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Edition No. 62 / January 25, 2012

Organic Exports

English and German Edition 5,000 Copies

Sunset at Río Soco

Due to the booming market for organic food in Europe, North America and Japan, the organic farming in the Dominican Republic reports annual increases of 25 to 30 percent. The most sought-after product is organically grown cocoa. Its rate is just over half of the total organic exports that are worth a total of 110 million dollars. Altogether 23,360 small, medium and large organic farms produce on almost twelve percent of the areas under cultivation. Because of the high production costs of organic food, there exists no domestic market yet.

Between San Pedro de Macorís and La Romana, the Río Soco flows into the Caribbean Sea.

Non-violent With a “Day of traditional Games for Peace” in Capotillo, Santo Domingo, three organizations were trying to create consciousness on the occasion of the Epiphany, traditionally the day when the children get their gifts. José Cuello, director of the Interinstitutional Commission Educating for Peace (Ciepaz): “These activities aim to promote the culture of non-violent games as a contrast to the ruling culture of violence in our neighborhoods.” He called on importers and distributors, no longer to sell the guns with which little balls can be fired. With this kind of toys that resemble real guns, a culture of violence is promoted among adolescents and even children get used to have guns and get accustomed to use them.

That's inside today: News

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Chief of Police admits Excesses

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Your Horoscope for February

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“Hispaniola without Cholera”

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University Henri Christophe

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Meeting of the “Bad Boys”

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Fun and Sudoku

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Stars and Starlets

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What is he singing?

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La Sabia: The Page of Health

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Election Campain resumed No Pension for Cane Workers / Hipólito in Talk Show / Danilo seeks Cooperation with all

Sugar cane workers who have worked their entire lives under extremely harsh conditions for a pittance, demonstrated again to finally get a long-promised pension. Most of the approximately 20,000 surviving workers came to the Dominican Republic for an agreement between the two dictators, Trujillo and Duvalier, in the fifties. Many of these people started to work at the age of ten or eleven years to work 60 years and more in the sugar cane fields. Today, the survivors are old, sick and many of them live in absolute poverty and now have to beg not to starve. The only little thing that is demanded by the protesters, is a small pension of only 5,117 pesos a month. Sources: Listín Diario, Hoy, Diario Libre, DR1

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After the Christmas break, the election campaign is starting slowly. In the talk show Uno + Uno, PRD presidential candidate Hipólito Mejía assured that he didn't get one cent of his party for his election campaign. For ten months he had hoped that his opponent in the primaries, party leader Miguel Vargas Maldonado, would support him. History would judge Miguel Vargas. Miguel Vargas responded, on 19 September he had invited Hipólito to a meeting, but Hipólito didn't accept yet.

Danilo Medina, candidate of the ruling party PLD, promised at an election rally that he would cooperate not only with the allied parties, but also with the PRD if he wins, so that an era of prosperity could be initiated for the Dominican Republic. The Socialist Green Party named Medina as the candidate they will support. It is the third of the small emerging parties that will support Medina. According to a survey by pollster Insight, Danilo Medina currently leads with 47.9 percent against 41.8 of Hipólito Mejía.


Chief of Police admits Excesses Commission for Human Rights complains / 20 Officers suspended / Shock on January 5 Everybody knows that the Dominican policemen are not particularly squeamish. Now the National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH) investigated some complaints. Police officers are accused for the death and torture of detainees. Chief of Police, Major General José Armando Polanco Gómez (photo), admitted that there certainly are officials who did not act properly, but necessary measures were taken. Polanco Gómez remembered that it is the responsibility of the police to protect the public from criminals. Sometimes the police is “forced” to apply excessive force in direct confrontation with criminals, as is happens in other countries too. Polanco Gómez assured that when there are police officers acting against the laws, they

will be fired from the police force. Not only when officials are criminals themselves, but also when they behave inapropriately, such as a drunk police captain who injured several guests in a night club. The Supreme Board of the National Police recommended disciplinary action against 20 officials, including the above mentioned captain. Another captain covered a known drug dealer, one more had too close ties to contract killers and drug dealers in Santiago, or there is a First Lieutenant who extorted drug dealers. “We will continue to weaken criminal acts,” assured the Chief Constable. The revision of ex-senator Tonty Rutinel who is imprisoned since November 17 for abuse of his ex-partner, was rejected by a judge in Santo Domingo. Rutinel insists to be released unconditionally, because he did nothing wrong. The judge insists on bail of 10 million pesos, which are ready, as soon as Rutinel would sign the pledge. Baseball star Willy Aybar, who is also accused of violence against his wife, is free now. He paid the required bail of five million pesos. Aybar now has to report regularly and must not approach his wife, which she complains, because neighbors accused him, not she. Aybar apologized to the Dominican people and wants to start his training soon.

