In the Dominican Republic, a group of students breaks the Guiness Record for reading. Puerto Rico prepares for Constitution Day. The British government reports US$5billion missing from the Turks and Caicos Treasury.
The national strike in the Dominican Republic is declared a success, while in Puerto Rico a new police superintendent is chosen. Anti-gay remarks by a Surinamese legislator spark debate.
In the Dominican Republic, historians meet, the President goes on a tour of Spain, France and the Middle East and efforts are made to combat illegal gambling, as in Puerto Rico Obama’s much-anticipated visit finally goes ahead.
Dominican intelligence service makes a shocking discovery and an important arrest, while Puerto Rico negotiates with a Dominican representative over discrimination issues.
IMF delegation arrives in the Dominican Republic as flight agreement with Paraguay is signed, while Puerto Rico looks ahead to Barack Obama’s June visit.
Dominicans debate a proposal to lower the age of suffrage and agree an increase in the national minimum wage, while the issue of emigration is raised in Puerto Rico.
Workers’ unions and government discuss minimum wage in the Dominican Republic, more information comes to light about a shipwreck, and a Puerto Rican mayor marks Mother’s Day by giving away houses.
In the Dominican Republic, the new president of FINJUS calls for ‘ethical revolution’ as power cuts continue, whilst in Puerto Rico, protesters gather to oppose plans to build a huge gas pipeline. Pictures by Remmanuelli.com
Staff of two Dominican hospitals are cautioned for sending home a patient discovered to be HIV positive, whilst in Puerto Rico, Easter festivities are reinterpreted in the name of political protest.
Cholera cases continue to grow in the Dominican Republic as problems with illegal Haitian immigrants persist, whilst in Puerto Rico, taxes and transparency dominate headlines.
In the Dominican Republic, the constitutionality of two important legal processes is questioned, while in Puerto Rico, congressman Gutiérrez denounces the Fortuño governorship.
In the Dominican Republic, new austerity measures are launched whereas Puerto Rico address lack of public faith in politicians with a Government Ethics reform.
Dominican Coalition for Haitian Immigrants demands fairer and more transparent deportation procedures, whilst in Puerto Rico, Fortuño proposes electoral reform as senator Martínez is convicted of corruption.
In the Dominican Republic, a human skull may provide more clues to a 17-year-old human rights case, while in Puerto Rico, García Padilla announces he will run for governor in 2012.