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Dominican Republic: Two Journalists Shot Dead During Live Facebook Broadcast

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Two journalists killed during Facebook Live broadcast
aljazeera.com reported attackers burst into the studio and shot the presenter mid-broadcast, a shooting that was also caught on Facebook live. Police in the Dominican Republic have arrested three men after two radio journalists were shot dead during a Facebook Live broadcast, according to officials. The shooting took place on Tuesday in San Pedro de Macoris, east of the capital Santo Domingo. Read Article

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Dominican Republic: Three U.S. citizens, Canadian model arrested, allegedly filming scenes for porno movie in public

EFE/7dias.com.do/ reported PUERTO PLATA (Dominican Rep.).-A court in the Judicial Department of Puerto Plata imposed a financial guarantee as a precautionary measure for three Americans who were arrested last Friday along with a Canadian model when supposedly filming pornographic scenes in a public square sector The Batey, municipality of Sosúa. Judge Adriana Vasquez decided the […]

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German Tourist Murdered over necklace by assailants in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – foxnews.com reported police in the Dominican Republic say they have killed one of two men suspected in the slaying of an elderly German tourist during a robbery. The tourist was walking with his wife along the seawall Thursday evening in Puerto Plata when the couple was accosted by two assailants. […]

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U.S. Citizen Murdered in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic elnuevoherald.com reported a US man 55 years old was strangled in her apartment in the capital of the Dominican Republic, authorities said Saturday. Police identified the victim as Van Teasley and said his body was found Friday morning. He was handcuffed and gagged. Authorities said police were alerted by a friend […]

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Vatican places former envoy to Dominican Republic under arrest for sex abuse

bbc.com reported the Vatican has placed its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Jozef Wesolowski, under house arrest on charges of sexually abusing children. The former archbishop was defrocked in June after a Church tribunal found him guilty of abusing Dominican boys. Read Article

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Dominican Republic: Alert Declared in 18 of 32 provinces, intense rains

laht.com reported at least 3,603 people have been displaced, 606 homes damaged or destroyed and 23 communities cut off as a result of intense rains over the past two days in the Dominican Republic, emergency authorities said Sunday. The rain caused flooding throughout the eastern and northeastern portions of the country, the COE emergency operations […]

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Costa Rica recommends against travel to Dominican Republic, due to chinkunguna virus outbreak

lainformacion.com reported the Ministry of health of Costa Rica today suggested to the Costa Rican avoid travel to Dominican Republic, due to the number of cases reported to the country of the chinkunguna virus. “If a person does not have the need to go, it is better not to do it, it is a suggestion […]

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Punta Cana Dominican Republic: Russian Tourist Commits Suicide

gardonnews reported a Russian tourist removed his life by cutting the veins, room 5215 Fontana Vecchia hotel, on the beach in the paraje El Madrid, in Punta Cana. The forensic doctor white Mayán certified that Russian Plav Anatoli, of 36 years, died from a hemorrhage. He said they found a note written in Russian, where […]

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Dominican Republic: Canadian Tourist dies of heart attack after attempted robbery

elmasvariado.blogspot.com reported a Canadian tourist died of a heart attack when he was accosted by a woman and collapsed, falling to the floor with many dollars, which were picked up and stolen by people who were in their surroundings, fact happened in Sosua, Puerto Plata. The victim was Rocco Heropoli, 59 years of age; who […]

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Dominican Republic Denies Racism Claims

bbc.co.uk reported that the Dominican Republic has denied that a ruling by its highest court which says that the children of undocumented migrants are not eligible for Dominican nationality is discriminatory. Human rights groups have warned that it could leave tens of thousands of people of Haitian descent stateless. Read Article

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: International Sex Trafficking Network Dismantled

On August 20, 2013 Listin Diario Noticias reported that authorities have arrested three alleged ringleaders of a criminal network that trafficked women from the Dominican Republic to Trinidad and Tobago for the purpose of sexual exploitation. The arrested suspects were identified as Martín Ogando García, Daisy Mota Guillermo and Osiris Hernández Morel. Dominican authorities reported […]

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic: 7 Trafficking Victims Rescued from Night Clubs

On August 13, 2013 El Día Noticias reported that police rescued 10 females during raids on several night clubs, including three minors found consuming alcoholic beverages and seven women who were allegedly being forced into prostitution. 10 trafficking suspects were also arrested during the operation. Among those arrested were the owner of the dance club […]

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Villa Altagracia, Dominican Republic: Sexually Exploited Child Rescued From Pool Hall