On 5 January at 5:35 in the morning, Mother Earth reminded in San José de Ocoa that the island of Hispaniola still is an earthquake zone. The quake had the strength of 5.3 on the Richter Magnitude Scale and occurred almost exactly two years after the terrible earthquake of Haiti. There were no big damages reported, but the shock was deep. Because people became aware again of how powerless they are against the forces of nature. And even worse - how unprepared. The only fatality was a man in Santo Domingo, who died of a heart attack. In total there are twelve tectonic fault lines on Hispaniola, which means that a devastating earthquake as the one of 12 of January 2010 in Port-au-Prince can be repeated any time. Geologist Osiris de Leon confirmed that the Dominican Republic is not prepared.


Your Horoscope for February 2012 Financial Stability for Capricorn / Power Month for Aries / Virgo should focus inwards

Aquarius have the strange aptitude to know that somebody is being deceitful and insincere to them. This quality makes them more demanding of other people, as well as, of themselves. This month, with Neptune in your sign, you will find that you feel a bit confused and a bit foggy to everyone. Don’t take it too seriously, it is all part of the stars alignment this month. Do, see or be something more artistic this month.

This is not the month to spend too much money. Taking care of your paperwork may reveal some hidden problems that need taking care of. Emotional and financial stress could cause you some problems with your digestive system if you are not careful enough. Your focus this month is going to be on getting rid of everything that wastes time in your life including complaining whining unproductive people.

This is a “power month” when it comes to your career. The planet Mars will be injecting all that you do with an extra dose of confidence and spirit. If you are trying to start a business or launch a project you may also find that you seem to randomly meet the people with the talent and technological help that you need to get everything done right. Ideas that may have been more general in January can now be shaped.

Legal matters seem to take importance in this horoscope's month, as well as finances and projects that relate to future endeavors. Taurus also finds the spirituality and possibly religious sensibility plays a role this February. There might be a change in plans, so be prepared that the information you provide others is correct. The first months of the year offer a good opportunity when it comes to research and education.

Gemini has the sense that their natural gifts are secret to them this month. While the Gemini will seek to recognize them, it is crucial to stay on track and to tend to financial matters carefully. This means tend to debts and everything you and possibly your partner hold in common. Accepting what you have now and taking care of it will bring more rewards in the end. This is a month to praise what you have.

This month could find you feeling a bit irritable and restless. This is due to an ongoing battle between Venus and Mars. Relationships could be a bit strained. You may find that you end up in more power struggles than usual. You should also avoid “acting out” by spending your money on frivolous or unnecessary things. Emotional and financial stress could cause you some problems with your digestive system.

This is a month during the horoscope year that work will remain orderly and efficient. You take great appreciation of the animal kingdom this month as well. Colleagues will depend on you this month and you will need to determine what new methods will work best. Do not engage in therapeutic contribution with others. Set your will and get the work done and make the proper decisions.

One of the most healing things your sign can do is stop focusing inwards and start helping your friends who may be just as badly off or worse off than you. Whether attached or not be sure to show your friends and family how much you care about them this Valentine’s Day. Your career will thrive this month. You will be saddled with a lot of responsibility. You should approach a daily fitness routine.

This month your main focus will be on catching up with things that have been lagging for some time. This could be unfinished projects, back taxes or just simply taking care of health matters you have meant to for a while but never got around to doing. You are more attracted by spirituality than usual. Your famous diplomatic skills might also be tested by family squabbles that occur this month.

Communication with others is essential this month in order to share our values, ideals, ideas, beliefs and how you feel you want to serve. This month you will find that short trips here and there are beneficial. Keep good contact with your neighbors. Get in touch with family member. Communicate with everyone and everything. This month is a time for commitments. Take pride in each or your commitments.

