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Center for Disease Control Issues Outbreak Notice for Cholera in the Dominican Republic

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) an outbreak of cholera has been ongoing in the Dominican Republic since November 2010. continue reading »

El Salvador Gets $50 Million to Reduce Risk to Slums from Natural Disasters

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for US$50 million to El Salvador for a project to reduce the vulnerability of residents in slums continue reading »

Banks in Dominican Republic Now Required to Report on Americans’ Bank Accounts

Starting on July 1, 2013, banking entities in the Dominican Republic will be asked to report on accounts held by United States citizens in the Dominican Republic. continue reading »

Dominican Banks Now Required to Report on American’s Bank Accounts

Starting on July 1, 2013, banking entities in the Dominican Republic will be asked to report on accounts held by United States citizens in the Dominican Republic. continue reading »

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in Dominican Republic

The Attorney General of the United States is visiting the Dominican Republic this Monday. Eric Holder will meet with President Leonel Fernandez at his office in the Presidential Palace. continue reading »

U.S. Declares Nicaragua Elections as Non-Transparent

The Nicaraguan Government has announced that Daniel Ortega will serve another term as president. International and unaccredited domestic observers continue reading »

Illegal Immigration to Puerto Rico from Dominican Republic Down

So far in 2011, the Puerto Rican authorities have detained 932 undocumented people trying to get into Puerto Rico. Not all were citizens of the Dominican Republic continue reading »

Humanitarian Emergency Due to Floods Only Beginning in Central America UN Warns

The humanitarian emergency caused by last month's devastating floods in Central America is only just beginning, a top United Nations relief official said today continue reading »

Human Trafficking on Rise in Bolivia, 37 Children Disappear in Just 3 Months

In just three months, 75 children have been reported missing in Sucre, and only 38 of them have been found, this leads us to think that the others are likely to be victims of human trafficking. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Panama on Your 108th Year of Independence

Today, all of Panama is celebrating and rejoicing its 108-year old independence when it separated from Colombia and had earlier in its history broke away from Spain. continue reading »

Dominican Republic to Bestow Actor Danny Glover with Honorary PhD for His International Work

US actor and producer Danny Glover, one of the stars invited to the Global Dominican Film Festival which will be held in Santo Domingo from November 15 until 20 continue reading »

Nicargua to Get International Aid for Flood Relief

The United Nations and Nicaragua launched a flash appeal today for $14.3 million to provide shelter, food, water and sanitation, and agricultural livelihoods to those affected by the floods that have ravaged large parts of the country for the past three weeks. continue reading »

Dominican Republic: One in Ten Murders Committed by Police, Accused of Brutality

More than one in ten of all murders in the Dominican Republic, a popular Caribbean tourist destination, are committed by the police, Amnesty International said in a new report today. continue reading »

International Aid Coming to Flood-Ravaged El Salvador

United Nations aid agencies are ramping up their efforts to provide shelter, food and health care to El Salvador, which is facing one of the greatest disasters in its history as heavy rains continue to cause severe flooding across Central America. continue reading »

Luxury Private Plane Stolen and Flown out of Dominican Republic Prompting TSA Investigation

The Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC) and state security bodies are investigating the theft of a private plane from La Isabela International Airport in northern Santo Domingo. continue reading »

Catholic Church’s Critical Role in Bolivian Indigenous March

After 65 days since the beginning of the indigenous march and confrontation with the government, President Morales has decided not only the definitive suspension of the construction continue reading »

Bill Gates Foundation Produces Telenovela to Help Economically Empower Women in Central America

The Bill Gates Foundation and Women's World Banking (WWB), a non-profit microfinance organization that works globally to economically empower poor women and their families, are behind a new soap opera that will air in the Dominican Republic on October 24. continue reading »

UN Approves Funds for Flood Ravaged El Salvador

The United Nations reported it has approved an emergency cash grant for El Salvador and sent additional staff to the country as it beefs up efforts to help the Government respond to severe floods that have affected five other countries after heavy rainfall in Central America. continue reading »

WOW! Dominican’s Love to Buy Lottery Tickets

Dominicans spend RD$70 million (almost $2 million USD) every day on lottery tickets of one sort or another, and there are twice as many places to purchase a lottery ticket than there were five years ago. continue reading »

Costa Rica’s Main Airport Completes 3-Yr Restructure, Ready to Double Passenger Capacity

Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría International Airport in San José has successfully completed a three-year restructuring and is preparing to more than double its passenger capacity after partnering with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). continue reading »