On August 5, 2013 Hoy Noticias reported the rescue of a minor who had been forced into prostitution at the pool hall “Anny Billar Club” in Villa Altagracia. The 14-year-old girl was previously reported missing by her family. Police raided the pool hall after receiving a report that the establishment was being used to exploit […]

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British Tourist Drowns Playa Sosua Dominican Republic

Victim reportedly intoxicated musavision.com reported…Sosua. – The early today drowned in the waters of Sosua beach a citizen of British origin vacationing in this city, while enjoying a bath with her ​​boyfriend. Sian Louise Marshall 36 years of age, presumably died by drowning while she was enjoying a swim in at night in the waters […]

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Central America: Mexican Cartels Continue Regional Expansion

From El Cronista Digital on July 29, 2013- According to Gema Santamaria, a Mexican academic, the policies of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto will have no positive changes for Central American countries dealing with the continued expansion of Mexican cartels. Pena Nieto’s strategy has been to limit drug trafficking violence and crimes of high impact […]

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic: 2 Sentenced for Sexual Exploitation of 32 Women

On July 24, 2013 El Dia Noticias reported that the criminal court of Puerta Plata has sentenced two individuals each to one year imprisonment on charges of sexual exploitation. Peter Jensen, of German descent, and Dominican Mariela Rodríguez Rodríguez, alias “Lupe”, were found guilty of sexually exploiting 32 women at the “Passio’s Bar”, located in […]

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General Pico, Argentina: 6 Sex Trafficking Victims Rescued

On July 15, 2013 El Transigente Noticias reported that authorities have rescued six victims of a sex trafficking network in the city of General Pico, La Pampa. The victims include 5 Dominican women and one from General Pico who had been forced into prostitution. During the operation, three suspected leaders of the organization were also […]

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Dominican Republic: More than 100 Child Trafficking Victims Rescued in Last 3 Months

On July 11, 2013 UPI Español Noticias reported that more than 100 children were rescued from human trafficking operations in the Dominican Republic during the last three months. According to the director of the Special Prosecutor’s Office for Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking, authorities have also closed establishments engaged in trafficking and have imposed punitive measures […]

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic: 33.8 Kilos of Drugs Seized that were Destined for Germany

From lainformacion.com on July 10, 2013- Dominican authorities seized 33.8 kilos of drugs, presumably cocaine and heroin, in a plane that was bound for Germany. The seizure took place at the Punta Cana International Airport in the province of Altagracia. The cache was divided amongst 30 packages hidden inside luggage of the crew on an […]

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Baní, Dominican Republic: Police Arrest Suspected Human Trafficker

On July 9, 2013 Listin Diario Noticias reported the arrest of a Dominican man suspected of being part of a trafficking network. The suspect allegedly organized and provided illegal boat trips to Puerto Rico. The suspect was identified as Cristóbal Cedeño Jiménez, also known as “Elpidio.” The arrest took place in the town of Baní, […]

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Tres Arroyos, Argentina: Police Dismantle Human Trafficking Gang

On July 6, 2013 El Ancasti Noticias reported that members of the Federal Police force have dismantled a gang suspected of sexual exploitation in Tres Arroyos. During the operation which included a raid of the nightclub “Coqueta”, three people were arrested and eight victims were rescued. After intensive investigation, Federal Police arrested the owner and […]

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Mexican Trafficker Detained in the Dominican Republic, Wanted by Peru

From lainformacion.com on June 28, 2013- Dominican police arrested Mexico’s Antonio Avalos last week in Las Americas International Airport. Avalos was wanted by Peruvian authorities on charges of drug trafficking. The Secretary General of Interpol had already warned Dominican authorities of Avalos arrival in the Dominican Republic, so the Dominican police were able to make […]

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La Vega, Dominican Republic: Police Arrest Suspected Leader of Trafficking Network

On June 25, 2013 El Nacional reported that police in La Vega, Dominican Republic have arrested a woman suspected of heading an international trafficking network. Anyely Margarita Méndez is accused of recruiting women under the false promise of jobs working in Lebanon as belly dancers in a nightclub. Instead, the Dominican victims were sent to […]

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San Cristobal, Dominican Republic: Suspect Accused of Child Prostitution Arrested

On June 23, 2013 Al Momento reported that police in San Cristobal have arrested a sex trafficking suspect. Tomás González Jene is accused of prostituting four girls aged 14 years. The Attorney General’s Office stated in a press release that the teenage girls were forced into prostitution during a four year period, with customers typically […]

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Dominican Republic: Series of Raids Leads to 28 Arrests and Drug Seizure