Your true focus this month will be to make as much money as possible while luck is smiling on you. You will feel like you can do no wrong. Furthermore you will have the ambition, inspiration and energy to really make things happen. Things will feel like they are magically falling into place. Your lover or spouse may be feeling left out of the loop. Show your loved one that you are committed to be with him/her.

Your body may be sending you messages that it needs a break thanks to all of the emotional work stress you have been under for the past few years. There are also indications that some of the stress may be mental or emotional. You may feel like sad this Valentine’s Day because you are feeling a bit emotionally fragile. Your money picture is excellent. You, of all the signs, have the most financial stability.


Campaign “Hispaniola without Cholera” Free of Cholera in five Years? / Chlorination of Water Pipes / High Meat Consumption

The Dominican and Haitian government launched the campaign “Hispaniola without Cholera” together with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Center for Control and Prevention of UNICEF to get under control and erradicate cholera within five years on the second anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti on 12 of January. Cholera allegedly was introduced to Haiti by Nepalese soldiers of the UN Protection Force MINUSTAH in 2010. Health minister Bautista Rojas Gómez said he was aware that still much needs to be done to achieve this goal. He pledged to invest 500 million dollars in the construction and repair of water lines over a longer term.

One of the measures of the Government was the chlorination of 118 water pipes. The focus was on the border provinces Elías Piña, San Juan de la Maguana, Barahona, Ázua and Pedernales. In the end there will be chlorinated 332 water systems throughout the country. The second step will include 101 water pipes in eight provinces. The representative of PAHO, Lilian Reneau, estimates that the eradication of cholera in Haiti will cost a total of one billion dollars. But she could not estimate how much would be needed for the Dominican Republic. In Haiti, until now, a total of some 7,000 people were killed by the cholera, in the Dominican Republic, the number of victims for 2011 shows 149 deaths. There are still many rivers where cholera bacteria are found and there is still a fishing and swimming ban, as in the Río Ozama in Santo Domingo. But fishermen don't always abide to the ban (photo above the floating bridge in Santo Domingo). They sell fishes they caught in these rivers. The controls to enforce the ban, meanwhile, have fallen sharply after the first hysteria. The Environ-

ment Ministry takes 250 to 300 samples per day in all the rivers of the country. One advantage of the Dominicans to prevent cholera, however, is that they eat their food only very well cooked.

In terms of meat for the national dish “bandera dominicana” the country is self sufficient. Monthly 20,000 cattle, 11,000 pigs, 14 million chickens and 150 million eggs are shifted into Dominican stomachs. Some of the meat producers say, the capacity is bigger, so meat could be exported to the USA or other countries. There could be raised 25 million chickens per month, but the international market for it doesn't exist. It didn't make sense to increase production, because then the prices fall and production is unprofitable. There is flexibility in chickens, because they only need 40 days, but cattle need three to four years.


University Henri Christophe Donation of the Dominican Republic for Haiti / Jamaica claims complete Independence

On the second anniversary of the earthquake of January 12, the University Henri Cristophe was inaugurated. The university was donated by the Dominican Republic to Haiti as a part of the help for reconstructing the damaged country. Henri Christophe was a leader of the Haitian Revolution that threw out the French in 1804, in 1807 he was elected president. Henri Christophe declared the north of Haiti a kingdom in 1811 and became the first and only black king in America. In 1820 he shot himself with a silver bullet and was buried in his

gigantic fortress at Cap-Haïtien, the Citadel Laferrière. His great-great-great-granddaughter Michele Bennett Duvalier was the wife of dictator “Baby Doc” Duvalier. Dominican President Fernández came to Limonade, Cap-Haïtien for the inauguration of the university. The construction cost 30 million dollars and 12,000 students will study there. Haitian president Martelly thanked the Dominican people and said that the teaching will start in November. Shortly afterwards there were very indignant reactions in the Dominican Republic when it was known that a Haitian parliamentarian took away the image of Juan Bosch in a room of the university. The National Network for the Defence of Human Rights in Haiti demands that exdictator “Baby Doc” Duvalier, who came back tio Haiti a year ago after 25 years of French exile, has to face trial now. The organization complained that Duvalier was repeatedly invited by President Martelly to participate in public events. However, he did not appear in court because he was sick. In his first speech before the parliament in 2012, president Martelly announced that Haiti will experience a “Revolution of “Growth”. “Miserable Haiti” will convert to a “Dynamic and prosperous Haiti”.

