Tag: Dominican Republic

Crisis Hits Dominican Republic Over Deaths of U.S. Vacationers

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The tourism minister grimaced as he read aloud the causes of death in autopsy reports of the growing number of Americans who have died recently while vacationing in the Dominican Republic: Heart attack. Septic shock. Pneumonia. More accustomed to ribbon-cutting ceremonies than to grappling with the uproar over Americans turning […]

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9 American Tourists Have Died in the Dominican Republic

Earlier this month, Amir Allen traveled to the Dominican Republic to meet his father for Father’s Day. But when he got off the plane, he learned that Joseph Allen, 55, from New Jersey, had died of cardiac arrest, said Amir’s uncle, Jason Allen. Joseph Allen had arrived on the island on June 9 to celebrate […]

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David Ortiz Was Not Target of Shooting, Authorities Say

David Ortiz, the former Boston Red Sox slugger, was not the intended target of a shooting in the Dominican Republic that seriously injured him last week, the authorities in the country said in a news conference Wednesday. It was a stunning revelation in a wild case that has captivated many in the baseball-crazed nation, and […]

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Explainer: Fears Mount About Tourist Deaths In The Dominican Republic

UPROXX For decades, the Dominican Republic has been one of the most popular spots in the Caribbean for Americans to visit. Its proximity to the U.S. mainland, crystal clear waters, and an absolute glut of all-inclusive resorts have made it the obvious choice for millions of U.S. travelers — to the tune of 2.1 million […]

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Suspects in David Ortiz Shooting Were Paid $7,800, Authorities Say

Six people have been arrested in connection with the shooting of the former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz — including one suspected of being the gunman — the authorities in the Dominican Republic said on Wednesday. The six men, one of whom was detained immediately after the shooting on Sunday night, received 400,000 Dominican […]

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What We Know About the Dominican Republic Tourist Deaths

More than two million Americans visit the Dominican Republic every year, making up about a third of the country’s tourists. Six have died in the last year during their visits. Because of the seeming similarities among their deaths, their family members have suggested that they are connected and have raised suspicions about the resorts where […]

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Boston Red Sox Legend David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz Said to Be Resting After 2nd Surgery in Boston

David OrtizPhoto: Getty Legendary Boston Red Sox slugger David “Big Papi” Ortiz was “resting comfortably” Tuesday after undergoing a second surgery in Boston to repair wounds he received after being shot in the back in his native Dominican Republic Sunday night. The retired power hitter was sitting in a nightclub Sunday night when a gunman […]

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David Ortiz Is Celebrated, and Now Wounded, in His Homeland

Within the first few pages of his autobiography, “Papi: My Story,” David Ortiz refers repeatedly to the dangers of gun violence in the Dominican Republic. “Once, my mother sent me to the bodega to pick up some groceries,” Ortiz wrote, with Michael Holley, in the 2017 book. “On my way there, I saw a guy […]

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The Case for Immigration as Reparations

There is a lot of debate these days about whether the United States owes its African-American citizens reparations for slavery. It does. But there is a far bigger bill that the United States and Europe have run up: what they owe to other countries for their colonial adventures, for the wars they imposed on them, […]

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