Dominican Republic

Waves breaking into the seafront in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on August 28, 2015 due to. Tropical Storm Erika.   (Photo credit ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images)

Tropical Storm Dissipates, But Leaves 20 Dead In Caribbean

Tropical Storm Erika was losing its punch as it drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic early Saturday, but it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.

CBS Miami–08/29/2015

At least four people are dead, about 20 still missing, after rains from Tropical Storm Erika caused devastating floods and mudslides in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica. (Source: CBS4)

Dominica Prime Minister Says Erika Leaves 20 Dead

The Dominica Prime Minister says 20 have been killed and more may be missing after the island was hit by Tropical Storm Erika Friday.

08/28/2015

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TS Erika Kills 4 In Dominica; Takes Aim At Puerto Rico

Tropical Storm Erika trampled over the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica – flooding streets, unleashing landslides, sweeping up cars and killing at least four people. Now the storm is bearing down on Puerto Rico.

08/27/2015

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Five Sentenced In $25M Medicare Fraud Involving Nicaragua, D.R.

Five people have been sent to federal prison for their roles in a $25 million Medicare fraud scheme that involved people from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic posing as U.S. patients.

07/05/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22:  Activists participate in a rally outside the Embassy of the Dominican Republic June 22, 2015 in Washington, DC. Activists protested the mass deportations and expulsions taking place in the Dominican Republic, as a result of a 2013 ruling by Dominican Courts that stripped citizenship from an estimated 200,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Dominican Deportation Policy Draws Miami Protest

Haitians taking to the streets by the thousands in the Dominican Republic, hasn’t stopped the D.R. from moving forward with plans to round up and deport hundreds of thousands of undocumented and documented Haitian migrants.

07/01/2015

Source: CBS4

Diaz, Danticat Decry Deportations In Dominican Republic

Two authors, with roots in a divided Caribbean island, are urging protests against the deportations of migrants from the Dominican Republic.

06/25/2015

Dr. Salomon Melgen at his office in West Palm Beach. (Source: Hector Gabino/El Nuevo Herald)

Florida Doctor Tied To Sen. Menendez Remains Jailed

A federal judge, before setting his bond, is seeking more information on the assets of a Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez.

06/08/2015

(Source: AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

Haitian Man Pleads Guilty In US Migrant Smuggling Case

A Haitian man is facing U.S. prison time after pleading guilty to illegally smuggling migrants aboard a boat from the Bahamas.

05/24/2015

Oranges in Fort Pierce, Florida (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida’s Fresh Foods Hit All-Time Export Record

“Fresh From Florida” products increased its international exports to a record $4.2 billion last year.

04/11/2015

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 02:  Sen. 2 arrives at a federal court to be indicted on corruption charges on April 2, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. Melgen and U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) are being indicted on corruption charges stemming from the senator being accused of accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions.  (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

New Jersey US Sen. Menendez Pleads Not Guilty To Corruption

New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez pleaded not guilty on Thursday to corruption charges, accusing him of using his office to improperly benefit a Florida eye doctor and political donor.

04/02/2015

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