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Week long violence along the border btw Haiti and DR

Hispaniola is the most criminal island in the Caribbean - Dominicans evacuate consulate as violence in Haiti continues - Dominican truckers protest kidnappings in Haiti......

Read more | 13 Mar 2012
 
3 earthquakes in Dominican Republic 3.7, 4.4 and 4.5 - Large one expected
The first quake felt in Santiago and other nearby localities was detected at just 22 kilometers deep. The second and third earthquake were close to Casa de Campo in La Romana, Dominican Republic. Dominican Republic has “highly dangerous” seismic activity - Devastating earthquake expected but response agency NOT ready!!
Read more | 13 Mar 2012
 
Dominican baseball star lucky to be alive after car accident in Dom Rep
This can easily happen to you! -  Santo Manzanillo realizes he is lucky to be alive, much less throwing a baseball pain-free in the Milwaukee Brewers' spring camp. He turned his Hummer sharply to avoid a collision but the vehicle went into a ditch and rolled several times, ejecting him through the sun roof. Not-so-friendly passers-by looted his damaged vehicle while Manzanillo was being treated, taking $300 in cash, all of his baseball equipment, his wallet and cellphone!
Read more | 14 Mar 2012
 
Dominican man kills ex over Facebook photo
One of the latest facebook-related violence occured this week in a Santo Domingo motel, where a young man murdered his wife and later committed suicide after seeing a picture of her with another man on the social network. Valentin Nuñez Luciano, 26, shot and killed Marleni Suero Amador, 25, with a 9mm Bersa pistol, the same gun he used to kill himself immediately after......
Read more | 13 Mar 2012
 
US “endemic corruption” in DR, Even beans become a Government scandal (UPDATE)
US “endemic corruption” label for DR! - Agribusiness leaders say top officials head import mafia.  Dominican President´s Statements in Congress Questioned, his speech do not adjust to reality.... The President’s close friend in yet another scandal, Diario Libre reports....  The PLD government is out of control, President Leonel has plain and simply fucked up......
Read more | 15 Mar 2012
 
Dominican judges sentence US-DR singer to 6 years for smuggling heroin in stomach

Singer to six years in prison for drug trafficking for trying to smuggle more than a kilogram of heroin in his stomach on board a U.S.-bound flight. Bachata singer Jaime Vargas was arrested in 2010 at Santo Domingo’s airport when a couple of pellets he had swallowed burst....... 5 Dominicans accused in drug killings sentenced in the "Pablo Escobar of the Caribbean" case

Read more | 12 Mar 2012
 
Consumer Rights warns judges about propane stations caught cheating
The warning comes in the heels of a challenge filed by the station ONE in the Superior Arbitration Court against the Resolution to fine it 100 minimum wages (RD$511,750) for fraud against consumers. Also charged with fraud have been the stations Lusergas Galan, Credigas, Asogas and Supligas, all fined RD$511,750 each.......
Read more | 12 Mar 2012
 
Vicini Group vs Roco Ki Bankrupt?
International media finally picked up the fact that Roco Ki is the second huge development in the Punta Cana area to fail. Has the Vicini's, the biggest industrial group in the Dominican Republic forced investors out and stopped local media from reporting on Roco Ki after they invested USD 110 million?  What happened to the foreign buyers deposits supposed to be protected by escrow accounts......?
Read more | 09 Apr 2012
 
U.S. Secret Service joins probe into counterfeit US$3.0M seized
Two U.S. Secret Service agents are in the country investigating, with Dominican authorities, the discovery of a house near El Higüero International Airport, where at least US$3.0 million were counterfeited and also served as storage for cocaine. The agents Pedro J. Gomez and Waldemar Blakely believe that the bogus money was taken to New York, New Jersey and Miami......
Read more | 27 Feb 2012
 
Amnesty International to DR, End police abuse to comply with UN treaty
The Dominican Republic must break with its shameful practise of police abuse now it has ratified the UN Convention against Torture, Amnesty International said.Victims of police torture in the Dominican Republic must have access to justice and be given adequate reparations for their suffering! See pictures of victims of torture and ill-treatment by police in Dominican Republic......
Read more | 23 Feb 2012
 
Univision: the US pulls visas of 4 officials close to Dominican President - UPDATE
Around US$1.06 billion illegal money is laundered yearly in the Dominican Republic, or nearly 2% of the Gross Domestic Product and comes from corruption, tax evasion and the underworld. The United States has cancelled the visa of president Leonel Fernandez’s two top security officials, former Armed Forces Minister Manuel de Jesus Florentino, and a former Chief of the National Police Transparency International says the Justice Ministry must do more......
Read more | 12 Mar 2012
 
