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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 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.

Seven convicted in French 'Air Cocaine' smuggling trial

Aix-en-provence - A French court on Friday sentenced seven people implicated in a drug smuggling operation to up to 18 years in prison each with two ex-air force pilots getting six-year terms.

'Air Cocaine' smuggling trial starts in France

Aix-en-provence - Two former French air force pilots went on trial in France on Monday six years after they fled the Dominican Republic following a spectacular drugs bust on a private jet in the Caribbean nation.

China flaunts new partners lured away from Taiwan

Bejing - Chinese President Xi Jinping greeted his Dominican counterpart Danilo Medina with a raft of economic deals in Beijing on Friday, meeting a Latin American leader who recently diplomatically ditched Taiwan for a second consecutive day.

Panama asks US to 'respect' Taiwan snub

Panama - Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela on Sunday asked the United States to respect his country's sovereignty after the US recalled its envoys from three regional countries for switching diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China.

US recalls envoys from Latin American countries for cutting Taiwan ties

Washington - The United States on Friday recalled its envoys to three Latin American countries that recently switched diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China, saying it would hold consultations with the diplomats.

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.

Dominican Republic breaks with Taiwan to establish ties with China

Bejing - The Dominican Republic and China announced Tuesday they were establishing diplomatic relations as the Caribbean country became the latest nation to dump Taiwan, leaving it with just 19 diplomatic allies around the globe.

Vatican to hold first trial of senior cleric for paedophilia

Vatican City - A former papal ambassador to the Dominican Republic will be tried for paedophilia next month in the first case of its kind to be brought before a Vatican court.

Review: In The Heights fails to soar Special

Toronto - Not going above 96th Street, haggling with the super to get on rooftops, and summertime power blackouts are familiar experiences for New Yorkers. Can the touring production of In The Heights overcome geography? Don’t hold your breath, Toronto.

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