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Life in Haiti was getting worse for many before latest riots

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Chicken is a staple of the Haitian diet but its price has doubled in four years. Cooking oil and rice have gone up 10 percent the last 12 months. A liter of milk costs mor...

Dominican Republic dreams of becoming Caribbean Hollywood

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — In the opening scenes of the latest Vin Diesel action movie, troops in the Dominican Republic chase the hero through a rainforest and down a twisty mountain ro...

Bribery scandal met with near-silence in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — One of the most sprawling corruption scandals in modern history has deep roots in the Dominican Republic: The Brazilian company behind the operation placed its...

Residents nervously watch Americas' oldest city gentrifying

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Latin America's oldest colonial city is aiming for a rebound, pouring tens of millions of dollars into repairing streets, cleaning up trash, installing streetl...

Castro: Cuba can work with Trump if sovereignty respected

BAVARO, Dominican Republic (AP) — President Raul Castro expressed Cuba's willingness to continue negotiations with President Donald Trump's new administration but warned that his country would not con...

Trump influences talks at Latin American, Caribbean summit

BAVARO, Dominican Republic (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration policies dominated talk on Wednesday at a summit of Latin American and Caribbean leaders who vowed to defend the rights of m...

Leaders from Latin America, Caribbean talk Trump at summit

BAVARO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A summit of Latin American and Caribbean leaders began Tuesday in the Dominican Republic with a call to establish mechanisms against the protectionist measures expect...

Family, fans mourn for Dominican pitcher Yordano Ventura

LAS TERRENAS, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dozens of children wearing blue T-shirts with the name "Ventura" emblazoned on the back gathered around a coastal home on Monday to pay their respects to their ...

A former prostitute hopes to shake up Dominican Congress

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- When Jacqueline Montero takes her seat in Congress next month, she will bring not only an unusual past but an unconventional agenda for change in this sociall...