Dominican Republic Takes Precautions After First Case of Cholera Hits Country
Dominican Republic Takes Precautions After First Case of Cholera Hits Country
By Fox News Latino | 11/17/2010 - 11:28

A Haitian citizen who lives near the tourist mecca of Punta Cana was the first confirmed case of cholera in the Dominican Republic.

The man, identified as Wilmo Louwes, a 32-year-old construction worker, was being treated in a hospital in the eastern town of Higüey. Louwe was home in Haiti – which has been devastated by the disease – on vacation and returned by bus to the Dominican Republic on Nov. 12.

“We found the bus he traveled in and we took the proper steps to sanitize it,” Public Health Minister Bautista Rojas Gómez said in a press conference.


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Manny Perez Wants His New Film 'La Soga' to Bring Change to the DR
Manny Perez Wants His New Film 'La Soga' to Bring Change to the DR
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/20/2010 - 14:00

With his dark hair and brows and piercing green eyes, actor Manny Perez (Bella, El Cantante) is the perfect guy to play the intense, tortured title character in La Soga, open in limited theaters across the U.S. Luisito, a.k.a. La Soga, is a sensitive-soul-turned-government-assassin seeking revenge for his father’s death at the hands of drug dealers. Set in the Dominican Republic and New York, it’s action-packed and insightful, touching on themes of corruption and the redemptive power of love.


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Sound Check: Juan Luis Guerra Turns Japanese. Well, Sort Of.
By Grace Bastidas | 04/08/2010 - 17:00

Bachata king Juan Luis Guerra is back, and he’s speaking Japanese. The first single from his upcoming eleventh studio album (out June 8 on Capitol Latin) is called “Bachata En Fukuoka. It was inspired by the legendary singer’s trip to Japan last year, during which he visited the capital of Tokyo and Fukuoka, a city on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu that is considered to be the birthplace of Japanese civilization.


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Angelina Jolie visits Haitian Earthquake Survivors in Dominican Hospital
By Dorkys Ramos | 02/09/2010 - 17:18

Actress Angelina Jolie recently met with Haitian earthquake victims currently receiving medical care in a Dominican hospital. The U.N. Goodwill Ambassador traveled to the Dario Contrera Hospital located in the capital of Santo Domingo to tour the center and speak with several of the dozens of survivors, some of whom recognized Jolie and asked for her help.


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Honduras Swears in New President as Zelaya Flees
By Dorkys Ramos | 01/28/2010 - 16:20

Honduras swore in its new president as former leader Manuel Zelaya flew into exile in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday, The New York Times reports. He’d been seeking refuge at the Brazilian Embassy since September after being ousted in the June 28 coup, living three months in exile and then slipping back into the country.


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Zelaya Assured Safe Passage to Dominican Republic
By Mariela Rosario | 01/22/2010 - 13:00

Manuel Zelaya, the former president of Honduras who was ousted from his seat in a June 2009 military coup, may finally be able to leave the Brazilian embassy where he has been holed up.


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Back to Business as Usual for Tourism in Haiti and the Dominican Republic?
By Mariela Rosario | 01/21/2010 - 15:28

Many areas of northern Haiti and all of the Dominican Republic seem to have remained relatively unaffected by the turmoil that has destroyed the capital city of Port Au Prince in Haiti. Royal Caribbean was the first to dock a cruise ship at the northern port of Labadee in Haiti since last week's devastating earthquake and now other luxury liners are following suit. In the Dominican Republic, the tourists are still lined up at the bars, sipping on rum drinks and playing water sports.


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Haiti Earthquake: Victims Walk Across the Border to the Dominican Republic for Help
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 01/15/2010 - 13:57

People in a small town in the Dominican Republic called Jimani are doing a big part in saving the lives of Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake victims.


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Violent Protests Rock Dominican-Haitian Border
By Mariela Rosario | 06/02/2009 - 09:40


Violent protests disrupted the Dominican-Haitian border
recently after authorities destroyed fruits and vegetables they were growing on protected land. This border area conflict is just the latest in a string of incidents that has heightened tension on the island of Hispaniola.


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