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Ezra Fieser

Caribbean cocaine flows to United States keep rising: U.S. official

Jun 24 2014

SANTO DOMINGO The percentage of cocaine flowing to the United States through the Caribbean has more than tripled in the past three years, an Obama administration official said on Tuesday, adding weight to claims that criminal organizations are shifting back to a route they abandoned years ago.

U.S. ambassador to Dominican Republic chides antigays

Jun 13 2014

SANTO DOMINGO The openly gay U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic and his husband have fired back at critics who ridiculed them for their sexual orientation.

U.S. ambassador to Dominican Republic hits back at anti-gay critics

Jun 13 2014

SANTO DOMINGO, June 13 The openly gay U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic and his husband have fired back at critics who ridiculed them for their sexual orientation.

Mosquito-borne chikungunya virus spreads in the Caribbean

May 23 2014

PORT-AU-PRINCE/SANTO DOMINGO A painful mosquito-borne virus spreading quickly through the Caribbean is causing alarm in Haiti and neighboring Dominican Republic, where health officials are scrambling to respond to a surge of new patients.

Mosquito-borne chikungunya virus spreads in the Caribbean

May 23 2014

PORT-AU-PRINCE/SANTO DOMINGO, May 23 A painful mosquito-borne virus spreading quickly through the Caribbean is causing alarm in Haiti and neighboring Dominican Republic, where health officials are scrambling to respond to a surge of new patients.

Dominican Republic's more humane prison model

May 23 2014

SAN CRISTOBAL, Dominican Republic Gone are the satellite dishes that once crowded the prison rooftop, feeding signals to flat-screen TVs in the private suites for which drug lords and other wealthy inmates used to pay upwards of $25,000.

Dominican Republic's more humane prison model

May 23 2014

SAN CRISTOBAL Dominican Republic Gone are the satellite dishes that once crowded the prison rooftop, feeding signals to flat-screen TVs in the private suites for which drug lords and other wealthy inmates used to pay upwards of $25,000 (14,845 pounds).

Dominican Republic's more humane prison model

May 22 2014

SAN CRISTOBAL Dominican Republic Gone are the satellite dishes that once crowded the prison rooftop, feeding signals to flat-screen TVs in the private suites for which drug lords and other wealthy inmates used to pay upwards of $25,000.

Dominican Republic's 'empty bottles' diplomats under scrutiny

May 16 2014

SANTO DOMINGO Diplomatic postings make for some of the cushiest jobs in many poor countries, but the Dominican Republic's foreign service appears to have few rivals in the Americas when it comes to political cronyism and wasted taxpayers' money.

Proposed Dominican Republic immigration law gets mixed reaction

May 16 2014

SANTO DOMINGO Proposed legislation offering a path to citizenship for tens of thousands of Dominican-born children of immigrants met mixed reactions on Friday from human rights groups, with some saying it does not protect enough people who could lose citizenship due to a court ruling.

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