From Noticias Sin on June 7, 2013- The National Drug Control Administration, Public Ministry, and National Police of the Dominican Republic have detained 28 people today in relation to drug trafficking. The raids occurred in the cities of Santo Domingo Oeste and Pedro Brand. In addition to the arrests, authorities seized 929 grams of various […]

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Dominican Authorities Thwart Drug Shipment to Canada

From Diario Libre on June 7, 2013- The National Drug Control Administration of the Dominican Republic and the Dominican Postal Institute thwarted a drug shipment yesterday that was destined for Canada. The drugs, cocaine and/or heroin, were hidden in 65 plastic straws. The weight of the drugs amounted to 179 grams. The shipment was first […]

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Italian Drug Mule Detained in Dominican Republic

From lainformacion.com on June 3, 2013- The National Drug Control Agency (DNCD) of the Dominican Republic reported that it detained Bruno Fracasso, an Italian citizen, for attempting to transport drugs to Spain via small bags he had previously ingested. The arrest occurred at the International Airport of the Americas after authorities, suspicious of Fracasso, had […]

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Dominican Republic: Fear and Shame Among Reasons Few Trafficking Cases Reported to Police

On May 30, 2013, El Día reported that over the past year in the Dominican Republic, only 13 victims of human trafficking reported their case to the police, leading to only one sentencing. All of the victims were females subjected to sexual exploitation, including two minors. According to the report, many of victims have been […]

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Dominican Republic: Hotels Pledge to Prevent Sexual Exploitation of Minors

On May 30, 2013 Barrigaverde.net reported that hotels in the Dominican Republic, through an agreement with the Ministry of Tourism and UNICEF, have pledged to take measures to prevent the sexual exploitation of minors. The Ministry of Tourism currently disseminates information to foreign and domestic tourists declaring that such practices are prosecutable by law. In […]

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Dominican Republic: National Army Increases Border Security Along Haitian Border

On May 22, 2013 7dias.com.do reported that the Dominican army is planning to increase its border security along the Dominican-Haitian border by 1,500 soldiers. According to the Dominican Army, the goal of the increased border security is to prevent, in addition to other crimes, the trafficking of undocumented persons and the smuggling of goods and […]

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Colombian Drug Mule Remains in Dominican Morgue Two Months after Death

According to lainformacion.com on May 22, 2013, the Anti-drug agency of the Dominican Republic is still in the possession of the body of a Colombian man who died more than two months ago in Santo Domingo. Ruptured bags of drugs inside the man’s stomach were the cause of death. The forensic authorities said that the […]

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Dominican Republic: Attorney General’s Office Incinerates Nine Kilos of Cocaine

Dominican Attorney General’s Office Incinerates More than Nine Kilos of Drugs According to El Nuevo Diario on May 16, 2013 the Attorney General’s Office in Santo Domingo reported that it had burned more than 9 kilos of drugs including cocaine hydrochloride, heroin, marijuana, and crack. The drugs were seized during anti-narcotics operations in different parts […]

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Domincan Republic: Tourist from Switzerzland dies from broncho pneumonia

La Romana, Dominican Republic. A Swiss tourist died of severe broncho pneumonia, police reported this afternoon. Dawmuller Frederic Gerard, 89, was staying at the hotel Catalonia Bavaro with his wife Ingrid Dawmuller Chricda Crista, 66. According to the note was being assisted Dawmuller Medical Center in Punta Cana, from their arrival in the country on […]

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Dominican Republic: security plan to increase salaries of police

Santo Domingo. Police Chief Jose Armando Polanco Gomez, reported Sunday that agents who perform work in the Security Plan implemented by the Government will receive a salary increase soon. Jose Armando Polanco, police chief, said that as part of the project and to improve surveillance, that institution will recover to agents who are assigned to […]

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Dominican Republic: cases of Tuberculosis increase

Eldia.com.do reported in the Dominican Republic last year there were 4.438 cases of tuberculosis were diagnosed and placed on treatment. Belkis Marcelino, director of the National Tuberculosis Control estimated that failure to detect a 33% increase, so the Public Health Ministry yesterday launched a campaign aimed at reducing the disease by 2015. Read Article

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Punta Cana Dominican Republic: suitcase full of cocaine discovered on abandoned plane destination Canada

According to hoy.com.do….PUNTA CANA. A suitcase with six packets of cocaine was occupied at the local airport after his owner abandoned her on a plane to take off to Canada, narcotic weighed seven kilograms and a half, reported Monday the National Control Drugs (DNCD). “The drug suitcase was left in a corporate jet Sun Wing […]

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Domincan Republic: Man, woman detained with 9 kilos cocaine at bar

