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  • GOP seeks to block Obama nominee to El Salvador post over Cuban romance (DeMint asks for FBI files)

    05/09/2010 1:49:55 PM PDT · by FTJM · 8 replies · 514+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | May 9, 2010 | Juan O. Tamayo
    Senate Republicans are determined to block a Democratic Party activist's nomination as ambassador to El Salvador because of questions about a long-ago boyfriend who had contacts with Cuban diplomats, congressional staffers say. The FBI cleared Mari Carmen Aponte when the issue of the boyfriend, Cuban-born businessman Roberto Tamayo, first became public after President Bill Clinton nominated her as ambassador to the Dominican Republic in 1998. Aponte withdrew from that nomination after Senate Republicans vowed to ask tough questions about Tamayo. They had dated from 1982 to 1994 and attended social functions with Cuban diplomats in Washington, D.C. Her Obama administration...
  • NCLR Official With Ties To Spy Confirmed As U.S. Ambassador (former La Raza board member)

    06/19/2012 3:08:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 19, 2012
    After years of bulldozing, President Obama finally got Senate confirmation for a scandal-plagued diplomat forced out of a U.S. ambassadorship for her close ties to a terrorist-sponsoring foreign government. That means a leftist open borders activist (Mari Carmen Aponte) with a controversial past officially represents the administration abroad. In a 62-37 vote last week, the U.S. Senate approved the confirmation of Aponte, a former board member of the National Council of la Raza (NCLR) and Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF), as the U.S. ambassador to El Salvador. Obama originally nominated Aponte in December 2009 and made her...
  • Ivermectin is a winner treating Covid-19 patients in the Dominican Republic

    08/11/2020 8:54:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    DR1 News ^ | Dolores Vicioso
    Physicians in the Dominican Republic are all recommending people keep social distance, use of facial masks and hand washing hygiene, stay-at-home and other measures suggested by the government following World Health Organization protocols. But what if you think you have caught the coronavirus? Local physicians have been using low costing hydroxychloroquine (plaquinol) and ivermectin. Tocilizumab (actemra) is a high cost pharmaceutical that is used for patients in serious conditions, also remdesivir, an antiviral. After a first whirlwind learning curve in treating patients, there are now treatments that are showing high efficacy. The largest private hospital in Puerto Plata is betting...
  • Spain’s former king Juan Carlos goes into ‘forced exile after being caught up in corruption scandal’

    08/04/2020 8:35:33 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 16 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 4 Aug 2020 | Kiro Evans
    SPAIN'S former King Juan Carlos I has fled the country after becoming embroiled in a corruption scandal. The ex-head of state, 82, made the announcement in a letter to his son Felipe, the current king, amid an investigation by the Spanish Supreme Court into his alleged dealings in Saudi Arabia. It is an embarrassing exit for the monarch who reigned for almost 40 years until 2014, when he voluntarily handed over the reins to King Felipe.
  • Sex Traffickers Sentenced to Combined 81 Years in Prison

    07/28/2020 5:09:34 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 28, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Virginia
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Six defendants have been sentenced to a combined 81 years in prison for their respective roles in the sex trafficking of a minor victim and an adult victim at multiple locations in Northern Virginia and Maryland in 2018 and 2019.“Sex traffickers often prey upon the most vulnerable victims in our society and intentionally exploit those vulnerabilities,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “The damage inflicted upon children through this form of sexual exploitation is immeasurable. The victim—survivors are subject to multiple forms of mental, physical, and emotional trauma, the scars...
  • 12:45pm Tomorrow – President Trump Participates in a Ceremonial Swearing-in of the Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe…

    05/25/2020 9:48:55 PM PDT · by bitt · 13 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 5/25/2020 | SUNDANCE
    Tomorrow morning ends the tenure of Richard “Ric” Grenell as the acting Director of National Intelligence. At 12:15pm DNI John Ratcliffe will be sworn-in [LINK] and the declassification/sunlight baton will be passed to senate confirmed DNI John Ratcliffe. On the topic of the FBI capture and use of the December 29, 2016, Flynn-Kislyak phone call… First we had a hunch; then it became a suspicion… that evolved into a likelihood… that has now become a strong probability. The capture of the December 29th phone call, which generated the raw “CR cuts“, was an FBI summary, modified for a specific interpretation....
  • The Railroading of Michael Flynn

