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164,000-ton cruise ship with 4,000 passengers runs aground during Caribbean voyage

A 164,000-ton cruise ship has run aground in the Dominican Republic. Norwegian Escape, a 2015-built megaship which can accommodate over 4,000 passengers, hit the seabed as it pulled away from Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic, damaging the ship’s hull. The rest of the cruise has now been canceled, with passengers being evacuated at Puerto […]

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Mexico announces multi-nation group to combat migrant smuggling after truck crash

Mexico formulated a multi-nation working group to look into people-smuggling in the wake of the truck crash that resulted in the deaths of at least 54 people, the majority said to be Central American migrants. Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said the group would be made up of Mexico, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador and the […]

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Johnny Ventura: Dominican merengue musician dies at 81

Dominican merengue musician Juan de Dios Ventura Soriano, also known as Johnny Ventura, died on Wednesday. He was 81, his son Jandy Ventura The singer-songwriter died of a heart attack at the Medical Union Clinic in the northern city of Santiago, in the Dominican Republic, according to his son. The “Caballo Mayor,” as he was […]