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Drugs floating all over the Dominican Republic (UPDATE)
Welcome to Little Mexico!! The National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) arrested two brothers wanted in the United States on at least by at least 12 drug trafficking charges together with other Dominicans for allegedly distributing heroin, cocaine and methamphetamines in New York and adjacent cities.......  Spanish agents seized 708 kilos of cocaine hidden in a container full of coconuts from Dominican Republic   Spain nabs 4 Dominicans in US$17M money laundering bust  !!
Read more | 07 May 2012
 
US gambling raid finds hidden network
Illegal US spinoffs of the Dominican Republic’s national lottery!! The arrest of a dozen people over the weekend in connection with an alleged illegal gambling network has shed light on an underground economy. Dominicans constitute a sizable percentage of the Latino population across North Jersey...... Dominican Republic’s is the only Lottery to go broke!!
Read more | 03 May 2012
 
Cabarete Mayor stages another violent incident
Another PLD clown on the loose!! According to the complaint Ambiorix Vargas and two other people in a car passed closed to Gabriel Mora’s (Canoa) SUV on March 15 near 5pm, when the Mayor pulled a pistol and fired three times until bystanders managed to stop him. Vargas said his car has three bullet holes from the gun fired....
Read more | 03 May 2012
 
Dominican Republic is Hit by 6 Quakes in the Last Hours
This is most intense seismic activity recorded in less than 24 hours, preliminary reports from the Seismological Institute indicate. Dominican Republic has “highly dangerous” seismic activity - Devastating earthquake expected but response agency NOT ready!!
Read more | 03 May 2012
 
Dominican Watchdog, 3 years of truth about DR
We celebrate more than 1000 articles on 40 domains and blogs, 1020 tweets, 2200 friends on facebook and almost 900 complaints from defrauded and unhappy investors and visitors to the Dominican Republic. Dominican Watchdog promise to be more aggressive in the years to come!! 2012 is about the sugar problems......
Read more | 30 Apr 2012
 
Dominican journalist’s alleged killer is also wanted in Puerto Rico
Leonel Fernandez killed the Press Freedom!! Puerto Rico authorities notified Dominican pars that the fugitive Avelino Castro Garcia, wanted in the death of the journalist Wild Silvestre, has two cases pending in the island. Citizens for Democracy say the pressure brought to bear on Piera and the alleged police persecution of her sources are among the worst forms of censorship of the press and repression against journalistic criticism.......
Read more | 21 Apr 2012
 
Travel Warning, Dominican Republic probe cholera outbreak
Health officials are investigating what could be a new cholera outbreak in the northern Dominican Republic, where one woman died and more than 200 people have sought medical attention, Health Minister Bautista Rojas said Thursday...... Also Mosquito-borne diseases under attack in Haiti, Dominican Republic. Hispaniola is the only island in the Caribbean where malaria is endemic.....
Read more | 20 Apr 2012
 
More U.S. seniors being targeted by phone scammers, police chief says
Thousands of fraud transfers to Dominican Republic by Western Union - Police Chief Thomas Trachta said phone scam artists are calling borough residents and claiming to be family members, usually grandchildren, who are in trouble and in need of money. The scammers then request the funds be wired to an account in the Dominican Republic.......
Read more | 20 Apr 2012
 
Diplomat Murdered in Dominican Republic(Update)
55-year-old Julia Ou was a press secretary at the Taiwanese Embassy in the Dominican Republic and member of the Tzu Chi Foundation, one of Taiwan's biggest charities. She was involved in overseas compatriot affairs who had served in the Caribbean country for more than a year before she was found stabbed to death at her home in Santo Domingo...... UPDATE - According to officials familiar with Latin American affairs, law and order in the region is unsatisfactory because of the prevalence of drug-related crime.......

 

Read more | 19 Apr 2012
 
TRAVEL WARNING: Canadian tourist got rabies in Dominican Republic
Toronto Public Health confirmed Tuesday that a local resident who was recently in the Dominican Republic has contracted a case of rabies. For privacy reasons, the health department said it could not release any information about the person, but CBC News reported a 41-year-old man is being treated for rabies and that it is the first such case in Toronto in more than eight decades......
Read more | 18 Apr 2012
 
Stop Dominican Sugar Slavery - Know The Truth About The Sugar You Eat
Dominican Watchdog has initiated an international campaign to gain attention to the poor conditions and salaries of sugar cane workers in the Dominican Republic. See all the people lobbied by Fanjul's to keep their monopoly prices and subsides. Americans pay twice the world market price for sugar: Know The Truth About The Sugar You Eat - Boycott Cheerios, Boycott Haagen-Dazs, Boycott Betty Crocker, Boycott Kraft Foods, Boycott Hershey's, Boycott Domino Sugar.....
Read more | 20 Apr 2012
 
