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AGAIN, Two moderate quakes shake Dominican Republic
Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 06:28:20 UTC, Magnitude 5.0 and the other 3.0, according to the US Geodetic Survey. One week ago a larger quake shaked the DR. The tremor shook doors and windows for around 30 seconds - unleashes rockslides, cuts off southern town.... Strong quake would collapse most towers, top engineer says TRAVEL WARNING: Much larger earthquake expected.....!!!
Read more | 20 Jan 2012
 
Exploding black market for HIV medicine btw New York and Dom Rep
Law enforcement experts report that Washington Heights has become the heart of the illegal HIV drug traffic. Mowatt-Wynn says that five or six years ago he first started noticing the unusual business inside the 157th Street subway station on the number 1 train. According to a 2011 report from the World Health Organization at least 45 percent of the HIV/AIDS population in the Dominican Republic had no access to appropriate treatment......
Read more | 20 Jan 2012
 
Dominican child workers vs. SOS Children and other helping organizations
The Dominican Republic is one of the poorest countries in the Caribbean. Around 27 percent of the population live below the poverty line and many children under the age of five still die from malnutrition, gastrointestinal disease and pneumonia.....  US Business Leaders Support a $2 Million Campaign to Help Poor Children in the Dominican Republic, while rich Dominican sugar barons are exploring children and exporting their over priced sugar to American consumers.....


Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/01/17/4193882/business-leaders-support-a-2-million.html#storylink=cpy
Read more | 18 Jan 2012
 
Home buyers demand more security on rising crime in Dom Rep
"Welcome to Little Mexico" - Potential home buyers are increasingly demanding more security  from the projects on increased citizen insecurity nationwide, affirms the Housing Builders and Promoters Association..... When local people are worried, potential foreign buyers should run away !!!
Read more | 18 Jan 2012
 
Cubs’ Castro to be questioned about raping girl in US
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro from Dominican Republic, accused of sexually assaulting a woman more than three months ago, is back in US and will be interviewed by detectives. The woman, who is in her 20s, has claimed that she was drinking with friends at a River North nightclub on the night of Sept. 29 when she met Castro......
Read more | 13 Jan 2012
 
132 Ex-Convicts, 1st Group of Dominicans deported from U.S. in 2012
Welcome Home !! - The Dominican Republic repatriated the first group of Dominican citizen’s deported from the U.S. – 132 criminals came from prisons throughout the U.S.  This group, escorted by eight U.S. federal agents, arrived yesterday at Las Americas Airport on a special plane chartered by Immigration and Naturalization Service....... What crimes will they now do in DR to survive?
Read more | 13 Jan 2012
 
Dog sniffs out 130 pounds of cocaine from Dominican Republic (UPDATE)
The 52 bricks of cocaine were discovered after passengers arriving from the Dominican Republic had picked up their bags in Philadelphia. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Steve Sapp said the seizure was the largest in the history of the airport, and more than twice the size of the previous big haul seized in 2000....... UPDATE - US agents in DR to investigate Dominican local agents, security video deleted in Santo Domingo!! Maybe they ship a bomb next time.....
Read more | 18 Jan 2012
 
Could this man change the mentality in the Dom Rep?
Renowned attorney Announces Presidential Bid and offers Road to Rule of Law for Dominican Republic - Guillermo Moreno García, who served as Attorney General of the Dominican Republic from 1996 to 1997, also was a presidential candidate for the Movement for Independence, Unity and Change (Movimiento Independencia, Unidad y Cambio – MIUCA) during the country’s 2008 elections......
Read more | 12 Jan 2012
 
US Marshals arrest Dominican murder suspect in Boston
"Burgos-Rojas is alleged to have shot his girlfriend to death in December of 2008 in the municipality of Licey al Medio in Santiago Province, Dominican Republic," Sullivan did not release any details on the alleged murder or how U.S. Marshals were able to track down Burgos-Rojas in Lawrence....... In DR Lawyer kills client.......
Read more | 11 Jan 2012
 
A Personal Story, The truth about child workers in Dominican sugar plantations
When documentary photographer Robert Falcetti encountered Dominican sugar cane workers, many of them children, it triggered an instinct to help. “I saw in those children my own kids, and it struck me how different their lives were but how similar their needs are,” said Falcetti. The trip to the plantations wasn’t a planned event, but we came face-to-face with conditions that shouldn’t exist,”...... Join Robert's campaign on Facebook!
Read more | 10 Jan 2012
 
UK fugitive detained in Dominican Republic (UPDATE)
Liberal Democrats' biggest donor arrested in the Dominican Republic. MULTI-millionaire British fraudster Michael Brown A.K.A. "Nick Clegg" and "Darren Nally" has been arrested in Punta Cana after going on the run, police say. Brown was sentenced in his absence to seven years in jail by Southwark Crown Court...... Update - BBC NEWS, Brown jailed for one year in Dom Rep on pending charges......
Read more | 09 Jan 2012
 
