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El Sol Dominicano
"Noticias Diarias de la Republica Dominicana en Ingles Desde 2004 "
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
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Land dispute behind kidnapping
Story Text & Photos © 2012 by DR1 May 2 2012 10:01AM
DR1 - Peravia lawyer Julio Franjul, 66, accused members of the Guerrero family of his kidnapping on Wednesday, 25 April. He said he was in his office on Calle Duarte in Bani when he was kidnapped, as reported in El Caribe on Friday, 27 April. He said the Guerrero family has spent two years harassing him for 3,000 tareas of land that he inherited from his father in La Angostura, Matanzas, Peravia. He said the property has belonged to his family for more than 100 years. In an interview with El Caribe he said he is still in pain as a result of the beating he received from his kidnappers, who took him out of his office at gunpoint to a mountainous area in San Juan province. He said that as soon as he was kidnapped his neighbors called the police, which immediately located him and confronted the kidnappers. Juan Leonardo Pimentel and Abraham Rafael Soto were killed in the clash between police and the suspected kidnappers. The Police arrested Juan Jose Guerrero, and a fourth person identified as Alberto Luis Perez escaped. The police unit rescued Franjul unharmed. As reported, Perez had posted bail for armed robbery on a betting shop just last week. Read original at DR1.

  

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Lunchtime Weather Report on this April 20, 2014
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by The Dominican Sun Apr 20 2014 16:29PM
The Dominican Sun - Across the Dominican Republic in the last 24 hours the highest observed temperature by DRSol was 90 at Puerto Plata In. The coolest reading came from Santiago Intl A with an overnight low of 72. A few spotty light to moderate rain showers were reported, and rain is being observed right now as well at El Catey Intl and Caucedo/De Las. Skies were generally partly cloudy. Winds are averaging 10 mph from the SE, with a peak gust to 23 mph seen at 12PM this afternoon at La Romana Int. A. By the Numbers DR cities reported rain 12% of the time, and thunderstorms 0%. Average reported rainfall intensity on a scale of 0 to 100 was 36. Cloud cover totaled 46%. Click above to view summaries for the last week or last month. Last updated at 12:28PM. Read original at The Dominican Sun.

  

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Morning Weather Summary for April 20, 2014
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by The Dominican Sun Apr 20 2014 13:59PM
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USGS Detects Minor Earthquake in the DR
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by The Dominican Sun Apr 20 2014 13:59PM
The Dominican Sun - The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has just reported observing a minor earthquake in the Dominican Republic at 4:02 AST. Preliminary measurements give the quake a magnitude of 2. 5. The quake`s epicenter was located in the Mona Passage at latitude 18. 154N and longitude 67. 365W at a depth of 10. 87 miles. The earthquake occured at 4:02pm local time on Sunday. For detailed maps and information visit www. earthquakecloudpredictions. com Read original at The Dominican Sun.

  

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Dominican fiscal deficit greater than current budget
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today Apr 19 2014 21:29PM
Dominican Today -

Santo Domingo. – The fiscal deficit during 2013 was RD$70. 0 billion, equal to 2. 77% of GDP, meaning that it was 11. 3% greater than the current line of RD$62. 9 billion, the Government Accounts Agency (Digecog) revealed.

According to the report “State of Collections and Investment of the Income,“ which covers 2013, the financial results for last year reveal a deficit of RD$70. 0 billion, which represents 111. 3% with respect to the estimate in force for 2013, and which at the same time represents 2. 77% of GDP.

Finance minister Simon Lizardo told the press in February that in 2013 the fiscal deficit was some RD$70. 0 billion, equal to 2. 77% of GDP. He then said the deficit was below the goal that was forecast. But the RD$70. 0 billion amount to which the minister referred corresponds to the original budget, before it was modified.

In its report the Accounting Agency stresses that his result was modified by RD$7. 2 billion to remain at RD$62. 9 billion. On 27 November 2013, the Congress approved Law 158-13 which modified that year’s budget.


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Europol dismantles Bulgarian credit card fraud ring
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today Apr 19 2014 21:29PM
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Sophia. – A year-long investigation into a Bulgarian credit card fraud gang resulted last week in the arrests of three people in Italy and four in Bulgaria, Europol announced.

According to esecurityplanet. com, 25 people involved in the scam have been arrested, and an additional 21 have been charged. Fraudulent withdrawals were committed in Indonesia, the USA, Bali, the Dominican Republic and Kenya.

Police have seized a total of 250 skimming devices, 2,000 blank credit cards and more than 50,000 Euros in cash.

Italy’s Comando Carabinieri Antifalsificazione Monetaria coordinated the operation, with the support of the cybercrime department of the Bulgarian State Agency for National Security. Europol agents assisted by analyzing phone bills and hard drives linked to the gang.

Esecurityplanet. com reported that the criminals were highly organized and obtained cash from ATMs using data which they had obtained via skimming devices.

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Medina, Fernandez to be referees in electing the PLD candidate
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today Apr 19 2014 21:29PM
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Santo Domingo. – PLD candidate and Tourism minister Francisco Javier Garcia said Sunday that his colleagues Leonel Fernandez and Danilo Medina will play a referee role in the party internal process of choosing the PLD candidate for the  2016 presidential elections.

According to El Nuevo Diario, Garcia said that due to their leadership within the ranks of the party as well as in the country, both Fernandez and Medina will have to play a referee role to ensure party unity.

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Easter holiday death toll jumps to 20
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today Apr 19 2014 21:29PM
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Santo Domingo. – In his second report Saturday before noon, Emergency Operations Center (COE) director Juan Manuel Mendez said 20 people have died during the Easter break so far, all of them were in traffic accidents.

COE also reports 582 people affected, 354 in traffic accidents, 30 for alcohol overdose, 10 for food poisoning and 188 for various reasons.

According to Mendez, most traffic accidents occurred in Santo Domingo, La Vega, Puerto Plata and San Cristobal.

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Dominican singer Sonia Silvestre dies at 61
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today Apr 19 2014 19:59PM
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Santo Domingo. – Renowned Dominican singer Sonia Silvestre died Saturday at the age of 61, a few days after being admitted to hospital Plaza de la Salud in critical conditions due to a massive stroke and two heart attacks.

The information was given by her husband Jose Betancourt, father of her children Andres and Heloise Estela Betancourt Silvestre.

“We have to announce the sad demise of our Sonia Silvestre,“ Betancourt said through a statement issued today.

According to press reports, tomorrow Sunday, 20 April there will be a private ceremony for the family and her remais will be exposed Monday at the Blandino funeral home on Lincoln Avenue.

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