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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 »

Dominican Jose Pimentel Named as NYC Terror Suspect

Dominican Jose Pimentel Named as NYC Terror Suspect

Jose Pimentel, 27, a U.S. Citizen from the Dominican Republic has been arrested in New York City as an alleged terror suspect this evening. NYC officials say Pimentel was an Al Qaeda continue reading »

Dominican Republic Very Advanced in Fighting Child Labor, Dramatic Decreases Seen

Dominican Republic Very Advanced in Fighting Child Labor, Dramatic Decreases Seen

According to the results of a study just published by local authorities, in the past 10 years there has been a 14% reduction of child labor in the Dominican Republic. continue reading »

Dominican Banks Now Required to Report on American’s Bank Accounts

Dominican Banks Now Required to Report on American’s Bank Accounts

Starting on July 1, 2013, banking entities in the Dominican Republic will be asked to report on accounts held by United States citizens in the Dominican Republic. continue reading »

U.S. and Dominican Republic Agree to Share Forfeited Assets from $80 Million Fraud Case

U.S. and Dominican Republic Agree to Share Forfeited Assets from $80 Million Fraud Case

Attorney General Eric Holder joined today with Dominican Prosecutor General Radhamés Jiménez Peña in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to announce continue reading »

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in Dominican Republic

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in Dominican Republic

The Attorney General of the United States is visiting the Dominican Republic this Monday. Eric Holder will meet with President Leonel Fernandez at his office in the Presidential Palace. continue reading »

69 Undocumented Aliens from Dominican Republican Caught on Small Wooden Boat in Puerto Rico

69 Undocumented Aliens from Dominican Republican Caught on Small Wooden Boat in Puerto Rico

A combined effort by law enforcement authorities under the Caribbean Border Interagency Group intercepted this week a “yola” type vessel with 69 undocumented aliens on board seven miles off the northwestern coast of the island. continue reading »

Illegal Immigration to Puerto Rico from Dominican Republic Down

Illegal Immigration to Puerto Rico from Dominican Republic Down

So far in 2011, the Puerto Rican authorities have detained 932 undocumented people trying to get into Puerto Rico. Not all were citizens of the Dominican Republic continue reading »

Dominican Students Stage Their Own #Occupy to Demand Quality Education

Dominican Students Stage Their Own #Occupy to Demand Quality Education

A group of 25 young people calling themselves Los Libertarios occupied the Liceo Republica de Argentina on Calle las Mercedes in the Colonial Zone on Sunday evening continue reading »

New Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Academy in Dominican Republic Open for Business

New Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Academy in Dominican Republic Open for Business

Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club officials, including general manager Doug Melvin, were in Ramon Santana, a municipality northeast of San Pedro de Macoris continue reading »

Dominican Republic to Bestow Actor Danny Glover with Honorary PhD for His International Work

Dominican Republic to Bestow Actor Danny Glover with Honorary PhD for His International Work

US actor and producer Danny Glover, one of the stars invited to the Global Dominican Film Festival which will be held in Santo Domingo from November 15 until 20 continue reading »