2010News

Minimalist democracy

In Diario Libre newspaper’s page two editorial, executive editor Adriano Miguel Tejada reports on democracy in the DR. He describes the way that Dominicans are under the illusion that we live in a democracy because we celebrate elections every once in a while and people can speak out through the media. “That concept of minimalist …
2010News

Cholera update

The Ministry of Public Health is advising the population not to use the waters of the San Juan River. They are concerned that the river could carry the cholera bacteria. The waters of the Artibonite River, on the border with Haiti, have also been declared unfit for human use, as reported in Listin Diario. Public …
2010News

DNCD nabs big capo

Yuber Enrique Mendez Mendez (Oreganito), believed to be Puerto Rican Jose Figueroa Agosto’s right-hand man, became just another prisoner wanted in extradition by the United States authorities. Mendez was arrested while traveling in a Toyota Hilux pickup truck on Sunday. Diario Libre says that the prisoner was named in an organizational chart of the Figueroa …
2010News

No visits to Sobeida

A commission of prosecutors is investigating the messages that were sent and received by Sobeida Felix Morel in her cell in the Najayo Women’s Jail. Last week two BlackBerry devices and an iPod were confiscated. She used two hands-free attachments to listen to music and control her accounts in a notebook and a telephone agenda, …