Dominican Defenders

Dick Lohuis looks at the current situation of the Dominican Republic Armed Forces as they undergo modernization.

BASE AEREA San Isidro, some 15 miles (25km) east of Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic, has been the home of the Fuerza Aerea Dominicana (Dominican Air Force, FAD) since it was opened on March 23, 1953 (today there are also two reserve bases, Santiago-Cibao and Puerto Plata).

In the 1950s, the FAD was the largest air force in the Caribbean, though over the intervening years, its operability has slowly decreased. In the 1970s, it was supported by the US Military Assistance

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Hurricane Irene is coming to the U.S.. Video

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24.08.11.K east coast of the United States is approaching yet another natural disaster — Hurricane "Irene."

He already suffered from the Dominican Republic and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Without water and electricity were tens of thousands of homes.

Meteorologists warn: "Irene" is reinforced by the day. If he flew to the Dominican Republic at a speed of 155 kilometers per hour, to the American coast, he came up with the wind — up to 180 kilometers per hour.

On the eve of U.S. President Barack Obama held an emergency meeting with the operational departments. Rescue services in South

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Powerful showers stoked Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Video

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25.08.11.Kuba and the Dominican Republic are suffering from the floods. Hurricane Irene, which hit the Caribbean coast, brought to the region powerful showers.

As reported podrobnosti.ua, wind storm destroyed the homes and destroyed crops. From coastal areas evacuated about 11,000 residents.

Hurricane Irene has gained strength and made landfall well to the Bahamas. Wind speed reached 200 kilometers per hour.

Meteorologists warned — next element will move to the U.S.. Rescue services states of South Carolina and Georgia are already in emergency preparedness.

Source: Detail-TV , Meteoprog

The number of victims of cholera in the Dominican Republic, more than 13 thousand people

Epidemics

23.07.11.Za last week in the Dominican Republic have become victims of a cholera epidemic 11. According to the Ministry of Health Caribbean islands, for the same period of time, doctors have recorded 773 cases of cholera, and the total number of Dominicans recover from it more than 13 thousand.

Cholera came to the Republic from the territory of a neighboring state — Haiti, where from October last year until recently been identified almost 350,000 cases of the disease. More than five thousand Haitians died in the epidemic.

Experts estimate the wave of cholera in the Dominican Republic as the

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An outbreak of cholera in the Dominican Republic took the lives of 23 people

Epidemics

HAVANA, May 27. / Correspondent. Itar-Tass Valyuk /. At least 23 people were killed in an outbreak of cholera in the Dominican Republic / DR / s November 2010 Total number of infected during this time nearer to 1.3 thousand people. This was said Thursday Dominican newspaper "Listin Diario", citing the Ministry of Health Caribbean country.

The most complex epidemiological situation is being observed in the provinces of Elias Piña, Santiago, Santo Domingo and the National District, mostly in poor areas. According to Health Minister Bautista Rojas Gomez DR, in the fight with the disease in the country in

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In the Dominican Republic there was an earthquake of magnitude 5.3

Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred on Thursday on the coast of the Dominican Republic, reports the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake was recorded at 05.35 local time (13.35 MSK) is 55 kilometers from the capital of Santo Domingo. Hearth lies at a depth of ten kilometers.

Officials have not reported the possibility of damage or victims of the disaster.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the USA (NOAA) tsunami threat because of the earthquake in the Caribbean has not announced.

Source: RIA "Novosti".

Following Japan jolted Mexico, Indonesia, the Dominican Republic, Fiji and Hawaii

Earthquake

12.03.11.Po U.S. Geological Survey earthquake took place off the coast of Mexico, Fiji, Hawaii, as well as in Indonesia and the Dominican Republic. Magnitude tremors was from 2.6 to 5.5. Weak tremors were off the coast of Hawaii — their magnitudes up to 2.6 and 3. 3 magnitude quake occurred at a depth of 9.3 km and is in 369 kilometers from Honolulu.

Aftershocks of magnitude 5 and 5.5 were recorded in Indonesia. Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 occurred at 13:04 local time in Indonesia, near the north coast of Papua New Guinea.

Off the coast of Mexico, a magnitude

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The first cases of cholera in Venezuela

Epidemics

* 1/27/11 * In Venezuela, several cases of cholera. As it turned out, ill citizens last week, returned home from a wedding of relatives living in the Dominican Republic. As reported by "France Press", 21 people hospitalized in Venezuela, another 12 cases were treated by Venezuelans in the Dominican Republic.

According to Health Minister Eugenia Sader, has applied to the population of the country to take responsibility for precautionary measures, the epidemic is not threatened Venezuela: the water supply in the country, "beautiful", so the infection is unlikely.

Dominican border with Haiti, where a cholera epidemic began in October

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An outbreak of cholera in the Dominican Republic

Epidemics

27.12.10.Kolichestvo cholera in the Dominican Republic has reached 105 people, deaths have been recorded. ITAR-TASS referring to the Dominican newspaper "Listin Diario."

According to the Minister of Health Bautista Rojas Gomez, 11 people who have been diagnosed with cholera, are in different settings DR.

Earlier last week, the country started a second national education and prevention campaign aimed at preventing the spread of cholera. It was attended by thousands of volunteers and health workers.

In the neighboring republic of Haiti, victims of the disease were more than 2.6 thousand people, the number of infected over 120 thousand. Source of

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Islands in the Caribbean affected by flooding

Heavy rain and storms swept over the Caribbean from Fr. Hispaniola (the island of Haiti) and Fr. Cube to the Bahamas and southern Florida. Unstable wet weather delayed in the region over the weekend. Perhaps the precipitation will fall, and the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula.

Rain fell for Haiti were fatal. Because of the resulting landslides and floods in the south and west of the island killed at least nine people. Among them are a child of six and a resident of the capital, Port-au-Prince. Almost all of them were drowned in the swollen river. After heavy rains that occurred two

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