Witness

Illegal Deforestation: Death by a Thousand Cuts

When a ranger is killed near the Dominican Republic's border with Haiti, the impact of illegal deforestation is exposed.

Latin America

Brazil corruption probe sends shivers across Latin America

Brazil's Supreme Court has ordered an investigation into 74 new politicians, including a third of current President Michel Temer's cabinet.

Latin America

Journalists shot dead during Facebook Live broadcast

Attackers burst into the studio and shot the presenter mid-broadcast, a shooting that was also caught on Facebook live.

Two journalists killed during Facebook Live broadcast

Reporter's Notebook

Latin America leaders slam Trump's wall

Heads of state gathered at annual CELAC Latin America summit discuss ways to confront new regional reality.

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic's Medina headed for re-election

Preliminary results after first round of voting show left-leaning economist well placed to avoid runoff polls in June.

Dominican Republic's Danilo Medina set for re-election

Humanitarian crises

Human dignity for stateless on Haiti-Dominican border

Thousands from the Dominican Republic are deported to Haiti camps where cholera is a major problem.

'Life without dignity' for stateless on Haiti border

Human Rights

Stateless in the Dominican Republic

Haitian descendants stripped of citizenship in Dominican Republic fight deportation hoping to earn formal status.

Stateless in the Dominican Republic

Weather

Florida declares state of emergency over storm Erika

Tropical storm expected to hit US state, Dominican Republic and Haiti, after wreaking havoc across the Caribbean.

Florida declares state of emergency over storm Erika

Vatican

Ex-Vatican ambassador dies before his child abuse trial

Autopsy ordered after Vatican's former envoy to Dominican Republic, Jozef Wesolowski, dies of apparent natural causes.

Ex-Vatican ambassador dies before his child abuse trial

Latin America

Haitians protest over Dominican Republic deportations

Thousands march in solidarity with undocumented residents of Haitian descent in Dominican Republic who face deportation.

Haitians protest over Dominican Republic deportations

Reporter's Notebook

Haitians face bleak future in Dominican border camps

Haitian who say they were deported from Dominican Republic now face uncertain future in border camps.

Opinion

The Honduran meltdown: Made in USA

Six years after the coup in Honduras, it's time for another history lesson.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Reporter's Notebook

Dominican deportation fears keep families on edge

Many unsure if they should await government decision on residency status or cross border to Haiti with their belongings.

Reporter's Notebook

In Dominican Republic, deportations cast long shadow

Proving legal right to stay here is no easy task for both Dominicans and Haitians born in shacks and lacking documents.

Human Rights

Dominican Republic to deport undocumented Haitians

Hundreds of thousands of people from neighbouring Haiti face deportation from the Dominican Republic under a new law.