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Dominican Republic Caucus draws new friends

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WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier this month, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) announced the creation of the new Friends of the Dominican Republic Caucus, which kicked off in Washington, DC with a reception on Capitol Hill. Today, he is proud to announce that nearly 20 of his congressional colleagues have joined as new caucus members.

“As a proud member of the Dominican American community and the first Dominican American elected to Congress, starting the Friends of the Dominican Republic Caucus is an honor. I am incredibly grateful to all who attended last week’s launch in Washington and to each of my Democratic and Republican colleagues who joined to help further strengthen US – Dominican Republic relations and our shared interests.”

Members of the Friends of the Dominican Caucus:

Rep. Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02)

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (CA-29)

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25)

Rep. Dwight Evans (PA-03)

Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15)

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08)

Rep. Robin L. Kelly (IL-02)

Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy, III (MA-04)

Rep. Peter T. King (NY-02)

Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05)

Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ)

Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06)

Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09)

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10)

Rep. Stacey E. Plaskett (VI)

Rep. Albio Sires (NJ-08)

Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09)

Rep. Norma J. Torres (CA-35)

Rep. Susan Wild (PA-07)

Rep. Lori Trahan (MA-03)






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Civic group demands a fence along entire 388KM Haiti border

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Santo Domingo.- Civic and Social Front president, Isaías Ramos, on Fri. called on the population to demand the continuity of the perimeter fence along the entire 388-kilometer Dominican Republic-Haiti border.

Ramos said that it’s not difficult to traffic illegal aliens at the border, “where today there is abundance of chaos, disorder, anarchy and insecurity that affect our sovereignty, the security of our citizens and authorities.”

He said i’is not enough to build 50 or 60 km that will only move the illegal operation and make it a little more difficult.





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Dominican Republic’s military to monitor commuters

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Santo Domingo.- The Defense Ministry will expand the video surveillance system through real-time monitoring of the entire routes of the Metro and the Cable Car of Santo Domingo, (MIDE), according to an agreement signed with the Transport Reform Office (OPRET).

The agreement signed on October 30 stipulates that the objective is to facilitate “the interconnection of the Command Center, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence to the OPRET Video Management Systems, for real-time monitoring, in the different Metro and Cable Car lines.”

It adds that OPRET will provide the necessary access to Defense, which allows the connection to the systems, for real-time monitoring of the different lines of the Metro and Cable Car of Santo Domingo.

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All fuel prices remain unchanged

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Santo Domingo.- Fuel prices (in gallons) for the week from December 21 to 28 remain unchanged:

Premium gasoline RD$229.10.

Regular gasoline RD$214.20.

Regular diesel at RD$181.10.

Optimal diesel RD$193.80.

Avtur RD$144.30.

Kerosene RD$170.90.

Fuel oil RD$92.06.

Propane (LPG) RD$101.00.

Natural gas remains at RD$28.97 per cubic meter.





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