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  • Son of prominent Dominican politician shot, killed outside Texas gas station as 3 suspects sought: police

    04/03/2024 11:55:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/03/24 | Louis Casiano
    The son of a prominent Dominican politician was shot and killed at a Houston gas station Monday, and three suspects are being sought, police said. The Houston Police Department identified the victim as Luis Alfredo Pacheco Rojas, 34, the son of Alfredo Pacheco, the president of the Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic, the country's lower chamber of congress. "We have spoken with Mr. Pacheco about his son’s death and advised him detectives continue efforts to determine possible motives for the shooting," an HPD statement said. Rojas worked in the music industry in Houston and went by the name...
  • Why Haiti is Dying & the DR is Booming

    03/26/2024 2:17:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 88 replies
    Haiti a country of nearly 12 million people in the Caribbean is on the brink of total State collapse around 200 0:06 different heavily armed gangs have managed to seize control over large swats of the country's territory and are operating with near impunity while some 0:13 of the more heavily armed gangs that are more similar to paramilitaries have managed to seize control over as much as 90% of hades's capital and largest city 0:20 Port of Prince these gangs have been able to completely overpower what little is left in the country of the former 0:26 Haitian government...
  • Stranded in the Dominican Republic

    03/19/2020 6:51:36 AM PDT · by RBW in PA · 32 replies
    N/A ^ | March 19, 202 | Vanity
    Just some information for anyone who may be traveling. I have a group of friends who are stranded in the Dominican Republic. Apparently, their government shut down all of their borders with little notice. I'm being told no planes or ships are allowed in at this time. My friends were scheduled to return back to the US today and the airline, Delta, canceled everything last night. Jet Blue took the same actions. Apparently there are many tourists on the island who have no idea how they are getting home. I spoke to the State Department this morning, they are aware...
  • Cops probing whether bootleg alcohol killed 8 US tourists who died in Dominican Republic resorts

    06/14/2019 6:52:08 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 49 replies
    The Sun ^ | 6/14/2019 | Alahna Kindred
    Full Title: KILLED BY BOOZE? Cops ‘probing whether bootleg alcohol killed eight US tourists who mysteriously died in Dominican Republic resorts’ ____________________________________________ POLICE are investigating into whether bootleg alcohol is to blame for killing eight American tourists in Dominican Republic resorts, it has been reported. Cops want to know who supplied the booze that went into the alcoholic beverages all victims drank and if they contained any dangerous chemicals. The FBI is getting involved and will be taking blood samples from the victims to its research centre in Quantico, Virginia, a source told the New York Post. Francisco Javier García,...
  • Woman, 41, Dies After She 'Fell Ill' on American Airlines Flight from the Dominican Republic

    03/01/2024 9:04:48 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 7 replies
    Yahoo, People ^ | 3/1/24 | Abigail Adams
    Authorities say an woman died after she "fell ill" during an American Airlines flight from the Dominican Republic. The flight was heading to Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday when the 41-year-old woman became unwell, according to a media release from the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force. Flight 2790 was diverted to Providenciales International Airport due to the passenger’s “medical needs,” a spokesperson for the airline said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. Air Traffic Control Tower requested medical assistance for the woman, “who at the time was receiving Cardiopulmonary resuscitation,” around 6:15 p.m. local time, according to police
  • Former US ambassador arrested, accused of secretly serving as agent to Cuba: report

    12/03/2023 6:31:39 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 3, 2023 | Stepheny Price
    A former American diplomat who served as a U.S. ambassador to Bolivia has been arrested and accused of secretly serving as an agent of Cuba’s government, according to The Associated Press. Officials say Manuel Rocha, 73, was arrested in Miami on Friday on a criminal complaint. According to sources, more details about the case are expected to be made public at a court appearance Monday. One of the two people who came forward with the complaint said the Justice Department case accuses Rocha of working to promote the Cuban government’s interests.
  • Dominican Republic closes border with Haiti, further stoking tensions

    09/14/2023 8:27:58 PM PDT · by thegagline · 57 replies
    MSN reprint ^ | 09/14/2023 | Widlore Merancourt et al
    The Dominican Republic had already begun building a wall at its border with Haiti. Then it cracked down on immigration, deporting tens of thousands of Haitians back to their impoverished and gang-ravaged country.Now it’s closing the border entirely. President Luis Abinader announced the Dominican Republic will shut all of its land, air and sea frontiers with Haiti starting Friday morning, amid a festering dispute over Haiti’s plans to construct a canal off a river that separates the two countries. The announcement Thursday afternoon significantly escalates tensions between the two nations, which share the Caribbean island of Hispaniola and a long...

