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Tourism Rose by 12.8% in Dominican Republic in August

Tourism Rose by 12.8% in Dominican Republic in August

The Dominican Republic on Sunday announced a 12.8 percent rise in foreign tourist arrivals during August, compared with the same month last year, an achievement that local authorities say is a new record for the sector. continue reading »

Vatican Says Laicized Nuncio Could Stand Trial in Dominican Republic

The Vatican denied covering up for a former papal ambassador accused of sexually abusing boys and suggested he might have to stand trial on the charges in the Dominican Republic. Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, released a statement Aug. 25 in response to journalists continue reading »

Over 3,000 Dominicans Displaced by Heavy Rains and Flooding

Over 3,000 Dominicans Displaced by Heavy Rains and Flooding

At least 3,603 people have been displaced, 606 homes damaged or destroyed and 23 communities cut off as a result of intense rains over the past two days in the Dominican Republic, emergency authorities said Sunday. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert

Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert

The Dominican Republic's CNEPR entertainment and radio commission has banned a concert that U.S. singer Miley Cyrus was scheduled to perform in the nation's capital on Sept. 13. continue reading »

Tropical Storm Bertha Hits Dominican Republic with Heavy Rains, Flooding

Tropical Storm Bertha Hits Dominican Republic with Heavy Rains, Flooding

Tropical Storm Bertha on Sunday brought heavy rains to the Dominican Republic, flooding several towns in the eastern part of the country and downing trees in Santo Domingo, according to a preliminary assessment by emergency authorities. continue reading »

Baby Suffering From Chikungunya Symptoms Dies in D.R.

Baby Suffering From Chikungunya Symptoms Dies in D.R.

A baby just one-and a-half months old died after being kept 11 days in a pediatric hospital in the northern Dominican city of Santiago with symptoms of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, his family said Saturday. continue reading »

Enrique Iglesias to Perform in Dominican Republic in August

Enrique Iglesias to Perform in Dominican Republic in August

Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias will arrive Aug. 30 in the Dominican Republic with his "Sex and Love" world tour, the show's organizers in the Caribbean nation said. continue reading »

Dominican Authorities Arrest 137 Haitian Migrants

Dominican Authorities Arrest 137 Haitian Migrants

The Cesfront border security force arrested a total of 137 undocumented Haitians, the Dominican army said. continue reading »

Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic to Work Together to Boost Film Industry in Region

Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic to Work Together to Boost Film Industry in Region

Organizers of the San Juan International Film Festival will hold in October its first forum on Puerto Rico-Dominican Republic coproductions as a step toward boosting the moviemaking potential of these two Caribbean neighbors. continue reading »

Julio Iglesias Plays Intimate Concert in Dominican Republic

Julio Iglesias Plays Intimate Concert in Dominican Republic

Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias, the Latino entertainer who has sold the most albums worldwide, performed on the weekend in a more intimate setting in Punta Cana, a resort city in the eastern Dominican Republic. continue reading »

Dominican Congress Supports Naturalization for Kids of Undocumented

Dominican Congress Supports Naturalization for Kids of Undocumented

The Dominican lower house approved on Friday a bill to extend legal residence to the Dominican-born children of undocumented migrants. The bill was passed unanimously in two consecutive readings after lawmakers decided to fast-track the measure introduced Thursday by President Danilo Medina's government. continue reading »

4 Women Arrested for Turning Kids Into Beggars

4 Women Arrested for Turning Kids Into Beggars

The Dominican Attorney General's Office arrested four women who used five children to beg for money on the streets of this capital. continue reading »

DR to Naturalize Dominican-Born Haitians

DR to Naturalize Dominican-Born Haitians

The government of the Dominican Republic on Thursday sent a bill to Congress that would extend legal residence to the Dominican-born children of undocumented migrants. continue reading »

Dominican Singer Sonia Silvestre Dies at 61

Dominican Singer Sonia Silvestre Dies at 61

Dominican singer Sonia Silvestre has died in Santo Domingo after having two strokes, her husband said. She was 61. continue reading »

52 Undocumented Migrants Detained by Dominican Navy

52 Undocumented Migrants Detained by Dominican Navy

The navy of the Dominican Republic announced Wednesday that it detained 52 undocumented migrants from Haiti and Cuba who were trying to travel illegally to the neighboring island of Puerto Rico, a U.S. commonwealth. continue reading »