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Ex-president’s supporters protest primaries results

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Santo Domingo.- Hundreds of people who support former president Leonel Fernandez are gathered near the Central Electoral Board (JCE) for a peaceful demonstration demanding a review of the voting results from Sunday’s primaries.

So far the leaders Hipólito Polanco, Bautista Rojas Gómez and former Deputy Clodomiro Chávez have arrived at the site.

Over 100 police officers have cordoned off the front of the JCE, where they plan to deliver a document to request that the primary be cancelled.

The JCE results favored former Public Works minister Gonzalo Castillo over Fernandez, 48,28% to 47.66 %.





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Broker gets Stock Market’s kudos for US$236M+ in trades

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Pedro Galán, José Manuel Cuervo, Elianne Vílchez.

Santo Domingo.- The Stock Exchange of the Dominican Republic (BVRD) on Fri. congratulated the subsidiary of the Popular bank group for its role in  placing over RD$12.5 billion (US$236 million) of debt.

Inversiones Popular, SA Puesto de Bolsa, a subsidiary of the Popular Group, received the award as the largest placeholder of the Self-Regulation Markets (ARM) program in the variable income and trust securities regimen, granted by the BVRD.

This award recognizes Inversiones Popular’s placement capacity between October 2018 and October 2019, through the stock exchange platform authorized by the BVRD and following the guidelines of the ARM program, which trains traders in the best international practices of the Stock market.





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Gasoline, diesel fall, propane rises, natural gas unchanged

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Santo Domingo.- Fuel prices for the week from Nov. 15 to 22 posted by the Industry and Commerce Ministry. Prices in gallons:

Premium gasoline, RD$228.60, a reduction of RD$1.20.

Regular gasoline, RD$214.20, RD$1.30 less.

Regular diesel will cost RD$179.70, RD$1.00 less.

Optimal diesel, RD$192.60, lower RD$ 0.90.

Avtur will cost RD$143.50, decreases RD$0.70.

Kerosene, RD$169.90, drops RD$ 0.70.

Fuel oil, RD$91.56, RD$5.00 less.

Propane gas RD$100.70 per gallon, rises RD$1.40.

Natural gas continues at RD$28.97 per cubic meter.





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Dominican music icon wins 2 Latin Grammys

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Santo Domingo.- Dominican music icon Juan Luis Guerra won his second statuette by winning in the category of “Best Tropical Album” with “Literal,” at the 20th Latin Grammy Awards, held Thursday night in Las Vegas.

Guerra also obtained the first gramophone of the night in the category “Best tropical song” with “Kitipún.”

The Dominican artist was competing with “Barrios de mi tierra (songs by Rubén Blades)” – Iván Barrios, “Candela” – Vicente García, “Tropicalia” – Ilegales and “Milly & Company” – Milly Quezada.





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