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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 »

Dominican Republic’s Exuberant Ecotourism Provides Countless Escapes

Dominican Republic’s Exuberant Ecotourism Provides Countless Escapes

Dominican Republic is the Caribbean's most bio-diverse country, with 25 percent of its lush land and pristine coastline protected as national parks, reserves and sanctuaries. With the creation of the Dominican Republic's Marine Mammal Sanctuary continue reading »

Oscar de la Renta to Launch Another Fragrance, This One Aimed for Brides

Oscar de la Renta to Launch Another Fragrance, This One Aimed for Brides

Iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta is getting ready to launch another fragrance, this one is for brides. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Baseball Hall of Fame Says No to Sammy Sosa and Others, Low Vote Count

JUST IN:  Baseball Hall of Fame Says No to Sammy Sosa and Others, Low Vote Count

The Baseball Hall of Fame will not included Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa as well as other players tainted by scandal. The Hall of Fame said no also to Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens amidst a low vote count year. continue reading »

Thousands of Haitians Turned Away at Dominican Border

Thousands of Haitians Turned Away at Dominican Border

Thousands of Haitian immigrants are remaining on Monday on the bridge separating their country from the Dominican Republic to protest the refusal of authorities to allow them to enter this country because their documents are not in order. continue reading »