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Experts Find Teen Pregnancy Rate in Dominican Republic Alarming

Experts Find Teen Pregnancy Rate in Dominican Republic Alarming

The incidence of teenage pregnancy in the Dominican Republic is between 25 percent and 30 percent, an alarming level, according to two experts consulted Thursday by Efe. continue reading »

Dominican Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison for Puerto Rican Identity Fraud Scheme

Dominican Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison for Puerto Rican Identity Fraud Scheme

A Dominican national was sentenced Friday to serve 42 months in prison for her role in trafficking the identities of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens and corresponding identity documents, announced the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney of the District of Puerto Rico; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS); the U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS); and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI). continue reading »

JUST IN:  Tropical Storm Gabrielle Forming Near Puerto Rico

JUST IN:  Tropical Storm Gabrielle Forming Near Puerto Rico

The U.S. National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm advisory for Tropical Storm Gabrielle forming south of Puerto Rico. The storm started as a tropical depression with sustained winds of 35 mph. continue reading »

Papal Nuncio, Ordained by Pope John II, Removed from Dominican Republican Amidst Pedophile Claims

Papal Nuncio, Ordained by Pope John II, Removed from Dominican Republican Amidst Pedophile Claims

The Vatican has removed and ordered back to Rome the papal nuncio in the Dominican Republic, Archbishop Josef Wesolowski. continue reading »

Massive Marlin Jumps into Boat Near Dominican Republic  (VIDEO)

Massive Marlin Jumps into Boat Near Dominican Republic (VIDEO)

A group of fisherman out near the Dominican Republic managed to get an interesting "catch" on video. On Thursday, Florida's Bobby Jacobsen was out on his 62-foot boat, the Marlin Darlin continue reading »

Pregnant 10-Year-Old to Receive Help From Domincan Gov’t

Pregnant 10-Year-Old to Receive Help From Domincan Gov’t

The pregnancy of a 10-year-old girl in San Cristobal, a province in the southern Dominican Republic, is a "real tragedy," Public Health and Social Assistance Minister Freddy Hidalgo said Sunday. continue reading »

Dominican Man Passes Out Drunk, Wakes Up to Missing Penis

Dominican Man Passes Out Drunk, Wakes Up to Missing Penis

A Dominican man was recently horrified after awaking from a night of drinking to discover to his penis was gone. Geraldo Ramos, 64, told local Noticias Sin last week that he had been drinking heavily when he passed out drunk. continue reading »

Yaritza Reyes Named 2013 Miss Dominican Republic

Yaritza Reyes Named 2013 Miss Dominican Republic

The representative of the western Dominican province of Elias Piña was elected Miss Dominican Republic 2013 on the weekend. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Inaugurates $6M Solar Energy Plant

Dominican Republic Inaugurates $6M Solar Energy Plant

President Danilo Medina inaugurated the $6 million solar energy plant at the Cibao International Airport in the northern Dominican Republic. The 1.5 MW power plant has 5,880 solar panels that generate electricity. continue reading »

Dominican Pregnant Teen Denied Medical Treatment to Protect Fetus Dies

Dominican Pregnant Teen Denied Medical Treatment to Protect Fetus Dies

A Dominican woman announced Monday that she filed charges against the hospital where her pregnant teenage daughter died after doctors delayed treatment for the girl's leukemia as a result of concerns about the effects on the fetus. continue reading »

4.9 Earthquake Rattles Dominican Republic this Morning

4.9 Earthquake Rattles Dominican Republic this Morning

The Dominican Republic is reporting an earthquake measured at 4.9 struck about 2 hours ago, local time 10 am, near San Francisco de Macoris, Duarte. continue reading »

“Kidnapped For Christ” Kids sent to Abusive school in Dominican Republic (VIDEO)

“Kidnapped For Christ” Kids sent to Abusive school in Dominican Republic (VIDEO)

Kidnapped for Christ is a feature-length documentary film, which follows the stories of several American teenagers who were sent to an Evangelical Christian reform school located in The Dominican Republic called “Escuela Caribe.” continue reading »

Over 20 Undocumented Dominicans Make It to Puerto Rico on Homemade Raft

Over 20 Undocumented Dominicans Make It to Puerto Rico on Homemade Raft

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents detained 25 undocumented Dominicans in Camuy, a town on the northern coast of Puerto Rico. continue reading »

Top 5 Deadliest Countries to Drive In Latin America

Top 5 Deadliest Countries to Drive In Latin America

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a report revealing various components of driving safety ranging from seat belt legislation to drunk driving laws. continue reading »

How Will an Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador Fare in the Dominican Republic??

How Will an Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador Fare in the Dominican Republic??

President Obama has announced James “Wally” Brewster, Jr. as his choice for U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic. It is an interesting choice that could either be historic or hysterically wrong. continue reading »