JARABACOA. The National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) reported yesterday that last night seized nine packets of cocaine weighing more than nine kilos during a raid at a bar Roquet Club, of this city. Regarding the fact arrested Jose Coronado Baez Garcia, Jose Hernandez and Rodriguez Alexander Yovanka Fermín Antonio Paulino. The DNCD in a press […]

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Ecuador, Dominican Republic and El Salvador worst places in Latin America to be born per study

The study by The Economist, which includes 80 countries, is part of a survey to determine the best and worst places in the world to be born. Chile (23 °), Costa Rica (30th) and Brazil (37th) were the best nations to be born in the region. Ecuador, Dominican Republic and El Salvador were constituted in […]

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Dominican Republic: Canadian tourist commits suicide, overdose of sleeping pills, drowns

listindiario.com reported that Canadian tourist Erik Nikolai Sargin a guest at Bahia Principe La Romana overdosed on sleeping pills and drowned. Authorities found in his room was a an empty pill bottle and a letter stating he had been depressed and had debt and health problems. The letter also revealed that his only fear was […]

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Dominican Republic: 36 deaths due to dengue so far 2012

Dengue cases continue to come to the main clinics and hospitals in the country, adding to the growing concern in the population. So far this year, the number of deaths from this disease reached 36 and those affected to 6.838 cases, including 114 serious. One concern was about yesterday externada community leader Swamp sector, Jesus […]

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Dominican Republic: Background and U.S. Relations

The Dominican Republic, a country of roughly 10.1 million people that shares the Caribbean island of Hispaniola with Haiti, is a close U.S. trade partner and political ally in Latin America. The United States is the Dominican Republic’s main trading partner, with two-way trade totaling more than $11.5 billion in 2011. In addition to trade, […]

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Dominican Republic: domestic violence rampant against women

The Dominican Republic is a popular destination for many international travelers for its calm sandy beaches and trendy resorts. What many do not know, however, is that the nation is one of many in Latin America where violence against women runs rampant and is on the rise. The problem is exacerbated by the belief that […]

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Dominican Republic: 629 foreigners arrested for drug trafficking so far in 2012

Since eating gave this year 2012 until Tuesday, the National Drug Control (DNCD) of the Dominican Republic have arrested 629 foreigners trying to enter large amounts of cocaine in the Latin American country. According to information released by the DNCD, among foreigners arrested for drug trafficking include, for wanting to enter as many narcotics, Colombians, […]

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Dominican Republic: Student killed during tax protest march

The day of student protests in the Dominican Republic was in mourning Thursday after a college student died after being hit by a bullet fired by police. Willy Florian, 22 year old medical student, was shot in the chest and died on way to hospital bleeding. The tragedy took place in the Dominican capital of […]

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Dominican Republic: Cholera outbreak río Moca

Moca River, located in the same river Espaillat province was militarized Monday by authorities to determine which is the source of pollution that has caused hundreds of cases of cholera in the area.The Health Minister, Freddy Hidalgo, visited today: Read Article

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La Romana, Dominican Republic: Flu outbreak

A flu outbreak affects much of the population of this city, so hundreds of people come to the hospital seeks Francisco Gonzalvo in receiving medical care. Patients have crowded this health center, so this hospital authorities reinforced with medicines and medical emergency room and arranged that we handle each day more people than usual. Read […]

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Dominican Republic: German national killed in shootout with police

PUERTO PLATA, Dominican Republic – A German citizen was killed and three police officers wounded Wednesday in a gunbattle in the northern coastal town of Sosua, Dominican authorities said. The fatality, identified as Peter Demetrick, was wearing a bulletproof vest and shot at police and prosecutors when they arrived at a residence in the La […]

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American Airlines flight makes emergency landing Dominican Republic

arecoa.com reported at nine o’clock, local time in Santo Domingo, the pilot of the Boeing 747 of American Airlines, requested assistance from the international airport terminal in the Americas in the Dominican capital to make an emergency landing after presenting a failure. The plane flying from Venezuela to Miami with 173 passengers and nine crew […]

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Dengue outbreak Dominican Republic according to Health Minister

Public Health Minister recognized that there is a dengue outbreak in the country and said that so far this year there have been nine people killed by the disease.

