Santo Domingo.– Un día como hoy, pero de 1838, fue fundada la Sociedad Secreta La Trinitaria con el propósito de liberar la nación dominicana del dominio extranjero y proclamar la Independencia Nacional. La sociedad estaba formada por un grupo de jóvenes inquietos influenciados por Juan Pablo Duarte y por las ideas liberales que en la época prevalecían en España. Acompañaron a Duarte en inicio, Juan Isidro Pérez, Pedro Alejandrino Pina, Félix María Ruíz, José María Serra, Felipe Alfau, Francisco del […]
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SANTO DOMINGO.-Que se modifique la Constitución, se permita la reelección presidencial y que esto sea el detonante definitivo para la ruptura del Partido de la Liberación Dominicana (PLD) llevándolo a perder las elecciones del año 2020, es el deseo de algunos legisladores de la oposición. Esta hipótesis es compartida por algunos de los diputados y senadores del oficialismo, entre ellos Tommy Galán, senador por San Cristóbal, y el diputado Gustavo Sánchez, para asegurar que no […]
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SANTO DOMINGO.-“Usted va a otro país, pregunta por una dirección, y quizás le voltean la cara, aquí la gente le indica y hasta deja de un pronto el trabajo y va y lo lleva”. Ese testimonio es de Ammar Ibrahim, director general del Instituto Nacional de Diabetes, Endocrinología y Nutrición (Inden), originario de Siria, quien desde hace 27 años hace vida en el país y asegura que difícilmente en el mundo se encuentre otra sociedad […]
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SANTO DOMINGO.-Los jueces de la Segunda Sala Penal de la Suprema Corte de Justicia (SCJ) iniciarán el 12 de septiembre el juicio de fondo contra los seis acusados de haber recibido US$92 millones por parte de la empresa brasileña Odebrecht. La fecha de la audiencia fue anunciada ayer por el presidente del pleno de la Suprema, Luis Henry Molina, contra los imputados Ángel Rondón, Víctor Díaz Rúa, Conrad Pittaluga, Roberto Rodríguez, Andrés Bautista y el […]
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SANTO DOMINGO.- El presidente del Partido Revolucionario Moderno, José Ignacio Paliza, informó anoche el fallecimiento del dirigente Hugo Tolentino Dipp, uno de los fundadores de esa organización. Tolentino Dipp nació el 28 de agosto de 1930. Fue abogado, educador historiador, además de presidente de la Cámara de Diputados en el periodo 1982-1986 y secretario de Relaciones Exteriores en la gestión de Hipólito Mejía (PRD-2000-2004). Tolentino Dipp fue una figura importante en la política dominicana, en la […]
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SANTO DOMINGO.– Por más de siete horas, el procurador general Jean Rodríguez interrogó al expresidente del Consejo de Directores de la Bolsa de Valores de República Dominicana (BVRD) Gregory Salcedo Llibre, quien se vincula a los sobornos pagados por Odebrecht a través de dos empresas ‘offshore’ suyas. El interrogatorio inició a las 11:00 de la mañana. A la salida del despacho del magistrado, Salcedo Llibre dijo que como consultor privado externo que ha provisto un trabajo, […]
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SANTO DOMINGO.-Tres personas que fueron acusadas por el Ministerio Público de operar un centro de explotación infantil en el sector 24 de Abril fueron dejadas en libertad por el juez del Juzgado de Atención Permanente del Distrito Nacional. El magistrado Alejandro Vargas dispuso la libertad a Wander Martínez, Fabrice Alain Jacques Passera y Carlos Javier Aquino. El Ministerio Público pidió que contra los acusados se impusiera prisión preventiva. El magistrado determinó que la Fiscalía no […]
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SANTO DOMINGO.- Leonel Fernández también acudirá a manifestarse contra de la reforma a la Constitución frente al Congreso Nacional, escenario que desde hace varias semanas ha sido utilizado por miles de ciudadanos que se oponen a una reelección del presidente Danilo Medina. La participación de Fernández en la protesta iniciada por sus seguidores surge luego de que el también precandidato a la Presidencia por el Partido Revolucionario Moderno (PRM), Luis Abinader, convocó a sus seguidores el […]
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SANTO DOMINGO.-El Ministerio Público apeló la sentencia absolutoria emitida el pasado 20 de mayo por el Tribunal Colegiado de San Pedro de Macorís a favor de Julio de los Santos Bautista (Julito Kilo), quien fue identificado por el órgano acusador como el principal cabecilla de una red que se dedicaba al lavado de activos proveniente del narcotráfico nacional e internacional. Al ofrecer la información, el Ministerio Público indicó que apeló la sentencia 340-03-2019-SSENT-00041 que descargó […]
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SANTO DOMINGO.-Catorce personas perdieron la vida durante el fin de semana en accidentes de tránsito ocurridos por separado en diferentes puntos del país. El mayor número de víctimas se registró en el Cibao, donde siete personas perecieron en accidentes en los que se vieron involucrados automóviles y motocicletas. Tres mujeres fallecieron la madrugada del domingo cuando el vehículo en el que viajaban, un Kia K5, color gris-plata, placa A800613, se estrelló en la autopista Duarte, […]
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House Democrats plan for a vote this week on a resolution that "strongly condemns President Donald Trump's racist comments" that four congresswomen of color should return to their native countries. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy says Democrats are playing politics. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says President Donald Trump is not a racist.