The new Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller took office in Kingston on 5 of January. She claims complete independence of the neighboring Caribbean island of its former colonial master, Great Britain. Queen Elizabeth II is still the head of state of Jamaica who signs the laws of Jamaica. The Governor of Jamaica has to be confirmed by the Queen and the elected Prime Minister must be approved by her. “As we celebrate our achievements as an independent nation, we now need to complete the circle of independence”, said 66-year-old Prime Minister Simpson Miller. One of her campaign promises was to break off all connections with the British royal family and to make Jamaica completely independent at last. The Prime Minister of the People's National Party (PNP) specified that first of all the “real situation” of the country's economy must be analyzed, jobs must created, and investors must be won. “We will work hard to improve the lives of all Jamaicans”, she said.


Meeting of the “Bad Boys” Looking for Support in Latin America / Ahmadinejad also met Fidel Castro in Havana Iran and its president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are under heavy international pressure for the enrichment of uranium and missile tests. The USA and the European Union want to impose an embargo. So Iran threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil supply line of the West. In this case, the USA openly threatens with war.

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Looking for allies, the Iranian Prime Minister Ahmadinejad traveled to Latin America, where he still counts with friends like Venezuela's Hugo Chávez, Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega, Ecuador's Rafael Correa and Cuba's Castro brothers all united in a cordial dislike of the “empire” (USA). First, the Iranian came to Caracas on 9 January, where he met President Hugo Chávez (photo above left), who visited Iran nine times in his 13-year tenure. Before his departure, Ahmadinejad said: “Latin America was a region that the oppressive regime regarded as its backyard where it could do what it wanted. But the peoples of the region awoke and act independently now.” U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland warned the countries of Latin America from a deepening of relations with Iran: “We make it absolutely clear that this is not the time to deepen relations with Iran.”

After visiting Venezuela, Ahmadinejad participated on the inauguration of re-elected Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. Then he came for a short visit to Cuba, where he also briefly met with Fidel Castro (pic). In Ecuador, President Rafael Correa assured full support to Ahmadinejad. Correa said he believes Iran's assurances that its nuclear program is for purely peaceful purposes. Ecuadorian entrepreneurs complained that the visit of Ahmadinejad would hurt their good trade relations with the USA and Europe.


Points of View

X-Sudoku

Brave

Perspective 1: (female) Two secretaries talking at their work. One says: “Last night he slept with me again.” “Mine too," replies the other. “Tell me how it was.” “It was terrible. After he came home, he devoured his dinner like an animal, then he pounced on me and was finished after five minutes. Then he turned around and slept. And what happened to you?” ”Oh, it was so incredible! When I got home, we went out to dinner at an expensive Italian restaurant. Then we strolled through the city for one hour. When we were back in the apartment, he lit candles everywhere and the prelude lasted an hour. Then he tenderly made love for another hour, and after that we chatted for one more hour. It was absolutely fantastic!”

Each row, column and square has to contain the numbers from 1 to 9. X-Sudoku must show these numbers also on the two diagonal lines. Solutions on page 14.

A Leeds Fan, a Liverpool fan and a ManU fan were in Saudi Arabia, sharing a smuggled crate of booze. All of a sudden the Saudi police rushed in and arrested them. The mere possession of alcohol is a severe offence in Saudi Arabia, so they were sentenced to death! However, after many months and intervention of diplomats, they were able to successfully appeal their sentence down to life imprisonment. By a stroke of luck, it was a Saudi national holiday the day their trial finished, and the extremely benevolent Sheikh decided they could be released after just 20 lashes. Then the Sheikh suddenly said: “It's my first wife's birthday today, and she has asked me to allow each of you one wish before your whipping.” The Leeds fan was first, so he thought for a while and then said: “Please tie a pillow to my back." The pillow only lasted ten lashes before the whip went through. The Leeds fan had to be carried away bleeding and crying with pain. The scouser was next up and after watching the scene, said: “Please fix two pillows on my back, under my dress.” But even this could only take 15 lashes before the whip went through again. The Manc was the last one, but before he could say anything, the Sheikh turned to him and said: “Your city and football team is known throughout the world. For this, you may have two wishes!” The manc replies. “In recognition of your kindness, my first wish is that you give me not 20, but 100 lashes.” “Not only are you an honourable man, you are also very brave.” The Sheik says admiringly. “If 100 lashes is what you desire, then so be it. And your second wish?” the Sheikh asks. “Please tie the Scouser to my back.”

