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Dominican Mother and Daughter Amongst Those Rescued in Capsized Cruise Ship

Dominican Mother and Daughter Amongst Those Rescued in Capsized Cruise Ship

Dominican Republic passengers Raysa Otanez and Rayrub Torres are enroute to their home country after surviving the capsizing of the Costa Concorida cruise ship. continue reading »

Dominican Reports 5-Year, $500 Million Investment to Combat Cholera is Paying Off

Dominican Reports 5-Year, $500 Million Investment to Combat Cholera is Paying Off

Following up on a government announcement that US$500 million would be spent to rid the country of cholera in the next five years, Listin Diario reports that during a visit made to specialized cholera centers early this week there were practically no patients. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Repatriates 1st Group Deported from U.S. in 2012, 132 Ex-Convicts

Dominican Republic Repatriates 1st Group Deported from U.S. in 2012, 132 Ex-Convicts

The Dominican Republic repatriated the first group of Dominican citizen’s deported from the U.S. – 132 criminals. This first group arrived yesterday at Las Americas Airport on a special plane chartered by Immigration and Naturalization Service. continue reading »

Lawyer Recognizes His Client During Armed Robbery Proceeds to Shoot him Dead

Lawyer Recognizes His Client During Armed Robbery Proceeds to Shoot him Dead

A lawyer in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic apparently shot three robbers, one of which was his client. continue reading »

Earthquake in Dominican Republic Triggers Heart Attack in 47-Year-Old Man

Earthquake in Dominican Republic Triggers Heart Attack in 47-Year-Old Man

A 47-year-old Dominican died of a heart attack brought on by his reaction to a magnitude-5.3 earthquake that struck the Caribbean nation, the press said. continue reading »

Chicago Cubs’ Dominican Shortstop Starlin Castro Being Accused of 2011 Sexual Assault

Chicago Cubs’ Dominican Shortstop Starlin Castro Being Accused of 2011 Sexual Assault

Police are reportedly looking to ask Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro some questions about an incident that allegedly happened in the fall. An unidentified woman in her 20s has alleged that on the continue reading »

Mario Vargas Llosa Honored in Dominican Republican, Praises Country’s ‘Hold’ on Democracy

Mario Vargas Llosa Honored in Dominican Republican, Praises Country’s ‘Hold’ on Democracy

Nobel Prize for Literature laureate Mario Vargas Llosa said on Wednesday, December 28, 2010 upon receiving an honorary degree from UNSPEC, that the Dominican Republic has become an example for Latin America continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Dominican Man Kills Teenaged Ex-Wife, Mayor and Later Himself

LATINO BLOTTER: Dominican Man Kills Teenaged Ex-Wife, Mayor and Later Himself

A man in the Dominican Republic area of El Seibo is believed to have killed his young ex-wife, the mayor and himself leaving many in the area wondering why. continue reading »

Romeo Santos tops Billboard Charts with Collaboration with Usher- “Promise”

Romeo Santos tops Billboard Charts with Collaboration with Usher- “Promise”

Dominican bachatero Romeo Santos climbed to the top of Billboard's Latin Songs chart this week with "Promise," his collaboration with R&B titan Usher. Falling one spot were Mexican rockers Mana, whose "El verdadero amor perdona," featuring Prince Royce, stands at No. 2. continue reading »

Romeo Santos’ “Promise” Tops Billboard’s Latin Song Chart

Romeo Santos’ “Promise” Tops Billboard’s Latin Song Chart

Dominican bachatero Romeo Santos climbed to the top of Billboard's Latin Songs chart this week with "Promise," his collaboration with R&B titan Usher. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Cocaine Found Stashed Inside Peeled and Resealed Plantains

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Cocaine Found Stashed Inside Peeled and Resealed Plantains

Plantains are a Dominican Republic staple, consumed at any stage after harvesting - green, semi-ripe or over ripe - and now drug smugglers have found yet another use for them. continue reading »

iTunes Store Opens in Latin America

iTunes Store Opens in Latin America

Yesterday, Latin American iTunes Store users could only download apps for their Apple devices; today, they can purchase music, movies, TV shows and more! At midnight this morning, the iTune continue reading »

Romeo Santos’ 1st Solo Endeavor Tops Billboard Latin Chart

Romeo Santos’ 1st Solo Endeavor Tops Billboard Latin Chart

Billboard's list of best-selling Latin Albums is led again this week by Dominican bachatero Romeo Santos' first solo disc, "Formula: Vol. 1." continue reading »

Revered Haitian-Dominican Advocate, Sonia Pierre Dies at 48

Revered Haitian-Dominican Advocate, Sonia Pierre Dies at 48

Sonia Pierre, the outspoken defender of the rights of Haitians living in the Dominican Republic, died suddenly yesterday of a massive heart attack at the age of 48. continue reading »

Boat Carrying Some 95 Undocumented Dominicans Sinks Enroute to Puerto Rico, 3 Dead, Many Missing

Boat Carrying Some 95 Undocumented Dominicans Sinks Enroute to Puerto Rico, 3 Dead, Many Missing

At least three people died and an undetermined number are missing after a boat carrying some 95 undocumented Dominicans to Puerto Rico sank a few miles off the beach at Matancita, the Dominican Civil Defense agency announced Sunday. continue reading »