Jorge Pineda

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13 Jan 2018 | 7:39 AM

Venezuela government, opposition resume talks in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - Members of Venezuela's leftist government and opposition leaders resumed talks in the Dominican Republic on Friday, seeking to reach an agreement to ease a deep political and economic crisis in the OPEC member.

21 Sep 2017 | 2:10 AM

Dominican Republic shuts most ports ahead of Hurricane Maria

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - Dominican Republic closed most of its ports ahead of Hurricane Maria, but the country's 34,000-barrel-per-day refinery was still running, the government said on Wednesday.

15 Sep 2017 | 9:56 AM

Latin American nations seek Venezuela crisis mediation

SANTO DOMINGO/CARACAS (Reuters) - Various Latin American nations will join an attempt to mediate Venezuela's political crisis in new talks later this month, the president of the Dominican Republic said on Thursday.

17 Jul 2017 | 7:17 AM

Tens of thousands march over corruption in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of the capital of the Dominican Republic on Sunday in the biggest demonstration of anger over corruption in decades following a landmark bribery case against top officials.

17 May 2016 | 11:10 AM

Early results give incumbent Medina strong lead in Dominican election

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - President Danilo Medina declared electoral victory in the Dominican Republic on Monday as results showed him ahead with a huge margin, but the win was marred by deaths and violence apparently exacerbated by the slow pace of the vote count.

17 May 2016 | 5:57 AM

Dominicans frustrated by slow election results kill six - official

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - Six people were shot dead at voting centres after polls closed in Dominican Republic's presidential election, the electoral chief said on Monday, blaming the clashes on delays to results stemming from parties' insistence on manual vote counting.

15 May 2016 | 12:19 PM

Medina favoured in Dominican election; economy beats graft claims

SANTA DOMINGO (Reuters) - Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina is poised to win the first round of a presidential election on Sunday, with polls showing voters crediting him with economic growth and social projects, while less concerned about accusations of graft.

3 Nov 2015 | 10:40 PM

Convicted 'Air Cocaine' French pilots flee Dominican Republic

PARIS/SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - A French pilot who fled the Dominican Republic in what appeared to be a well-planned escape by speedboat after being convicted of drug trafficking said on Tuesday that he did so to get his story heard.