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Santo Domingo Dominican Republic: strike, protest over blackouts and lack of water

SANTIAGO. Community and popular organizations started a strike yesterday in the sectors of La Yagüita de Pastor and Reparto Peralta in the southern part of the city of Santiago in protest to the increase in the blackouts and the lack of drinking water. Read Article

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Dominican Republic: checking the phone calls/messages of partner is punishable crime

A big commotion on the Twitter social network was caused last night by the messages sent by the District Attorney of the National District, Yeni Berenice Reynoso, who reminded people that checking the cell phone of a partner without his/her permission is a crime under Law 53-07 regarding High Technology…. Read Article

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Dominican Republic: police destroy 25 drug outlets

Diariolibre.com reported that in San Francisco de Macoris, Duarte Province. The National Police under the command of Gen. Juan Ramon de la Cruz Martinez has dismantled over the past 25 drug outlets that worked for years. Many drug stores operating in houses built on lots or remote locations with many bushes to evade authorities. These […]

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Spanish drug mule arrested in Dominican Republic with cocaine

Spanish citizen Amparo Nieto Saenz de Santamaria was arrested in the Puna Cana airport in the Dominican Republic for attempting to traffick drugs to Spain. She had hidden the drugs in a disposable diaper she was wearing and underneath black tights. The total weight of the drugs was one kilo, 40 grams, Noticias Mundo Vision […]

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Dominican Republic: Minors arrested for selling drugs in the East

Five minors, all between the ages of 14 and 16, were arrested in the Dominican Republic for selling drugs in Higuey and La Romana. They were arrested in the possession of several hundred grams of various drugs, El Nuevo Diario Reports. One girl, 16, was arrested in La Romana with 35 portions of cocaine, four […]

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Speedboat located by U.S. near Dominican Republic linked to drug cartel

After a U.S. spy plane spotted a speedboat in Dominican waters, four Colombians were arrested: Aluchom Castro, Arechelleo Bocaleo, Rubén Bucaria and Micton Sretellea. They were trafficking one ton of cocaine, Diario Libre reports. The United States requested the extradition of the suspects. According to authorities, the suspects were members of a major South American […]

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Dominican Republic: Water supply shutdown Tamboril, diarrhea outbreak

The authorities of the Ministry of Health on Sunday closed until further notice the tank that supplies water to areas where there has been an outbreak of diarrhea and vomiting in the municipality Tamboril, Santiago province. At least 300 people are in health you enter by the outbreak, which has symptoms similar to cholera. Read […]

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Man in Dominican Republic attempts to board ferry to Puerto Rico with cocaine

Félix Antonio Corcino Mercedes, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, was arrested after attempting to board a ferry from Santo Domingo to Puerto Rico. He was carrying close to three kilos of cocaine or possible heroin, according to a Vocero report. Officials stated he was displaying suspicious behavior, warranting the seizure of his car. A […]

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Drug dealers in Dominican Republic abandon stash during escape from police

Four men spotted by officials in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic managed to evade capture after fleeing from an alleged drug sale point. The suspects were identified as John, Vichan, El Menor, and El Flaco, El Caribe reports. While fleeing authorities and escaping down an alley, they abandoned their stash of 5.5 kilos of drugs […]

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Two people arrested in the Dominican Republic for distributing drugs

Alis Pérez and Juan Carlos Clase, also known as Juan Gutiérrez, were arrested in the midst of a drug trafficking scheme in the Dominican Republic. According to El Dia, the two identified Carlos Augusto Paulino Clase as the owner of a drug distribution center in which they were involved. He remains at large. The couple […]

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Dominican Republic: Two suspects abandon cocaine in SUV during chase

Two suspects carrying two kilos of cocaine in a SUV managed to flee authorities during a highway operation. The two were travelling near the Gregorio Luperón International Airport, close to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. After realizing they were being pursued by drug enforcement officials, the vehicle, a Lexus SUV, began to speed. Officials […]

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Dominican Republic citizen returns from Peru with drugs taped to legs

Rubén Balbuena Martich, a 20-year-old musician from the Dominican Republic, was arrested after flying back to his country from Peru. He was carrying three kilos and 340 grams of cocaine that were taped to his legs, Noticias Mundo Vision reports. He had arrived on Copa Airlines flight 448, which made a stop in Panama before […]

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Over 63 kilograms of cocaine headed to Dominican Republic confiscated in Venezuela

The Bolivarian National Guard in Venezuela confiscated 63 kilograms and 431 grams of cocaine at the Maracaibo port. According to a Noticias de Prensa Latina report, the drug shipment was to make its way from the port to the Dominican Republic. The drugs were concealed in two bags that were to be loaded onto a […]

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International drug ring disrupted in Germany; Drugs shipped from Dominican Republic

Spanish police assisted in bringing down an international drug ring consisting of Dominican Republican citizens who attempted to introduce cocaine to Spain via German ports. According to Al Momento, investigations concerning the organization began in August 2011. During the recent operation, 135 kilos of cocaine were seized and 9 people were arrested at the port […]