Eye Opening Experience in the Dominican Republic!!
Twenty-nine students from Estevan, Canada on a mission in the Dominican Republic. They've helped out in the sugar cane fields, helped clean up a slum in Santo Domingo. Lane Frasz is one of the students, said that it was depressing seeing how the people live in their subpar living conditions...... 
Read more | 16 Apr 2012
 
Dominican officials say ex-official in Haiti plot
Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest - PLD vs PRD part 2 !!!  - The justice minister in the Dominican Republic has accused a former military officer Col. Pedro Julio Goico of involvement in an alleged plot to destabilize the government of neighboring Haiti. Goico was an aide to former Dominican President Hipolito Mejia. The former president on Friday denied the existence of any plot and called the allegations absurd....... Listen to the telephone conversation!!
Read more | 14 Apr 2012
 
Ex president Hipolito insults US President Obama
Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest - PLD vs PRD !!! The PLD is seeking to capitalize on a 2004 video where then-President Hipolito Mejia on the re-election campaign trail in the Bronx, New York mentions President Barack Obama, referring to his African heritage. Mejia was appealing to a group of supporters in New York, saying that anyone could become President if Obama could. Watch the video......
Read more | 14 Apr 2012
 
Police see murdered lawyer linked to Puerto Rican kingpin
Welcome to "Little Mexico" -  Famous Dominican defense lawyer Jose Antonio Evangelista killed "gang land style" in upscale part of Santo Domingo. Evangelista’s body had four bullet wounds, although the authorities found 28 shells at the scene of the crime, the Plaza ATH on the busy thoroughfare, 27 de Febrero, in Piantini....... Apart from a few sandy beaches the DR is all about drugs, corruption and dirty money today!
Read more | 14 Apr 2012
 
U.S. Students combat pain and poverty in Dominican Republic
"In a week, we experienced poverty, pain and emotional conflict too gripping to forget," said Allegra. "The food outreach was both exciting and tragic," said co-leader Kristen Ronca...... "I knew this would be the first time in years that many of these community members would see a dentist or have access to medical supplies, contraceptives and toys"......
Read more | 13 Apr 2012
 
Dominican admits guilt in U.S. driver's license scam

Adalberto Medina admitted that he conspired with others, including a DMV official, to sell fraudulent licenses. Medina pleaded guilty as part of a plea bargain to a count of conspiracy to commit bribery and two counts of bribery in official and political matters. He faces deportation to his native Dominican Republic after admitting his guilt...... U.S. deports another 100 Dominican ex cons!!

Read more | 09 Apr 2012
 
Top Dominican official confirms arrest of Mexican cartel chief’s pilot
Welcome to Little Mexico - The pilot of Joaquin “Chapo” Guzmán, head of the Sinaloa Cartel  and one of the world’s powerful drug lords, for whom the United States offers a US$30.0 million reward, has been arrested in the Dominican Republic. Castillo questioned opposition PRD party presidential candidate Hipolito Mejia’s recent trip to a major agribusiness fair in Sinaloa, which he affirms is also a gathering spot for top drug traffickers......
Read more | 09 Apr 2012
 
Body of Murdered Spanish Businessman Found in Dominican Republic
Several Dominicans wanted in this case - A Spanish woman had the 57 year old Crespo killed at the request of another unidentified Spanish citizen who offered 10 million pesos (about $256,000) for the businessman’s death, paying 40,000 pesos (about $1,000) up front, a police spokesman said. She was Crespo's former partner in a restaurant in Playa Bavaro.......
Read more | 09 Apr 2012
 
The Truth About DR, Tweet #1000 by Dominican Watchdog

Today Dominican Watchdog released tweet #1000 on twitter about fraud, corruption, drugs and killing of tourists in the Dominican Republic..... Nobody get the truth out like we do - Shooting the messenger does not make the problems go away!!!!....

Read more | 04 Apr 2012
 
Quack surgeon sent back to Dominican Republic after disfiguring women
It's back to the Dominican Republic for the illegal plastic surgeon Hector Cabral, who lured Latina women from Manhattan salons to Santo Domingo for cheap liposuctions that left them near death and permanently disfigured. He pleaded guilty in October to unauthorized practice of medicine -- for signing women up for the surgeries in New York......... Lucky for NY he can't return to the US for 3 years!!
Read more | 04 Apr 2012
 
Spanish police bust Dominican drug traffickers
According to the police the network was run by a Dominican woman and in the operation, which included the search of 10 homes, were seized 60 kilos of substances used to falsify cocaine, 1.5 kilos of cocaine, 7,200 euros, and other evidence. The network, composed of persons of Dominican origin, brought the drug from the Dominican Republic in small quantities using "mules" and their luggage......
Read more | 04 Apr 2012
 
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