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Dominican Republic: Country in the Caribbean
The Dominican Republic is a country located on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region. It occupies the eastern five-eighths of the island, which it shares with the nation of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of only two Caribbean islands, along with Saint Martin, that are shared by two sovereign states. The Dominican Republic is the second-largest Caribbean nation by area at 48,671 square kilometers (18,792 sq mi), and third by population with approximately 10,299,000 people, of whom approximately three million live in the metropolitan area of Santo Domingo, the capital city.


Charges dropped against second baseball player in Dominican drug trafficking case

The attorney general's office of the Dominican Republic said on Friday that it had dropped charges against former Major League Baseball player Luis Castillo after the pitcher presented evidence in his..
Reuters - Published

Ex-Major League Baseball player Dotel has Dominican charge dismissed, freed on bail

A Dominican court released former Major League Baseball pitcher Octavio Dotel on bail on Thursday after he spent nine days in detention over allegations of money laundering.
Reuters - Published

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Ex-Major League Baseball player Dotel has Dominican charge dismissed, freed on bail [Video]Ex-Major League Baseball player Dotel has Dominican charge dismissed, freed on bail

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Octavio Dotel has Dominican Republic money laundering charges dismissed, freed on bail pending gun charges

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:58Published

Dorian Churning Towards Puerto Rico [Video]Dorian Churning Towards Puerto Rico

Tropical storm Dorian is expected to evolve to a Category 1 hurricane as it approaches Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. According to CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen, the powerful storm will reach..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Octavio Dotel arrested in Dominica in trafficking sting [Video]Former Major League Baseball pitcher Octavio Dotel arrested in Dominica in trafficking sting

Baseball pitcher Octavio Dotel arrested as part of drug trafficking operation

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:55Published


Dominican's largest drug trafficking gang dismantled after raids, says prosecutor

The Dominican Republic's top prosecutor said on Tuesday that the Caribbean nation's largest drug trafficking gang has been dismantled, a group that allegedly used two former professional baseball..
Reuters - Published

Dominican Republic sends McAfee to Britain, without guns or yacht

Tech guru John McAfee, creator of the eponymous antivirus computer software, has arrived in Britain from the Dominican Republic, where he was detained with his wife for entering the Caribbean nation..
Reuters - Published

McAfee detained in Dominican Republic, released after four days

John McAfee, the eccentric creator of eponymous antivirus computer software, and an entourage were detained by Dominican immigration authorities for entering the country with a cache of firearms and..
Reuters - Published

Taiwan president travels to Haiti to bolster relations in the region

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen visited Haiti on Saturday in an attempt to bolster support in the region after the neighboring Dominican Republic broke diplomatic ties with Taiwan last year.
Reuters - Published

Pompeo highlights importance of democracy in Dominican Republic: statement

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo highlighted the importance of democratic institutions in the Dominican Republic with President Danilo Medina, according to a statement released Thursday, ahead of..
Reuters - Published

China accuses U.S. of meddling with Dominican Republic ties

China's Embassy in the Dominican Republic on Thursday accused the United States of trying to interfere in its relations with the Caribbean nation, condemning remarks it attributed to a U.S. official as..
Reuters - Published

Dominican Republic president meets with delegation from China, deepening ties

Dominican President Danilo Medina met Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua on Monday, the president's office said, deepening ties between the countries as the United States warns governments in the region..
Reuters - Published

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