Spanish Serial Rapist To DR?
Nomination For Nobel Literature Prize
Marcio Veloz Maggiolo, seventy-one year old Director of the Museum of the Dominican Man and a prolific writer of novels, short stories and essays has been nominated as a candidate for the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature by the Dominican Academy of Language.
84 Year Old Musical Son Of Puerto Plata
'After nearly 60 years of making music, Dominican guitarist Puerto Plata has recorded his first album: 'Mujer de Cabaret' (IASO, 2007). On Wednesday as part of the NMSU cultural series, Las Crucens saw Plata's 'mujer' come alive, and perhaps even danced with her.....................Born Jose Manuel Cobles, Plata went to work at 16 as a carpenter for the United Fruit Company in Manzanillo, Panama. No one knew each others' names, Plata said, and everyone called each other by their hometown. Thus, Cobles was named for his: Puerto Plata. As he began playing guitar, the name stuck.' The fascinating story continues:
Baninter Trial English Summary
'High-flying Dominican financier Luis Alvarez Renta may find it tough to make his October federal court date in Miami, where he faces contempt of court allegations. But the once-influential dealmaker is playing a leading role in the financial trial of the century in the Dominican Republic where he's accused of being the mastermind of a scheme that looted Banco Intercontinental, or Baninter, leaving it short $2.2 billion and setting the stage for a banking collapse that triggered the worst economic crisis in the Caribbean nation in decades. Much is riding on the trial of Alvarez Renta, former Baninter President Ramón Báez, two former bank vice presidents and the bank secretary. As international law consultant Alberto Binder told the Dominican online news service HoyDigital last week, the trial's outcome will send a message to the world whether the Dominican justice system tolerates corruption and economic crimes or not.' Read more in the Miami Herald: The Baninter case concluded in the DR on Saturday and the verdict will be issued within the next month.