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Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz returns to Boston to recover from a shooting in the Dominican Republic.
Sources: CBS News
Sources: CBS News
The Dominican Republic assumes the presidency of the Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism (CICTE).
Hurricane Isaias heads toward the Bahamas and the U.S. as a category 1 hurricane, after causing floods and landslides in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. A hurricane warning is issued for Florida's Atlantic Coast.
Former Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is shot in the Dominican Republic during a reported robbery attempt. He is expected to fully recover following surgery.
Hurricane Matthew kills at least 26 people on the island of Hispaniola; 22 in Haiti and four more in the Dominican Republic. The U.S. National Hurricane Center predicts the storm, currently a Category 3 with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph (185 km-h), will strengthen as it moves across the Bahamas tonight and tomorrow, and be near the east coast of Florida by tomorrow evening.
At least eleven people have died and 70 injured after two buses carrying tourism workers collide in the eastern Dominican Republic.
Police in the Dominican Republic raid a mansion owned by 30-year-old Francisco Flores de Freites, one of the two nephews of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro facing charges for allegedly trying to traffic 800 kg of cocaine into the U.S., and found more than 280 pounds of cocaine and 22 pounds of heroin hidden inside the nephew’s posh Casa de Campo property and a 135-foot yacht named “The Kingdom” docked behind it.
Authorities arrest two Iowa men in Saugus, Massachusetts after heavy firearms are discovered in their hotel room. The two men had made threats on social media stating their targeting of the 2015 Pokemon Video Game World Championships that are being held in Boston.
The Pakistani Taliban denies any involvement in the Boston marathon bombings.
Dominican Republic authorities arrest 35 people including military, police, and custom officials in a drugs bust. [http:--www.cnn.co.uk-2013-03-21-world-americas-dominican-republic-drug-arrests (CNN)]date=August 2019
The death toll from Hurricane Irene reaches 40 in the contiguous United States plus three people in the Dominican Republic and one in Puerto Rico.