All About Dominican Republic

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / 19 MAY 2015

The head of the Dominican Republic's anti-drug coordinating agency has criticized his country's extradition treaty with the United States for allowing drug traffickers to keep their assets, echoing criticisms elsewhere…

CARIBBEAN / 7 APR 2015

The recent acquittal of a senator accused of embezzling over $100 million has sparked protests in the Dominican Republic and a "crisis of faith" in the country's judiciary, according to…

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / 5 APR 2015

Former Miami Police Lieutenant Ralph Mata's involvement in drug and arms trafficking, as well as money laundering, shows just how important a high-ranking policeman can be to a drug trafficking…

CARIBBEAN / 20 MAR 2015

A top-level prosecutor in the Dominican Republic said the military and police are involved in 90 percent of organized crime cases, putting a hard number to official involvement in criminal…

CARIBBEAN / 19 FEB 2015

The Dominican Republic Attorney General's Office said there are no plans to investigate allegations that a convicted drug trafficker financed the campaign of a former president, the latest chapter in…

CARIBBEAN / 10 FEB 2015

One of the Dominican Republic's most notorious drug traffickers has claimed he financed the political campaigns of former president Leonel Fernandez in new revelations that go to the heart of…

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / 16 JAN 2015

An admitted drug trafficker in the Dominican Republic claimed several police agencies charged her a fee to sell drugs, an accusation that comes just days after charges against several high-level…

CARIBBEAN / 13 JAN 2015

The head of the Dominican Republic's anti-narcotics police has been charged with stealing over a ton of cocaine, leading to allegations that the institution is so corrupt it is now…

BOLIVIA / 19 SEP 2014

Authorities in Bolivia have identified a network of Peruvian coyotes dedicated to smuggling Dominicans into Chile, highlighting how economic changes have spurred the development of new migration patterns and accompanying…

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / 18 AUG 2014

Killings perpetrated by police in the Dominican Republic rose by 13 percent in the first half of 2014, according to Amnesty International, highlighting the government's failures to address widespread human…

CARIBBEAN / 3 JUL 2014

A recent series of attacks against a journalist in the Dominican Republic illustrates the tactics used to silence those investigating the drug trade in the country, where international criminal organizations…

CARIBBEAN / 9 JUN 2014

An official in the Dominican Republic stated that the majority the country's contract killings involve former police officers, revealing not just the extent of corruption, but the central role of…

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