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Outspoken journalist says Attorney General seeks to jail him

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Santo Domingo.-  Outspoken journalist Marino Zapete on Sun. accused Attorney General of the Republic, Jean Alain Rodríguez, of seeking to jail him for six months and pay RD$5.0 million damages for alleged sander of the official’s sister, Maybeth Virginia Rodríguez.

The journalist, who published a letter on Twitter (@Mzapete), said that in recent months he has been harassed, persecuted by the official, who allegedly made Zapete lose his job.

“I denounce before the Dominican people and before the world that the government of President Danilo Medina, through the Attorney General of the Republic, Jean Alain Rodríguez, executes an aggressive and intimidating campaign against me, as a result of the undersigned presenting on television several contracts signed by his sister Maybeth Virginia Rodríguez Sánchez, on behalf of a company called Grupo Asimra, SRL, in violation of what is established by the Law on Purchases and Public Contracts,” says the tweet.





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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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