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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 »

Pit Bulls Maul Young Child in Dominican Republic

Pit Bulls Maul Young Child in Dominican Republic

A 3-year-old boy in the northeastern town of Las Terrenas died and his mother was seriously injured when they were attacked by three pit-bull dogs, Dominican police said Wednesday. continue reading »

Spanish Authorities Foil Immigration Scheme Involving Dominican Basketball Players

Spanish Authorities Foil Immigration Scheme Involving Dominican Basketball Players

Fifteen Dominicans were arrested for illegally bringing into Spain some of their countrymen by having them pass for professional basketball players, Spanish police said Friday. continue reading »

Dominican Doctors Confirm Presence of Chikungunya Virus

Dominican Doctors Confirm Presence of Chikungunya Virus

The Dominican Health Ministry said Friday that tests taken by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control confirmed the presence of the chikungunya virus in the southern province of San Cristobal. continue reading »

UNESCO Tests Tsunami Warning System in Caribbean Basin

UNESCO Tests Tsunami Warning System in Caribbean Basin

UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, or IOC, conducted an exercise Wednesday to test the tsunami alert system covering 31 Caribbean basin countries, officials said. continue reading »