2009News

Gonzalez Gonzalez was talking

El Nacional reported yesterday that murdered former Police colonel Jose Amado Gonzalez Gonzalez was the person who tipped off the National Drug Control Department (DNCD) about an SUV containing US$4.6 million belonging to fugitive drug trafficker Jose Figueroa Agosto, parked in a La Esperilla apartment block. The newspaper also reported that Presidential drugs advisor, lawyer …
2009News

A suspicious lawyer

Diario Libre reports the arrest of lawyer Juan Carlos Acosta Perez, who was arrested when he was found inside a penthouse in Torre Bolivar 848, Apartment 201 that the authorities had visited in search of fugitive Puerto Rican drug trafficker Jose Figueroa Agosto. The authorities also announced the confiscation of a lot in Casa de …
2009News

Johnny to the rescue

Merengue legend Johnny Ventura is worried about the state of the genre of merengue, saying that many musicians are composing music that doesn’t deserve to be labeled merengue. This is the reason Ventura is putting the final touches on a typical merengue album (merengue tipico) in order to “rescue” the genre he helped make famous. …
2009News

New Year parties

The traditional Roncierto Brugal, the New Year’s Eve bash on 31 December, will feature bands playing salsa, merengue and bachata this year. The concert is in its 10th year. For the evening, starting at 9pm, the Johnny Ventura, El Jeffrey, Luis Vargas, Los Hermanos Rosario, Tono Rosario and Raulin Rosendo bands will put on a …
2009News

Haiti gets 5 years of tariffs

Foreign Relations Minister Carlos Morales Troncoso says that the Dominican government has not taken a stance on the European Union’s decision to accept Haiti’s conditions for its participation as a member of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Cariforum countries. The conditions levy high tariffs on imports from Cariforum countries, including the Dominican Republic, its …