Spain promotes a declaration in memory of the Dominican Minister Orlando Jorge Mera

The Third Vice President and Minister for the Ecological Transition of Spain, Teresa Ribera, promotes a declaration, which has been signed by 20 other Ibero-American environment ministers, in memory of the Dominican Minister Orlando Jorge Mera, recently killed. The document, which has also been supported by 42 former Spanish and Latin American ministers, shows “affection, […]

Up Close – Why was Orlando Jorge Mera killed? a terrifying answer

The death of Orlando Jorge Mera surprised me. It overwhelmed my desire for lunch and slammed me into a wall of questions. Upon hearing the sad news, like many Dominicans, my mind wandered among some assumptions of probable causes, not reasons, because there is no justification to support the action of taking a person’s life. […]

Covid continues to increase in the capital, Cibao and BanĂ­

Yesterday, the country reported two new deaths from Covid-19, bringing the official records of deaths caused by the disease in the country to 4,382 during the course of the pandemic. Yesterday, 896 new positive cases reported in the last 24 hours also entered the epidemiological surveillance system, bringing the total number of active cases of […]

California judge rejects petition from former president Toledo

A Northern California judge denied former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo a request not to be extradited to his country while a higher court resolves one of his appeals seeking to remain in the United States. Judge Laurel Beeler ordered temporary relief: Toledo not be extradited for at least seven days so he has time to […]

They approve 600 million dollars to restore the electrical network of Puerto Rico

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved this Sunday an item of nearly 600 million dollars to promote the rebuilding Puerto Rico’s battered electrical grid. The multimillion-dollar federal contribution will allow an advance purchase of materials, so that the resources are available at the beginning of the reconstruction works, according to the FEMA statement. The […]

Voluntary blood donation is a pending task

The voluntary and timely donation of blood, which allows responding to the national demand and putting an end to the drama of patients who need a transfusion, continues to be a pending task in the Dominican Republic, whose annual deficit is estimated to reach 300,000 units. When commemorating today, June 14, World Blood Donor Day, […]

Orlando Jorge Mera, Miguel Cruz and 6 essential keys to understand the case

The surprising death of the Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources, Orlando Jorge Mera, was permeated by several days of hypotheses that tried to explain how and why on Monday, June 6 at noon, in his office, 13 bullets were fired to take his life. It was not until Wednesday afternoon when the doubts […]