Stories about Dominican Republic from June, 2008
Dominican Republic: Questioning the Milk Given to School Children
The Dominican Republic is in the midst of a milk scandal, in which the Ministry of Education and producers are being accused of providing "whey" or "sugar water" to the nation's schoolchildren. Dominican bloggers attempt to verify these claims.
Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: Small Shoes
Trinidad and Tobago-based artist Chris Cozier posts a photo of a child's shoes taken on his last trip to Haiti: “Something about the way that the shoes had become so worn out struck me. They looked like islands in the sea but also like the two countries that make one...
Dominican Republic: The Writer Junot Díaz
Dominican writer Junot Díaz and Pulitzer Prize winner in 2008 believes that people should get back into the habit of reading because it puts the “reader into contact with another human, another nervous system, another imagination.” Greeysis de la Cruz writes more on the background and thoughts of this writer...