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Dominican Republic


Hurricane Matthew Hits, El Caribe Front Page

"Seven killed in Dominican Republic and Haiti as rainfall continues" writes the Dominican Republic's daily El Caribe on its Wednesday front page as Hurricane Matthew — the most powerful Caribbean hurricane in years — devastated parts of the two countries that coexist on the same island.

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Extra! Dominican Republic Prepares To Deport Haitians

The Dominican Republic will send a delegation to Haiti to discuss the deportation of Haitian citizens from the country, Tuesday's edition of El Caribe reports. The migration minister announced that the administration would consult with its neighbor before expelling Haitians illegally residing in the country.

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Farewells, October 2014: De La Renta, Burri, Baby Doc

Bidding farewell to those who died this past month...

Mine-Loving Dominican Republic Leader Scoffs At Nature Preserve

People and parliament are almost unanimously opposed to mining in one of the country's exceptional natural reserves. But the nation's president insists the mining must proceed.


BOGOTA — Some 80% of the Dominican Republic's fresh water comes from Loma Miranda, a mountainous area that the late dictator Rafael Trujillo sold in the 1950s to Falconbridge, a Canadian mining firm that used the land to extract nickel and ferronickel.

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