Perspective 2: (male) The two men talk in another office “And? Did you do it yesterday?” "Believe it! When I came home, dinner was on the table already. I shifted it like nothing, then I fucked the old lady and we dozed off together. Perfect! How about you?” “It was a complete disaster! I forgot to pay the electricity bill last week, so we had to go to an exclusive Italian restaurant for dinner and she has ordered the most expensive meal on the menu! Since I had no money left for the taxi, we were walking home. Because there was no electricity, I had to light candles everywhere. I needed about one hour to get him hard, and again just as long to come. And when I finally finished, I was so mad that I could not sleep for an hour. And all the time the old bitch didn't stop to blabber.”

Mafalda

Sudoku No. 121

Sudoku No. 122


Laura Pausini

Vakeró

Inedito World Tour 2012

Brickbat on Colleagues

Rihanna Success with Image of Bitch Italian pop singer Laura Pausini, very popular in Latin America, comes to Santo Domingo to the Palacio de Deportes (Sports Palace) during her “Inedito World Tour 2012” on February 8. In advance she gave an interview to the daily newspaper “Listín Diario”. She said she was glad to come back to the Dominican Republic, especially now that it was so cold in Italy. She confessed that she would like to record some song with a Latino singer. Preferably with Shakira, because she likes her nature and how she acts. Laura Pausini thinks it is important to make fusions in the music. One can grow through them. But the artists should not give up their own style, especially not by running after styles that are in fashion actually. “I like working together, uniting two styles. I've never merged with the urban rhythms of the moment, but I would not rule it out.” The concert will take more than two hours and the 37-year-old singer, who began her career with 18, wants to sing 22 songs and three long medleys. In 1994, Laura Pausini released her first album on which she sang only in Spanish. In many Latin American countries, it was number one.

A beautiful child of the Caribbean, born in Barbados, stirs up the international music business. 23-year-old Rihanna is the queen of online sales. Since 2004, Rihanna had 47 million downloads of her hits, paid by her fans – more than The Black Eyed Peas or Lady Gaga. In all, Rihanna released six albums. She changed her image of the innocent girl radically to the men devouring bitch, as for example in “Rude Boy”. Her video “S&M” was banned in eleven countries.

Cristian Castro Concert on February 23 / 24

His album “Viva el Principe” was 2011's best-selling Latin pop album in the USA and Mexico. Now the Mexican superstar Cristian Castro (see LA PLAYA 41) comes to the Hotel Jaragua in Santo Domingo on 23 and 24 February, with the continuation of his homage to his compatriot José José, “Mi amigo el Príncipe”. In order to complete his salute to José José.

With ”Qué mujer tan chula” (see LA PLAYA 26), Vakeró landed a smash hit, that catapulted him to the top of the new Música urbana. Now he was heavily critisized by his colleagues when he wrote in Twitter: “I respect the taste of each, but the current singers of Música urbana are shit”. He did not mention names, but he referred to the “Muchachos of Dembow” who don't convince him because they “use loops, that exist a long time already”. Vakeró said he does not care what others say. His colleague Mozart La Para (pic left) is grumbling because he thinks that instead of Vakeró it should be him that had to be nominated for the Premios Casandra, because he works a lot more. Mozart La Para actually makes really good and cool music, but to his own disgrace his lyrics are just vulgar and certainly not a good role model for his many underage fans - as unfortunately most of the urban lyrics. Per-haps one reason for his non-nomination.


