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Dominican Bodega Owner Pedro Quezada Wins $338.3M Jackpot

Dominican Bodega Owner Pedro Quezada Wins $338.3M Jackpot

The man believed to be the winner of the fourth largest jackpot in Powerball history is New Jersey bodega owner Pedro Quezada. The 44-year-old Dominican-born father of five says continue reading »

Dominican Republic Beats Puerto Rico to Win World Baseball Classic

Dominican Republic Beats Puerto Rico to Win World Baseball Classic

The Dominican Republic came out on top in the third edition of the World Baseball Classic, shutting out Puerto Rico 3-0 in the final to complete its undefeated run to the championship. continue reading »

Dominican Republic v Puerto Rico in World Baseball Classic Final

Dominican Republic v Puerto Rico in World Baseball Classic Final

In Latino Sports News, it will be Puerto Rico facing the Dominican Republic in the final World Baseball Classic. Dominican Republic won over the Netherlands to secure a spot in the finals. continue reading »

Obama Nominates Thomas Perez for Labor Secretary

Obama Nominates Thomas Perez for Labor Secretary

President Obama has nominated Thomas Perez, currently at the Department of Justice (DOJ), to be his Labor Secretary. Perez, 51, requires Senate approval for the cabinet position – should he obtain it he will be the first Hispanic in Obama’s second-term cabinet. continue reading »

Dominican Gold Medalist Felix Sanchez Honored with Laureus Sports Awards

Dominican Gold Medalist Felix Sanchez Honored with Laureus Sports Awards

In Latino sports news, outstanding athletes were honored in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the Laureus Sports Awards. Dominican gold medalist, Dominican Felix Sanchez, received the comeback athlete of the year. continue reading »

Dominican Boy Being Cured of Disfigurement Thanks to Modern Medicine

Dominican Boy Being Cured of Disfigurement Thanks to Modern Medicine

Dominican toddler Joel de la Rosa is surrounded by people wanting to improved his quality of life, including Dr. Alejandro Berenstein, who on Tuesday performed a modern procedure on the boy to correct a malformation of his face. continue reading »

Hispanic Standout: Dr. Alejandro Berenstein and the Vascular Birthmark Institute

Hispanic Standout: Dr. Alejandro Berenstein and the Vascular Birthmark Institute

Dr. Alejandro Berenstein and the Vascular Birthmark Institute are making all the difference in the world for a 2-year-old Dominican boy. Joel de la Rosa is getting a facial malformation fixed thanks to Berenstein and the Healing the Children organization. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Dominican Republic on Your 168th Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Dominican Republic on Your 168th Year of Independence

Today, all of Dominican Republic is celebrating and rejoicing its 168-year old independence from Spain. Columbus arrived in 1492 making this the site of the first permanent European settlement in the Americas. continue reading »

Woman’s Pet in Dominican Republic Found to be Rare and Endangered Solenodon

Woman’s Pet in Dominican Republic Found to be Rare and Endangered Solenodon

A woman in Dominican Republic was found to have the rare and endangered solenodon as a house pet. The nocturnal solenodon lives in caves but was kept tied to a banana tree, now is at National Zoo. continue reading »

Marc Anthony’s Maestro Cares Receives $150K Donation from Goya Foods

Marc Anthony’s Maestro Cares Receives $150K Donation from Goya Foods

Goya Foods will donate $150,000 to the Maestro Cares Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Marc Anthony and Henry Cardenas to support the housing and educational needs of orphaned and underprivileged children in developing Latin American countries. continue reading »

Dominican Singer Martha Heredia Arrested for Drug Possession

Dominican Singer Martha Heredia Arrested for Drug Possession

Popular singer Martha Heredia was detained in possession of heroin as she prepared to board a flight at Cibao International Airport in the northern city of Santiago, Dominican authorities said. continue reading »

Dominicans in Puerto Rico Applaud Move to Allow Undocumented to Get Licenses

Dominicans in Puerto Rico Applaud Move to Allow Undocumented to Get Licenses

Groups representing Dominicans living in Puerto Rico on Tuesday welcomed a proposal by the island's government to issue driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Tops List for Traffic Related Deaths

Dominican Republic Tops List for Traffic Related Deaths

The 2012 edition of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) Health in the Americas report includes a list of traffic accident-related deaths, topped by the Dominican Republic, with 32.2 traffic-related deaths per 100,000 inhabitants. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING : Women Attempt to Smuggle Cocaine in Duct Tape Diapers

EXTREME TRAFFICKING : Women Attempt to Smuggle Cocaine in Duct Tape Diapers

Does this drug diaper make my butt look big? Two woman returning to New York after a trip to the Dominican Republic were arrested after Customs continue reading »

Group of U.S. Doctors on Humanitarian Mission in Dominican Republic Robbed at Gunpoint

Group of U.S. Doctors on Humanitarian Mission in Dominican Republic Robbed at Gunpoint

According to local reports in the Dominican Republic, visiting doctors on a medical mission from the US were robbed by two men on motorbikes in Santo Domingo yesterday. continue reading »