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The Attorney General Office has the backing of the experience of the Spanish prosecution to strengthen local capacities to prosecute major crimes. The Attorney General Office announces the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (Aecid) is making available an additional EUR650,000 in funds to prosecute organized crime, government corruption and gender-based crimes. Attorney General Miriam …

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Economists Mercedes Carrasco and Rafael Espinal addressed several issues regarding the Dominican Republic’s fiscal reform. The ruling Modern Revolutionary Party has the vote in Congress to pass whatever reform once the new congress starts on 16 August 2024. Rafael Espinal, professor at Intec and former president of the Dominican School of Economists (Codeco), highlights that …

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Economy Minister Pável Isa Contreras praised the contributions of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a tool for supporting countries in formulating effective policies and promoting well-being and development in a broad sense. He spoke on the occasion of the UNDP celebrating its 50th anniversary. In the case of the Dominican Republic, Isa Contreras …

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Physician Jose Joaquin Puello, president of the Luis E. Aybar Medical City, urges the Abinader administration take the needed steps to fully put into operation the main hospital complex of the capital city. The Luis Eduardo Aybar Medical City is surrounded by densely populated low-income sectors and was designed during the Danilo Medina administration as …

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The Instituto Nacional de Formación Técnico Profesional (Infotep) announced on 12 June 2024 that it will open a new training center in the city of Barahona. The center will offer a wide variety of training courses to residents of the municipality. An Infotep press release says that the new center is part of President Luis …

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In a nation where there’s a betting parlor every 850 meters, gambling has become deeply embedded in the Dominican Republic’s economic and social fabric, Carlos Arturo Guisarre writes for N Digital. A recent government survey, Encuesta Nacional de las Micro, Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas (MIPYMES) 2022-2023, by the Central Bank and the Ministry of Industry …

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The Dominican Navy reported on Wednesday, 12 June 2024 the rescuing of two US citizens who were stranded on a sailboat that was drifting approximately 40 nautical miles northeast of Samaná, in the Atlantic Ocean, as reported in Diario Libre. The foreigners, who were rescued on Tuesday, 11 June 2024 in perfect health, were on …

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Many remember news commentator Amelia Deschamps for her impactful questioning of guests as co-host of the El Dia program with veteran journalist Huchi Lora. When she was at the pinnacle of her popularity, she would announce she would leave to carry out masters studies in her field. She studied documentary production at the New York …

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To export cocaine. 117 kilos of high-purity cocaine was found to have been diluted into the water of coconuts for export. The shipment traveled from the Dominican Republic to Cartagena Port in Colombia. The final destination, nevertheless, was not Colombia. Rather it was Spain. The exporters had removed the coconut water and exchanged this with …

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US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers found 450 pounds (204 kilograms) of cocaine concealed within a container chassis inside the M/V Blue Wave, a bulk carrier ship arriving Tuesday, 11 June 2024 from the Dominican Republic. The estimated value of the contraband is US$4 million. On June 11th, the San Juan A-TCET Vessel Search …