¿Para qué desear tus besos si tus labios no quieren? ¿Por qué soñar un amor que no existe en ti? ¿Por qué fijar la esperanza en algo que se ha muerto? Si al final de la ilusión no hay un dia que no sea gris, si, si. Sembré semillas de amor en tu amar desde niño. Las cuidé con ilusion rodeándolas con cariño. Y alguien sembró una pasión que acabó lo bonito. Pero recogí dolor porque crecieron espinos, si, si. Quise cultivar un amor y me he quedado solo. Creo que sembré en tierra mala o no supe sembrar. Pero creo que sembré bien, Dios me enseño todo Entonces eres tierra mala porque no nació en tí. El amor que yo soñé nunca floreció en tí. El amor que yo soñé nunca floreció en tí, en tí el amor. Y muy solo me quedé. ¿Por qué tenias que fingir un amor que no sentías? No tenias necesidad de aparentar que me amabas. Si me hubieras explicado te hubiera entendido. Pero mas duro me dió al saber que te casabas, si, si. Nunca pensé que tuvieras un corazón de piedra, donde la semilla nace pero no echa raíces. Crece solo de apariencia y luego se marchita. Por eso no resultó haber sembrado en tu vida si, si. Quise cultivar un amor y me he quedado solo. Creo que sembré en tierra mala ... Mujer malvada, eres tierra mala. Pero qué es lo que vamos a hacer. Mujer malvada, eres tierra mala. En tí puse mi confianza, pensando que tu me amabas. Y tarde me doy cuenta de que eres una mujer mala. Mujer malvada, eres tierra mala. Mira que mala eres. Mujer malvada, eres tierra mala. Desde niño te adoré. A tí todo te lo daba, mi cariño, mi dinero, pero tu todo, todo, todo, todo lo dañas. Mujer malvada, eres tierra mala.

Why wish your kisses if your lips don't want? Why dream of a love that doesn't exist in you? Why fix a hope in something that has dies? When in the end of the illusion there is no day that isn't grey, yes, yes. I sowed seeds of love in your loving since I was a boy. I cared for them with an illusion, fencing them with love. And somebody sowed a passion that finished with the beautiful. But I reaped pain because there grew thorns, yes, yes. I wanted to cultivate a love and I stayed alone. I think I sowed in bad soil, or I didn't know to sow. But I think, I sowed good, God taught me everything. Then you are bad soil., because nothing grew in you. The love I dreamed never flourished in you. The love I dreamed never flourished in you, in you, the love. And I stayed very alone. Why did you have to feign a love that you didn't feel? You didn't have the need to seem that you love me. If you had explained it I would have understood you. But it knocked me harder to know that you married, yes, yes. I never thaught that you had a heart of stone, where the seed rises but don't strike root. It only seems to grow and later it fades. That's why it didn't result having sowed in your life, yes, yes. I wanted to cultivate a love and I stayed alone. I think I sowed in bad soil … Evil woman, you are bad soil. But what will we do? Evil woman, you are bad soil. I put all my confidence in you, thinking that you love me. And late I notice that you are a bad woman. Evil woman, you are bad soil. Look, how bad you are. Evil woman, you are bad soil. Since I was a boy I adored you. I gave you everything, my love, my money, but you destroy everything, everything. Evil woman, you are bad soil.

What is he singing? “Tierra mala” by Yiyo Sarante The original of “Tierra mala” is a Colombian Vallenato, but also was a Bachata hit by Alex Rosario in 2001.

Eduardo Sarante was born as the seventh of nine children in Baní, Peravia. Five of the children are in the music business. The most successful of them is his brother Julián Oro Duro. Eduardo, or as he is known as an artist, Yiyo Sarante, started to play with him in 2003. Since 2010 Yiyo Sarante works on his own career. His first album contains seven old Bachatas and eight Salsas. Yiyo Sarante, who has the nickname “La voz de la Salsa” (The Voice of Salsa), wants to manage his breakthrough with Salsa. His version of “Tierra mala” is running successfully for several months on the radio. Yiyo Sarante is optimistic for his future as the new Dominican Salsa star: “I think it's going well. Because even there is no record company supporting us, we are already well advanced.” The whole album is finished, but not on sale, because albums do not sell here anymore. The songs usually appear only on samplers or are played on the radio. The second song that Yiyo Sarante offers to his fans is “Maldita primavera”, a cover of Loretta Goggi's Italo-cracker “Maledetta primavera” of 1981.


