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OLYMPICS 2012: Dominican Felix Sanchez Wins Gold in 400m Hurdles

OLYMPICS 2012: Dominican Felix Sanchez Wins Gold in 400m Hurdles

Dominican athlete Felix Sanchez won his second gold medal Monday night at the 2012 London Olympic Games in the 400-meter hurdles, while Puerto Rico's Javier Culson took the bronze. continue reading »

Dominican President Leonel Fernandez Awards Highest Civilian Honor to U.S. DEA Administrator

Dominican President Leonel Fernandez Awards Highest Civilian Honor to U.S. DEA Administrator

Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez today awarded the Order of Merit to DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart for her effort and commitment to battling global drug trafficking. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

The ranking system is based on a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) using a spatial adjusted livability index. The EIU ranked 70 cities internationally, Hong Kong ranked the highest and Harare, Zimbabwe ranked the lowest. The other scores (ie- education) are out of 100. continue reading »

Shipping of Used Clothes to Relatives or Others in Dominican Republic is Now Illegal

Shipping of Used Clothes to Relatives or Others in Dominican Republic is Now Illegal

Effective today the Dominican Republic government has prohibited the importation of used clothes that enter through any Dominican port. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Where is Innovation Happening in Latin America?

INFOGRAPHIC: Where is Innovation Happening in Latin America?

The Global Innovation Index (GII), a composite indicator that ranks countries/economies in terms of their enabling environment to innovation and their innovation outputs. Globally, Latin America ranked between 39 and 118 (out of 141). continue reading »

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

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 »

Dominican Republic’s Abortion Ban Tested with Case of Pregnant Teen with Cancer

Dominican Republic’s Abortion Ban Tested with Case of Pregnant Teen with Cancer

The plight of a pregnant teenager suffering from acute leukemia stirred up anew on Monday the controversy over abortion, which is barred by the Dominican Constitution even in cases where the mother's life is in danger. continue reading »

IACHR Takes On Dominican Republic in Mass Expulsion Case

IACHR Takes On Dominican Republic in Mass Expulsion Case

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) filed an application with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Case No. 12.271, Benito Tide Méndez et al., Dominican Republic. continue reading »

Homeland Secretary Napolitano Visits Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico

Homeland Secretary Napolitano Visits Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner David V. Aguilar and Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Alan Bersin traveled to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and San Juan, Puerto Rico today. continue reading »

Marc Anthony to Host Fundraisers In NY, Chicago, L.A. to Help Fund Dominican Orphanage Project

Marc Anthony to Host Fundraisers In NY, Chicago, L.A. to Help Fund Dominican Orphanage Project

Global pop icon Marc Anthony and entrepreneur Henry Cardenas, president and CEO of Cardenas Marketing Network, announced they will host a series of fundraisers in August to benefit the continue reading »

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

‘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 »

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

Latin America proves to be home to some of the happiest places on earth. While Costa Rica is the global leader, some other countries did not fare as well. continue reading »

Dania Ramirez Says Acting Mirrors Real Life in Dominican Republic

Dania Ramirez Says Acting Mirrors Real Life in Dominican Republic

Dania Ramirez, one of the stars of the film "American Reunion," says that her experiences growing up poor in the Dominican Republic help her develop her characters in movies and on television. "I've had a life of many adventures, a hard life but good at the same time, and all that helps me because to be honest continue reading »

Big Papi, David Ortiz, One Homerun Away From 400

Big Papi, David Ortiz, One Homerun Away From 400

David Ortiz has been red hot all season for the Boston Red Sox. It showed when the Toronto Blue Jays walked Big Papi in his first three at-bats. continue reading »

Latino Blotter:  Liquid Butt Silicone ‘Injecter’ Sentenced to One-Year in Prison

Latino Blotter:  Liquid Butt Silicone ‘Injecter’ Sentenced to One-Year in Prison

Whalesca Castillo was sentenced to one year in prison and ordered to forfeit $100,000 for charges stemming from her illegal injection of liquid silicone into women’s butts as part of an underground business she ran out of her Bronx home. continue reading »