Tag: Dominican Republic

President Trump’s Company Pursues Second Washington Hotel

President Trump’s company is actively seeking to open a second Washington hotel as part of a planned nationwide expansion, potentially creating another venue where he stands to benefit financially from customers doing business in the nation’s capital. Representatives of the Trump Organization, now run by the president’s adult sons, have inquired in recent months about…

Dominican Newspaper Uses Alec Baldwin Pic Instead Of Trump

Dominican newspaper El Nacional apologized on Saturday after mistakenly using a photo of Baldwin dressed as President Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” instead of the president himself. The photo appeared in the paper next to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The photo “was placed as if it were the one of Trump,” the paper wrote.…

Haitians face deportation from Dominican Republic [VIDEO]

About 500,000 legally stateless people could be sent to Haiti on June 17th. Only 300 of 250,000 Dominican Haitians applying have received permits. Yesenia Originé has never been to Haiti and has no interest in going.She was born in the Dominican city of San Pedro de Macorís to Haitian parents. But because she has no…

Vatican Indicts Dominican Diplomat for Sex Abuse [VIDEO]

The Vatican has indicted Jozef Wesolowski its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, on charges that he sexually abused boys while abroad. He will be tried next month for the abuse and for having child pornography on his computer. Wesolowski was recalled from his post in 2013, and subsequently defrocked. The Vatican also accepted the…

Seven Dead In Plane Crash In Dominican Republic [VIDEO]

Two British nationals were said to be among seven people who died when a plane crashed shortly after take-off in the Punta Cana region of the Dominican Republic early Monday. The single-engine Piper PA-32 had taken off from Punta Cana en route to the Samana Peninsula at around 8 a.m. on Monday. Shortly after takeoff,…

Drug trafficking suspected on jet missing in Dominican Republic

U.S. Aeronautics security agencies in Miami determined that the plane reported missing after takeoff from Las Americas International Airport headed to Punta Cana changed course toward Venezuela, and to Honduras from there. Although information is still sketchy the aircraft is suspected of heading towards Venezuela to pick up drugs, fly to Honduras and then Mexico,…

Vatican’s Ex-Ambassador To Dominican Republic Convicted For Sex Abuse

convicted by a church tribunal of sex abuse and has been defrocked, the first such sentence handed down against a top papal representative. The Vatican said Friday that Monsignor Jozef Wesolowski was found guilty by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in recent days, and sentenced to the harshest penalty possible against…