LA SABIA

The Page of Health

Prices of Medicine rise Eight to 25 Percent / Own Pharmaceutical Industry According to a survey of the daily newspaper “ListĂ­n Diarioâ€? in pharmacies, the prices for medicine increased between eight and 25 percent over the past three months. Most affected by the price increase are the drugs needed by patients with long-term medication, such as medicines to control blood pressure or the life-safing medicines for diabetics. For most antibiotics that are taken orally, however, prices remained stable. Antibiotics

for injecting in contrast showed an increase in price of eight to ten percent. Drug therapy to control the cancer cells before and after chemotherapy increased 15 percent over the past three months. In the Dominican market there are huge price differences for drugs that are produced in the country and imported drugs. According to data of the Dominican Pharmaceutical Industry (Infadomi), in 2008 the share of drugs that are manufactured in the country made nearly 60 percent - sold at prices that are often 50 percent lower than the imported ones.


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Sosúa, Apartment, 80 sq.m, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, kitchen, terrace, aircon, swimmingpool, tennis court, 5 min. to the beach, best custody, all incl. US$450. Please call 809-571-1822 Apartment in Maranatha, 2 bedrooms, 3,500 RD$ a month, please call 809-497-6913 Sosúa, center, Studio 10.000 Pesos, room 8,000 RD$/month. Incl. power, cable TV 400 RD$, mail to ceramicasosua@hotmail.com or call 809-571-2546 Cabarete Centre, For Sale: Working Restaurant. Lease Hold + Equipment. Rent 1.000 US p.m., for price contact cabarete_restaurant@yahoo.com Just walk in and start your New life! For rent. Exclusive 4 room apartment, 2 bathrooms. Fully equipped household can be taken over. Reasonable rent. More information 809-571-3726

Inverter for sale, 220 V, 6 KW, in very good condition, 29,000 RD$, Tel.: 809-889-2634 Accordion Hohner, like new, 20,000 RD$. Tel: 809-261-8786 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) or Email: wiele@live.de Combo 788c features a brilliant color, ultra-high resolution 640V x 640H 5" display, DualBeam PLUS sonar with 4000 Watts PTP power output, GPS Chartplotting with builtin UniMap, and advanced Fishing System capabilities. In addition, it includes dual card slots for maps and saving waypoints, as well as 3 programmable preset buttons to save your favorite views.1,000 US$ or best offer paradiserepublic2011 @yahoo.com or 8493534628

Black Army Leather Combat Boots, 7, new and never worn, 1,600 RD$, Tel: 809-261-8786 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) or Email: wiele@live.de

WANTED!!! Restaurant Equipment in working condition plus tables and chairs wanted! Call. 829-681-4476 or m.stegert88@googlemail.com

BRIDGE! (As in contract bridge, the card game!) Experienced players and those interested in learning bridge in the Sosúa/Cabarete area - all welcome! Please email me at joeenglish25@hotmail.com.

Looking for Honda XR650 in good conditions for a good price. Contact: 809-841-2054 Daihatsu Terios Automatic, 2003, 48,000 km. In best condition, all papers of service. US$ 8,000. Tel. 809-974-6220 Hummer H3 Mod. 07, 48.000 miles. Imported from Canada Like new. 8 tires. Can be traded with other vehicle, Call 809-779-9929 Nissan X-Terra 2000, 4x4, Automatic transm., A/C, Radio/CD, clean, excellent condition, well maintained, all papers, must sell below value US$ 8,000 or RD$ 300,000, 8092326663, sunnycab@hotmail.com

LOTY CAR RENTAL

Rainbow vacuumcleaner wet/ dry, water filter - perfect when allergic 16,500,-. Tel: 809-819-4094

Carrtetera Sosúa – Cabarete Renta y Compraventa de vehículos Car Dealer & Car Rental

Laundry drying stand Leifheit 1,800,-. Tel: 809-819-4094

829-906-7228 enriquegavilan81@yahoo.it

Mercedes Cabrio 500 SL, AMG, '97, 32 V, totally restored, like new, collector's item. 750,000 RD$ For information: george.d@hotmail.com Yamaha V Max, '87, 145 HP, collector's item, must be repared, 150.000 RD$ o.n.o. For information mail to george.d@hotmail.com Diesel-saving Nissan XTrail, Silver, 2002, 99,999 km, 2200 ccm, 6 gear stick driven, strong acceleration US$ 9,900,-. Tel: 829-478-55 99 Suzuki 4 wheels 4x2 ltz 450 yellow, 2002, new tires, new clutch, new brakes, 4 strokes, asking 70,000 RD$, paradiserepublic2011@yahoo.com or 849-353-4628 Kia Sportage Jeep 4x4/Diesel, 2002, 130,000 km, in good condition, only 5,000 US$. Tel. 809-397-6554