    09/08/2023 12:46:40 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    National Hurricane Center - NOAA ^ | September 8, 2023 at 03:00pm | Staff
  • Venezuelan narco named 'Taliban' is dumped alive in the Caribbean Sea after cocaine takedown

    08/29/2023 12:20:15 PM PDT · by DFG · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/29/2023 | Adry Torres
    This is the moment a fugitive Venezuelan drug trafficker known as Taliban is dumped alive in the ocean with his hands zip-tied and an anchor around his waist in revenge for stealing 200 kilograms of cocaine - and cash - from the Cartel. Reinaldo Fuentes is seen bound and gagged with blood stains on the back of his head before his killers struggle to heave him - and the anchor - over the side of a boat into the Caribbean Sea near Martinique. The footage, shared to social media, shows Fuentes staring at the person recording the video. He is...
  • Ray Liotta’s cause of death revealed 1 year after his passing

    05/08/2023 10:44:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies ^ | By Francesca Bacardi | May 8, 2023 | 7:25am
    Ray Liotta’s cause of death has been revealed one year after he passed away suddenly in the Dominican Republic. The “Goodfellas” star died from heart and respiratory issues, according to TMZ. Documents obtained by the outlet cite pulmonary edema — or fluid in the lungs — as well as respiratory insufficiency and acute heart failure as the specific causes. Medical authorities also listed atherosclerosis — a thickening of the arteries caused by a buildup of plaque in the inner lining — as an underlying issue. Liotta died in his sleep in May 2022 while filming “Dangerous Waters” on the island...
  • Itamar Ben-Gvir to Sen. Menendez: I'm an anti-racist

    10/04/2022 3:31:42 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/10/22
    Otzma Yehudit chairman MK Itamar Ben-Gvir pushed back Tuesday on criticism by New Jersey Senator and veteran Democratic lawmaker Robert Menendez, dismissing accusations of racism. According to a report last week by Axios, Senator Menendez warned Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu last month not to include “right-wing extremists” in any future coalition government. Menendez specifically demanded that Netanyahu not include MK Ben-Gvir in a new government, adding that doing so would harm relations between Israel and the US. Two sources familiar with the meeting said that during the September 5th meeting, Menendez "raised his concerns" about Netanyahu's political partners, specifically mentioning...
  • Dominican Republic Building Over 100 Miles of Border Wall to Stop Illegal Immigration from Haiti

    09/29/2022 2:57:59 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Sep 2022 | JOHN BINDER
    The Dominican Republic is building a 13-foot-high border wall — set to be the second-longest border wall in the Americas — in the hopes of ending waves of illegal immigration from Haiti.The government of the Dominican Republic began building the border wall in February to put a halt to illegal immigration from Haiti, which citizens have said is overwhelming their small communities, depressing wages, and undercutting their quality of life.The concrete and steel wall, when finished, will stand 13 feet tall, and stretch just over 100 miles. The only other existing border wall in the Americas that is longer is...
  • Dominicans Venerate the Virgin of Altagracia

    08/15/2022 1:25:58 PM PDT · by Ebenezer · 4 replies (Spanish-language news brief) ^ | August 15, 2022 |
    (Translation) [Dominican] President Luis Abinader asked the Virgin of Altagracia to keep protecting the Dominican people and "to God to bless us always". The leader pointed out that veneration of the Virgin, which began with a promise from lancers from El Seibo and Higüey to help them survive a battle where the Spaniards defeated the French in 1691, is the same Dominicans have today of the virgin who "will keep being our protector". "She is our mother and, as such, she intercedes with God to favor her children," President Abinader stressed. He said that "there is not a single corner...
  • U.S. checking all toothpaste imports from China

