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Albert Pujols is Back

Albert Pujols is Back

Albet Pujols hit his 11th homerun in the Angles 12-5 win over the Giants yesterday. continue reading »

Cuban Outfielder  Yasel Puig Defects to Mexico, U.S. Baseball Awaits Him

Cuban Outfielder Yasel Puig Defects to Mexico, U.S. Baseball Awaits Him

Cuban outfielder Yasel Puig has defected from Cuba and is in the process of establishing residency in Mexico. The 21 –year-old made a name for himself playing for the Cuba's Junior National team. continue reading »

Dominican Schools Will Accept Undocumented Foreign Students

Dominican Schools Will Accept Undocumented Foreign Students

In Santo Domingo this week, the Ministry of Education along with the Department of Migration agreed to continue accepting foreign undocumented students for an indefinite period of time. continue reading »

3 Foreign Nationals Charged in Multi-million Dollar Counterfeiting Scheme

3 Foreign Nationals Charged in Multi-million Dollar Counterfeiting Scheme

A federal indictment unsealed this week, charges three foreign nationals in a sophisticated counterfeiting operation uncovered through a 17-month undercover operation, spanning two continents. The charges are the results of an extensive investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Secret Service. continue reading »

U.S. Customs Seizes $7.3 Million Worth of Cocaine

U.S. Customs Seizes $7.3 Million Worth of Cocaine

On May 29, Customs and Border Protection officers at the Miami Seaport discovered approximately 459 pounds of cocaine hidden in a container at the Port of Miami. While inspecting containers at the Miami seaport CBP officers identified suspect suspicious boxes in a container which a CBP canine subsequently alerted to for the presence of narcotics. continue reading »

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and the Caribbean face annual damages in the order of $100 billion by 2050 from diminishing agricultural yields, disappearing glaciers, flooding, droughts and other events triggered by a warming planet, according to the findings of a new report to be released at the Rio+20 summit. continue reading »

Clash Between Protestors and Police Leave 3 Dead, 8 Wounded

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

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 »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin American Drinking Habits

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin American Drinking Habits

Costa Rica’s Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), compiled a report regarding "Alcohol Drinking Patterns in Latin America." This study was based on nationwide surveys conducted in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Dominican Republic and Venezuela. continue reading »

Two-Time World Series Champ Pedro Borbon Dies at 65

Two-Time World Series Champ Pedro Borbon Dies at 65

Former MLB pitcher Pedro Borbon lost his battle with cancer and died on Monday, according to the Cincinnati Reds. continue reading »

Dominican Model Wants Bigger Share of Dead Jose Lima’s MLB Estate

Dominican Model Wants Bigger Share of Dead Jose Lima’s MLB Estate

Deceased MLB pitcher Jose Lima name is back in the news because he had six children with six different women and they want money from his estate. continue reading »

Ana Gabriel to Perform in Dominican Republic and Record New Album

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 »

5-Year-Old Dominican Boy Carries Out Execution Hit

5-Year-Old Dominican Boy Carries Out Execution Hit

Dominican Republic authorities are investigating the shooting death of Arsenio Diaz Rodriguez, 53, as an ordered execution carried out by a five-year-old. continue reading »

Marlin’s Relief Pitcher Leo Nunez Returns to U.S. as Juan Carlos Oviedo

Marlin’s Relief Pitcher Leo Nunez Returns to U.S. as Juan Carlos Oviedo

The baseball career of Leo Nunez turned into the curious case of Juan Carlos Oviedo. continue reading »

Venezuelans and Domincan Men Drink the Most According to Latin America Study

Venezuelans and Domincan Men Drink the Most According to Latin America Study

According to a study by Costa Rica’s Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), Venezuelans overall consume the most alcohol, with Dominican men coming in second. continue reading »