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By The Dispatch On Saturday, August 10th, 2019
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ICE and Homeland Security arrest Yohanna Gonzalez-McFarlane for smuggling women across US as prostitutes

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, working jointly with the FBI, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Postal More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, May 20th, 2019
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Dominican National, Sergio Lara-Suarez Sentenced for Fentanyl Distribution

A Dominican national was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for his role in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl. Sergio Manuel Lara-Suarez, a/k/a Sergio Manuel Lara-Juarez, 42, a Dominican national residing More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
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Puerto Rico: Border patrol nabs high speed boast with over 700 lbs of cocaine, arrest two men

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) detected a go-fast vessel containing 710 pounds (322 kilos)  of cocaine, worth an estimated $9 million, 60 miles southeast of Guayama, More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, April 21st, 2019
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Dominican National, Hansel Ramirez Sentenced for Distributing Heroin

A Dominican national was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Springfield for dealing heroin. Hansel Ramon Rodriguez Ramirez, 38, a Dominican national formerly residing in Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District More...

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...


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