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By Don Gilberto

Sep 28, 2017

Las entidades académicas, culturales y sociales reflexionará para reconstruir memoria en pos de la no repetición de un hecho tan doloroso y negativo...

By MARLON BISHOP & TATIANA FERNANDEZ

October 7, 2017

Even before Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo carved it in blood, the 224-mile border dividing the island of Hispaniola between Haiti and the Dominican Republic was complicated. Tensions between the two countries stemmed back to a 19th century war. But in many ways, the border, which existed mostly on paper, was a notably seamless site: Children crossed back and forth freely to go to school on one side and home on the other. Sprawling cattle ranches spanned the divide, and Dominicans and Haitians mingled and intermarried frequently....

Con la mueite en la mano hata ei machete gritó

2 de octubre de 2017

Reflexión dedicada a los organizadores de Frontera de Luces por mantener viva la memoria histórica, pensando sobre todo en el futuro de dominicanos y haitianos...

AMES, Iowa

Sep 25, 2017 9:00 am

Megan Jeanette Myers understands the tension that still exists along the Dominican-Haitian border 80 years after the 1937 Haitian Massacre. The Iowa State University assistant professor of Spanish and Latinx studies spends her summers working in the Dominican Republic, where she lived for a year, and has traveled throughout Haiti...

September 14, 2014

“Border of Lights supports and encourages strengthening a new understanding of borders. Not one that is expressed and associated with confrontation or isolation, but rather solidarity and the acknowledgment that for more than three centuries has culturally enriched both sides of the border in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Our diversity enriches us, strengthens us, and does not erase our identity,” said Father Regino Martínez, former Director of Solidaridad Fronteriza in Dajabón, DR, who led a candlelight vigil at the border October 2013. (Photo : Border of Lights)

May 5, 2014

For Kara Walker's first large-scale public project, A Subtlety..., presented by Creative Time at Brooklyn's Domino Sugar Factory, Creative Time Reportsfeatures poetry, prose and illustrations related to central themes of Walker's exhibition. Here, novelist Edwidge Danticat explores labor conditions on contemporary sugar plantations in the Dominican Republic.

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A conversation with Edwidge Danticat and Junot Díaz.

BY RICHARD ANDRÉ

Americas Quarterly

 

 

 

May 16, 2014

Reps from We Are All Dominican, Dominicanos por Derecho, and Border of Lights presented a letter of concern to Congressman Rangel's (D-NY) staff regarding his recent statement in the Dominican Republic press.

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November 10, 2013

Dominicans of Haitian descent are losing their citizenship as their nation reinstates an old form of racism.

by By Mark Kurlansky, Julia Alvarez, Edwidge Danticat and Junot Díaz

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October 31st, 2013

To the Editor:

Re “Dominicans of Haitian Descent Cast Into Legal Limbo by Court” (front page, Oct. 24):

 

ANÍBAL DE CASTRO

Ambassador of the Dominican Republic

Washington, Oct. 28, 2013

 

Response by:

 

MARK KURLANSKY

JUNOT DÍAZ

EDWIDGE DANTICAT

JULIA ALVAREZ

New York, Oct. 29, 2013

 

The writers are authors. Mr. Díaz and Ms. Alvarez are Dominican-American, and Ms. Danticat is Haitian-American.

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