Dominicans in New York and New Jersey Play Major Role in Dominican Elections


Kenia Cuevas with a Dominican flag. (Photo: Gerardo Romo/El Diario La Prensa)

Erica Gonzalez, executive editor of El Diario, was a recent guest on our partner WNYC Radio’s The Brian Lehrer Show to explain the role of Dominicans abroad in the recent Dominican elections. For the first time, Dominicans in New York and New Jersey were able to vote for seven congressional seats to represent the diaspora.

Listen to El Diario Executive Director Erica Gonzalez discuss the Dominican elections:

Read more about the Dominican diaspora’s participation in these articles from El Diario (translated into English):

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