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President Abinader tells what’s in the works to combat crime

President Luis Abinader shared advances of what would be his government’s National Citizen Safety Plan. Abinader said the unfolding of the plan has been delayed because thousands of police are busy enforcing the pandemic curfew. The plan calls for removing and destroying unregistered firearms in hands of civilians and identifying motorcycle riders. Millions will be …
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Universities to return to in person learning

Higher Education Minister Franklin García announced the schedule for return to in-person learning at Dominican universities and higher education institutions after meeting with university rectors on Monday, 22 March 2021. According to a press release from the MESCyT, academia will resume in-person learning gradually starting in April. Classes that require special exams, tutorials, lab time, …
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Preventive custody for 21 accused in Bayahibe Network drug trafficking case

La Altagracia province judge Francis Reyes ordered former La Romana city councilor Angel Zorrilla Constanzo and Faustino Avila Guzman (Negro Tolongo), a former president of the La Romana City Council to serve preventive custody. They are accused of trafficking drugs to Puerto Rico. The case was declared complex, meaning that prosecutors are given more time …
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Judges exclude important evidence from Odebrecht corruption case

The judges hearing the US$92 million Odebrecht bribes case decided to exclude evidence presented by state prosecutors that was in Portuguese. This includes a communication sent by the Federal Minister of Brazil to former Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez, the acceptance of guilt USA-DOJ, and the signed leniency agreement. The judges also excluded testimony by …