- 5 sentenced in $25M Medicare fraud involving Nicaragua, D.R. Updated: Jul-05-15 3:52 am
MIAMI - Five people have been sent to federal prison for their roles in a $25 million Medicare fraud scheme that involved people from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic posing as U.S. patients.
- UN leader offers assistance in Guyana-Venezuela dispute Updated: Jul-03-15 4:08 pm
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday offered assistance to resolve an escalating border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela.
- Rangers have deal with teen international prospect Taveras Updated: Jul-02-15 8:21 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on a $2.1 million deal with switch-hitting teenager Leodys Taveras, one of the top international free agents.
- Twins recall star prospect Miguel Sano from Double-A Updated: Jul-02-15 6:40 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Even the few Minnesota Twins fans who turned up in Kansas City on Thursday night were quick to recognize Miguel Sano, the strapping slugger standing on the top step of the dugout.
- Dominican Republic certifies citizenship of 55,000 Updated: Jun-26-15 9:22 pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - The Dominican Republic announced Friday that it has certified the nationality of about 55,000 people who had spent eight years in bureaucratic limbo because their citizenship was in doubt.
- Haiti: Dominican deportations causing 'humanitarian crisis' Updated: Jun-25-15 8:17 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haiti's prime minister warned Thursday that the Dominican Republic is creating a humanitarian crisis with its crackdown on migrants, noting that 14,000 people have crossed the border into Haiti in less than a week.
- Diaz, Danticat decry deportations in Dominican Republic Updated: Jun-25-15 11:42 am
MIAMI - Two prize-winning, U.S.-based authors with roots in a divided Caribbean island are urging a range of protests against the deportations of migrants from the Dominican Republic.
- Florida editorial roundup Updated: Jun-25-15 11:05 am
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- Parched Caribbean faces widespread drought, water shortages Updated: Jun-24-15 6:13 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The worst drought in five years is creeping across the Caribbean, prompting officials around the region to brace for a bone dry summer.
- Dominican Republic offers help to migrants willing to leave Updated: Jun-22-15 6:31 pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Migrants who would like to leave the Dominican Republic ahead of a wave of expected deportations are being offered help from the government of the Caribbean country.
- Haitians booted from Dominican Republic uncertain of future Updated: Jun-19-15 4:47 pm
FONBAYA, Haiti - Saint-Soi Souverin sat on a bench resting and thinking about his plight after being uprooted from his longtime home on the other side of the border in the Dominican Republic, far from the Haitian shelter where he is staying.
- Social impact company immerses travelers in other cultures Updated: Jun-19-15 9:13 am
TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - A Terre Haute native's love for travel and social entrepreneurism will make it possible for travelers to work alongside the people of the Dominican Republic.
- Dominican president ponders 2nd term given election reform Updated: Jun-18-15 10:19 pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - President Danilo Medina says he is open to running for re-election - now that the congress has approved a constitutional reform allowing the Dominican Republic's presidents to serve two consecutive terms.
- Dominican AG hopeful that Vatican convicts ex-ambassador Updated: Jun-16-15 4:56 pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - The attorney general of the Dominican Republic says he hopes the Vatican's former ambassador to the Caribbean nation is convicted of charges that he sexually abused young boys.
- US archbishop quits after archdiocese charged with cover-up Updated: Jun-15-15 2:46 pm
VATICAN CITY - The embattled archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis and his deputy resigned Monday after years of pressure, an indication Pope Francis is making good on his promise that no one is above the law when it comes to covering up for clergy who sexually abuse children.
- Vatican indicts ex-ambassador to Dominican Republic Updated: Jun-15-15 8:33 am
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic has been indicted on charges he sexually abused young boys in the Caribbean country and had child pornography on his computer, and will stand trial next month in a Vatican court.