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Former Dominican President Balaguer Was Re-elected in 1986, 1990, and 1994

Today in Latin American history, Joaquin Balaguer was re-elected President of the Dominican Republic in 1986, 1990 & 1994. Balaguer was originally sworn in as president of the Dominican Republic in 1960 when Dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo resigned. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Gained Independence from Haiti in 1844

Today in Latin American history, the Dominican Republic gained independence from Haiti in 1844. The whole island of Hispaniola had been under Haitian rule for 22 years when Haiti occupied the newly independent state of Haití Español in 1822. continue reading »

Christopher Columbus Sets Foot on Island of Hispaniola in 1492

Today in Latin American history, Christopher Columbus became the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola, now Haiti and the Dominican Republic in 1492. continue reading »

Massive Marlin Jumps into Boat Near Dominican Republic (VIDEO)

A group of fisherman out near the Dominican Republic managed to get an interesting "catch" on video. On Thursday, Florida's Bobby Jacobsen was out on his 62-foot boat, the Marlin Darlin 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 »

How Will an Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador Fare in the Dominican Republic??

President Obama has announced James “Wally” Brewster, Jr. as his choice for U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic. It is an interesting choice that could either be historic or hysterically wrong. continue reading »

Cholera Alert for Dominican Republic Continues

U.S. travelers to Dominican Republic be warned, there is an outbreak of cholera, the bacterial disease that can cause diarrhea and dehydration, that continues. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Hosts First Soberano Awards Honoring Local Talent Featuring Prince Royce

The Dominican Republic will host the first Soberano Awards to honor local talent and will feature key performances by Don Omar, Jesse & Joy and native Prince Royce. continue reading »

Dominican Authorities Seize More than 2 Tons of Cocaine

Dominican authorities said 1,909 kilos (roughly 2.1 tons) of cocaine were seized early Wednesday off the country's eastern coast and that a pair of Colombian suspects were arrested. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Tops List for Traffic Related Deaths

The 2012 edition of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) Health in the Americas report includes a list of traffic accident-related deaths, topped by the Dominican Republic, with 32.2 traffic-related deaths per 100,000 inhabitants. continue reading »

Thousands of Haitians Turned Away at Dominican Border

Thousands of Haitian immigrants are remaining on Monday on the bridge separating their country from the Dominican Republic to protest the refusal of authorities to allow them to enter this country because their documents are not in order. continue reading »

Tropical Storm Isaac Kills 19 in Haiti, 2 in Dominican Republic

The number of people who died when Tropical Storm Isaac swept through Haiti has risen to 19, while six people are still missing, the government said Monday. continue reading »

Pregnant Girl Dies-Doctors Waited on Cancer Treatment Citing Dominican Abortion Law

A mother in the Dominican Republic is both heartbroken and furious after the loss of her daughter. Earlier this year, Rosa Hernandez’s 16-year-old was diagnosed with leukemia. However, continue reading »

Dominican Republic and Mexico Sign Wide Range Agreement to Combat Crime

The Attorney General of the Dominican Republic, Radhames Jimenez Pena, and Mexico, Marisela Morales Ibáñez, have signed an agreement establishing mutual legal assistance in criminal investigations, terrorism, and organized crime. continue reading »

Marc Anthony Fundraises for Dominican Orphanage

Singer Marc Anthony and prominent businessman Henry Cardenas presided over an auction in New York to collect funds for the Children of Christ Orphanage in the Dominican Republic. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Ups the Ante, Gold Medalists Will Take Home $250,000 Bonuses

Dominican athletes who capture gold at the London Olympics, whose opening ceremony is scheduled for Friday, will get bonuses of 10 million pesos ($250,000), the government said. continue reading »

‘Ballplayer: Pelotero’ Ruffles MLB Feathers, Looks at Corrupt Dominican Baseball Recruiting

Just ahead of the theater and On Demand release of Ballplayer: Pelotero, producer of the film and Boston Red Sox manager is meeting criticism from Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and MLB's executive vice president of economics and league affairs, Rob Manfred. continue reading »

Clash Between Protestors and Police Leave 3 Dead, 8 Wounded

Three people were killed and eight others hurt in clashes between police and protesters in the northern Dominican town of Salcedo, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

A Bus and Train Collide in Dominican Republic Killing 3 Tourists, Injuring 23

Three French tourists were killed and at least 23 others injured when a bus collided with a train in Higuey, a city in the eastern Dominican Republic, media reports said. continue reading »

Ana Gabriel to Perform in Dominican Republic and Record New Album

Mexican singer Ana Gabriel said she planned to perform on June 9 at the Altos de Chavon amphitheater in La Romana, a province in the eastern Dominican Republic, using the concert to record her new album, which is scheduled to be released in September. continue reading »