone has returned back to the plantations in the States. I miss you guys already. Come back soon, ya here!
There was a young girl killed in Santiago recently. She was robbed and shot 3 times. Everyone from the Cardinal to the President has expressed their outrage. From time to time I will get asked about the crime situation here. It is amazing, but I live in the Colonial Zone, and I have never been afraid in this area. I do travel to the barrios, too. I guess living in NYC in the gang and crack-ravaged 70's and 80's, nothing surprises me. I have been truly lucky living here. I have had a couple of cars broken into, but that has been that extent of my crime problem here. It also brings me to a drag queen that was attacked in NYC recently, Kevin Aviance. Violence is a problem everywhere, even here in the Dominican Republic.
Found out more information about the new club that is supposed to open. Have heard tons of stories and if it does open I will post information about the place.
Mario sent me a very interesting article about a Dominican scholar graduation from Princeton.