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Dominican Republic: Two arrested with ecstasy pills and cocaine

The National Drug Control in the Dominican Republic arrested two individuals who were in possession of 3,933 capsules of a drug resembling ecstasy, 265 grams of cocaine, and a pistol. According to El Nacional, the suspects were identified as Erickson Frangely Pérez (Fernandito) and Johanna Paulino. They were arrested during a raid on their residence […]

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12 packages of cocaine found in Dominican Republic, to be sent to Venezuela

The National Drug Control seized 12 packages of cocaine in the port of Boca Chica, the Dominican Republic on July 25, 2012. The shipment was to be sent to Secre, Venezuela, authorities believe. The drugs originated in Curaçao, but a mechanical issue forced the boat to seek land. The vessel is registered with the name […]

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Dominican Republic: crowd trys to lynch suspected robbers, saved by police (video)

Crowd tries to lynch robbers Two youths were arrested by police who escaped death, and that groups of people tried to lynch the thieves after they tried to rob a young person. Crowd tries to lynch robbers in sector Villa Hermosa de La Romana.

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Marijuana plantation discovered in national park in the Dominican Republic

Members of the national drug control force in the Dominican Republic discovered a marijuana plantation in the midst of the J. Armando Bermúdez National Park. According to the National Directorate of Drug Control website, 120 plants were found at the site, which is located in Santiago Rodriguez. Other plants were in the germination process. Those […]

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Brothers arrested; Attempted to travel from Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico with drugs

The National Drug Control in the Dominican Republic arrested two brothers that were attempting to traffick drugs to Puerto Rico. Yamell López Hernández and his unidentified younger brother were detained as they attempted to board a ferry. They were concealing several packages of cocaine in the transmission and mechanical areas of a black Ford vehicle, […]

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Dominican Republic: Man from Switzerland found murdered

Unknown shot dead a Swiss national in the fencing community, the San Francisco Vicentillo borough in Seibo. The victim was identified as Stahli Roland Eugene, about 61, who at the time of the incident, which occurred Friday night, was at his residence, located at kilometer 2 of the Closed-speckled road. Read Article

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Dominican Republic – Deaths of U.S. Citizens 2011

Deaths of U.S. Citizens Dominican Republic – 2011 Dominican Republic Report – Death by Non-Natural Causes (From 1-2011 To 12-2011) Date City Cause of Death 12-24-2011 La Vega, Dominican Republic Vehicle Accident – Auto 12-24-2011 La Vega, Dominican Republic Vehicle Accident – Auto 12-19-2011 Higuey, Dominican Republic Homicide 12-10-2011 San Francisco De Macoris, Dominican Republic […]

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Two minors arrested for selling drugs in Dominican Republic

Police in Colombia announced the arrest of two minors, both 14 years old, for selling drugs. The two are accused of distributing drugs in grocery stores and tourist spots in Boca Chica, the Dominican Republic. One of the suspects was caught in the La Altagracia sector with a green drug assumed to be marijuana, El […]

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Three suspected drug dealers arrested in Dominican Republic

Three suspected drug dealers were arrested in the Arroyo Hondo district and Los Girasoles in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. According to Hoy Digital, the suspects were identified as Nelson Alexander Hilario, José de los Santos Ferreras, and Tomás de la Cruz Soriano. The first two had 35 and 22 packages of cocaine, and the […]

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Drug mule recruiters captured in Dominican Republic; Sent mules to Europe and U.S.

The National Drug Control in the Dominican Republic captured a couple responsible for organizing and recruiting drug mules who would fly to the United States and Europe. The couple was arrested in a home raid, where 22 grams of cocaine, firearms, ammunition, radios, and a Hummer were also seized. According to Diario Libre, two passports […]

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Belgian and Dominican arrested; Attempted to transport drugs to France and Spain

A Belgian citizen was arrested before boarding a plane to Paris, France with five kilos of cocaine hidden in a suitcase. Another individual, from the Dominican Republic, was also arrested before attempting to fly to Madrid, Spain, with capsules of cocaine in the stomach. Both suspects were flying from the Las Americas airport in Santo […]

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Drug mules caught in Dominican Republic airport; tried to fly to Spain

Two drug mules were arrested in the Santo Domingo airport after attempting to board flights 6500 and UX088 operated by Air Europa and Iberia. According to El Caribe, both women were carrying cocaine. Carina María Ogando Tavarez (19) was carrying 87 bags of cocaine inside a brown suitcase. The drugs were detected after passing through […]

