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Montevideo, May 22nd 2019 - 21:03 UTC

Tag: Dominican Republic

  • Monday, October 8th 2018 - 08:30 UTC

    Quake rattles impoverished Haiti, at least 14 dead and extensive damage

    The aftershock caused panic on streets where emergency teams were providing relief to victims of Saturday’s quake, which toppled block homes

    A magnitude 5.2 aftershock struck Haiti on Sunday, even as survivors of the previous day’s temblor were sifting through the rubble of their cinder block homes. The death toll stood at 12, with fears it could rise. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the aftershock was located 15.8 kilometers north-northwest of Port-de-Paix, the city hard hit by Saturday night’s 5.9 magnitude earthquake. Sunday’s aftershock had a depth of 10 kilometers.

  • Friday, September 14th 2018 - 08:42 UTC

    US comes out strongly in support of Taipei in its influence policy dispute with Beijing

    Beijing has eclipsed the EU as Latin America’s second-largest trading partner, after the U.S., and is now the single largest trading partner of Brazil, Chile and Peru

    The State Department announced last week that it would temporarily recall U.S. ambassadors to the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Panama for consultations in Washington. The meetings will focus on recent decisions by Latin American countries to no longer recognize Taiwan and ways the U.S. can “support strong. independent, democratic institutions and economies throughout Central America and the Caribbean”

  • Thursday, May 3rd 2018 - 08:29 UTC

    Dominican Republic drops Taiwan and establishes relations with Beijing

    The Dominican Republic said it believed its switch to ties with China would be “extraordinarily positive for the future of our country”, in an official statement

    The Dominican Republic and China announced on Tuesday they were establishing diplomatic relations as the Caribbean country became the latest nation to dump Taiwan, leaving it with just 19 diplomatic allies around the globe. Taipei said it was “deeply upset” at the decision, which it blamed on “dollar diplomacy”. The move deepens the island's international isolation while its giant neighbor flexes its economic and political might on the global stage.

  • Thursday, February 1st 2018 - 11:05 UTC

    Opposition denies pre-agreement in the dialogue

    Borges, Democratic Unity, said “There are many points that require further work to see if a final agreement on the crisis in the country is achieved. Today we have come build an agreement ”

    The pro-government representative in the negotiations in Dominican Republic, Jorge Rodriguez announced that a pre-agreement had been reached and that he was almost certain that on Wednesday the talks would come to fruition. However, the opposition came to deny it.

  • Thursday, January 25th 2018 - 10:50 UTC

    Electoral retaliation in Venezuela

    “If someday the circumstance of taking up arms comes, we would do it. I would not shake my pulse to summon him. ”Maduro added after supporting the announcement of the Constituent Assembly.

    The elections are not ordered or decreed, they are called. And is that the Venezuelan regime, with this new nonsense, does nothing but reveal the murder, not only of people who think differently in such atrocious ways as executing them extrajudicially -with a complete army against half dozen of people- to silence and chastise, but also murder of fundamental democratic and republican principles while trampling the country's constitution.

  • Wednesday, March 16th 2016 - 07:18 UTC

    OAS observers to the Dominican Republic general elections on 15 May

    The Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) to the general elections of May 15 will be headed by the former President of Colombia, Andrés Pastrana.

    The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of the Dominican Republic signed formal agreements by which the hemispheric institution will send an Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) to the general elections of May 15, which will be headed by the former President of Colombia, Andrés Pastrana.

  • Tuesday, January 26th 2016 - 07:34 UTC

    Venezuela could lose UN voting rights because of US$ 3m in arrears

    Venezuela, which is set to take over the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council in February, has to fork out just under US$3 million.

    St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic are among nine countries that have lost their voting rights at the United Nations because of arrears in their annual contributions to the world body.

  • Saturday, November 14th 2015 - 11:37 UTC

    A Dominican connection in Venezuela's First Lady relatives drugs' case

    Dominican narcotics police raided the yacht at La Romana marina where apparently cocaine was found which led to the arrest of six persons

    A drugs raid and bust in a yacht moored at a marina in the Dominican Republic is helping to understand the extent of the trafficking network business surrounding Venezuela's First Lady family connections, whose nephew and godson are under arrest in New York, according to media reports in Caracas.

  • Wednesday, August 6th 2014 - 08:47 UTC

    Caribbean Chikungunya cases over half a million, says PA health organization

    PAHO said that the total figure for the mosquito-borne disease had reached 513,393 cases compared with 473,523 cases a week earlier.

    The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says the number of new cases of the Chikungunya in the Caribbean increased by nearly 38,000 last week with the Dominican Republic having the most cases.

  • Friday, May 23rd 2014 - 22:25 UTC

    Dominican Republic tourism industry success story: 4.7 million tourists in 2013

    Its main tourist resort Punta Cana is tops among all destinations in the Caribbean

    The Dominican Republic’s 2013 visitor numbers grew by 3.6% over the previous year, outpacing the entire Caribbean region, which recorded growth in tourism of only 1%. Tourism minister Francisco Javier Garcia described it as “an extraordinary year.”

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