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Dominican incumbent Medina on track for landslide

Santo Domingo - President Danilo Medina appeared set Monday to win re-election by a landslide in the Dominican Republic, capitalizing on an economic boom in the Caribbean tourist paradise despite the fact that millions still live in poverty.

Dominican presidential vote marred by difficulties

Santo Domingo - Long lines, technical difficulties and walkouts by polling staff marred presidential elections in the Dominican Republic on Sunday, a race that incumbent leader Danilo Medina is expected to win.

Incumbent favored in Dominican Republic presidential vote

Santo Domingo - Voting began Sunday in the Dominican Republic's presidential election, where incumbent leader Danilo Medina is tipped to win despite grinding poverty and widespread crime.

Dominican judge denies bail to 'Air Cocaine' suspect

Santo Domingo - A judge in the Dominican Republic on Thursday denied bail to a Frenchman suspected in a cocaine smuggling case known as "Air Cocaine.

'Air Cocaine' suspect should be denied bail: Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo - A Frenchman suspected in a cocaine smuggling case in the Dominican Republic should not be freed on bail because he poses a serious flight risk, the attorney general said Tuesday.

'Air Cocaine' Frenchman due in Dominican court

Santo Domingo - A Frenchman extradited by Egypt is due to appear Tuesday before a Dominican judge for his alleged role in the escape of two pilots jailed in a drugs case dubbed "Air Cocaine.

'Air Cocaine' drug case is delayed in Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo - A Dominican judge pushed back a preliminary hearing for Frenchman Christophe Naudin, who was extradited by Egypt over an alleged role in the escape of two pilots jailed in a drugs case dubbed "Air Cocaine.

Dominican court upholds 20-year sentences for French pilots

Santo Domingo - An appeals court in the Dominican Republic upheld 20 year prison sentences for two French pilots who fled the country last year after being snared in a cocaine smuggling case.

Dominican Republic confirms 10 cases of Zika virus

Santo Domingo - The Dominican Republic said it has 10 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the ailment suspected of causing serious birth defects in newborns.

Interpol seeks arrest of 'Air Cocaine' French lawmaker

Santo Domingo - Interpol has issued arrest warrants against three French nationals, including a far-right member of the European Parliament, accused of helping two French pilots flee the Dominican Republican after being convicted of drug trafficking.

Haitians in Dominican Republic 'ghost citizens': Amnesty

Santo Domingo - The Dominican Republic violated international law by stripping several generations of people of Haitian descent of their citizenship, Amnesty International found.

Sad homecoming for Haitians deported from Dominican Republic

Jiman - Talk about a sad homecoming.Jules Mismac, a Haitian living in the neighboring Dominican Republic, was arrested under a tough new immigration policy, then left at the border to start life over from scratch.

Life miserable for Haitians expelled from Dominican Republic

Pedernales - A stiff wind whips through the thin tree branches woven into a hut for Haitian Edline Joseph, and she covers her son's face against all the dust that's kicked up.

Four Frenchmen jailed in Dominican Republic for drug running

Santo Domingo - Four Frenchmen have been sentenced to prison terms of 20 years for drug trafficking in the Dominican Republic, a punishment a French official said Saturday was "very heavy.

Haitians forced from Dominican Republic recall racism, abuse

Jiman - Beltha Desir wanders aimlessly around outside the school where she has taken refuge, holding tight to her 10-month-old child, the only family member with whom she was deported.

Dominican Republic says 17,000 Haitians return voluntarily

Santo Domingo - More than 17,000 undocumented Haitians have voluntarily left the Dominican Republic since the end of a controversial registration process that left thousands of people facing deportation, officials said Friday.

Stateless and now homeless: Despair on Haiti border

Jiman - Mileyda Benacio is 19 years old, seven months pregnant and effectively stateless -- expelled from the Dominican Republic, the land of her birth, to neighboring Haiti.

Haitians not welcome in Dominican Republic

Thousands of black migrants and citizens of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic are facing arbitrary deportation, raising apprehensions of an impending human disaster. An estimated 500,000 undocumented people could face mass deportations.

Thousands of Haitians race to avoid Dominican deportation

Santo Domingo - Tens of thousands of Haitians queued desperately outside government offices in the Dominican Republic Wednesday, racing the looming deadline for undocumented immigrants to register with the authorities or face deportation.

Haitians scramble to avoid deportation from Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo - Thousands of Haitian undocumented immigrants lined up outside government offices in the Dominican Republic Tuesday racing a deadline to register with the authorities or face deportation.
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