Bounced out of the US, local gangsters set up shop in Spain, ABC.es.
Two gangs of Dominican contract killers and thieves which assault houses of rival cartels of compatriots, steal their drugs to sell in Latin American enclaves in Madrid, Spain news source ABC.es denounced yesterday. Dominican agents suspect drug deals with bogus US$3.0M seized......
Read more | 22 Feb 2012
 
Vicini Family Is Abusing Haitians To Death In DR
The Vicini Family Is The Roots Of Haitians's Problems In DR - If Haitians deed not have cold nose like dogs they shouldn't put Dominican Republic sugar in their mouth. Sugar from Dominican Republic should taste better in every Haitian mouth in Haiti even Haitians abroads should have a bitter taste in their mouth......
Read more | 22 Feb 2012
 
Population changes can increase potential for racial tension, black is black
The number of blacks in Hazleton grew by 500 percent over the last decade, the number of Dominicans in the city increased 19-fold. Dominicans shun their African roots and embrace their European ancestors. "Unfortunately, many people of the nation neglect their African ancestry,".......
Read more | 22 Feb 2012
 
Pregnant Dominican woman shot outside school in New York
The pregnant woman, Daisy Torres was shot outside school by estranged husband lived in fear. Jealous husband says he was determined to shoot her dead. Juan Torres, 62, squeezed off one round from a .22-caliber pistol and hit her in the chest about 2:15 p.m., cops said......
Read more | 22 Feb 2012
 
Coast Guard Repatriates 21 Dominicans
The Coast Guard Cutter Chincoteague repatriated 21 Dominicans and one Haitian to the Dominican Republic Saturday. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Puerto Rico agreed to prosecute nine other Dominicans of which six are to face charges for illegal entry and three others for illegal reentry into a United States Territory......
Read more | 16 Feb 2012
 
Dominican SWAT police raid news site to hide truth about corruption, First Lady bank acc
Julio Cury is the attorney for Jose Angel Gomez, who runs elsiglo21.com. He says officers took documents, videos and computer equipment on Saturday. No one has been charged. General Prosecutor Radhames Jimenez said earlier this week that the emails of First Lady Margarita Cedeno and other government officials were hacked into recently. He did not say Gomez was tied to those incidents....... According to DR news the First Lady has a private bank account in Denmark with over EUR 40 million, making her one of the richest First Ladies in the world!! And she spends over USD 2 million on transportation....!!!!
Read more | 19 May 2012
 
Fly to Dominican Republic and get your divorce in 10 minutes, maybe
U.K. Package tour company offers unhappy couples chance to divorce in just ten minutes during their Caribbean break to Dominican Republic...... Mariah Carey and record company executive Tommy Mottola ended their marriage in the Dominican Republic.
Read more | 12 Feb 2012
 
Swindled Major League Baseball player also demands investment protection
INVESTOR WARNING - Major League Baseball player Julio Lugo, swindled out of RD$50.0 million (US$1.2 million) in the Dominican Republic. “This sends a bad message not only to Major Leagues players, but also to foreign investors afraid of investing their money in the country, fearing that what happened me can happen to them.” He said.....
Read more | 10 Feb 2012
 
Top Spanish hoteliers also say the country lacks legal security
INVESTOR WARNING - The Spanish hotel chain Grupo Barceló on Wednesday joined a growing choir of foreign companies which have complained of a lack of requested legal security for foreign investment, just two months after a similar complaint by the Ambassador from the United Kingdom.......
Read more | 10 Feb 2012
 
Dominicans March against Canadian Mining Company
Dominican Broad Front of Popular Struggle (FALPO) will march on Wednesday against the Canadian mining company Barrick Gold, in defense of the environment. FALPO demands the termination of Barrick Gold's contract with the Dominican State. The protest, called "Life is Worth More Than Gold", aims to draw the Dominican people's attention on the plunder of the country's natural resources.......
Read more | 09 Feb 2012
 
Huge drug ring shipping tons of cocaine from Casa de Campo - Bought from Cali Cartel
National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) yesterday busted an international drug trafficking ring based in the country’s icon resort Casa de Campo. It arrested 29 people and seized two villas, two apartments, a yacht, a freighter used to transport fuel and molasses to Caribbean islands, and an airplane. DEA “Operation earthquake” had the ring under surveillance for a year......
Read more | 08 Feb 2012
 
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