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From accused of taking bribes from Odebrecht to Administrative Minister of the Presidency

Recently named to the position, Porfirio Andres Bautista García replaces Igor Rodríguez Durán, who was filling in for Jose Ignacio Paliza, who had taken a leave of absence to lead the political campaigns of the Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) into the May 2024 general election. Paliza is the president of the PRM. The Administrative Minister …
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Deputies seek Presidency extend the legislative session; special committee has yet to deliver its report

It was a normal day at the ruling PRM majority Chamber of Deputies when on Friday, 20 July 2024, despite the priority being the Penal Code, the deputies passed loans for US$485 million. Meanwhile, Congress has continued under much pressure as defendants of the Penal Code seek amendments to the draft received from the Senate. …
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Anthrax scare in Haiti

Two people died in Bayara, the first municipal section of Petit-Goâve, in Haiti after consuming beef contaminated with anthrax and ten other people were hospitalized, according to CASEC Wilnord Delicieux, Haiti Libre reported on 16 July 2024. In the Dominican Republic, defense and health authorities took new preventive measures to protect against a spill-off of …
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Dengue update

There have been nearly a thousand cases of dengue (“bonebreak”) fever so far this year, a reminder for people to keep to preventive measures. Dengue is only transmitted by one type of mosquito, the Aedes aegypti, and that mosquito breeds only in stagnant waters. The mosquito is fairly easy to kill. Simply remove any stagnant …