2019News

Hector Rodríguez Pimentel discharged in Indrhi case

The Third Collegiate Court of the National District unanimously dismissed the charges against former director of the National Institute of Water Resources (Indrhi), Hector Rodriguez Pimentel, and six other people, who were accused by the Public Ministry of embezzlement of RD$1.5 billion and US$56,479,038.41 from that institution. As reported from a press release sent to …
2019News

Haitian diplomats scandals

Listín Diario reports on the continuing of investigations into possible corruption involving Haitian diplomatic and consular personnel in the Dominican Republic. As reported, Haiti’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ULCC) is seeking the arrest of several officials from the Haitian Embassy in Santo Domingo and has asked Foreign Minister Bocchit Edmond for cooperation in apprehending them and sending …
2019News

Argentine surcharge is a blow to Dominican tourism

The new “tourist dollar” policy in Argentina assesses a surcharge over the official rate for purchases for foreign travel. The measure should have a significant effect on the number of Argentine tourists traveling to Dominican resorts. Around 200,000 Argentines visited the Dominican Republic in 2018. Most flew in on Aerolíneas Argentinas and came to spend …
2019News

Colombian accused of stealing from daughter of Defense Minister

National District Judge Jose Alejandro Vargas imposed three months of preventive detention against Colombian Andrés Camilo Góngora Céspedes, who is accused together with an unnamed person of assaulting the daughter of the Minister of Defense, Rubén Darío Paulino Sem. The arrested man was ordered to serve the pre-trial custody in the La Victoria jail. As …