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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
 
Dominican Woman Remanded To Prison in Antigua
Paula Peterson was denied bail, and remanded her to Her Majesty's Prison until January 10, 2012 for money laundering. She was nabbed at the airport on Thursday with over US$60,000 plus EC$300. The money was found strapped to her body during a joint operation by the Customs Enforcement Department, and the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy.....
Read more | 31 Dec 2011
 
US gang battle between the Latin Kings and the Trinitarios, a Dominican gang
Jonathan J. Pereira, a Dominican native and Trinitarios gang member, will be tried as an adult for his confession to police that he committed the crime of shooting a classmate and another man on a walk home from Allen High School.....
Read more | 28 Dec 2011
 
A Haitian govt official was attacked while visiting Dominican Republic (UPDATE)
"Dangerous DR" - A presidential adviser says that the government minister Daniel Supplice was attacked while visiting DR. Four members of the Dominican police force robbed Supplice and his family Thursday Update - The policeman and several others arrested for the hold-up....... In Cabarete a few days before 6 tourists were robbed at gun point within meters of their hotel....
Read more | 27 Dec 2011
 
Dominican in U.S. pleads guilty to 3rd-degree murder
Jose Francisco Sosa-Reyes, 24, An illegal immigrant sought for months here and in Puerto Rico by York City Police detectives remains in county prison without bail awaiting sentencing, pleaded guilty Thursday to third-degree murder. He is also known as "Pulga," which is Spanish for flea, he is originally from the Dominican Republic.......
Read more | 23 Dec 2011
 
Hazoury, Cap Cana involved in huge humanitarian scandal
Desperate RICARDO HAZOURY ? YouTube video state that Hazoury and Cap Cana destroyed 25 homes of working class people in Cabo San Rafael. The houses were demolished with trucks and bulldozers without number plates. Some families lived here for over 20 years and now the road is closed and families have no longer access to their land. This video should make you boycott Cap Cana......
Read more | 24 Dec 2011
 
Colonel threatens reporters who cover airport drug cases
“I’m an arbitrary man and can easily put you in any drug case if you continue with that practice,” the senior officer said in a threatening tone - DNCD president Rolando Rosado announced Wednesday night an investigation of Lieutenant colonel Johan Liriano, just hours after the journalists denounced his alleged threats......
Read more | 23 Dec 2011
 
Dominican who killed friend over $500 debt gets up to 40 years in U.S.
Castillo demanded repayment and ended the battle by picking up a brick and slamming it into Sanchez-Villanueva's head. He then stole more than $1,000 from Sanchez-Villanueva's pockets and wired some money to his native Dominican Republic. Castillo also has admitted being in the United States illegally and Banach said he'll have to answer to immigration officials after he's served his sentence.... Recent case show he would probably be a free man in DR.......
Read more | 20 Dec 2011
 
North Korean leader’s death revives Dominican passport scandals
Although the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il at the age of 69 means little to the Dominican Republic, but the arrest and subsequent expulsion by Japan of his son, Kim Jong-nam for using a false Dominican passport was a case that was never solved.......
Read more | 20 Dec 2011
 
Consumer Alert: Undeclared Milk in Gollo Brand "Pan Dominicano (Dominican Bread)"
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine today alerted consumers to undeclared milk in "Pan Dominicano (Dominican Bread)", packaged and distributed by Gollo Desserts located at 349 Suydam St. in Brooklyn, NY. People who have severe sensitivity to milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.......
Read more | 20 Dec 2011
 
International Press worried about DR, Stateless in Santo Domingo
Dominican leaders have stirred up anti-Haitian sentiment for political gain!! Dominican constitution granted citizenship to almost everyone born in the country. But since 2007 the government has sought to undo this legacy and annul the citizenship of people born to parents lacking legal residency, who are overwhelmingly Haitian. Some 200,000 Dominicans of Haitian origin is affected.....
Read more | 19 Dec 2011
 
Leonel Was Wrong, Dominican Economists Agree on Need for Changes
The Dominican Republic's minister of economy, Temistocles Montas, agreed with prominent economists that the model implemented in the country over the past ten years has collapsed and needs to be changed. It's now clear that most of what President Leonel Fernandez did in 10 years is not only wrong, it has been lost in a mess of corruption, drug trade and murders...... Dom Rep among the most corrupt in the Caribbean........
Read more | 19 Dec 2011
 
Dutch hotel owner killed by thieves in Dominican Republic
Another foreign investor has been murdered in DR! The body of 53 year old Dutch national Johannes Willem den Dulk, which reveals various injuries, was found in his house in the sector of Santiago. The coroner said the type of weapons has yet to be determined....... Body Count: 14 tourists killed in 3 years! Who is next?
Read more | 17 Dec 2011
 
Felipe Vicini, Vicini Group lying about the Price of Sugar
In the lawsuit and newspapers Felipe Vicini, CEO of Vicini Group stated that the film was defamatory and indentified 53 statements. They later cut that down to ONLY 7. The Vicini Group has intimidated TV stations not to show the movie. Vicini paid USD 1,2 Mill to a Miami PR agency to clean up their image and block negative articles, to keep the sugar quota and support from the U.S. government...... Vicini lost the lawsuit, now they appeal.....
Read more | 18 Dec 2011
 
President Leonel Fernandez received half a million from drug lord
"BANANA REPUBLIC by LEONEL FERNANDEZ" - President Leonel Fernandez invited the drug lord Oscar Ezequiel Rodriguez to the President Palace. The drug lord gave personally Leonel a check of half a million. Oscar Ezequiel Rodriguez was jailed but quickly released and has been able to stay out of jail and avoid extradition for more than two years due to his connections.......
Read more | 17 Dec 2011
 
The Dominican Republic Hates Black People
The Dominican elite sees their Black selves in the faces and bodies of the Haitians, are embarrassed by it, and have been trying for more than two hundred years to kill it.”  - A deep-seated racism in Dominican society which affects dark-skinned people in general and Haitians and Dominico-Haitians in particular.” ......
Read more | 16 Dec 2011
 
EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Cocaine Found In Dominican Plantains & 20 suit cases!
"Welcome to Little Mexico" - Seized cocaine-stuffed plantains were headed to New York. The bananas stuffed with 117 tubes of cocaine was found in a container in Las Americas International Airport. The drug was packed by a company identified as “Compañía Vegetales Santiago,” located in Moca. It said three people were detained for questioning...... In the other case of 20 suit cases to Belgium 15 police officers has been arrested!!.........
Read more | 16 Dec 2011
 
The Travel Clinic in United Kingdom warns about very high Cholera in DR
The latest update from the Dominican authorities unfortunately reports that the worst is not yet over.  By August this year, there had been nearly 16,000 suspected cases with 109 deaths.  New cases are still being reported at much higher levels than normal. Travellers to the Dom Rep need to pay strict attention to hand and personal hygiene, and the safety of their food and drinks.....
Read more | 16 Dec 2011
 
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