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Dominican hoteliers to showcase 50 years of progre$$

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PUNTA CANA, La Altagracia.- President Danilo Medina, tourism and environment officials and executives of Dominican Republic’s Hotel and Tourism Association –Asonahores- on Wed. inaugurated the 33rd Annual  Commercial Exhibition, which showcases the sector’s progress in the past 50 years.

Asonahores president Paola Rainieri thanked Medina for opening the exhibition, labeling him an ally and supporter of commercial partners within the tourism industry.

“This growth and development has not been casual or improvised, our tourism industry has worked for more than 50 years in a continuous way and surmounting obstacles, to achieve the fastest and most striking change that is recorded in the economic history of our country.”






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The Abuser’s spouse is taken to a high security prison

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Santo Domingo.- The spouse of César Emilio Peralta (the Abuser), Marisol Franco, was escorted to the high security prison at Najayo (south) where she will serve the pretrial detention ordered by a National District judge on September 9.

Franco’s transfer took place over the weekend.

José Alejandro Vargas ruled three months in prison against Franco claiming security reasons, since in his view, would be a target on the street.

She hasn’t been able to justify the purchase of a RD$700,000 watch.

Meanwhile the Abuser continues fugitive.






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Two Dominicans extradited to the US in Abuser case

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Santo Domingo. – Dominican authorities on Tues. extradited Baltazar Mesa (El Maestro) and José Jesús Tapia Pérez (Bola Negra or Boludo) to the United States, charged with forming part of the alleged drug trafficking network headed by the fugitive César Emilio Peralta (César El Abusador).

Baltazar and Tapia were handed over at Las Américas International Airport to DEA agents, who transferred them to New York City where they will be arraigned in a criminal court.

Executive order 285-19 was issued to extradite Tapia to the US, whereas Mesa was extradited through decree. 286-19. They are both Dominican citizens






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Dominican Republic, Russia to cooperate on nuclear energy

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Moscow.- The Russian nuclear energy corporation Rosatom and Dominican Republic’s Energy and Mines Ministry on Tuesday signed the first memorandum on bilateral cooperation in the field of nuclear energy.

“The memorandum is the first cooperation document between the two countries in the field of peaceful use of nuclear energy,” said the Russian agency RIA Nóvosti.

According to the Russian entity, the document lays the groundwork for establishing cooperation in various directions, in particular, in the development of the nuclear infrastructure in the Dominican Republic.






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