A police officer who shot dead a 19-year-old Ethiopian-Israeli, sparking nationwide protests, was freed on bail from house arrest on Monday, Israel's justice ministry said. The officer, who was off-duty and said he felt his life was in danger at the time of the June 30 shooting, will be subject to a series of restrictions while the investigation continues. The bail amount was not made public by the ministry following the closed-door court hearing over the shooting of Solomon Teka in Kiryat Haim near the northern port city of Haifa.
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A plane was evacuated after someone sent a photograph of a suicide vest to passengers and flight attendants on board.The unknown sender used Apple’s AirDrop feature, which allows users to easily and anonymously transfer files to other iOS devices using Bluetooth.Authorities say the Florida-bound plane was about to take off from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey when the image was widely shared on board.A member of the crew on JetBlue flight 573 alerted the captain, who informed authorities at about 7.45am on Saturday.The plane returned to the gate and the 150 people on board were asked to leave the aircraft, and their luggage was re-screened and examined by police bomb-sniffing K-9 dogs.“We pull up to the gate and then we pull away and the captain comes on and says there's been a security threat,” Thomas Desmond told NBC News.“It was nervous when you see Port Authority police officers coming onto your plane and you just have no idea what's going on.”The culprit was likely one of those on board, as AirDrop only works with those in close proximity to the sender. However, they were not traced.JetBlue said the additional security screening was carried out due to “an abundance of caution.”The flight eventually departed just before 11.30am, with no knock-on effects to other flights departing or arriving at Newark.
Police at Heathrow Airport are investigating how a 12-year-old boy slipped through security and managed to board a British Airways flight to Los Angeles without a ticket or boarding pass. The unaccompanied child, who had no travel documents, mingled with passengers getting on the flight and was only spotted when cabin crew asked to see his boarding pass in order to direct him to his seat. The mystery youngster, who is thought to be Dutch, was not travelling with his parents, and refused to cooperate with cabin crew when he was challenged. Fellow passengers said he refused to leave the aircraft and was eventually removed by police officers who boarded to assist aircrew. As a result of the security lapse, the aircraft had to be cleared and all the passengers were forced to undergo a second security check, delaying the flight by more than four hours. The mystery youngster, who is thought to be Dutch, was not travelling with his parents, and refused to cooperate with cabin crew when he was challenged Credit: AP Photo/Alastair Grant Detectives were working to establish where the boy was originally from and how he had managed to pass through strict security cordons, without being spotted. One theory is that he was a transit passenger who had arrived at Heathrow with a ticket to an onward destination, but had then attempted to see if he how far he could get with our being challenged as part of an elaborate dare. The lapse also raises concerns over the effectiveness of security checks at Britain’s busiest airport, although a spokesman for British Airways insisted the boy had been through the same controls as all other passengers. The spokesman said: “We have apologised to our customers for the delay to their flight after an issue during boarding. “The safety and security of our customers and crew is always our top priority and everyone who had boarded the aircraft had been subject to security checks. “We conducted additional precautionary screening as soon as this issue came to light and we are assisting the police with their enquiries.” Rachel Richardson, who was heading to Los Angeles on a business trip, described chaotic scenes as airline staff tried to deal with the situation. She said: “The boy would not speak to the cabin crew and they were asking if anybody spoke Dutch. He would not help them understand where his bags were so the whole aircraft had to be cleared which meant we were almost more than four hours delayed taking off. It was very frustrating.” A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: “A 12-year-old boy boarded a BA flight from Heathrow to Los Angeles at around 17:15hrs on 14 July. “He was identified by cabin crew during pre-flight check. He did not have a ticket or any travel documents. "The boy was an unaccompanied minor. He is not a UK national. As a security precaution, passenger de-planed following a discussion between police and the captain. “The child is believed to have arrived at Heathrow as a transit passenger.” A Heathrow spokesperson said: “We are working with our police colleagues and British Airways to understand how an unauthorised passenger boarded the incorrect aircraft. The individual did not represent a security risk and, purely as a precaution, the aircraft in question was re-screened and has since departed. We apologise for the disruption and will continue working closely with the authorities and our airline partners to keep the airport safe.”
