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Dominican Republic presidential primary sparks another protest

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Santo Domingo.- Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) presidential candidacy hopeful Leonel Fernández announced another “civic and peaceful” protest in front of the Central Electoral Board (JCE) for next Monday in demand that they review the results of that political organization’s open primary.

He tweeted that the decision was taken in an assembly held with coordinators and members of movements supporting his bid.

“During the massive assembly held today with coordinators, liaisons and members of support movements for our political project, we have called the Dominican people to a civic and peaceful protest in front of the @juntacentral for next Monday at 10:00 AM.”

“Although a physical vote count has been raised, at this time it is no longer appropriate, because the chain of custody of the evidence has been broken and due process has been violated by opening the ballot boxes without the presence of our political and technical delegates,” Fernandez said.





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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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