Dominican Republic presidential candidate targets reporters
TV reporter Joahnna Pérez denounced Thursday that the bodyguards of Hipolito Mejía “roughed her up” while covering his campaign, and becomes the fourth journalist in just three weeks to complain of rough treatment by the ex President....... Journalist of hacked news source slams Police foot-dragging...... See official list of attacks on, and murders of Dominican journalists!
Read more | 07 Jan 2012
 
World Record, 30.000 burn patients a year in Dom Rep
Listin Diario reports that the Dominican Republic is the only country in the world reporting injuries for electricity theft. DR is the country with the most severe burns, with patients having on average of 48% body burns, while in the US and Europe the average per patient is 30% body burns.......
Read more | 06 Jan 2012
 
Earthquake 5.3 rattled the entire Dominican Republic (UPDATE)
A moderate tremor of 5.3 magnitude has rattled the entire Dominican Republic, at around 5:32am local time. The tremor shook doors and windows for around 30 seconds.... UPDATE - unleashes rockslides, cuts off southern town.... Strong quake would collapse most towers, top engineer says.......TRAVEL WARNING: Much larger earthquake expected.....!!!
Read more | 13 Jan 2012
 
Record, 5000 Dominicans deported from U.S. in just one year

The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) deported during the past year 4.978 Dominican ex-convicts after serving sentences in U.S. jails. They were accused of drug trafficking, homicide, assault, kidnapping, rape, bank fraud, money laundering and other crimes........, back home they will probably have to continue to sell drugs or rob tourists to survive.....

Read more | 05 Jan 2012
 
Antinarcotics’ first 2012 bust: 75K of cocaine at Cap Cana marina
The antinarcotics (DNCD) agency seized around 75 kilos of cocaine in the marina at the resort Cap Cana. It said the drug in 74 packages was in four bags aboard the boat “Millennium,” registry PR-6557-GG also confiscated, while the three men were identified as......., the boat was moored between the marina’s C-19 and C-20 docks.......
Read more | 03 Jan 2012
 
Ferrari 458 Italia in mega crash in Dominican Republic
Farrari accident in Santo Domingo outside Krispy Kreme! The driver was showing off to a girl when he lost control and crashed into a lightpole and then a tree. Alcohol was the cause as the driver left a nightclub with two other 458 Italia’s....... And that's in a country were 70% of the population go hungry to bed!!
Read more | 03 Jan 2012
 
Wikileaks: Fanjuls 'muscled' lawmakers to kill free trade deal
The cables read like a political thriller: In the Dominican Republic, a "small, powerful coterie of infuriated sugar barons" was trying to sabotage a top American priority, a free trade agreement.  The Senate president "does not control the Senate on this issue," PRESIDENT Fernandez said. "Central Romana" - the Fanjuls' company - "has it blocked." The sugar lobby, Fernandez added, was rich and powerful, and it employed "the man with the suitcase" full of money to bribe congressmen......
Read more | 07 Jan 2012
 
True Identity of Serial Killer From Dom Rep Revealed
The police in the Dominican Republic revealed today the true identity of the man who was extradited to Panama last month for his alleged involvement in the deaths of five citizens of Chinese origin, and said he escaped from a prison in the country in 2004 after he was imprisoned for kidnapping a Chinese merchant.......The true name of Fermín Antonio Taveras Ramírez, who also used the name of Angel Betancurt, is Gilberto Ventura Ceballos......
Read more | 01 Jan 2012
 
Two Uruguayan tourists drown in Jarabacoa, Dom Rep
Two Uruguayan tourists have reportedly drowned last Thursday night while taking a bath in Salto de Jimenoa, in Jarabacoa. The victims were identified as Andres Anchoño, 40, and his stepson, Washington Sebastian, 19......
Read more | 31 Dec 2011
 
Dominican Man Kills Teenaged Ex-Wife, Mayor and Later Himself
Victor Manuel Basilio Mercedes shot and killed his 15-year-old ex-wife Yanelis Acevedo and the mayor of El Seibo, Pablo Pimentel Castro, 44, in what officials are saying was a crime of passion. After shooting the others, he then turned the gun on himself and committed suicide.......
Read more | 01 Jan 2012
 
Rare Disease Detected Among Children in Dominican Republic
A gene mutation disease known as neurodegenerative dystonia first detected among children in the southern Dominican Republic has spread with more cases reported countrywide. WARNING!! - Taking children to the Caribbean can expose them to these diseases.....
Read more | 31 Dec 2011
 
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