Thursday, April 18, 2019
Venezuelan President, Maduro, with the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, during his state visit to China. Photo by: @PresidencialVen / Twitter.
Caracas, Venezuela (ViaNews) - Starting in August, the Venezuelan economy was in such difficult situation that its bank notes were illegally exported to Colombia, where they were reportedly bought by four times its face value. With these bank notes, Colombians were able to buy Venezuelan gasoline and other goods, much cheaper than their own. Hence, in Venezuela, there was...
Rui Aaraújo - International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has denied consecutive requests made by several national authorities to reveal information contained in the "Panama Papers." One last example was the formal request of the Portuguese tax authority sent to the international consortium of investigative journalists. They asked information about the names of all the Portuguese citizens mentioned in the Panama Papers. As with...
Robin Bernstein, the new US Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, posing with her husband, Richard Bernstein, and President Donald Trump. Photo by: The Independent
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - Robin Bernstein will be the second woman to occupy the position of Ambassador to the Dominican Republic after Ambassador Donna Hrinac (1994-1997). Before assuming the position, Bernstein was duly sworn in before the U.S. Congress. She arrived in Santo Domingo on August 30, 2018. Robin Bernstein substitutes the U.S. Ambassador for the Obama administration, Mr....
Dominican Republic Congress.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - Normal human beings don't usually understand why sex offenders do such crimes and believe the whole thing to be inconceivable, unacceptable, and atrocious. At the heart of this problem, experts say, may be various mental illnesses, making it a difficult problem to solve. Forcing a woman or a child into making sex, mainly...
Haiti unrest: Protesters pillaged stores, torched cars.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - About the Haitian violence over the last few days, the Dominican newspaper. Diario Libre. reported that business organizations were blaming the country's President and the former Prime-Minister for “lack of leadership”. The recent tension in the country spawned from the fuel price increase and some Dominican business organizations are now attributing the unrest to...
Junta Central Electoral in the Dominican Republic.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - After President Medina´s approval of the Political Party Law, the country´s election board (Junta Central Electoral or JCE) granted parties a period of 75 days to communicate their decision over the primary elections type (open or closed) they wish to conduct in preparation for the upcoming 2020 elections. The brutal struggle being carried out...
Ramfis Dominguez Trujillo. Photo by: courtesy Ramfis Trujillo.
SANTO DOMINGO (Dominican Republic) - Rafael Trujillo was a U.S. Marine in 1918 who reached the position of commander in chief of the National Army by 1927. General Rafael Trujillo became president of the Dominican Republic in 1930 and was successful in reducing foreign debt and nurturing economic prosperity. Trujillo was also known for his atrocious human rights abuses...
Dominicans at the Dominican parade in New York City. Photo by: New Women New Yorkers.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic: The debate, even enmity, dividing the Dominicans and Haitians has arrived at the streets of New York City. Every year, an organizing committee of Dominicans living in New York, called, Dominican-yorks, coordinates the Dominican Day Parade down Manhattan´s Sixth Avenue. This year's edition of the parade started off on the wrong foot when the “queen” of...
Ricardo Winter, rector of UPID - Industrial Psychology Dominican University, Dominican Republic. Photo by Latora.tv
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - Foreign investment is welcomed everywhere, and the Dominican Republic is no exception. The government, businesses, and Dominicans, in general, are happy when foreign investment hits their shores because that usually increases jobs creation and more opportunities to do business. According to CELADE (Centro Latinoamericano de Demografía), the Latin American Demographics Center), “between 1950 and...
Plastic pollution on the shores of Montesinos beach, Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic. Photo by: Parley for the Oceans.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) – The ocean garbage tragedy has hit the Dominican Republic shores. Plastic in our oceans may be a global phenomenon, but the Dominican Republic is now having to solve the problem of handling with such huge quantities of garbage. Have you considered that every toothbrush you have ever used is still somewhere on the...
United Nations in New York. Photo by: Javier Carbajal.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - On December 11 and 12, 2018, a UN conference was convened in Marrakesh to sign the protocol for a global pact aimed at strengthening the bases for migration as a global phenomenon. According to the UN, this pact is about "taking advantage of the benefits of migration and protecting undocumented immigrants."
Dominican Republic-Haiti border. Photo by: Valentina's World Travel.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - In February 1844, a group of Spanish descent and mulatto revolutionaries staged an independence coup against the 22-year Haitian domination of the Spanish two-thirds of the island. Ever since there has existed an evident antagonism in the Haitian-Dominican relations. There followed almost a full century of sporadic border clashes in which the machete-bearing...

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