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By Guest Author On Thursday, March 28th, 2019
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The Top 7 North American Countries With the Most Personal Freedom

Personal freedom comes with different definitions which even vary from one country to another. However, the most important points that personal freedom or civil liberty should cover and bestow upon all individuals More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, March 24th, 2019
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New York Woman, Maria Peterson Sentenced for Role in Dominican Heroin Trafficking Ring

A New York woman was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for her role in a Dominican drug trafficking ring responsible for distributing multi-kilogram quantities of heroin in New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, December 8th, 2018
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Alberto Montero Indicted for Conspiring to Import Cocaine from the Dominican Republic

A New York man was indicted today for allegedly conspiring to import and distribute multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine from the Dominican Republic into the United States, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Alberto More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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New funding from ECHO key to new relief efforts for hurricane victims in Haiti, Caribbean

With peak hurricane season arriving in early September, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) in Haiti is intensifying its emergency preparedness capacity thanks to additional funding from the European Civil Protection More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
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Florida man, Theodore Symonds, sentences to 17 years for traveling to Dominican Republican to have sex with minors

A Florida man was sentenced Thursday to more than 17 years in prison and 30 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to traveling to the Dominican Republic for engaging in illicit sexual conduct with minors. More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Saturday, September 2nd, 2017
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Los Angeles eliminates Columbus Day, adds ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’, will remain paid holiday for city workers

The Los Angeles City Council voted to eliminate Columbus Day from the city calendar, siding with activists objecting to the “genocide for native peoples in North America and elsewhere” and will now More...

By Jinkie Barendse On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Guardians of the Galaxy 2′ ‘Avatar 2’ ‘Star Trek 4’ star Zoe Saldana says Trump ‘bullyied’ by Hollywood, calls for unity

In sharp contrast with the liberal bias of Hollywood, Avatar star Zoe Saldana spoke out against the celebrities and their bullying of Donald Trump. “We got cocky and became arrogant and we also became bullies,” More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 17th, 2016
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Dominican Republic reports more than 50 leptospirosis deaths in 2016

Dominican Republic health authorities have confirmed 51 leptospirosis related fatalities this year as the country reports higher than normal levels of the bacterial infection in 2016, according to a Acento report More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 21st, 2014
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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher, Joel Peralta, may have contracted chikungunya in the Dominican Republic

The Rays right-hander, Joel Peralta will likely be sidelined for a period as he battles a suspected case of chikungunya, according to the team website. Peralta, who is from the Dominican Republic, traveled to More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 18th, 2014
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Dominican Republic chikungunya case count exceeds 250,000

Despite all the efforts the Dominican Republic Health Ministry have taken to get the chikungunya outbreak in the country under control, the number of cases continue to increase, and sometimes increase greatly, More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 30th, 2014
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Dominican Republic steps up mosquito spraying in Santo Domingo as chikungunya numbers skyrocket

The Dominican Republic Ministry of Health says they will continue spraying and social mobilization against dengue and chikungunya in Greater Santo Domingo and various provinces as the numbers of the two mosquito More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Chikungunya in the Caribbean: ‘Locally acquired’ cases top 260,000, more than half from Dominican Republic

The number of autochthonous chikungunya cases in the Caribbean shot up by a whopping 70,000 as the total cases recorded in Central America, the Latin Caribbean and non-Latin Caribbean now exceeds 260,000, according More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 14th, 2014
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Rhode Island is the latest US state to record imported chikungunya cases

The Rhode Department of Health (HEALTH) has confirmed two cases of chikungunya virus infection involving travelers who returned from the Dominican Republic on May 17 and May 29, 2014 after presenting to local physicians More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 12th, 2014
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Chikungunya cases in the Dominican Republic jumps 20,000 in one week, total over 77,000

The number of chikungunya cases in the Dominican Republic has jumped at least 20,000 cases in the past week while social mobilization efforts continue on the island nation. According to the Dominican Republic Health More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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Dominican Republic chikungunya cases skyrocket while work to eliminate mosquito breeding sites continue

The number of chikungunya cases in the Dominican Republic continues to rise at an alarming rate as the Ministry of Health’s Department of Epidemiology reports 52,976 cases, according to a Health Ministry More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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Lyme disease bacteria discovered in 15 million years old amber

NEWS RELEASE CORVALLIS, Ore. – Lyme disease is a stealthy, often misdiagnosed disease that was only recognized about 40 years ago, but new discoveries of ticks fossilized in amber show that the bacteria which More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, May 31st, 2014
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Haiti and Dominican Republic chikungunya epidemic exploding

In what was expected by many, the chikungunya epidemic plaguing the Caribbean island of Hispaniola is exploding with no end in sight. Image/CIA In Haiti, which comprises the western third of the island, the number More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 16th, 2014
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Tampa woman contracts chikungunya while traveling to the Dominican Republic

A Hillsborough County woman is one of three imported chikungunya virus cases reported by the Florida Department of Health today. It is believed the 44-year-old  Tampa-area  resident contracted the mosquito borne More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, May 10th, 2014
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Chikungunya in Hispaniola: Dominican Republic officials integrate social mobilization, how bad is it in Haiti?

During the past week, the number of chikungunya cases reported in the Caribbean continues to rise with the latest number of confirmed and suspected cases now nearing 50,000 in 16 countries and islands (including More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 1st, 2014
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DR Health Minister on chikungunya: ‘Technically speaking, the country faces an epidemic’

With nearly 3,700 chikungunya cases reported in the Dominican Republic since March, Health Minister Freddy Hidalgo came out said the country face a chikungunya epidemic, according to a Dominican Today report today. Photo/CDC-James More...


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