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With 2.7M+, US tourists continue to prefer Dominican destination

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Chicago.- American tourists continue to prefer the Dominican Republic among their favorites with over 2.7 million visitors every year to the Caribbean region’s leader tourism destination.

Tourism minister, Francisco Javier García, made the statement during an exhibition at the First Annual Travel Agents Fair, organized by Apple Leisure Group.

The activity, where García participated as a guest of honor, was attended by more than 1,000 travel agents from the United States.

In his presentation the official stressed that the Dominican Republic has the most diversified tourist offer and that it remains one of the safest destinations for visitors.

“Our destination has everything that the most demanding of tourists can dream or aspire to, so we say with all the property in the world: Dominican Republic has it all,” García said.

He told the travel agents about Dominican Republic’s new repositioning campaign.

He thanked the support of the Apple Leisure Group, the main tour operator to the Dominican Republic, to ensure that more and more tourists visit that Caribbean country.






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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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Central Bank releases US$374.5M of bank reserve

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Santo Domingo.- The Central Bank said that RD$19.1 billion (US$374.5 million)  of the RD$34.0 billion bank reserve have been released, as announced by the Monetary Board for loans to various productive sectors.

Central banker Héctor Valdez Albizu made the announcement Tues. to open the VIII International Communication Seminar.

He also announced that the use of sectoral resources will be more flexible for all banks in the interim and finished housing loans to further revitalize credits.

He added that the Central Bank maintains its forecast that the Dominican economy will grow around 5%. “The adjustments in the monetary policy rate have allowed greater mobility of resources.”






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