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Dec 12, 2013 Suddenly, Illegal at Home

QUOTE: more than 200,000 people affected by a historic ruling by the Dominican Constitutional Court denying citizenship rights to those born to undocumented people. The ruling is ostensibly aimed at controlling undocumented immigration from Haiti, which has increased by about 20 percent since the 2010 earthquake. But because it is retroactive to 1929, this “immigration reform” means that people like Ms. Pierre, who know no other country than the Dominican Republic, will be placed in civic limbo, unable to attend school, to work or even to cash a check.

New York Times
Jul 02, 2009 Tourism tangles a fishing lifeline: Loss of sea access hits the Dominican Republic’s already pressed fishermen.

QUOTE: loss of access to the ocean is indeed a growing problem in the Dominican Republic, say experts. By law, beaches are public, but in reality, most beaches... are now off limits to ordinary Dominicans.

Christian Science Monitor
Sep 02, 2008 Injections of Hope: Doctors Promote Offshore Stemcell Shots, but Some Patients Cry Foul

QUOTE: Patients dart across the border to Mexico or jet to the Caribbean, India, China and elsewhere for injections of stem cells from embryos, fetuses, umbilical cords and the patients' own fat, blood and bone marrow. These shots would be illegal in the United States, where the Food and Drug Administration has yet to approve any such treatments.

Washington Post
Sep 03, 2007 Santo Domingo Journal: A Subway: Just What’s Needed. Or Is It?

QUOTE: The initial $470 million estimate of the cost of the project has spiraled to nearly $700 million. Some suspect that will end up costing far more. In a country with deeply rooted poverty, infuriating power failures and social indicators a notch below those of Sri Lanka, opponents say there are better things the country could have done with the money.

New York Times
Aug 17, 2006 Guest Workers Sue New Orleans Hotel Chain: Immigrants Say Decatur Group Failed to Deliver on Promised Employment

QUOTE: Latin Americans hired as legal "guest workers" by a major hotel group [Decatur Hotels LLC--Ed.] were recruited...after Hurricane Katrina...with false promises of good earnings and instead have been left with thousands of dollars in debt...

Washington Post
Nov 22, 2004 Gatekeepers: Shaping Nations' Wealth: Credit Raters Exert International Influence

QUOTE: ...changes in the global economy have further strengthened the gatekeeping role of Moody's and its main competitors, Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings.

Washington Post
Feb 08, 2004 Making the Facts Fit the Case for War

QUOTE: "...presidents and other decision makers usually get the intelligence they want. This doesn't mean that intelligence reports should be ignored, but that they must be viewed with skepticism."

New York Times
Apr 04, 2003 Latin Sweatshops Pressed by U.S. Campus Power

QUOTE: The BJ&B factory, which employs about 1,600 people, was the focus of the first campaigns on American campuses against sweatshop labor that grew out of the protests against globalization in the 1990's.

New York Times
Oct 27, 2001 Baseball's Minor Infractions: in Latin America, Young Players Come At a Bargain Price

QUOTE: ...what are the responsibilities of the U.S.-based teams that conduct business in poor, often-corrupt societies and of an industry that wields enormous power over a vast pool of unsophisticated teenage ballplayers?

Washington Post
Sep 01, 2001 Little League Star is 14, and Bronx Team is Disqualified

QUOTE: Danny Almonte, the pride of the Bronx who pitched his Little League team into the World Series...was found yesterday to be 14 years old, not 12...

New York Times