DL English|30 oct, 12:00 AM|POR Federico Méndez

Authorities believe there was a mastermind in Metro attack

Chief of police says young man arrested confessed he committed the act

SANTO DOMINGO. Evidence collected so far indicate the possibility of a mastermind also pose of a had Bush the young student, Franck Kelin Holguin Medina, 21, to set off a backpack containing explosive material and a car of Line II of the Santo Domingo Metro on Monday at 8:30 a. m.This is laid out in a report produced in a press conference by the Attorney General of the Republic, Francisco...

DL English|30 oct, 12:00 AM|POR Adonis Santiago Díaz

Houses searched and seven arrested for deaths at Najayo jail

SANTO DOMINGO. The chief of the Police, Major General Manuel Castro Castillo, revealed yesterday that they know the place that rented the Hyundai SUV that was used in the assault on the Najayo jail, and whose occupants were wandering around the area near the jail.Castro Castillo said that the rental operation of this SUV was carried out at a rental car business located on kilometer 22 of the Duarte Highway in this sector of La Guayiga.Castro Castillo said that seven persons were arrested for investigative purposes...


DL English|30 oct, 12:00 AM|POR ARGÉNIDA ROMERO

Senate passes extension of deadline for naturalization

SD. The Senate passed into law the proposal which extends for 90 days the deadline foreseen for the processes related to the special regime of naturalization, established by Law 0169 - 14, for persons born in the Dominican territory who were irregularly registered in the Civil Registry.The deadline, which originally ended last Tuesday, 28 October, will now be next 28 January.The legislation was approved in two consecutive readings, after being declared urgent. In the first reading it received the favorable vote of...

DL English|30 oct, 12:00 AM|POR Diario Libre

Audits reveal that small parties failed to comply with the laws regarding handling of resources

SD. Parties such as the Dominican Social Alliance (ASD), Popular Democratic (PDP), Dominican Workers (PTD) and Institutional Democratic (PDI) failed to comply with the laws regarding the handling of the funds delivered by the Central Electoral Board (J CE), during the 2011 and 2012 period, according to audits by the Chamber of Accounts of the Dominican Republic (CC RD).Among the irregularities detected are loans received and disbursals carried out without invoices and documents to support them, the emission of...

DL English|30 oct, 12:00 AM|POR Diario Libre

Anibal de Castro and Cesar Medina appointed ambassadors to Spain and Panama

SANTO DOMINGO. The Executive Power appointed yesterday journalists Anibal de Castro and Cesar Medina as ambassadors in Spain and Panama respectively.By means of Decree 403 - 14 "Anibal de Castro is appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary before the Kingdom of Spain."And then, Decree 404 - 14 appointed Cesar Augusto Medina as the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to the Government of the Republic of Panama.Medina substitutes Octavio Lister in Panama. Lister was...

DL English|29 oct, 12:00 AM|POR Diario Libre

Leonel's weakened by corruption and Abinader emerges as the opposition's best choice | Fotos

SANTO DOMINGO. The presidential scenario for 2016 becomes more fluid without Medina on the ticket. On a ticket without the current President, a plurality of voters (31%) would support Leonel Fernandez. Some 17% of Dominicans would support Hipolito...


DL English|29 oct, 12:00 AM|POR Adonis Santiago Díaz

Young man identified in Metro fire turns himself in

SANTO DOMINGO. Yesterday the principal suspect of starting a fire in one of the cars of the Santo Domingo Metro where more than 200 persons were traveling turned himself in to the authorities.The person in question is Franquelis Holguin Medina, 21,...


DL English|29 oct, 12:00 AM|POR FEDERICO MÉNDEZ

Judge appointed to hear the accusations against Felix Bautista

SANTO DOMINGO. The judge of the Supreme Court of Justice, Alejandro Moscoso Segarra, was appointed to hear the accusations for alleged acts of corruption and money laundering, formulated by the Attorney General of the Republic, Francisco Dominguez...


DL English|28 oct, 12:00 AM|POR Diario Libre

Some 65% support reelection of Danilo; 62% favor changing the Constitution

SANTO DOMINGO. If they were given the opportunity, an ample majority of Dominican voters - 65% - would vote to reelect President Danilo Medina according to a recent nationwide survey carried out by the Greenburg Quinlan Rosner firm for the Diario...


DL English|28 oct, 12:00 AM|POR FEDERICO MÉNDEZ | ADONIS SANTIAGO DÍAZ

The Attorney General puts jails on permanent alert

SD. The Attorney General of the Republic, Francisco Dominguez Brito, said that the escape plan with both inside and outside actions which left a total of six dead and nine wounded in Najayo was well-planned, which has brought about the reinforcement...


DL English|28 oct, 12:00 AM|POR OMAR SANTANA | ADONIS SANTIAGO DÍAZ

Man threatens 500 passengers

SD. The man who set off the incendiary device inside a backpack inside three cars of the Metro yesterday morning threatened the lives of nearly 500 passengers. "This train at that moment was carrying 75% of its maximum capacity. It had between 450...


DL English|28 oct, 12:00 AM|POR Diario Libre

Funeral services for Morales will be at the Presidential Palace and the Cathedral

SANTO DOMINGO. The remains of the former Vice President of the Republic and former Chancellor, Carlos Morales Troncoso, will be taken today at 10 o'clock in the morning to the Presidential Palace to receive the honors according to the position which...


DL English|27 oct, 12:00 AM|POR Federico Méndez

Three weapons, including a .357 Magnum, in hands of Najayo inmates

SANTO DOMINGO. The Attorney General of the Republic is investigating the presence of three firearms, among them a .357 Magnum, seized inside the Najayo jail, one of which allegedly belonged to the dead alleged hitman Andy Martinez Valdez. The...



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