Dominicana, licenciada en Administración de Empresas con postgrado en Finanzas. Interesada en tecnología y arte, sobre todo pintura y buena música.
Tengo un blog, www.accioncomunitaria.blogspot.com, y colaboro con Duarte 101 (otro blog dominicano) y ahora con Global Voices, lo cual representa un honor.
Me encanta escribir y, sobre todo, no soy conformista, de ahí surge la inspiración para mi blog, que es compartido con otra persona con ideas igualmente interesantes.
Latest posts by Rocio Diaz
Dominican Republic: Opposition to Barrick Gold Mining Operations
There is increased opposition to the Barrick Gold mining operations in the Dominican Republic because of the terms of the contract and benefits for the State, as well as concerns about environmental impacts.
Dominican Republic: Colorful Characters of Carnival
Carnival celebrations in the Dominican Republic begin in February and are characterized by colorful characters that are the main attraction in festivities across the island.
Dominican Republic: Leones Win Caribbean Baseball Series
After recent dominance by other teams in the Winter Baseball League in the Dominican Republic, the Leones del Escogido captured their first league title since 1992. They also moved onto compete in the Caribbean Series, where they also brought home the title.
Dominican Republic: Helping Neighboring Haiti After Earthquake
Haiti and the Dominican Republic share the island of Hispaniola. While those in the DR only were shaken, Haiti suffered devastating damage after the earthquake struck. Dominicans are doing what they can to help their neighbor.
Dominican Republic: The Passing of the Multi-Talented Luisito Martí
The multi-talented Dominican artist Luisito Martí passed away on January 3 leaving behind a huge international following who were fans of his comedy, music, and way of capturing the country's idiosyncrasies.
Dominican Republic: Goodbye to Composer Luis “Terror” Días
The community of Dominican Republic said goodbye to composer and musician Luis "Terror" Días, who died in Santo Domingo on December 8. His legacy includes composing more than 700 melodies, being an influence on artists such as Juan Luis Guerra and Fernando Villalona, as well as contributing to Dominican rock, of which he is considered a founding father.
Dominican Republic: Factory in Los Haitises to be Relocated
Complying with a briefing by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and with the demands of public protests of the Dominican community, the cement factory that was planned to be built in the protected area of Los Haitises National Park will be relocated.
Dominican Republic: Energy Crisis Continues
The problems of electric power outages in the Dominican Republic continue, and many are growing restless with the leadership which has been unable to resolve the situation.
Dominican Republic: Cancer Awareness Campaigns
Cancer prevention campaigns in the Dominican Republic have been raising awareness for prevention and treatment, as well as providing support to those families that have been afflicted with the disease.
Dominican Republic: Restricted Access to the Beaches?
Many beachgoers in the Dominican Republic are worried that the new Constitutional Article will restrict public access to beaches by giving more rights to private owners.
Dominican Republic: Constitution Bans Abortion in All Cases
After an intense debate, legislators from the Dominican Republic ratified an article within the Constitutional Reform that makes it illegal for a woman to terminate her pregnancy in all cases.
Dominican Republic: Switching Companies While Keeping Mobile Number
Mobile telephone users in the Dominican Republic will now have the option to switch companies, and keep their original numbers. Many think that this will be a good development for consumers.
Dominican Republic: The Theft of Cables and Scrap Metal
Cables and metal are being stolen from streets, monuments, and other buildings across the Dominican Republic in order to be sold for export, which is frustrating many residents.
Dominican Republic: Solving the Issue of Power Outages
Power outages are a daily reality for the Dominican Republic. The government has not been able to solve the issue of the blackouts, but hope the new head of the energy department can.
Dominican Republic: Doctors on Strike
Doctors from the Dominican public health system have been on strike calling for a salary increase. However, the protest leave many wondering whether this is adversely affecting low-income families.
Dominican Republic: The Financial Cost of Undocumented Haitian Immigrants
Ever since the Dominican Republic declared independence from Haiti in 1844, the fates of the two have been intertwined. Since economic development in Haiti is low in comparison, approximately 1 million Haitian immigrants have made their way to the D.R. Many are worried about the increasing cost of providing services to undocumented immigrants.
Dominican Republic: Against the Cement Factory in Los Haitises
Dominicans have been protesting against the proposed construction of a cement factory in the protected area of Los Haitises National Park. Citing the rich biodiversity in this ecosystem, many feel like the flora and fauna would be damaged and that there are other places where this development could take place. Those involved in the online campaigns have felt like celebrating when a judge ruled that the development should be suspended due to these concerns.