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August 14, 1990
Commerce in Santo Domingo and other cities was largely paralyzed Monday in the first day of a two-day general strike called to protest sharp price increases ordered by the government.
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WORLD
November 1, 2013 | Tracy Wilkinson
The recent decision by the highest court in the Dominican Republic to cancel the citizenship of three generations of residents is meeting a firestorm of protest, with human rights advocates warning of a humanitarian nightmare for the entire Caribbean region. The Dominican Constitutional Court, citing the country's 2010 constitution, retroactively stripped the citizenship of people born after 1929 to parents without Dominican ancestry, declaring that they were residing in the country illegally or with temporary permits.
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February 17, 1985 | BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writer
Where are the final remains of Christopher Columbus? Are they in Spain, Italy, Cuba or the Dominican Republic? With seven years remaining before a global celebration of the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America, the historical mystery is of political significance, said Prof. Jonathon Ericson of the University of California, Irvine. He hopes to solve the riddle this summer, using atomic tracing on bones and teeth believed to be those of Columbus. "It's a geopolitical issue," Ericson said.
NEWS
October 31, 2013 | By Tracy Wilkinson
MEXICO CITY - The recent decision by the highest court in the Dominican Republic to cancel the citizenship of three generations of residents is meeting a firestorm of protest, with human rights advocates warning of a humanitarian nightmare for the entire Caribbean region. The Dominican Constitutional Court, citing the country's 2010 constitution, retroactively stripped the citizenship of people born after 1929 to parents without Dominican ancestry, declaring that they were residing in the country illegally or with temporary permits.
NEWS
March 17, 2002 | T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Death came to Santo Domingo as its people celebrated life. Villagers were gathering for a street fair that bright December morning, but a battle had broken out between the Colombian army and leftist rebels in the nearby jungle. The villagers heard a military helicopter roar overhead. Seconds later, an explosion ripped through this collection of wood huts on the edge of Colombia's northeastern plain. Two children were cut down as their grandmother made them breakfast.
WORLD
July 15, 2007 | Carol J. Williams, Times Staff Writer
To escape her stifling apartment, to unwind from her monotonous job, to tune out the squalor, noise and crime all around her, Josefina Filmont has long taken refuge in the cool, green embrace of the old mahogany trees skirting the fortress built here by the son of Christopher Columbus.
WORLD
August 6, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The bullet-riddled bodies of seven men were discovered along a drug-smuggling route south of the Dominican capital, Santo Domingo, police said. One of the victims was identified as Jesus David del Rio, a 28-year-old Colombian. An eighth man, identified as a Nicaraguan citizen, suffered a gunshot wound but survived. No arrests have been made. Officials said the killings were believed to be a "settling of accounts" between rival narcotics traffickers.
WORLD
September 27, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A judge has found two Colombian air force pilots guilty of murder and sentenced each to 31 years in prison for the 1998 cluster-bombing of a village that killed 17 people. Judge Martin Suarez found that the pilots, both lieutenants, had acted impetuously, failing to distinguish between civilians and leftist rebels in the attack on Santo Domingo in the northeastern state of Arauca. Suarez ordered the two pilots, Cesar Romero and Johan Jimenez, to be jailed immediately. Both had enjoyed provisional liberty.
NEWS
May 12, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Veteran social democratic politician Jose Francisco Pena Gomez, 61, has died of a lung edema, his family said. Pena Gomez, leader of the opposition Dominican Revolutionary Party, died at his home Sunday night ahead of municipal and congressional elections scheduled for Saturday. He was a candidate for mayor of the capital, Santo Domingo, and had been the favorite to win. Pena Gomez was an unsuccessful presidential candidate in 1990, 1994 and 1996, when he received a 45.
SPORTS
August 27, 2002 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Dodgers finally secured that 6-foot-2 right-hander with a 93-mph fastball from the Dominican Republic, the pitcher who agreed to terms on a $930,000 bonus in April. Only his name is not Jonathan Corporan, his age is not 17, and his tax bracket is no longer that of a near-millionaire. After four months of haggling with U.S.
WORLD
September 27, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A judge has found two Colombian air force pilots guilty of murder and sentenced each to 31 years in prison for the 1998 cluster-bombing of a village that killed 17 people. Judge Martin Suarez found that the pilots, both lieutenants, had acted impetuously, failing to distinguish between civilians and leftist rebels in the attack on Santo Domingo in the northeastern state of Arauca. Suarez ordered the two pilots, Cesar Romero and Johan Jimenez, to be jailed immediately. Both had enjoyed provisional liberty.
WORLD
August 6, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The bullet-riddled bodies of seven men were discovered along a drug-smuggling route south of the Dominican capital, Santo Domingo, police said. One of the victims was identified as Jesus David del Rio, a 28-year-old Colombian. An eighth man, identified as a Nicaraguan citizen, suffered a gunshot wound but survived. No arrests have been made. Officials said the killings were believed to be a "settling of accounts" between rival narcotics traffickers.
WORLD
July 15, 2007 | Carol J. Williams, Times Staff Writer
To escape her stifling apartment, to unwind from her monotonous job, to tune out the squalor, noise and crime all around her, Josefina Filmont has long taken refuge in the cool, green embrace of the old mahogany trees skirting the fortress built here by the son of Christopher Columbus.
WORLD
May 27, 2004 | Ruth Morris, Special to The Times
A regional court has ordered the Colombian government to pay $725,000 in damages to villagers who survived a 1998 cluster-bomb attack by the military, the judge presiding in the case said Wednesday. The long-awaited ruling marked a moral victory for dozens of townspeople from the scruffy hamlet of Santo Domingo in the northeastern province of Arauca who found themselves caught in a Colombian military offensive against leftist guerrillas.
SPORTS
August 27, 2002 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Dodgers finally secured that 6-foot-2 right-hander with a 93-mph fastball from the Dominican Republic, the pitcher who agreed to terms on a $930,000 bonus in April. Only his name is not Jonathan Corporan, his age is not 17, and his tax bracket is no longer that of a near-millionaire. After four months of haggling with U.S.
NEWS
March 17, 2002 | T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Death came to Santo Domingo as its people celebrated life. Villagers were gathering for a street fair that bright December morning, but a battle had broken out between the Colombian army and leftist rebels in the nearby jungle. The villagers heard a military helicopter roar overhead. Seconds later, an explosion ripped through this collection of wood huts on the edge of Colombia's northeastern plain. Two children were cut down as their grandmother made them breakfast.
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