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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 »

Male Model and Surfer Arrested in Dominican Republic for Selling ‘Cigar-Sized’ Joints

Male Model and Surfer Arrested in Dominican Republic for Selling ‘Cigar-Sized’ Joints

Dominican Republic authorities are reporting that Richard Michael Spelman, a California surf instructor and male model can be detained for a year without bail, while prosecutors prepare a drug trafficking case against him. continue reading »

Dominican Capital of Santo Domingo to be Upgraded with $31.5 Investment

Dominican Republic: One in Ten Murders Committed by Police, Accused of Brutality

Dominican Republic: One in Ten Murders Committed by Police, Accused of Brutality

More than one in ten of all murders in the Dominican Republic, a popular Caribbean tourist destination, are committed by the police, Amnesty International said in a new report today. continue reading »

Luxury Private Plane Stolen and Flown out of Dominican Republic Prompting TSA Investigation

Luxury Private Plane Stolen and Flown out of Dominican Republic Prompting TSA Investigation

The Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC) and state security bodies are investigating the theft of a private plane from La Isabela International Airport in northern Santo Domingo. continue reading »

Bill Gates Foundation Produces Telenovela to Help Economically Empower Women in Central America

Bill Gates Foundation Produces Telenovela to Help Economically Empower Women in Central America

The Bill Gates Foundation and Women's World Banking (WWB), a non-profit microfinance organization that works globally to economically empower poor women and their families, are behind a new soap opera that will air in the Dominican Republic on October 24. continue reading »