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Dominican Republic: Ton of cocaine seized near Baní coast, U.S. DEA involved

The National Drug Control of the Dominican Republic, the Coast Guard, and the U.S. DEA together in a joint operation seized a little over a ton of cocaine along the coast by Baní. The operation occurred in international waters at night on June 29, 2012. According to Globedia, 36 bags of cocaine were found on […]

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Dominican Republic: Sergeant of National Police, two others arrested in drug bust

The National Drug Control of the Dominican Republic announced that three people riding in a Jeep were arrested with 12 packages of cocaine. According to El Nacional, one of the individuals apprehended was Sergio Bolívar Germán, Sergeant Major of the National Police. The two other suspects were identified as Marciano Segundo Peña and Héctor José […]

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Alleged drug dealer, one other, killed in Santiago, Dominican Republic

Police in Santiago, the Dominican Republic, announced that a well-known drug dealer and one other person were killed in Los Reyes. According to Listin Diario, the victims were Gilberto Antonio Estévez Abreu (36), alias “La Pava” and Denny Enríquez Rosario Tejada (38), alias “El Pájaro.” They died of multiple gunshot wounds. The shooter or shooters […]

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Eight drug dealers caught in colonial zone of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Eight individuals were taken into custody on June 25, 2012 after officials caught them with hundreds of doses of cocaine, crack, marijuana, and narcotics ready to sell. According to Diario Lider, this was not the first report of drug marketing reported in the colonial zone of Santo Domingo, but officials had increased surveillance and intelligence […]

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Drug route from Puerto Rico to the United States intercepted in Dominican Republic

Sigfrido Altagracia Guerrero Arias was arrested in the Americas International Airport in the Dominican Republic, where he was intending to board a JetBlue plane to New York with cocaine capsules in his stomach. The suspect had been linked to a Puerto Rican drug network that would transport to the United States, Diario Libre reports. The […]

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Narcotraffickers operate in cemetery in Guayubín, Dominican Republic

The municipal cemetery in Guayubín, Dominican Republic, in the Monte Cristi province, has been utilized as a drug-dealing location, officials say. Intelligence work led security officials to capture several members of a drug ring operating in the cemetery recently, Diario Lider reports. Those detained include Ramón Miguel Ramírez Peña (49), alias “Ramoncito;” Braulio Almonte Peña […]

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Dominican Republic: Venezuelan attempts to fly to France with drugs

A Venezuelan citizen was arrested in the Santo Domingo international airport after security officials discovered 17 kilos of cocaine in his suitcase. According to El Tiempo, the cocaine had been stored in 16 various packages. The suspect taken into custody was reported to be Jeampiero Alexander Moreno Clavijo, 32. He was attempting to travel with […]

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Drug mule caught in Dominican Republic; flying to Spain with cocaine in stomach

Anyello Tavarez Basora (21) was impeded in the Santo Domingo airport as he attempted to board a plane to Spain with 38 small bags of cocaine in his stomach. He was investigated after security officials noticed suspicious behavior and a radiology test yielded positive results, Noticias Mundo Vision reports. He was taken to an Armed […]

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Three Zetas members injured in the Dominican Republic after police operation

Police injured three suspected members of the drug trafficking organization Los Zetas who were found during an operation that occurred in Constanza, La Vega, the Dominican Republic. The injured suspects were identified as Kelvin Lebrón Furcal (22); Ronny Suero (23); and Ezequiel Tejeda Rosado (24). Various weapons, including a knife, were found on the suspects. […]

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Tourist from Russia dies at hotel in Dominican Republic

A Russian tourist died in a hotel in the Dominican Republic. The tourist was relaxing with her ​​husband and young daughter. The husband now has health problems and was hospitalized. The daughter is under the care of Russian-speaking staff of the hotel. “The diplomats of the Russian Embassy in Venezuela and Russia’s honorary consul in […]

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Three French tourists killed, dozen injured in Bus accident Dominican Republic

Three French tourists were killed Thursday and at least a dozen injured shortly after arriving in the Dominican Republic when the bus carrying them from the airport collided with a locomotive at the eastern end of the island, officials said. Amado Avila, director of Civil Defense in the tourist province of La Altagracia, said among […]

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60 Mexican narco-traffickers operate between Dominican Republic and Haiti, DEA says

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has provided the Dominican government the names of 60 suspected Mexican narco-traffickers operating between the Dominican Republic and Haiti. These traffickers are thought to be working along a route that transports drugs from Latin America into Puerto Rico or Europe, specifically Spain, Italy, and Germany, Acento reports. The suspects […]

