Dominican Republic vote recount hands ex-president a defeat
Santo Domingo.- The Central Electoral Board (JCE) Thursday night published the result of the manual count of the country’s 158 local boards on the votes cast in the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) presidential primaries. In a tweet the JCE informed that the candidate Gonzalo Castillo won with 911,324 votes to former president Leonel Fernández’s 884,630. In the preliminary result the JCE’s electronic vote, with 100 percent of the tables tallied, Castillo obtained 911,923 votes and Fernández 885,233. The JCE decided to manually count 100% of the votes at the presidential level of the PLD for greater transparency, and after Fernández’s assertion that “there was fraud” through the intrusion of an algorithm in the electronic voting system’s source code.
Showers and high temperatures will occur
The National Meteorological Office (ONAMET) forecasts showers in sectors of the northeast, southeast, Central mountain ranges and isolated points of the border area today, due to the effects of a trough. At night they could decrease. Temperatures will continue hot throughout the national territory. It further predicts the incidence of a system of high pressure and a slight concentration of Saharan dust starting tomorrow, Sunday, which will limit rainfall in much of the Dominican Republic. ONAMET reported that Tropical Storm Melissa was about 335 km south of Nantucket Massachusetts last night, with maximum sustained winds of 95 km (60 mi) moving south/southeast at 6 km/h (4 mph), but because of its position, it does not pose a danger to the country. ONAMET forecasts increases of cloudy patches, showers and thunderstorms will […]
Another Haitian journalist killed amid spiraling violence
Puerto-au-Principe (AP).- A Haitian journalist was shot amid the violent protests that have rocked the country of 10 million. Radio Vision 2000 identified the reporter Néhémie Joseph of Radio Méga, found dead in his car Sunday night in Mirebalais. No one has been arrested in connection with the crime. Joseph is the third Haitian journalist who is killed in less than two years. The reporter Pétion Rospide, of Radio Sans Fin, was shot dead in June while driving home, whereas Vladimir Legagneur went missing in March 2018 during activities related to his work. The most recent murder occurs amid rising violence and while Haitians braced for another protest on Friday.
Today baseball starts: the passion of the Dominicans has arrived!
For the first time in more than fifty years, the winter baseball tournament will open this Saturday without the Eastern Stars in the group of challengers who seek to dethrone the current holder of the crown. This represents one of the novelties that will be exhibited in the 66th edition of the winter baseball championship, which at its traditional start amid the Major League playoffs, adds an impasse in the country, following the results of the elementary primaries held on past day six. With three games, the Licey receiving the Chosen in the Quisqueya Juan Marichal, from 5:00 in the afternoon, the Eagles traveling to San Francisco de Macorís to collide with the Giants at 7:00 pm and the Bulls visiting the Stars in the Tetelo Vargas at 7:30 pm […]