Dominican Republic

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Santo Domingo.-The Judicial Branch Council on Tues. said it fired 19 employees of the Real Estate Jurisdiction, due to “irregularities” in the fulfillment of their responsibilities.

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Santo Domingo.- The National Export Free Zones Council (CNZFE) on Mon. approved the installation and operation of two new free zone parks, as well as 13 companies, which will create around 2,600 direct jobs.

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Santo Domingo.- The National District Appellate Court on Mon. sent 10 members of the Tremols family to prison, charged with a RD$4.1 billion (US$82 million) tax fraud.

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Santo Domingo.- The Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC) on Mon. warned on Monday that it will declare abandoned and will seize in the next 24 hours 14 aircraft abandoned at Las Americas and Isabela, Higuero airports.

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Santo Domingo.- Dominican-born US congressman (D-NY) Adriano Espaillat on Sun. said that New Jersey senator, Robert Menéndez can comment like anybody, referring to the former’s letter to US secretary of state Mike Pompeo.

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San Cristobal, Dominican Republic.- In a rally attended by thousands of people from all social levels in San Cristóbal (south), a manifesto was read against a constitutional amendment that allows presidential reelection.

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The coasts of Boca Chica have been dyed brown, by the flood of Sargasso. Especially, the Club Nautico area sports a carpet of this seaweed.

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Santo Domingo.- The Government of the Dominican Republic may opt to ignore the letter by Democratic Senator Bob Menéndez to US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, in which the lawmaker labels as urgent “to use all the diplomatic tools at your disposal to underscore the importance of democratic governance in the Dominican Republic.”

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Santo Domingo.- Democratic senator Bob Menendez on Thurs. expressed “deep concern” to US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, “for the current efforts to reform the Constitution of the Dominican Republic” to pave the way for president Danilo Medina’s third consecutive term.

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Santo Domingo.- Prominent journalist Huchi Lora on Thursday revealed that there’s talk within the major opposition party (PRM) that Government officials are exchanging judicial favors for its deputies’ vote to amend the Constitution to allow president’s Danilo Medina’s reelection bid.

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Santo Domingo.- Supreme Court chief justice, Luis Henry Molina met on Wednesday with US ambassador, Robin Bernstein, to discuss various issues related to the system of administration of justice and Washington’s cooperation mechanisms for that sector.

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Santo Domingo.- The 83 deputies who until now oppose a constitutional amendment to allow president Danilo Medina’s reelection, split into 46 of the major position party (PRM) and 36 who support former president Leonel Fernández, couldn’t prevent the approval of the bill for the Law of Call for the Review Assembly, but did block the approval of the constitutional reform.

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Santo Domingo.- Punta Catalina power plant workers have blocked traffic at a busy intersection downtown Santo Domingo, to demand the Labor Minister’s response to their claim of payment of their bonuses from the Odebrecht-Tecnimont-Estrella consortium.