Here is a picture of the foreign minister of the Dominican Republic, Andrés Navarro. He went to New Jersey in an attempt to dissuade a nonbinding resolution in the state Senate
On Thursday, August 6th, Andrés Navarro, the Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic visited New Jersey to meet local politicians and dissuade them from passing a nonbinding resolution in the state Senate, which would criticize the Dominican Republic for stripping the citizenship of about 240,000 people who were born in the DR, but their parents were undocumented immigrants. A 2013 ruling of the Constitutional Tribunal of the Dominican Republic (Ruling No. 168-13) retroactively stripped citizenship from as many as 240,000 people born since 1929 to Haitian parents in the Dominican Republic. Following an international outcry, this resolution, sponsored by New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak (D), respectfully urges the Dominican Republic to reinstate the citizenship of those of Haitian descent born in the Dominican Republic.
The 2010 earthquake may have caused the Haitian leg of the Galerie Bourbon-Lally to close, but its showroom in the US remained opened, allowing the show to go on. Just since this year, the Exodus exhibition took place, putting on show, in partnership with BrutEdge Gallery, the work of Cuban painter Carlos Estevez. The showcase, which took place from May 10 until June 19, 2014, showed the artist's work from 2010 up to then. It delved into Estevez's concern with the spirituality of man and featured the use of iconography to tell his stories.
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