The Miami Herald newspaper has an extraordinary series they're doing on growing influence of Afro-Latin Americans. The first two installments are out. There is an article on Dominicans entitled, "Black Denial." There is a video link. Very interesting series, indeed. There are two more articles to come, which will cover Brazil and Cuba. I think I smell a Pulitzer Prize for this series. There is a great graphic of the route and the number of slaves brought from Africa, and to which countries they were taken. (Link for the article en Espanol.)
The next time you are driving in the DR, you should make sure to NOT run a red-light. But to show the seriousness of government, they are detaining some people for 6 hours for them to attend some type of class. I'm not sure how this will pertain to foreigners. But hey, just don't go through red lights and all should be fine.
For those who have been looking for information on Dominican artists, check out this link: http://www.galeriadeartedominicana.com. Great source of information.
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