Stories about Dominican Republic from December, 2010
Repeating Islands links to a new Latin America and the Caribbean Atlas of our Changing Environment, published by the United Nations Environment Programme, which “uses over 200 images to highlight the region’s diverse ecosystems.”
In the Dominican Republic there is a heated debate about the quality of education that focuses on the fact that the General Law of Education establishes that annual public funding on education must reach at least 4% of the GDP. Actually, only around 2% is destined to education. The Internet and social media networks have become important spaces for grassroots campaigns and communication.
Many landmark events happened in the Caribbean this year, prompting reactions from the regional blogosphere. Here's a look back at some of the most important stories of 2010...
Blogger and journalist María Isabel Soldevila supports the grassroots campaign [es] that is demanding the government to invest 4% of the national budget in education.
The Dominican blogger from the diaspora, Dino Bonao, writes about the two bodegas [es] close to his apartment in New York City.
The ex ambassador of the United States in the Dominican Republic, Robert Fannin, said two ex Dominican public officers were “corrupt,” as stated in one of the 1600 cables released by WikiLeaks that mention the Caribbean island. Blogger Rocío Díaz comments on the repercussions [es].
Blogger Joan Guerrero comments on 15 online projects [es] that appeared in the Dominican web in 2010.