DL English|23 jul, 12:00 AM|POR ADALBERTO DE LA ROSA

Medina and Martelly agree to work "shoulder to shoulder" for Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Danilo requested the European Union for support for two hospitals on the frontier

BAVARO. Dominican President Danilo Medina and his Haitian counterpart Michel Martelly, agreed yesterday in Bavaro to tighten the relations and work "shoulder to shoulder" for the strengthening of the two countries. The statement came at the end of the tri-lateral meeting that was sponsored by the European Union and which committed itself to continue supporting the development of the two...

DL English|23 jul, 12:00 AM|POR Adonis Santiago Díaz

Capotillo: the most violent barrio, with three murders a week

SD. Capotillo is the most violent barrio if the capital where so far this year there have been 84 violent deaths, including several minors and at least nine women. The information comes from the daily reports that are issued by the National Police which note the violent incidents that occur all over the country,Other barrios that are on the list are Simon Bolivar, La Cañita, Los Guandules, and Guachupita, among others.In Simon Bolivar barrio the gang that are fighting over drug distribution spots have caused 52...


DL English|23 jul, 12:00 AM|POR EDWARD FERNÁNDEZ

Forest fire in Constanza has affected more than 1000 "tareas"

CONSTANZA. It has been a week since the start of a forest fire in Valle Nuevo, and hundreds of firefighters battle the intense flames, which have destroyed more than a thousand ‘tareas" (a tarea is equal to 629 m2) of the forests of the mountain system.The fire began last Tuesday 15 July in the afternoon, and since then it has been out of control in spite of the different units of the relief agencies from La Vega, Santo Domingo and San Juan de la Maguana that are trying to control the fire day and...

DL English|23 jul, 12:00 AM|POR NIKAURY ARIAS

Dengue or Chikungunya? Epidemiologists recommend a differential diagnosis

SD. If you are a doctor, and receive a patient with the symptoms of the chikungunya virus (high fever, pain in the joints, skin eruptions, nausea, and such), you should follow the instructions of the "Guide for clinical handling for the infection by the chikungunya virus," presented by the Ministry of Public Health, considered by epidemiologists as the "key" to be able to discard the suffering from other epidemics with the same symptoms (such as dengue)."The problem is that many times we let ourselves be...

DL English|23 jul, 12:00 AM|POR Yamalie Rosario

Deputies modify Law on International Financial Zones

SD. The Chamber of Deputies passed into law the legislation that modifies Law 480-08 which creates the International Financial Zones. These changes will avoid that there will be operations with ties to money laundering or other illicit money schemes.The Plenary accepted a favorable report from the Hacienda Commission that is chaired by Marino Collante. The report indicates that the objective of the initiative is to clear up the role of the Financial Analysis Unit (FAU), created by Law 72-02, on Laundering of...

DL English|22 jul, 12:00 AM|POR Edwin Ruiz

Report by KPMG reveals history of errors at CDEEE

SANTO DOMINGO. The firm of KPMG revealed that "it was not possible to obtain evidence of a sufficient and proper audit" on the financial statements from 2010 from the Dominican Corporation of State-owned Electricity Enterprises (CDEEE), so that they...

DL English|22 jul, 12:00 AM|POR Adonis Santiago Díaz

Villa Consuelo will install closed circuit cameras to monitor criminals

SANTO DOMINGO. The merchants of Villa Consuelo have decided to install a closed circuit system of television cameras that will be monitored by the National Police. The idea is to reduce crime in the area to zero, and get greater security for the...


DL English|22 jul, 12:00 AM|POR ADALBERTO DE LA ROSA

Dominican Republic and European Union will seek a larger promotion of commerce and investment

SANTO DOMINGO. The presidents Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic and Herman Van Rompuy of the Council of the European Union agreed to join forces to promote an increase in commerce, investment and the fight against organized crime.The Dominican...

DL English|22 jul, 12:00 AM|POR KIRSIS DÍAZ / YAMALIE ROSARIO

Political scientists say that the PRD Is on its last legs

SD. For political scientists Rosario Espinal and Daniel Pou, the voting process of the XXX Ordinary Convention of the Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD), carried out last Sunday was a "failure" where there were only losers.The coincided in that...

DL English|21 jul, 12:00 AM|POR OMAR SANTANA | ARGÉNIDA ROMERO

Miguel Vargas heads voting with 87.31%; Guido at 7.27%

SANTO DOMINGO. The president of the Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD), Miguel Vargas Maldonado, let the voting in the XXX Ordinary Convention, with 160,002 votes, 87.31% of the 193,557 valid votes out of the 201,282 votes described in the first...


DL English|21 jul, 12:00 AM|POR NIKAURY ARIAS

Families of North Barquita are counted

NORTH SANTO DOMINGO. "We cannot allow someone who lives in an area of high risk not to be counted." This statement is by the manager of the area of Registration and Analysis of Information of the integrated project "La Nueva Barquita", Guillermo...


DL English|21 jul, 12:00 AM|POR Diario Libre

Chief of the European Union arrived in DR; he has very tight agenda today

SANTO DOMINGO. The president of the European Council, Herman van Rompuy, arrived last night from Haiti, to carry out starting today a full agenda of visits and meetings with President Danilo Medina, representatives of the Dominican government and...


DL English|21 jul, 12:00 AM|POR Diario Libre

Defillo questions the decision of the ARS

SANTO DOMINGO. Doctor Bernardo Defillo called the decision by the ARS to oblige their insured people to put their fingerprints on the invoices when they go to acquire medicines with their insurance card "a humiliating action."Defillo, who was the...



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