Birds for sale by breeder: Budgies, cockatiels, lovebirds, finchen and more. Contact Andrea: 809-4628140 or bummi47@yahoo.com

WANTED!!! We need German / Spanish speaking waiters and / or cook! Tel. 829 861 4476 Exotic Dancers Wanted. Private Ciber Performance. Income depends on You. Earn up to US$1,000.00 per month. Must speak English. Call this number for interview: 809-917-0449 Language teachers wanted: IIC/Casa Goethe in Sosúa is seeking qualified and energetic teachers for teaching Spanish/ English/ and/or German as a second language. Teaching experience of min. 2 years required. Please send your resume to jobs@edase.com

Emel y 18, 5'6'', 100 lbs Model Day & Night 809-840-7376


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IN PUERTO PLATA Supermerc. Tropical Supermerc. José Luis Casa Nelson Heladería Mariposa Barco's Entre Amigos Ceducompp OmegaTech Tienda Jiménez Mega Moda La Red Cyber Café Rialto Services Restaurante Armando Dr. Díaz Meyreles IN MAIMÓN Taxis of the RIU-Hotels IN COSTAMBAR R & B Bakery Jenny's Market Las Rocas L'Oase IN COFRESÍ Los Tres Cocos Tiroler Stüberl Le Papillon Ocean World

Hacienda Lifestyle Los Charros IN PLAYA DORADA Mar y Sol Mini Market Hemingway's Pizza Hut and others IN SOSÚA

Supermercado Sosúa Parada Típica El Choco Bakery Moser Butcher's La Mulata Butcher's Bavaria Hotel Don Andres Aparthotel Las Cañas Hotel Plaza Europa Hotel El Rancho Hotel Orchidee Hotel Colibrí Pommes & Fritz Verena's Café Waterfront Restaurant Schlemmer Stube Restaurant Al Porto Valentino's Oh La Vache Daniela Sommer Latino Mini Mercado

Thai-Restaurant Chili Casa Goethe Compucentro DSD Pharmacy Super Super CMC Clinic Ceducompp Sol del Choco Plan B Casino Playa Chiquita El Cultivo Pappaterra Call a Pizza Bermuda Triangle IN CABARETE Janet's Supermarket Bayerischer Hof ABC Inmobiliaria Yamazato El Rincón Goloso Gordito's Fresh Mex Hotel Viva Wyndham Hotel Villa Taína Restaurant Serenade Miró Restaurant & Bar Emerald Beach Club José O'Shay's fun tours Iguana Mama Tropicoco Salón My Dream Restaurant a bailar! Kahuna Restaurant & Bar The Dollar Shop IN LA VEGA PC Clinic German Language Institute

IN BONAO Parada Alemana IN CABRERA Supermercado Soma Blue Pools IN LAS TERRENAS Pino de Austria Almercado Hotel Piedra Marrón Hotel Kahuna Plaza Kanesh Big Dan's Polar Bar Pizzeria Don Yvon Boulangerie Française Bar Las Flechas Pamela's Magic Hair Mercado La Banana Navia's IN EL LIMÓN Restaurant Santi IN SAMANÁ China-Restaurant IN SANTIAGO Seguros DHI Atlas opposite Caribe Tours IN SANTO DOMINGO German Embassy Librería in Caribe Tours Hotel Señorial Hotel Palacio Hotel Condo-Parque Rancho Suizo Vienna Caribe Embutidora Tropicana

D'Alemania Gourmet Erdinger Beer Garden La Cafetera, El Conde IN BOCA CHICA Hotel El Tronco Ulis' Kneipe Tortuga Bar Gusto Tropical Pequeña Suiza Madhouse Route 69 Mambroki Pizza Isla Bonita IN GUAYACANES Deli Swiss Cococane Playa del Pescador IN JUAN DOLIO Bar Cacique Fredy's Snack La Brasa Grill IN SAN PEDRO Pizza HOT IN LA ROMANA Hotel Frano Hotel River View El Trigo de Oro IN MONTE PLATA Hotel El Toro IN REFORMA Parada Turística Don Francisco at the Autopista Nagua - Sto. Dgo.


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