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Killing of DR TV Host, Makes for 20th Journalist Killed in Latin America in 2011

On Tuesday the body of a Dominican Republic TV host, Jose Agustin Silvestre was found in a pond with two gun shots to the head, making him the 20th journalist killed in Latin America thus far in 2011. continue reading »

Dominican Students Break Reading World Record!

Five students from the Dominican Republic broke the "Reading Aloud" record after reading aloud for close to 300 HOURS! continue reading »

Watch New York Mets’ José Reyes Shortstopping Reggaetón Rhymes (VIDEO)

Take a look at the video of the Mets player with Voltio, Vakero, Poeta Callejero & Big Mato. What do you think? continue reading »

Juan Luis Guerra Announces Fall World Tour (VIDEO)

The Dominican artist has confirmed August dates in Colombia, Costa Rica, Perú, Uruguay and Panamá. continue reading »

20% Teen Pregnancy Rate & 29% Teen Unemployment Worrisome for Dominican Republic’s Future

The UN Population Fund (UNFP) is reporting on two fronts that Dominican Republican teens are facing large obstacles with a high unemployment rate and high teen pregnancy rate. continue reading »

Sanctioned ‘Red Light Districts’ Maybe Coming to Dominican Republic

Certain areas of cities and tourism destinations could be earmarked as vice-friendly zones in the future in the Dominican Republic. Under the plan, sex for sale would be restricted to these areas. continue reading »

Dominican Sentenced to 24 Yrs in Prison for Drug Smuggling Through Port of Savannah

Jose Orlando Garcia Duran, 33, a native of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced Wednesday to 286 months in federal prison for his role in smuggling cocaine and heroin through the Port of Savannah. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Set to Expand Lending to Corporate Sector

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Banco BHD of the Dominican Republic signed the contracts for $17.5 million financing facility that will strengthen Banco BHD’s capital to further expand its long-term lending to the corporate sector, including small continue reading »

Dominican Pitcher Francisco Liriano Throws First No-Hitter of the Season

The Dominican Republic pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, prevented the White Sox from scoring at home, in the U.S. Cellular Field by pitching the first no-hitter of the baseball season. continue reading »

Dominican Republic First Lady Won’t Run After All

Dominican Republic First lady Margarita Cedeño, said today that she is withdrawing from the presidential race. continue reading »

Hundreds Injured and 12 Dead in Dominican Republic during Easter Break

Dominican Republic officials are announcing that 12 people have died while over three hundred have been injured during the country’s Easter break. continue reading »

Merengue Singer Frankie The Boss Arrested for Traffic of Minors

The Dominican singer is wanted in North Carolina, where there are kidnapping and forcing a minor into prostitution. continue reading »

Ancient Shipwreck Found in Dominican Republic, Possibly the Oldest (VIDEO)

A Utah based company has found gold coins, jade statues, and ancient Mayan jewelry, which suggests the ancient shipwreck by the Dominican Republic, might be the oldest know. continue reading »

It’s Contagious! Dominican Republic First Lady, now Presidential Candidate

First Guatemala, and now the Dominican Republic, are seeking to pull a Kirshner. Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, the first lady of the Dominican Republic, has been approved by the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) as a possible presidential candidate for the 2012 elections. Her husband Leonel Fernandez recently announced that he would not be seeking a fourth term in office, 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 »

Did Miss Dominican Republic Pay to Win her Crown?

Some say its rough to be beautiful and the envy of others, but try being the New Miss Dominican Republic, Dalia Fernandez – who believes envy is destroying her win. continue reading »

U.S. Embassy Official in Dominican Republic Warns of Immigration Fraud Schemes

Bruce Kraft who heads the fraud unit at the United States embassy in Santo Domingo has warned that many Dominicans are cheated with promises of getting a lottery visa. continue reading »

73 Dominicans Deported from Greece Arrive Home from via Charter at a $630,000 Cost

The Ministry of Foreign Relations of the Dominican Republic (DR) says that 73 Dominicans who were deported from Greece arrived yesterday. continue reading »

Latin America and Caribbean Regions to Invest $500 Million to Prepare for Natural Disasters

Financial disaster preparedness is a growing concern in Latin America and the Caribbean. Last year the region saw devastating earthquakes in Chile and Haiti and an active hurricane season that impacted Central America and Mexico 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 »