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Venezuela talks off in row over fugitive ex-policeman's death

CARACAS (Reuters) - Talks between Venezuela's government and the opposition coalition foundered on Thursday after the opposition denied providing information that led to the death of a rogue former policeman and six other anti-government militants. Oscar Perez, a photogenic former pilot who once st

REUTERS - 2018-01-19 07:39:49

Venezuela talks stalled over remark on slain rebel policeman

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - A top official's claim that Venezuelan opposition leaders helped reveal the hideout of a rebel police officer who was later killed by security forces stalled talks Thursday on resolving the country's deep political and economic crisis. Opposition politician Luis Florido sai


Puerto Rico issues over 100 warrants for alleged drug ring

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Authorities in Puerto Rico have issued more than 100 arrest warrants for suspects they say ran a multimillion-dollar drug trafficking ring tied to more than 30 killings. Officials say over 20 people have been arrested as of Thursday morning. Forty-eight of the suspects a


2017 Review: Turkey enjoy success at Women's U23 World Championship

Turkey's triumph was only their second gold at a World Championship, following their victory at the Girls' U18s in 2011. It also came at a tournament at which a new scoring system was being trialled - a best-of-seven, 15-point set format. Turkey defeated Slovenia 4-0 (15-12, 15-11, 15-13, 15-8) to w


Venezuelan Raid Victims' Relatives Demand Bodies

Relatives of the seven rebels killed in a raid by Venezuelan security forces on Wednesday demanded access to their bodies, which the government has threatened to cremate. The seven, led by rogue police pilot Oscar Perez, were slain Monday in a siege on their hideout in the small mountain community o


UNICEF Eastern Caribbean Humanitarian Situation Report, 17 January 2018

Almost four months since hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the Caribbean islands, the return of some critical services remains slow in some countries. In Dominica, only around 10 per cent of people, mainly in the cities of Roseau and Portsmouth, have access to electricity, while in the British Virgin Is


Jamaica vs. Dominican Republic: Which Is a Better Vacation Spot for You?

Mid-January weather has lots of Americans looking to the Caribbean for some fun in the sun. But when it comes to trip planning, there's a lot more to think about than tiny umbrellas and pina coladas (though both of those things are very important). Category 5 storms Irma and Maria impacted much of t


Top 75 Prospect Profiles #30: Juan Then

Juan Then signed with the Seattle Mariners as an international free agent on July 2, 2016, when he was 16-years old for $77,000. The New York Yankees acquired Then along with southpaw JP Sears from the Mariners in exchange for reliever Nick Rumbelow on November 18, 2017. 2017 The San Francisco de Ma


Every Round Of Golf On Us!

Start practicing that swing. Unlimited golf is included in your stay at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels of Mexico and the Dominican Republic, which means no matter how often you hit the green, this round's on us. While you're enjoying unlimited rounds of golf you can still take advantage of our L


White Sox Luis Robert Makes Much-Anticipated Stateside Debut

It was worth the wait. Luis Robert at long last made it to Glendale, Arizona, arriving this week to take part in the Chicago White Sox offseason hitters camp that includes more than 30 of the organization's best hitting prospects. A jewel of the 2017 international class, Robert signed with the Chica


FDA works to ease IV shortages after Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria, the most dramatic of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season and potentially the worst natural disaster on record in Dominica and Puerto Rico hit in September 2017. The storm took out the island's power grid. Aside from the obvious impact on the island's occupants, further-reaching ramif


Dominican Republic's Law No. 57-07 and it's Incentives for the Development of Renewable Sources of Energy

January 17, 2018 January 16, 2018 January 15, 2018 January 14, 2018 Since the enactment of Law No. 57-07 on incentives for the development of renewable sources of energy on May 2007 ("Law No. 57-07"), the Dominican Republic has experienced a significant surge of investments in the renewable energy s


Jamaica and Mexico signed Memorandum of Understanding for tourism

Jamaica and Mexico has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to concretize a multi-destination marketing arrangement which will create the travel and tourism industry flourishing by easing the travelling between the two destinations and the increase in arrival. The signing of Memorandum of Und


Dominican Republic's leadership on sustainable aviation development contributes to global momentum

MONTREAL and SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - At a recent bilateral meeting with its Chancellor, Mr. Miguel Octavio Vargas Maldonado, the President of the ICAO Council, Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, encouraged the Dominican Republic to pursue its strategic and exemplary focus on aviation as a lever


Haiti bans cement imports by road from the Dominican Republic

This week there was a chaotic scene on the Dominican Republic-Haiti border as over 20 Dominican products, including cement, were barred from entering the French-speaking Caribbean nation. According to Haitian officials, the ban on 23 products from the Dominican Republic is nothing new and they are o


CMCC now a passport facility

AUBURN - Central Maine Community College is taking on a more-global feeling with the announcement Tuesday that the college is now a place where citizens can get passports. Becoming a passport facility approved by the U.S. State Department is in response to the college's growing number of students fr


Top 75 Prospect Profile #31: Saul Torres

The New York Yankees signed Saul Torres on July 2, 2016 as an international non-drafted free agent. Overall, there is a lot to like about the young backstop but there is plenty of work and maturing that needs to occur for him to reach his ceiling. The Yankees sure like what they have seen from Torre


Hudak enjoys international soccer experience

Evan Hudak is one of few soccer players at his age that can say they've represented the United States in an international tournament. Hudak, 9, a third grader at St. Joseph, recently returned from a trip to the Dominican Republic as one of 13 players on FC Barcelona's United States team in the Inter


A Hurricane Maria survivor's road to the U-19 World Cup

Alick Athanaze's journey as an Under-19 cricketer received a rude jolt on September 19, 2017, when he and his family faced Hurricane Maria as it battered Dominica. The next day, he was to leave for a cricket camp with Windward Islands in St Lucia. He'd just signed a developmental contract and was ex


Back to Da' Beach Sweepstakes now open

Through Apple Vacations, Bears fans have a chance to vacation with some of their favorite players in the Dominican Republic. The Back to Da' Beach Sweepstakes brought to you by Apple Vacations is open now through Jan. 19. One lucky winner will be able to relax with his or her favorite Bears players