Global financial markets are feeling quite apprehensive these days. Three of the four risk appetite indicators that Credit Suisse tracks are in panic territory, and the fourth is fairly close to it. But as is so often the case, the stampede is happening a little late – a reaction to a growth scare from five months ago, rather than a reflection of the future that leading indicators foretell.
Malpasse (Haiti) (AFP) - Jules Mismac, a Haitian living in the neighboring Dominican Republic, was arrested under a tough new immigration policy, then left at the border to start life over from scratch.
Santo Domingo (AFP) - The Dominican Republican braced for a direct blast from Tropical Storm Erika Friday, issuing its highest alert after reports the storm killed at least 20 people on the small island of Dominica.
According to his family, Les Lehmann has no history of macho endeavours. He used to run a Manitoba tree planting contractor, yes, but the 64-year-old had no special military or weapons training, and was typically known to spend his leisure time with a guitar on his knee.
Yet, on the night of Jan. 30, despite having nine bullets shot into him at close range, Mr. Lehmann single-handedly drove a pair of armed robbers away from a Dominican Republic apartment complex using nothing more than a baseball bat.
MONTREAL — An 82-year-old Quebec man has been arrested in the Dominican Republic for the alleged sexual exploitation of children.
Quebec provincial police say they arrested Joseph-Charles-Philippe Cote and escorted him back to Canada on Thursday.
Cote had been the subject of a Canada-wide arrest warrant since Feb. 8. A report in a Dominican newspaper says he was arrested in Sosua, in the Puerto Plata region.
Cote is expected to be formally arraigned in Montreal this afternoon.
By Marco G.:With a new year blooming the general stock markets appear to have shaken off the uncertainties with Europe and the recession fears of last year. The large-cap S&P 500 (SPY) has gained about 20% since the October lows.
Officials in the Dominican Republic on Sunday reported the first death from a cholera outbreak that had spread from neighboring Haiti, local media said.Health officials were quoted as saying the victim had been in Haiti and lived in the Dominican city of Higuey.A health ministry statement said Renauld Francois, 53, died Thursday, and that an autopsy would be performed to learn the exact cause of death but that his symptoms were "consistent with the disease."The Dominican Republic has reported 152 cases of cholera since the outbreak in Haiti last year.