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Dominican Pregnant Teen Denied Medical Treatment to Protect Fetus Dies

A Dominican woman announced Monday that she filed charges against the hospital where her pregnant teenage daughter died after doctors delayed treatment for the girl's leukemia as a result of concerns about the effects on the fetus. continue reading »

4.9 Earthquake Rattles Dominican Republic this Morning

The Dominican Republic is reporting an earthquake measured at 4.9 struck about 2 hours ago, local time 10 am, near San Francisco de Macoris, Duarte. continue reading »

Over 20 Undocumented Dominicans Make It to Puerto Rico on Homemade Raft

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents detained 25 undocumented Dominicans in Camuy, a town on the northern coast of Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Dominicans Protest Against Canadian Miner Barrick Gold

Dozens of people marched Thursday in the northern Dominican city of Santiago against Canadian miner Barrick Gold, which is developing the massive Pueblo Viejo gold mine in the Caribbean nation. continue reading »

Connecticut Drug Bust Leads to 100 Arrests

In a massive drug enforcement operation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), more than 100 individuals were arrested early Wednesday in five states and Puerto Rico on state and federal charges related to the large-scale trafficking of heroin and cocaine from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico into and around southeastern Connecticut. continue reading »

Group of U.S. Doctors on Humanitarian Mission in Dominican Republic Robbed at Gunpoint

According to local reports in the Dominican Republic, visiting doctors on a medical mission from the US were robbed by two men on motorbikes in Santo Domingo yesterday. continue reading »

Dominican Republic’s Exuberant Ecotourism Provides Countless Escapes

Dominican Republic is the Caribbean's most bio-diverse country, with 25 percent of its lush land and pristine coastline protected as national parks, reserves and sanctuaries. With the creation of the Dominican Republic's Marine Mammal Sanctuary continue reading »

Julio Iglesias Set to Sing with Haiti President Martelly in Dominican Republic Benefit

Haitian President Michel Martelly will get back in touch with his musical roots when he joins Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias on stage for a benefit concert in the Dominican Republic. continue reading »

Dominican Republic to Improve Access to Drinking Water With $25 Million Loan

The Dominican Republic will improve water services for 329,000 inhabitants in the metropolitan area of Santiago de los Caballeros with a $25 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Marc Anthony Breaks Ground on Orphanage in Dominican Republic

Singer Marc Anthony inaugurated Friday the construction of a modern orphanage that will provide a home for dozens of children in the eastern province of La Romana. continue reading »

Orphanage Funded by Marc Anthony’s Foundation To Break Ground Next Week

Salsa icon Marc Anthony will inaugurate the construction of an orphanage in the Dominican Republic next week, a project being financed by the non-profit organization that he and Colombian concert promoter Henry Cardenas lead. continue reading »

Pascual Perez Killed In Assault at Dominican Republic Home

Former Dominican Republic pitcher Pascual Perez was killed in an armed robbery on Thursday. continue reading »

Inmate Stabbed to Death by 7 Others at Dominican Juvenile Detention Center

An inmate was killed Saturday by a group of convicts and another four were were slightly injured by guards during an incident at a youth prison in the southern Dominican city of San Cristobal, according to officials. continue reading »

Gunbattle in Dominican Republic Between German Citizen and Police Leaves 1 Dead and 3 Injured

A German citizen was killed and three police officers wounded Wednesday in a gunbattle in the northern coastal town of Sosua, Dominican authorities said. continue reading »

Enough is Enough: Wealthy Dominican Inmates No Longer Allowed Special Amenities

A long-standing tradition of allowing inmates in Dominican prisons to purchase special amenities has come to an end. Prior to Friday, wealthy inmates had been able to purchase air conditio continue reading »

Dominican Republic Tells Miss Universe “No Dinero” to Host This Year’s Pageant

The 2012 Miss Universe pageant that is scheduled to be hosted by the Dominican Republic in December, could be in jeopardy since the government informed officials it did not have the required funds to contribute. continue reading »

Two Men Lynched in Dominican Republic Over Stolen Cell Phones

Two male residents in Santiago, Dominican Republic were reportedly lynched for stealing three cell phones and RD $10,000 ($250 USD). continue reading »

Dominican Business Woman Uses Body Art to Advertise for Her Clients

Dominican-born Margarita Dominguez has transformed her body and those of a score of young people who work for her company into advertising billboards with the help of body painting and artist Fernello. continue reading »

Poor Quality Water Responsible for 550 Suspected Cases of Cholera in Dominican Republic

Suspected cases of cholera continue to increase at hospitals in the northern Dominican province of Santiago, where at least 550 people have been treated in the past nine days for acute diarrhea. continue reading »

Cholera Symptoms Send 300 Dominicans to the Hospital

At least 300 people have been hospitalized in the past few days with cholera symptoms in the city of Tamboril and Santiago, a province in the northern Dominican Republic, health officials said. continue reading »