(Bloomberg) -- Sign up for Next China, a weekly email on where the nation stands now and where it's going next.Former U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice sparred with a senior Chinese diplomat on Twitter in an unusual and heated dispute over race in Washington.In a series of Tweets apparently aimed at making a broader point about diplomatic divisions over the mass detention of Muslims in China’s Xinjiang province, Lijian Zhao, a diplomat posted in Islamabad, said on Sunday that if “you’re in Washington, D.C., you know the white never go” to the southeastern part of the U.S. capital.“You are a racist disgrace. And shockingly ignorant too,” Rice told Zhao on Twitter. Likely assuming that Zhao was posted in China’s mission in Washington, she then addressed her next comment to China’s ambassador to the U.S., Cui Tiankai. “Ambassador Cui, I expect better of you and your team. Please do the right thing and send him home.”Zhao, who is deputy chief of mission at the Chinese embassy in Pakistan’s capital, is often vocal on Twitter against critics of China’s infrastructure-building projects in Pakistan and other parts of Asia. Beijing has invested tens of billions of dollars in Pakistan, whose leader Imran Khan has previously dodged questions about the issue.‘Shockingly Ignorant’“You are such a disgrace, too. And shockingly ignorant, too. I am based in Islamabad. Truth hurts. I am simply telling the truth,” Zhao fired back at Rice on Monday. “To label someone who speak the truth that you don’t want to hear a racist, is disgraceful & disgusting.”Read More: How China Is Defending Its Detention of Muslims to the WorldZhao didn’t immediately respond to phone calls, an email and a direct message on Twitter seeking comment.In a string of messages that appeared aimed at highlighting U.S. hypocrisy on human rights, Zhao referred to everything from income inequality and school shootings in the U.S. to immigration officers separating children from parents.He tweeted a list of mostly-Western nations that condemned China for its actions in Xinjiang as well as a separate list of other countries -- including Pakistan, Cuba, Tajikistan and Nigeria -- that wrote a joint letter to the United Nations supporting Beijing, which Zhao called “a big slap on the face of U.S. & its western cohorts.”Outspoken DiplomatsChina’s diplomats have become increasingly vocal and outspoken. This month, China’s ambassador to London, Liu Xiaoming, gave a rare televised statement accusing the British government of meddling in Hong Kong, the scene of mass protests against Beijing’s rule.Earlier this year, China’s envoy to Canada publicly accused his hosts of “white supremacy,” while the country’s chief envoy in South Africa said President Donald Trump’s policies were making the U.S. “the enemy of the whole world.”Asked about the Twitter dispute on Monday, China’s foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang didn’t comment directly.“I don’t know the specific situation,” he said. However, he added, “we resolutely oppose the interference of the U.S. and individual Western countries in interfering in China’s internal affairs with the Xinjiang issue.”To contact the reporters on this story: Iain Marlow in New Delhi at email@example.com;Dandan Li in Beijing at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Brendan Scott at email@example.com, Chris Kay, Gregory TurkFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
"Unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle," Biden said.
Just in time for next week’s likely House vote on a federal $15 minimum wage, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has come out with a caustic report on the consequences of the policy.The report confirms what even liberal economists caution: A $15 minimum wage would “risk undesirable and unintended consequences” and lead to a survival-of-the-fittest labor market, where only the highest-skilled workers come out on top. Democrats are under the illusion that the government can force employers to artificially increase wages with no adverse consequences for American workers. But that’s like saying the government could double families’ mortgage and rent payments without any consequence.Here are six ways this new report exposes the minimum wage proposal as bad policy.1\. It would be a job-killer.The Congressional Budget Office report estimated that a $15 minimum wage would lead to 1.3 million lost jobs by the year 2025, with job losses rising over time due to compounding negative impacts.The exact number of job losses are highly uncertain, but the report says losses would most likely range between zero and 3.7 million, with a not-insignificant chance that losses could exceed 3.7 million.A 2011 Heritage Foundation estimate was even bleaker. It estimated a $15 minimum wage would lead to 7 million lost jobs.