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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 »

Andy García, Eva Longoria Shooting Film in The Dominican Republic

Andy García, Eva Longoria Shooting Film in The Dominican Republic

Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria and Forest Whitaker are currently in the Dominican Republic to film part of the action/suspense thriller "The Truth," Diario Libre newspaper said Tuesday. continue reading »

Dominican Republic First Lady to Be Vice Presidential Candidate in Upcoming Election

Dominican Republic First Lady to Be Vice Presidential Candidate in Upcoming Election

The ruling PLD party has proclaimed First Lady Margarita Cedeno de Fernandez as its vice presidential candidate for the next elections in 2012 when her husband's term finishes. continue reading »

Fight in Dominican Prison Leaves 3 Injured, 1 Dead

Fight in Dominican Prison Leaves 3 Injured, 1 Dead

An inmate was stabbed to death and three others injured Friday during a brawl at Dos de Mayo prison in the northern Dominican city of Moca, authorities said. continue reading »

Mirabel Sisters Killed by Dictator Trujillo Remembered Today on International Day of Non-Violence

Mirabel Sisters Killed by Dictator Trujillo Remembered Today on International Day of Non-Violence

Today the world commemorates International Day of Non-Violence against Women, and the Dominican Republic remembers the three Mirabal sisters who were murdered by dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo's henchmen on this day in 1960. continue reading »

Center for Disease Control Issues Outbreak Notice for Cholera in the Dominican Republic

Center for Disease Control Issues Outbreak Notice for Cholera in the Dominican Republic

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) an outbreak of cholera has been ongoing in the Dominican Republic since November 2010. continue reading »

Boston Immigration Sweep Nets 53 Convicted Criminal Aliens, Majority from Dominican Republic

Boston Immigration Sweep Nets 53 Convicted Criminal Aliens, Majority from Dominican Republic

During a four-day targeted enforcement operation in and around Boston that ended Monday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested 53 convicted criminal aliens. continue reading »