Tag Archives: Dominican Republic
Photo courtesy of  http://www.powhatanmuseum.com/Anacaona.html. Detail of Anacona.  
This sculpture was made from cherry 
wood, wisteria vines, gold leaf, conch 
shell and Amazon parrot feathers.

Anacaona, India de Raza Cautiva

Anacaona, meaning Golden Flower, was born in 1474 in Yaguana known today as the town of Léogane, Haiti. She was the wife of Caonabo, who ruled what was then known as Maguana and was one of the five Caciques who possessed the island of Quisqueya. Her brother Bohechío, was Cacique of Xaragua (Jaraguá) which was […]

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Historical Latin Americans: Poet Jose Angel Buesa

By Victoria Cepeda While dusting my book shelf, I bumped into a little book of poetry that I have had since I was teenager. It was “Oasis” (Havana, 1943) by one of my all time favorite poets  Jose Angel Buesa.   Born in Las Cruces, Cuba in 1910 and died in exile in the Dominican Republic in […]

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Santiago, DR Cancer Patients Find An Advocate in Carlos Anaya

At the Patronato Cibaeño Contra El Cancer in the city of Santiago de los Caballeros in the Dominican Republic, most cancer patients have little hope of receiving breakthrough treatments that could lead to remission. Most of the doctors, nurses and staff are unpaid and/or volunteer to help the locals cope with their illnesses. It is because of the various […]

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