    05/24/2007 5:53:47 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 65 replies · 1,597+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 23, 2007 | Reuters
    U.S. checking all toothpaste imports from China WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- U.S. health officials are beginning to check all shipments of toothpaste coming from China, following reports of tainted products in other countries, a government spokesman said Wednesday. The Food and Drug Administration has no evidence that contaminated toothpaste has made its way into the United States but is taking the step as a precaution, agency spokesman Doug Arbesfeld said. China is the second-largest exporter of toothpaste to the United States behind Canada, according to the FDA. The FDA's action comes after the lethal chemical diethylene glycol was found in toothpaste...
  • Road to Moscow: Bill Clinton’s Early Activism from Fulbright to Moscow

    08/22/2007 1:26:32 PM PDT · by Fedora · 63 replies · 5,574+ views
    Original FReeper research | 08/22/2007 | Fedora
    Road to MoscowBill Clinton’s Early Activism from Fulbright to Moscow By Fedora SummaryDuring the 1992 campaign, Bill Clinton’s student protests and Moscow trip generated much controversy, but few answers. While Clinton’s government files from that era seemingly remain unavailable even today, there is at least more information available than in 1992. The public record reveals that Clinton’s social network and views on Vietnam were influenced by a pattern of contact between Communist agents and sympathizers and Clinton’s academic and political associates. This pattern is documented here through an analysis of Clinton’s antiwar activity up through the time he left Oxford...
  • The masks are off! Dominican Republic becomes first country in Latin America to drop ALL of its COVID restrictions

    02/17/2022 12:31:22 PM PST · by knighthawk · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 17 2022 | ADRY TORRES
    The Dominican Republic became the first country in the Latin America region to scrap all of its COVID-19 restrictions - as infections dwindle despite barely half the nation being vaccinated. President Luis Abinader announced the suspension of the preventive measures while addressing the Caribbean nation Wednesday evening. Abinader did away with the mandates that obligated the use of a face mask, social distancing and coronavirus passports to enter public places.
  • Vin Diesel walked Paul Walker's daughter down the aisle at her wedding

    10/23/2021 9:35:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | October 23, 2021 | By Chloe Melas,
    Meadow Walker, daughter of the late actor Paul Walker, married actor Louis Thornton-Allan earlier this month. Walker's "Fast & Furious" co-star, Vin Diesel, walked his longtime friend's daughter down the aisle. The couple married in the Dominican Republic and spoke to Vogue about their ceremony. "It was a very intimate celebration. "We were all barefoot, dancing in the sand. To finish the night, there was a wonderful display of fireworks, and we lit lanterns into the picturesque night sky." Walker's father died in a car crash in Southern California in 2013 at 40. He was in the passenger seat of...
  • Dominican Republic Builds a 4-Meter Fence On Border With Haiti

    05/21/2021 7:57:08 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 26 replies
    TeleSur ^ | 11 May 2021 | TeleSur
    The Dominican Republic has built 23 kilometers of the border fence with Haiti to curb immigration, smuggling, arms and drug trafficking, and the theft of vehicles and livestock. The four-meter-high barrier is on a cement brick wall topped by a spiral of razor wire, and it is still under construction by the Dominican Army. The built sections are at the crossing points of Elias Piña and Jimani. Currently, a group of companies is setting budgets to erect a new fence before the end of the year.

    10/07/2015 6:11:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 7, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    At least it was sustainable fair trade carbon neutral corruption. John Ashe, the UN General Assembly president, has been busted on corruption charges. A former president of the U.N. General Assembly "sold himself and the global institution he led" by allegedly pocketing more than $1 million in bribes to finance a luxury spending spree, according to a federal prosecutor. Ashe, 61, is accused of tax fraud in an alleged conspiracy involving five others, including a billionaire Chinese businessman and a former deputy U.N. ambassador from the Dominican Republic, according to a criminal complaint. Ashe is accused of underreporting his income...
  • An alleged Italian mafia fugitive has been on the run for more than six years — until police recognized his tattoos on a YouTube cooking show

    03/30/2021 5:41:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | MARCH 30, 2021 | CAITLIN O'KANE
    An Italian mafia fugitive who has been evading police since 2014 was arrested last week after police recognized him on YouTube. Marc Feren Claude Biart, who is wanted by police for allegedly trafficking cocaine, had started a cooking show on YouTube with his wife, BBC News reports. 53-year-old Biart hid his face in the videos – but did not hide his tattoos. Italian police saw the videos and arrested Biart in the small town of Boca Chica, Dominican Republic, they said in a statement, according to BBC News. Biart has been wanted by police for nearly six years for allegedly...