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Dominican Republic on High Alert for Disease Due to Continuous Rainfall

The Ministry of Public Health has once more ordered a maximum alert for the Dominican Republic and its National Epidemiological System in response to the increased rainfall that is affecting the entire country, which up to yesterday had caused the displacement of 45 people and cut off one area. continue reading »

Americans Are Most Willing To Help Costa Rica, Dominican Republic On Latest List of Defense Partners

The United States has defense treaties with more than 50 nations, but Rasmussen Reports is finding that most Americans aren't willing to go to bat militarily for the majority of them continue reading »

Goodwill Ambassador & Track Star Carl Lewis to Visit Dominican Republic Focusing on Ending Hunger

Nine-time Olympic gold medallist and United Nations advocate Carl Lewis will embark tomorrow on a visit to the Dominican Republic and Haiti to meet with national leaders and visit forestry and agricultural projects. continue reading »

Eggs Front and Center of Crime Spree in Dominican Republic

Thieves and assailants in Santo Domingo and other urban areas are now using eggs mixed with water to carry out robberies and assaults on cars and trucks. Their tactic, generally employed at night, is to throw eggs continue reading »

Dominican Expatriates Will Get to Vote for 2012 President of Dominican Republic

A new bill establishes that expatriate Dominicans can vote in the 2012 presidential elections abroad and will elect seven overseas legislators. Two of these will represent the Caribbean Basin and Latin America, three will be elected for Canada and the United States and two for Europe. continue reading »

70% of Dominicans Don’t Have Internet Access

Diario Libre technology editor Hiddekel Morrison writes today that 70% of Dominicans do not have access to the Internet. He says the DR is ranked 75th of 135 countries in ITC development in Latin America continue reading »

Most Major League Baseball Born Outside of U.S. are Dominican

As the 2011 Major League Baseball season gets underway beside high ticket prices you can be assured of one other thing: the majority of baseball players born outside of the U.S. are from the Dominican Republic. continue reading »

State Officials to Travel to Dominican Republic to Discuss Human Rights and Migration Issues

Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs MarĂ­a Otero will travel to the Dominican Republic today through March 31st to discuss global issues related to citizen security. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Julissa Reynoso will accompany Under Secretary Otero on the trip. continue reading »

Climbing Group Set to Become First Dominicans to Scale Mount Everest

Federico Jovine, Ivan Gomez and Karim Mella will become the first Dominicans to attempt to scale Mount Everest as part of a project to climb seven of the world's highest mountains since 2004. continue reading »

Gatorade Bottling Facility Opens in Dominican Republic to Serve Caribbean Region

President Leonel Fernandez attended the inauguration of a $20 million Gatorade modern bottling factory this week. The plant, which has a capacity for filling 500,000 bottles a day will supply the Dominican Republic (DR), Puerto Rico and other Caribbean markets. continue reading »

Joel Rosario the Best Dominican Jockey Ever, Winning 1,000 Races in U.S. and Canada

26 year-old Dominican jockey, Joel Rosario, won his 1,000 race in U.S. and Canada this week. He accomplished this milestone this past Thursday at the Santa Anita track, making him the best Dominican Republic race jockey ever. continue reading »

40th Colombian Coffee Queen Crowned, but She’s Not Colombian?

Sofinel Báez Santos, the contestant from the Dominican Republic, was crowned International Colombian Coffee Queen January 10th, in the 40th version of the pageant held in Manizales, Colombia. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Mayor Murders Friend after Arguing Over a Merengue Song

The Mayor of "Los Rios" in the Dominican Republic shot and killed the man Director of Community Development after a heated argument about the merengue song "The Gunfight." continue reading »

The Three Nationalities of Mario Vargas Llosa. Peruvian, Spanish and now… Dominican

Mario Vargas Llosa has "accepted" a symbolic third nationality--Dominican. continue reading »

Former Dominican Republic President Salvador Jorge Blanco Dies

The much maligned former President of the Dominican Republic, Salvador Jorge Blanco, has died at home at the age of 84. Jorge Blanco was the president from 1982 through 1986, then in 1991 was accused and convicted of corruption related to misuse of government funds. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Cholera Cases Reaches 16

Health Authorities in the Dominican Republic yesterday confirmed another case of cholera raising the number of infected citizens to 16. The latest case was reported in the southwestern providence of San Juan de la Maguana. The patient is a 39-year-old man who is a driver and has had frequent continue reading »