Latest Dominican Republic News

Suspect in Haiti president’s assassination extradited to US

Jan. 19, 2022 19:05 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. authorities said Wednesday that a businessman accused in the July 7 killing of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was extradited to face criminal charges in Miami after he was detained in the Dominican Republic. “We can confirm Rodolphe Jaar is in U.S. custody in...

Jamaica arrests ex-Haiti senator sought in leader's slaying

Jan. 15, 2022 15:48 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's National Police said Saturday that a former senator who is a prominent suspect in the July 7 killing of President Jovenel Moïse has been arrested in Jamaica. Police spokesman Gary Desrosiers told The Associated Press that John Joël Joseph was...

Colombia's government says consul in Haiti received threats

Jan. 11, 2022 21:07 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s foreign minister said Tuesday the country's consul in Haiti has received threats after trying to provide humanitarian assistance to 18 former Colombia soldiers who were arrested last year for allegedly participating in the assassination of Haitian President...

Dominican agents detain Haiti presidential slaying suspect

Jan. 10, 2022 16:19 PM EST

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic told The Associated Press on Monday that they have detained a key suspect in the killing of Haiti’s president with help from the U.S. government. An official not allowed to speak publicly about the...

15 more migrants killed in Mexico crash return to Guatemala

Dec. 30, 2021 17:41 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The bodies of 15 more migrants killed in a Dec. 9 truck crash in southern Mexico were flown home o Guatemala on Thursday. The remains in brown wood-colored coffins were delivered by a Mexican military C-295 transport aircraft. The coffins were...

Music producer, 8 others killed in Dominican plane crash

Dec. 15, 2021 22:57 PM EST

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A small plane attempting to land minutes after beginning a flight to Florida crashed in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday, killing all nine people aboard, including Puerto Rican music producer José Ángel Hernández, the aircraft's operating company...

Father: Padres star Fernando Tatís Jr. is fine after a fall

Dec. 12, 2021 17:14 PM EST

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatís Jr. suffered scrapes on a knee and his hands in a fall in the Dominican Republic, but is doing fine, his father said Saturday. “He is fine, in perfect condition,″ said the Padres star’s...

Dominican Republic expels, mistreats Haitians, activists say

Dec. 06, 2021 10:25 AM EST

DAJABON, Dominican Republic (AP) — Bien-Aimé St. Clair frowned as the stream of older Haitian migrants pushed past him. Accused of living in the Dominican Republic illegally, they knew they had no choice but to go back across the border to Haiti. But St. Clair, 18, hesitated. He...

Dominican Republic expels, mistreats Haitians, activists say

Dec. 05, 2021 15:49 PM EST

DAJABON, Dominican Republic (AP) — Bien-Aimé St. Clair frowned as the stream of older Haitian migrants pushed past him. Accused of living in the Dominican Republic illegally, they knew they had no choice but to go back across the border to Haiti. But St. Clair, 18,...

UK eases travel, takes all countries off virus 'red list'

Oct. 28, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain on Thursday said it was removing the last seven countries on its travel “red list,” meaning travelers vaccinated against the coronavirus will no longer have to quarantine in a government-approved hotel after arriving in the U.K. The countries...