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The Dominican Republics border wall cements what we knew: its immigration policies are xenophobic

The Dominican Republic’s border wall cements what we knew: its immigration policies are xenophobic

By Shannon Garrido, Multimedia Managing Editor
February 24, 2022

As of this year, spike, metal, and concrete will occupy the Dominican-Haitian border, as a wall is currently being constructed where the countries meet. Elon Musk-enthusiast and President of the Dominican...

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Why independent journalism is dying in the Dominican Republic

By Shannon Garrido, Multimedia Managing Editor
December 10, 2021

I knew early on that journalism was a main interest of mine. So, I decided to take a three-month internship at HOY newspaper, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (DR).  I didn't think much of it,...

Texas should look to other countries before stripping away women’s rights

Texas should look to other countries before stripping away women’s rights

By Shannon Garrido, Multimedia Managing Editor
October 14, 2021

Over the course of my life, I feel like I have been watching women’s rights walk a tightrope across a giant canyon. But, when I was home in the Dominican Republic this summer, something felt different.  While...

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Colorism dominates the Dominican beauty industry

By Shannon Garrido, Multimedia Managing Editor
May 19, 2021

Ingrid Patricia Grassals, founder and owner of Go Natural Caribe, the first natural hair salon in the Dominican Republic, shuttered her salon doors due the COVID-19 pandemic in January. She had offered...

Alumna Yesenia Rego created her BFA film in the Dominican Republic featuring female workers. Xinyi Xu / Beacon Correspondent

Low-budget BFA film shows working life in Dominican Republic bateyes

By Eloisa de Farias
November 8, 2019

Hunched over a jacket to protect the sound, Emerson alumna Yesenia Rego recorded herself on her iPhone, reciting powerful excerpts from letters she once exchanged with women from small working communities...

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