    05/23/2020 6:20:17 AM PDT · by billorites · 21 replies
    Commentary ^ | June 2020 | Eli Lake
    In their final encounter during the transition following the 2016 election, Donald Trump’s incoming national-security adviser surprised Barack Obama’s outgoing national-security adviser. Susan Rice writes in her memoir that the Michael Flynn she was dealing with had nothing in common with the firebrand she had watched leading a “lock her up” chant against Hillary Clinton at the Republican National Convention a few months earlier. Flynn, a retired general and the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, was respectful and subdued, eager for her advice. When Rice extended her hand and wished him the best of luck, Flynn asked her...
  • Dan Bongino offers two shocking theories about the target on Flynn’s back

    05/19/2020 5:15:20 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 May, 2020 | Andrea Widburg
    Dan Bongino has come up with a knock-your-socks-off theory about why Flynn’s December 29, 2016, telephone call with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak didn’t need unmasking. He also offers a surprising twist on the charging papers against Flynn, something that may expose the DOJ's con on the court. A lot of people noticed something interesting in the newly released list showing Obama-era people unmasking Flynn communications: No one unmasked Flynn’s call with Kislyak. There were no unmaskings between December 28 and January 4. The next unmasking, on January 5, took place after Comey had admitted that he already knew about the...
  • Dominican Republic flag raised at Springfield City Hall

    03/06/2020 3:41:09 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 3 replies
    News ^ | February 2020 | News
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The flag of the Dominican Republic was raised over Springfield City hall Saturday afternoon honoring the growing Dominican community here in western Massachusetts.
  • Phoenician ship completes Atlantic voyage [crew is pretty old now]

    02/08/2020 10:08:12 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 72 replies
    Lyme Regis ^ | February 7th, 2020 | Francesca Evans
    The replica of a wooden Phoenician ship, which visited Lyme Regis last year, has completed its 6,000 mile voyage across the Atlantic. The Phoenicia visited Lyme Regis last July before setting out on its voyage from the old port of Carthage, Tunisia, in September. It called in at Cadiz (Spain), Essaouira (Morocco), Tenerife (Canary Islands) and Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) before arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club on Thursday, February 4... The ship's trans-Atlantic voyage was part of the Phoenicians Before Columbus Expedition, designed, with the help of the US-based Phoenician International Research Center, to...
  • Tourist deaths in Dominican Republic were due to natural causes: FBI

    10/19/2019 1:35:36 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 75 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo ^ | 10/19/2019 | Ella Torres
    Toxicology tests done by the FBI have confirmed that three American tourists found dead this spring in the Dominican Republic died of natural causes, the U.S. State Department said. The results were consistent with the findings of local authorities, according to a statement from the State Department on Friday... Schaup-Werner died of respiratory failure and pulmonary edema, according to the hotel. An autopsy performed on Holmes and Day determined that they died of the same causes, according to the Dominican Republic National Police.
  • 4 Homeless Men Beaten to Death with Pipe in New York City

    10/05/2019 11:20:32 PM PDT · by Texan4Life · 17 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 5 OCT 2019 | Brietbart News
    A homeless man wielding a long metal pipe rampaged through New York City early Saturday attacking other homeless people who were sleeping, killing four and leaving a fifth with serious injuries, police said. A 24-year-old suspect was in custody but has yet to be charged. Police recovered the weapon that was still in the suspect’s hands when he was arrested, officials said.
  • Yankees pitcher Domingo German suspended for domestic violence

    09/20/2019 10:16:14 AM PDT · by FreeReign · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 19 2019 | MARK OSBORNE
    Yankees pitcher Domingo German has been suspended by Major League Baseball under its domestic violence policy. The Yankees pitcher, who is currently second in the majors in wins with 18, has been suspended for seven days, "barring an extension," according to the league. The 27-year-old from the Dominican Republic has been a surprise star for the Yankees this season and carries a league-leading 18-4 win-loss record. He has a 4.03 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 123 innings pitched
  • IRS fugitive John McAfee sent to UK after stint in Dominican jail

