Dominican Republic

Citizens from These Countries No Longer Eligible for H-2 Visas

​Citizens of Belize, Haiti and Samoa are no longer eligible to come to the U.S. on certain temporary work visas because those countries are failing …

Immigration

Japanese patrol plane spots North Korean and Dominican tankers making contact off Shanghai

A Japanese patrol plane spotted suspicious contact between North Korean and Dominican Republic tankers in the East China Sea, suspecting a possible …

North Korea

Travel Tip: Some Caribbean Islands are Now Open to Visitors

The 2017 hurricane season was devastating in the Caribbean, but not all islands were touched.<p>The storms had little or no effect on Barbados, Jamaica, …

Travel

Top MLB prospects ushering in new era of diversity

Baseball, under its current construction, has a diversity problem.<p>In a study published on the Society for American Baseball Research's website, Major …

Baseball

Passengers can help with hurricane recovery on these Caribbean cruises

Princess Cruises offers passengers a way to help the Caribbean islands recover from the deadly hurricanes that pounded the region last fall.<p>A limited number of travelers aboard two spring sailings will be immersed in local cultures in on-board presentations and then may choose to help with a …

Caribbean

2018 Dodgers Top 100 Prospects: No. 75-51

The names are getting increasingly more familiar — and they will as list keeps progressing. There are some recent draftees, international signings …

Baseball

Costa Rica's first ever same-sex wedding was blocked a day before it was due to take place

Earlier this month, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (CIDH) ruled that several countries it has jurisdiction over should treat same-sex …

LGBTQ

Inequality must be high on the agenda at Davos

This week is the 48th World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, where the world’s richest and most powerful global network of business, …

Social Justice

Cuba is a lot poorer than the government reports, a new study shows

Cubans suffered near-famine and almost daily power blackouts, and tens of thousands took to the sea aboard homemade boats during the economic crisis …

Economy

Adspend in Iran set to reach US$2.1m by 2020, according to a new report by Zenith

Iran will add more advertising dollars than any other country over the next three years, with adspend in the Western Asian country set to grow by US …

Economy

Business Highlights

Senate Dems relent, vote to end shutdown; House to follow<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is speeding toward reopening the government, as Senate Democrats …

Business

Giveaway: Library Cart (in Your Favorite Color!)

Whether you actually need one for your work in a library, or just want to add a fancy and nerdy dash of extra bookishness to your home, the truth …

Virgin Islands

Twins' Santana: Colon wants to pitch next year, is eyeing Latino wins record

Ervin Santana is expecting to see his buddy Bartolo Colon back on the mound in 2018.<p>The Minnesota Twins right-hander told Mike Berardino of the …

Sports

How a woman from the Dominican Republic became Miss New York

Genesis Suero only became an American citizen seven years ago — but she’s already the queen of New York.<p>“I love, love, love my city,” said the …

New York City

Latin America Amateur Championship returning to Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic in 2019

The Latin America Amateur Championship will return to Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic in 2019 (Jan. 17-20), event organizers announced …

Golf

ACTUAL BASEBALL HIGHLIGHT: Juan Francisco flips a bat into orbit in winter ball

Francisco leads the Dominican Winter League with seven home runs<p>Grapefruit League and Cactus League games are about a month away, but down in the …

Baseball

KU pulls it out down the stretch against Baylor

First-place Kansas won its fifth straight Big 12 basketball game on Saturday, the same day it lost freshman McDonald’s All-American Billy Preston to …

College Basketball

The Winter Savings Keep on Coming

Looking for somewhere to warm up this winter? Whether it’s by a cozy fire or under the rays of the sun, resorts worldwide are lining up offers to …

Hotels

LAAC Day 1: Notes from Chile

Play is underway in the fourth Latin America Amateur Championship and defending champion Toto Gana is one of the early leaders. Here’s the latest …

Golf

The new destinations you can fly to from Cardiff and Bristol in 2018

It looks like both Cardiff and Bristol airports have taken on the new year, new me tantra this year - with brand new destinations to fly to.<p>Those …

News (Wales)

Reminder: LAAC And Spot In Masters Underway In Chile

From GEOFF SHACKELFORD.COM<p>The repositioned (by two days) <b>Latin America Amateur Championship</b> is underway at <b>Prince of Wales Country Club</b>. A papal visit led to the event's original dates being altered by five days.<p>Even <b>Augusta National</b>, the <b>USGA</b> and <b>R&A</b> stand down for the Pope!<p>The telecast times:<p>Live …

Golf

A Drone's Eye View Of The World: Hippos, Palm Trees, Motor Scooters

In the countries that we cover in our blog, we sometimes focus on the problems they face. But the images in the International Drone Photography Contest remind us that every country has many sides — and that a photo taken from above can offer a special perspective.<p>Here are three drone's eye views of …

World News

This is How Writing Helps Me Process Racism and Ignorance as Latina

Writing about tough things helps me reflect on them.<p>Racism is a funny thing.<p>Not ha-ha funny. But it’s “funny.” Especially when the United States is …

Racism

How Our Lady of Altagracia became the (unofficial) patroness of the Dominican Republic

Avocados, plantains and yucca. Those all made sense. But the oranges perplexed her.<p>Elizabeth Muñoz Johnston, who came to the United States when she …

Latin America

Dominican Domination

Victor Martinez, Jon Delarosa, and Juan Morel put some Caribbean flavor into training chest, shoulders, and traps.<p>Per Bernal<p>It’s tough to separate …

Bodybuilding

YP Helpful Habits Q&A: Dave Vargas, international accounts manager, Noshok

What is your role at Noshok?<p>As international accounts manager, I work primarily with our customers located outside of the U.S. Part of managing their …

Cleveland

Report: Nunez in contact with 8 teams including Red Sox

With doctors declaring Eduardo Nunez's right knee is back to full health, the free-agent infielder worked out for the Boston Red Sox and has been in …

Sports

Delegation of Matsudo meet with volleyball representatives

<b>Delegation of Matsudo meet with volleyball representatives</b><p>SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, January 18, 2017 – The authorities of the Japanese city …

FIVB

Ozuna & Bad Bunny Campaign for Teen Boy's Heart Transplant, Challenge Other Stars to Donate

Thirteen-year-old Andy, a Dominican native currently at the hospital in the Cayman Islands, has undergone four surgeries already but is still in dire …

Music

The Best Beaches to Visit in January

1 of 16<p>Escape the Cold<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 16<p>Koh Lanta, Thailand<p>3 of 16<p>El Nido, Palawan, Philippines<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 16<p>Tulum, Mexico<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 16<p>…

Beaches