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Boat Carrying Undocumented Immigrants from Dominican Republic Sinks, 1 Dead and 8 Are Missing

One person died and six others are missing in the sinking of a boat that was carrying illegal immigrants last week from the eastern Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico, the Listin Diario newspaper said. continue reading »

Dominican President Leonel Fernandez Awards Highest Civilian Honor to U.S. DEA Administrator

Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez today awarded the Order of Merit to DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart for her effort and commitment to battling global drug trafficking. continue reading »

Shipping of Used Clothes to Relatives or Others in Dominican Republic is Now Illegal

Effective today the Dominican Republic government has prohibited the importation of used clothes that enter through any Dominican port. continue reading »

Dominican Republic’s Abortion Ban Tested with Case of Pregnant Teen with Cancer

The plight of a pregnant teenager suffering from acute leukemia stirred up anew on Monday the controversy over abortion, which is barred by the Dominican Constitution even in cases where the mother's life is in danger. continue reading »

Homeland Secretary Napolitano Visits Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner David V. Aguilar and Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Alan Bersin traveled to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and San Juan, Puerto Rico today. continue reading »

Dania Ramirez Says Acting Mirrors Real Life in Dominican Republic

Dania Ramirez, one of the stars of the film "American Reunion," says that her experiences growing up poor in the Dominican Republic help her develop her characters in movies and on television. "I've had a life of many adventures, a hard life but good at the same time, and all that helps me because to be honest continue reading »

Latino Blotter:  Liquid Butt Silicone ‘Injecter’ Sentenced to One-Year in Prison

Whalesca Castillo was sentenced to one year in prison and ordered to forfeit $100,000 for charges stemming from her illegal injection of liquid silicone into women’s butts as part of an underground business she ran out of her Bronx home. continue reading »

Dominican Schools Will Accept Undocumented Foreign Students

In Santo Domingo this week, the Ministry of Education along with the Department of Migration agreed to continue accepting foreign undocumented students for an indefinite period of time. continue reading »

5-Year-Old Dominican Boy Carries Out Execution Hit

Dominican Republic authorities are investigating the shooting death of Arsenio Diaz Rodriguez, 53, as an ordered execution carried out by a five-year-old. continue reading »

Danilo Medina Claims the Dominican Republic Presidency, No Concession from His Opponent

With 99% of the votes counted, Danilo Medina proclaimed himself as the next President of the Dominican Republic. Meanwhile his opponent former President Hipolito Mejia who garnered 46.93% of the vote versus 51.24% of the vote for Medina, refused to concede. continue reading »

Border Patrol Capture 14 Undocumented Dominican’s on a Wooden Boat on the Open Seas

Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) federal law enforcement authorities intercepted a single engine yola type vessel with 14 undocumented citizens of the Dominican Republic. continue reading »

Three Generations of Dominican Family Die When Car Plunges 60 Feet into Bronx Zoo from Overpass

Seven people perished today, all from the same Dominican family, as their Honda minivan plunged off an overpass into the Bronx zoo. Three generations of the continue reading »

Secretly Married Miss Dominican Republic Booted Out and Dethroned

Latin America takes their beauty and beauty pageants very seriously, what with six Miss Universe’s coming from Latin America over the last ten years. continue reading »

U.S. and Dominican Republic Formally Agree to Share Forfeited Assets

Attorney General Eric Holder and Dominican Prosecutor General Radhamés Jiménez Peña met in Washington, D.C. this week, to sign a permanent agreement to share forfeited assets between the governments of the U.S. and the Dominican Republic. continue reading »

Taiwanese Diplomat Beaten to Death in Her Dominican Republic Home

A Taiwanese diplomat was found slain Tuesday in her apartment in Santo Domingo's university district, local police reported. continue reading »

DEA and Dominican Authorities Arrest Pilot of Billionaire Narco El Chapo Guzman

The pilot of Joaquín “Chapo” Guzmán, leader of the drug cartel, Sinaloa and the most powerful drug trafficker perhaps on the planet for whose capture the United States has offered 30 million dollars continue reading »

Frontman for ‘Los Illegales’ and Renown Dominican Singer Hospitalized

Dominican singer Vladimir Dotel was hospitalized in Santo Domingo due to heart problems, doctors said. continue reading »

7 Die in Accident in Santiago, Dominican Republic

At least seven people were killed and one was seriously injured in a traffic accident early Sunday in Santiago, a city in the northern Dominican Republic, the National Police said. continue reading »

Marc Anthony Helping Orphans in Dominican Republic

Maestro Cares Foundation Co-Founders, singing sensation Marc Anthony and entrepreneur Henry Cardenas, announced this week that the Foundation has received a land donation by the Dominican-based company Central Romana Corporation. continue reading »

61 Year-Old American Deported from Dominican Republic for Engaging in Sex Tourism

A Shrewsbury, Mass., man has been charged in federal court with engaging in sex with a minor in the Dominican Republic. This investigation is being led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). continue reading »