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Chinese-Dominican Superhero Joins ‘La Borinqueña’ Graphic Novel Series

Virginia Isaad
We are continuing to see a greater push for representation of diverse stories in the media and we’re excited to see that now we have a new bi-ethnic superhero. Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez started the graphic novel series La Borinqueña in 2016...
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Bad Bunny and Aventura Collaborate on New Track ‘Volví’ and it’s Fire

Virginia Isaad
Bad Bunny is the gift that keeps on giving! Just last month, he announced his collaboration with Cheetos and adidas, releasing a leisurewear line and scholarship contest benefitting Latinx students. This week, El Conejo Malo (born Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio)...
Culture

Aimée Mazara is the Artist Behind the ‘What’s Happening in Dominican Republic?’ Illustration

Johanna Ferreira
On Sunday, February 16, the municipal elections in the Dominican Republic were suspended across the country by the Central Electoral Board (JCE) due to technical difficulties with the electronic ballot machines. This is the first time in the country’s voting...
Culture

These Women Share How They’re Healing From Haitian-Dominican Conflict

janelmartinez
When it comes to headlines surrounding Haiti and the Dominican Republic, they often center the countries’ long-standing conflict. Though they’re neighboring nations that share the Caribbean island of Hispaniola and a history of colonialism and slavery, their unresolved past is...
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Repertorio Español’s “En El Nombre de Salomé” Shows that the Past is Also Female

Bill O’Connor
Back in September, we kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month with Repertorio Español’s opening of the reggaeton inspired musical, “La canción.” They invited us back this February for their current headlining play—“En El Nombre de Salomé.” Adapted from Julia Alvarez’s novel...