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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 »

Mining Accident in Dominican Republic Leads to 3 Deaths

Mining Accident in Dominican Republic Leads to 3 Deaths

Dominican emergency teams on Tuesday are seeking the bodies of two of the three men who died as they were exploring for gold in a deep excavation in Los Jimenez, near the border with Haiti. continue reading »

Visa Forging Ring Uncovered in Dominican Republic

Visa Forging Ring Uncovered in Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic's DNI investigative agency on Monday reported it had busted a ring accused of falsifying the signature of Foreign Minister Carlos Morales Troncoso to produce forged visas. continue reading »

Official: 1 in 5 Dominican Girls Are Mothers or Have Been Pregnant

Official: 1 in 5 Dominican Girls Are Mothers or Have Been Pregnant

About 20 percent of teenage Dominican girls have been pregnant sometime, according to figures revealed by Vice President Margarita Cedeño de Fernandez. continue reading »

Major Changes in Textile Imports Could Benefit Dominican Republic

Major Changes in Textile Imports Could Benefit Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic's textile industry, hampered in recent decades by Chinese competition, has begun growing again and may recover a leadership position thanks to Western companies' declining enthusiasm for sourcing production in Asia, the CEO of Spanish garment technology company Jeanologia told Efe. continue reading »

Dominican President Danilo Medina Will Not Seek Reelection in 2016

Dominican President Danilo Medina Will Not Seek Reelection in 2016

Dominican President Danilo Medina on Thursday ruled out running for a second four-year term in 2016 at a time when some officials of his government and leaders of his party are promoting his reelection. continue reading »

Singer Juan Franciso “El Songo” Santana Dies at 84

Singer Juan Franciso “El Songo” Santana Dies at 84

Dominican singer Juan Francisco Santana died after being in a diabetic coma, his family said. He was 84. continue reading »

Dominicans in the U.S. Send a Fifth of Their Paychecks Back Home

Dominicans in the U.S. Send a Fifth of Their Paychecks Back Home

Among the immigrants who earn the least money in the United States, Dominicans are those who send the largest percentage of their earnings back to their home country, according to Manuel Orozco, a scholar with Inter-American Dialogue. continue reading »

13 Year Old give Birth to Triplets in Dominican Republic

13 Year Old give Birth to Triplets in Dominican Republic

A 13-year-old girl gave birth to triplets in a maternity unit in this capital and both she and the newborns are out of danger, the hospital said Tuesday. The three boys weighed 1.9, 1.4 and 1.7 kilos (4.2, 3.1 and 3.7 pounds) at birth and are the product of a sexual relationship the teenage mother had with a 61-year-old man, who was accused of seducing minors and is now a fugitive. continue reading »

Robinson Cano Signs $240 Million Contract with Seattle Mariners

Robinson Cano Signs $240 Million Contract with Seattle Mariners

Dominican second baseman Robinson Cano has signed a 10-year, $240 million deal - one of the biggest in baseball history - with the Seattle Mariners, who are gambling that the slugger can help lead them to the World Series for the first time. continue reading »

Two Dominicans Implicated in Removing People’s Fingerprints Looking to Avoid Arrest, Deportation

Two Dominicans Implicated in Removing People’s Fingerprints Looking to Avoid Arrest, Deportation

Immigration officials working out of Massachusetts have arrested two Latinos implicated in running an illegal mobile surgical business where they were removing the fingerprints of people trying to avoid arrest and/or deportation. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Prosecutors Conclude Papal Nuncio Sexually Abused Boys

Dominican Republic Prosecutors Conclude Papal Nuncio Sexually Abused Boys

Dominican Republic prosecutors investigating former Archbishop and Papal Nuncio Jozef Wesolowski ,on allegations of child sexual abuse, have concluded he sexually abused at least five boys under age 15. continue reading »