Solidarity with Cuba in Dominican Republic Ratified

1 Puerto Plata, Dominican, Aug 19 .- The Committee of Solidarity and Friends with Cuba in this northern province of the Dominican Republic ratified the commitment of strengthening friendship links between the two countries. The new president of the group, Dario Zarzuela, said that it is necessary to strengthen those traditional ties which have always joined the two countries. Following

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Dominican Republic and China Boost Cultural Ties

0 Santo Domingo, Aug 31.- The Guangzhou Acrobatic Ballet will perform at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo on September 6 as part of the cultural exchange between China and the Dominican Republic. According to the president of the house of higher learning, Mateo Aquino Febrillet, quoted by the press, this event will also mark the flourishing ties between the

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Cuban VP Esteban Lazo Attends Inauguration of New Dominican President

0 Havana, Cuba, Aug 15.- Cuban Vice-president Esteban Lazo is heading the island’s delegation to the swearing-in ceremony for Danilo Medina Sanchez, president-elect of the Dominican Republic. According to Granma newspaper, activities related to the inauguration ceremony will take place Wednesday and Thursday in the capital Santo Domingo. The Cuban delegation is also made up of deputy foreign minister Dagoberto

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Book on Fidel Castro in Dominican Republic

0 Santo Domingo, Jul 24.- Cuban journalist and writer Katiuska Blanco will arrive in the Dominican Republic today, to launch her book "Fidel Castro Ruz, Guerrillero del Tiempo" (Fidel Castro Ruz, Warrior of Time) in upcoming days. The program of the also author of the volume "Todo el tiempo de los cedros" (All the days of the cedars) includes speeches

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Cuban Film to Open Cinema Festival in Dominican Republic

0 Santo Domingo, Jul 16.- Cuban film Habanastation will open the 7th International Children´s Cinema Festival in the Dominican Republic, to be held from July 18 to 25. The festival, with venue in this capital and Santiago de los Caballeros City, will show more than 20 films, and nine of them will vie for the prize to the best film.

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Cuba to Face Dominican Republic in Baseball World Cup

0 Chirtré, Panama, Oct 3. -The Cuban baseball team on Monday will face its counterpart of the Dominican Republic at the Rico Cedeño Stadium, in the second date of the 39th AIBA World Cup.The starter pitchers will be two right-handers: Cuban Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez and Dominican Willy Lebron. All Dominican batters are dangerous, very experienced and top-quality players, they are

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Strong LatAm Presence at UN

0 United Nations, Sep 22. -The presidents of Chile, Dominican Republic, Peru, Suriname and Costa Rica are expected to deliver speeches on Thursday, the second day of debate of the 66th regular session of the UN General Assembly.Chilean President Sebastian Piñera will speak in the morning, while the Dominican Republic's Leonel Fernandez, Peru's Ollanta Humala and Suriname's Desire Bouterse will

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Hurricane Irene Hits Puerto Rico Hard

0 San Juan, Aug 22. – Puerto Rico woke up Monday to floods, rubbles, and blackouts following the overnight passage of hurricane Irene, which is now heading towards the Dominican Republic and would reach the United States on Friday. Hurricane Irene Affects Puerto Rico, Heads to the Dominican Republic The category-one hurricane hit Puerto Rico hard leaving thousands of people

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Unemployment Increases in the DR

1 Santo Domingo, July 22. -Nearly 70,000 people were unemployed in the Dominican Republic over the past three years, according to a new report.The analysis that was conducted by the Henri Hebrard Consultants firm for the Association of Industries of Herrera and the province of Santo Domingo indicates taht the unemployment rate rose from 14 percent in April 2008 to

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Torrential Rains Put Dominican Republic on Alert

1 Santo Domingo, Jun 2. -The hurricane season opened in the Dominican Republic with torrential rains that flooded the capital, putting 10 provinces on alert. The Emergency Operations Center issued a green alert for the central-southern provinces of Monseñor Nouel, La Vega, Duarte, Monte Plata, San Cristobal and San Jose de Ocoa, and a yellow alert was declared for the

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