Fatal boat trip highlights Haitians fleeing violence

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Haitians are fleeing in greater numbers to the neighboring Dominican Republic, where they board rickety wooden boats painted sky blue to blend with the ocean to try to reach Puerto Rico — a trip in which 11 Haitian women drowned this week, with dozens of other migrants believed to … Read more

David Ortiz was targeted in 2019 shooting by drug lord jealous of his fame: report

Baseball Hall of Famer David Ortiz was shot in 2019 at the order of a Dominican drug lord who felt disrespected by the slugger and wanted him dead, a six-month investigation into the botched hit revealed. The former Red Sox slugger was shot in the back at a Santo Domingo bar along with TV host … Read more