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Pandemic devastating to Dominican transgender sex workers

Santo Domingo - Since the novel coronavirus first hit the shores of the Dominican Republic in March, Luna Veras, a transgender sex worker, has struggled to put bread on the table. Between fear of Covid-19 and a nightly curfew, her business has dropped by 80 percent.

Is luxury Dominican resort the refuge for Spain's Juan Carlos?

La Romana - Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic is a luxurious beach playground for the rich and famous from the worlds of politics, finance and entertainment.

Opposition candidate wins Dominican Republic presidential poll

Santo Domingo - Opposition candidate Luis Abinader swept to victory in the Dominican Republic's presidential election, early results showed Monday, ending 16 years of unbroken rule by the Caribbean nation's center-left PLD party after voters braved a worsening coronav...

Abinader claims victory in Dominican Republic presidential race

Santo Domingo - Opposition candidate Luis Abinader has claimed victory in the Dominican Republic's presidential race after voters on Sunday braved a worsening coronavirus outbreak to cast their ballots for a new leader and legislature.

Polls open in Dominican Republic presidential election

Santo Domingo - Polls opened Sunday in the Dominican Republic in elections for president and the legislature that are being held despite spiking coronavirus cases in the Caribbean country.

Dominican Republic vote goes ahead despite virus threat

Santo Domingo - Voters in the Dominican Republic are set to defy rising coronavirus infections on Sunday to choose a new president in an election that could end 16 years of unbroken rule by the center-left Dominican Liberation Party.

Dominican Republic voters prepare to defy pandemic

Santo Domingo - Edwin Disla insists the coronavirus pandemic won't stop him from voting in upcoming presidential and legislative elections in the Dominican Republic, even if the leading candidate has tested positive for COVID-19."I have no doubt.

Inequality drives migration crisis for Haiti, Dominican Republic

Dajab - Chaos reigns at the Ouanaminthe bridge that separates Haiti and the Dominican Republic, where haphazard checks by border agents and the sight of people avoiding the gate by crossing a river instead are symptomatic of a growing migration crisis.

Venezuela talks move forward under shadow of early election

Santo Domingo - Venezuela's government and opposition pushed on Tuesday with talks aimed at soothing their country's political crisis, but President Nicolas Maduro's bid for virtually unopposed re-election in early polls weighed heavily on the negotiations.

Venezuela government, opposition to hold new round of talks

Santo Domingo - Venezuelan government and opposition delegates meeting in the Dominican Republic will hold a new round of talks on Thursday on resolving the crisis facing the country, the Dominican president said.

Venezuela government, opposition in fresh talks on crisis

Santo Domingo - Delegates from the Venezuelan government and opposition met Thursday in the Dominican Republic for a third round of talks on resolving the country's protracted crisis ahead of this year's presidential election.

Venezuela government, opposition hold new round of talks

Santo Domingo - Venezuela's government and opposition concluded a new round of talks Friday in an effort to bridge deep and entrenched differences to find a way to end the dire political and economic crisis tearing apart their country.

'Advances' but no deal after Venezuela rivals talk

Santo Domingo - Venezuela's government and opposition made "significant advances" in the latest talks aimed at resolving the country's crushing economic and political crisis, they said Saturday after two days of meetings in the Dominican Republic.

Venezuela rivals begin new crisis negotiations bid

Santo Domingo - President Nicolas Maduro's leftist government and the main opposition coalition resumed talks in the Dominican Republic Friday, aimed at resolving Venezuela's crushing economic and political crisis.

Dominican court jails 'Air Cocaine' suspect Naudin

Santo Domingo - Frenchman Christophe Naudin was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for helping two French pilots involved in the "Air Cocaine" drug-smuggling case to escape justice in the Dominican Republic.

Venezuela rivals make progress on crisis negotiations

Santo Domingo - Venezuelan government and opposition delegates agreed Thursday to a group of "friendly countries" to assist with crisis negotiations, Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina said."We made progress in defining an agenda of Venezuela's problems.

Venezuela rivals hold exploratory talks on crisis

Santo Domingo - Talks between Venezuela's government and opposition inched closer Wednesday as delegates from both sides began exploratory contacts with mediators in the Dominican Republic.

Eight held in Dominican Rep. in Odebrecht graft probe

Santo Domingo - Police arrested eight people including a government minister in the Dominican Republic on Monday in a corruption probe into disgraced Brazilian firm Odebrecht, prosecutors said.

Dominican radio murder suspect dies in police chase

Santo Domingo - A man accused of shooting dead two journalists live on air in the Dominican Republic died during a shootout with police, the authorities said Thursday, in what they called a suicide.

Cuba seeks 'respectful' talks with Trump govt: Castro

B - Cuba is willing to hold "respectful dialogue" with Donald Trump, President Raul Castro said Wednesday, following the new US leader's warnings that he may halt the two countries' rapprochement.
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