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Diabetes cases on rise in Dominican Republic

The ophthalmologist John Lawrence Hubieres revealed that according to one study, eight percent of the Dominican population has diabetes, and the amount could be higher because in many cases, patients do not know if they do, or how it is presented. The professional regrets that the problem is greater because the patients are excluded by […]

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Drug deals occurred near school in the Dominican Republic

Two men have been arrested for selling drugs near a school in Los Guaricanos, Santo Domingo. Luis José Betancourt Vizcaíno had been registered in the criminal tracking system seven times previously, while the other suspect, in the criminal tracking system seven times previously, while the other suspect, Carlos Manuel Mercedes Barbosa, had been a known […]

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Dominican Republic: INTERPOL detains wanted fraud suspect, deported to Russia

Dominican police agents, assigned to the Interpol NCB Santo Domingo, seized a Russian who was required with an international arrest warrant for alleged involvement in a scam millionaire Gelendzhiksky city, Krasnodar Region, Russia. Interpol reported that the capture of fugitive Russian Alexander Logvinov, materialized last Friday by hard intelligence work in the Dominican capital. He […]

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Canadian Tourist arrested Dominican Republic drug charges

SANTO DOMINGO. – A Canadian tourist was arrested in Puerto Plata where he’ll be charged with possession of crack and marijuana, the National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) announced Wednesday. It also announced the arrest of three men on drugs possession at Santiago’s Cibao International Airport, two of whom went to accompany the third prior to […]

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Sabatoge of power lines Dominican Republic serious security issue

The CEO of the State-owned electric utility (CDEEE) on Sunday demanded more severe penalties against those charged with sabotage against the national power grid, in actions he describes as terrorism of the country’s security. Celso Marranzini regrets that most power line sabotage cases are still pending in court, while only fines imposed on a few […]

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20 kilos cocaine seized Dominican Republic bound for Philadelphia

The National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) seized a suitcase full of cocaine headed to the United States at Las Americas Airport (AILA), with at least three arrests, including two employees of a company which provides service in the luggage inspection area, and seeks six others. Read Article

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U.S. to assist Dominican Republic in fighting crimes against the environment and fauna

Santo Domingo.- A group formed by judges, representatives of the Justice Ministry, the United States Government and various institutions nationwide started training on Monday, to bolster their ability to investigate and prosecute crimes against flora and fauna species in danger of extinction. Read Article

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More evidence of Sinaloa Cartel moving into Dominican Republic

CAPTURE AND EXTRADITION OF ALLEGED SINALOA MEMBERS INDICATE CARTEL SPREADING INTO DR The Arrests of the Two Alleged Sinaloa Cartel Members Is Strongest Sign Yet That the Group Might Be Active in the Dominican Republic. SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Two alleged members of the Sinaloa cartel were caught here and promptly extradited to the […]

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Drug traffickers use new route near Puerto Rico, 180 kilos cocaine seized

A cache of about 180 kilos of cocaine was seized within 27 kilometers of the coast of El Dorado, Northern District of Puerto Rico, in an operation against drug trafficking in which they were arrested six Dominicans. The head of the federal prosecutor in San Juan, Rosa Emilia Rodriguez announced at a press conference yesterday […]

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The Dominican Republic-Central America- United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTADR): Developments in Trade and Investment

Summary On August 5, 2004, the United States entered into the Dominican Republic-Central America- United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR). Congress passed the implementing bill on July 28, 2005 (P.L. 109-53) and CAFTA-DR entered into force with El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Guatemala by July 1, 2006, the Dominican Republic on March 1, 2007, and […]

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Police arrest members of suspected Anonymous cell Dominican Republic

Police noticed yesterday the arrest of six youths, including two children, whom he accuses of being part of a local cell of the group Anonymous, which describes as “international network of cyber-terrorism.” According to a note by the Police, Milton Corniell David Jimenez, Jean Carlos Rafael Acosta, Cristian de la Rosa Jose de los Santos […]

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Dominican Republic: Study reveals 2,000 women murdered in eleven years

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic. – Family violence continues to reach outrageous numbers and moving to the point that in the past 11 years, some 2 000 95 women, mostly mothers of families have been brutally murdered in the Dominican Republic and more than 7 000 400 children orphaned. Similarly, 698 men have taken their lives […]

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German Tourist dies of apparent heart attack on cruise ship Dominican Republic

A German tourist who suffered from health problems, died shortly after arriving for the spring tourism in this city at a time when he arrived on a cruise. Peter Walter, 77, was pronounced dead after suffering a “faint” to get on the boat he was riding, police said that details that despite receiving medical care […]

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