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Dominican Republic Cybercrime Ring Shows Extent of Caribbean's Financial Fraud Crisis

NEWS / 9 MAR 2022

The Dominican Republic has dismantled a transnational cybercrime network believed to have defrauded hundreds of US citizens to the tune of more than $200 million, in just the latest example…

Dominican Republic-Haiti Border Fence Likely to See Same Cracks as US Wall

NEWS / 8 MAR 2022

Dominican President Luis Abinader claims that constructing a 164-kilometer barrier along its border with Haiti will stop irregular migration and smuggling – the same claims made in the past for…

Cocaine Flows from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico

NEWS / 18 FEB 2022

Dominican authorities recently intercepted a cocaine-laden speedboat destined for Puerto Rico – the latest in a series of maritime seizures showing a flourishing drug trade between the Dominican Republic and…

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ARGENTINA / 1 FEB 2022

In 2021, most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean experienced a marked increase in murders. Resurgent violence was to be expected after some of the world’s strictest COVID-19 lockdowns…

CARIBBEAN / 13 SEP 2021

The dismantling of a drug trafficking and money laundering network implicating government officials in the Dominican Republic has presented a serious challenge to President Luis Abinader’s anti-corruption drive.

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 2 AUG 2021

Spiraling violence around Madrid is being blamed on the fracturing and spread of Dominican gangs, which have become Spain's primary urban security threat.

CARIBBEAN / 9 JUL 2021

In a familiar scheme seen across Latin America, prosecutors in the Dominican Republic have arrested a number of government officials for allegedly awarding lucrative government contracts to businesses in exchange…

COCAINE / 29 JUN 2021

César Emilio Peralta, alias “El Abusador,” is one of the Dominican Republic's most notorious drug traffickers.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / 29 MAR 2021

Recent media reports have revealed that children from Haiti are being trafficked to the Dominican Republic in large numbers, with girls mainly exploited for sex and boys forced to work.

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