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The U.S ‘forgives’ Dominican Republic’s merengue icon Fefita la Grande

Santiago.- At the ripe young age of  70, Dominican Republic’s beloved traditional merengue icon got news the she’s been forgiven by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and was granted a visa to travel to that country

New York-based Dominican impresario Vidal Cedeño on Tuesday said Fefita la Grande has been allowed to re-enter U.S. territory, from where she had been banned since 2001, when one of her relatives tried to sneak into the U.S. on the same flight the performer was traveling.

Upon hearing the news, Fefita la Grande (Manuela Josefa Cabrera Taveras) thanked God, the media and everyone she says supported her effort to recover her U.S. tourist visa.

To celebrate, Cedeño announced a grand concert. “I want to do something out of the ordinary, she deserves it, she’ll celebrate 50 years in show business this month. We’re going to celebrate with grandeur.”

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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