    07/31/2019 3:46:10 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/26/19 | Yaron Steinbuch
    John McAfee of antivirus software fame has arrived in London from the Dominican Republic, where he had been detained for several days with his wife and several others for entering the Caribbean nation with a cache of weapons on his yacht, his lawyer said Friday. Authorities “asked him where he wanted to go, and he decided on London,” his attorney Candido Simon told Reuters. News of his arrival in the UK came two days after McAfee, 73, the eponymous founder of the PC software security giant, said on Twitter that he was released “after four days of confinement” along with...
  • Denver dad in critical condition on Dominican Republic vacation

    06/27/2019 6:28:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 26, 2019 | 11:03am | By Jackie Salo
    A Denver dad was so sick that he was booted off his return flight from the Dominican Republic, and has spent the past three days there in critical condition — vomiting, alone and screaming in pain in a hospital bed, his relatives said. Khalid Adkins became so ill on the trip with his daughter that he wasn’t allowed to fly home Sunday — and has been forced to stay on the embattled Caribbean island, news station KDVR reported. “He said, ‘They pulled me off the plane and made me go to the hospital,'” his sister-in-law, Marla Strick, told the news...
  • Teen tourist falls into coma on Dominican Republic trip: report

    06/26/2019 10:48:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 25, 2019 | 8:40pm | Updated | By Israel Salas-Rodriguez and Chris Perez
    A teenage girl from Argentina has gone into a coma while vacationing in the Dominican Republic, with doctors pointing to a life-threatening diabetic condition — even though her family says she has no history of diabetes. Candela Saccone, 15, had been scheduled to return home from Punta Cana on June 19 after traveling there earlier in the week, but she reportedly got sick that morning. Her mother, Natalia Knetch, told CNN’s Spanish-language news channel that she rushed the teen — who was displaying symptoms of dizziness, dehydration and vomiting — to a local medical center, where doctors diagnosed her with...
  • Queens mom latest fatality reported at Dominican Republic resort

    06/21/2019 12:25:13 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 21, 2019 | Jackie Salom
    A “vibrant” Queens mom of four is the latest fatality to be reported at a Dominican Republic resort — where she died within hours of coming down with a mystery stomach illness. Donette Edge Cannon, 38, visited the embattled tourist destination on a family trip last year to Sunscape Bávaro Beach Punta Cana to celebrate her brother-in-law’s birthday. Enlarge ImageDonette Cannon Donette CannonCourtesy of the Cannon family Cannon, who owned a catering business, arrived at the all-inclusive resort on May 14, 2018. She spent the next four days in the sun and taking pictures — even partaking on a dune...
  • Assault reported at Dominican resort where woman says she was attacked

    06/21/2019 10:35:40 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 21, 2019 | 11:19am | By Jackie Salo
    <p>A Pennsylvania man claims a pair of would-be robbers savagely attacked him at the same Dominican Republic resort where a Delaware mom claims she was savagely beaten.</p> <p>Robert Walker of New Castle said he was ambushed walking alone back to his room at the Majestic Elegance resort in Punta Cana, news station WPXI reported on Thursday.</p>
  • Two more Americans reported dead after Dominican Republic vacations

    06/21/2019 9:14:21 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 21, 2019 | 10:18am | Updated | Amanda Woods
    Two more Americans — a man from Kansas and a woman from Pennsylvania — died during vacations in the Dominican Republic, amid a recent spate of tourist deaths in the country, according to a new report. The families of Chris Palmer — a 41-year-old Army veteran from Kansas who died on April 18, 2018, and Barbara Diane Maser-Mitchell, a 69-year-old retired nurse from Pennsylvania who died on Sept. 17, 2016 — came forward to Fox News to report their deaths. The State Department confirmed the deaths to the network Thursday. Both Palmer and Maser-Mitchell died of heart attacks, according to...
  • Woman on honeymoon becomes 10th US tourist to die after Dominican Republic vacation

    06/20/2019 1:59:02 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 58 replies
    fox6now.com ^ | June 20, 2019
    LULING, La — A Louisiana woman died less than a week after returning from her honeymoon in the Dominican Republic, WWLTV reported, making her the 10th US tourist to die after visiting the Dominican Republic.