Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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A 17-year-old girl has died during a family holiday after suffering an electric shock allegedly caused by stepping on a bare wire.
Authorities in the Dominican Republic say at least a dozen people have died and 24 more have been hospitalised after drinking homemade liquor containing methanol.
The leading opposition candidate for president in the Dominican Republic has grudgingly conceded his loss.
Dominicans have faced a dizzying array of choices in one of the most complex ballots in recent history, with eight candidates for president, all 222 members of Congress up for re-election and thousands of people vying for local offices around the country.
About 2 500 people have been evacuated in the Dominican Republic because of flooding caused by heavy rains over the previous 12 days.
Egypt has extradited Frenchman Christophe Naudin to the Dominican Republic for his alleged involvement in the escape of two pilots jailed in a drugs case dubbed 'Air Cocaine'.
The Dominican Republic violated international law by stripping several generations of people of Haitian descent of their citizenship, Amnesty International has found.
Haiti's prime minister has warned that the Dominican Republic is creating a humanitarian crisis with its crackdown on migrants, noting that 14 000 people have crossed the border into Haiti in less than a week.
Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested 13 people suspected of causing several forest fires across the Caribbean country.
A woman arriving from Belgium has been arrested at an airport in the Dominican Republic with €55 500 hidden in her stomach and €54 600 in her luggage, anti-drugs police say
A Dominican carpenter who built a wooden Volkswagen Beetle after promising it to his daughter for her 15th birthday is driving it from Lima to New York. WATCH NOW.
Police in the Dominican Republic say they are hunting for a man suspected of shooting dead two journalists during a live radio broadcast.
Dominican President Danilo Medina celebrates after winning what appears to be a resounding re-election victory, with preliminary results showing he easily has enough votes to avoid a run-off with his closest competitor.
President Danilo Medina squeaked into his first term in a close election in 2012, and soon faced violent protests over his party's handling of the economy. Four years later, a lot has changed.
A French appeals court has bailed two pilots pending a probe into allegations they tried to fly a cocaine-laden jet out of the Dominican Republic.
The US Coast Guard has rescued four men - three Americans and a South African - after their catamaran began to sink north of the Dominican Republic.
More than 17 000 undocumented Haitians have voluntarily left the Dominican Republic since the end of a controversial registration process that left thousands of people facing deportation.
Thousands of people are bracing for deportation from the Dominican Republic after failing to obtain legal residency as part of a government programme to crack down on migrants.
A court in the Dominican Republic has ordered the arrest of three prosecutors and 21 police officers accused of not reporting drug seizures involving more than a ton of cocaine that has disappeared.
US officials say three groups of migrants from Haiti and Cuba have been abandoned by smugglers on two barren islands off Puerto Rico.
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