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Trump recibe al presidente panameño en la Casa Blanca

VOA - El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Turmp, recibió este lunes en la Casa Blanca a su homólogo de Panamá, Juan Carlos Varela. Los líderes de gobierno reafirmaron la “fuerte alianza” entre y Panamá, al igual que el compromiso de los dos países para enfrentarse a temas claves de seguridad, como el crimen organizado transnacional y el tráfico de drogas, de acuerdo con un comunicado de prensa de la Casa Blanca. En su cuenta de Twitter, el presidente Varela agradeció al presidente Trump por “un dialogo productivo” enfocado en fortalecer los lazos bilaterales de ambas naciones de cara a…
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Operativo Matador produce 39 arrestos de pandilleros de MS-13 en los últimos 30 días

NUEVA YORK – La Oficina de Investigaciones de Seguridad Nacional (HSI, por sus siglas en inglés) del Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de Estados Unidos (ICE, por sus siglas en inglés), junto a la Oficina de Detención y Deportación (ERO, por sus siglas en inglés) de ICE, anunciaron su reciente lanzamiento del Operativo Matador y la Iniciativa contra el Crimen Organizado Transnacional de DHS (DHS TOCI, por sus siglas en inglés), lo cual representa un esfuerzo unificado dedicado a la lucha contra la expansión de MS-13 y otras actividades de pandillas criminales transnacionales en el área metropolitana de…
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ICE expande su presencia digital con sitio web, Twitter en español

WASHINGTON – El Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de Estados Unidos (ICE, por sus siglas en inglés) lanzó hoy , una expansión de su presencia en español en el sitio web de la agencia. El sitio traducido no solo ofrece información sobre ICE y la misión de la agencia, sino también comunicados de prensa y reportajes especiales. “El nuevo es nuestro paso más reciente en aumentar el acceso a información importante y precisa sobre ICE,” dijo Liz Johnson, directora adjunta de relaciones públicas. “Ofrecer información en otros idiomas ayuda a ICE a alcanzar una audiencia más amplia y…
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Newport Resident Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking

PROVIDENCE – Pedro Jimenez-Rodriguez, 41, of Newport, pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence today to possession with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more cocaine. According to a plea agreement filed in this matter, the government will recommend a term of imprisonment of 72 months when Jimenez-Rodriguez is sentenced by District Court Judge John J. McConnell, Jr., on August 31, 2017. Pedro Jimenez-Rodriguez’s guilty plea is announced by Acting United States Attorney Stephen G. Dambruch; Newport Police Chief Gary T. Silva; Sean M. Boyce, Team Leader of the Providence Postal Inspection Service field office; and Michael J. Ferguson,…
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Mass. Resident Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Cocaine

PROVIDENCE – Francisco Fernandez, a/k/a Joel Antonio Santana Arias, 43, of Lawrence, MA, pleaded guilty in District Court in Providence, , today to possession with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. The cocaine was discovered inside Fernandez’s vehicle by a Rhode Island State Police trooper during a routine traffic stop in February 2017. According to information presented to the court, on February 11, 2017, during a routine traffic stop of Fernandez’s vehicle on Interstate 95 in West Greenwich by a Rhode Island State Police trooper, it was determined that Fernandez did not have a valid driver’s…
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Former RI Finance Chairman Raymond Gallison Sentenced

Admitted to wide-ranging schemes to steal private money & mask his misuse of public funds PROVIDENCE – Former Rhode Island House Finance Chairman Raymond E. Gallison, Jr., 65, of Bristol, , was sentenced today to 51 months in federal prison for orchestrating fraudulent and deceptive schemes to steal private money and to hide his misuse of public money. U. S. District Court Chief Judge William E. Smith also ordered Gallison to serve 3 years supervised release upon completion of his prison term, to include 100 hours of community service. Gallison pleaded guilty on March 9, 2017, to four (4) counts…
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Mexican National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

PROVIDENCE – Fernando Cortez Cueves, 40, a Mexican national who was previously deported from the United States in 2007, pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence today to illegal reentry into the United States. According to information presented to the court and court records, Cueves was arrested by Rhode Island State Police on April 17, 2017, and ordered detained at the Adult Correctional Institution (ACI). On April 27, 2017, Cueves was released from the ACI to the custody to personnel from Immigration Customs Enforcement. Appearing before District Court Judge John J. McConnell, Jr., Cueves admitted to the court that he…
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Rhode Island Hospital marks opening of recovery center dedicated to helping patients overcome opioid addiction

PROVIDENCE, - Rhode Island Hospital and Lifespan leadership were joined today by federal and state officials to mark the opening of the Lifespan Recovery Center. The Rhode Island Hospital program will provide comprehensive outpatient treatment for those seeking to overcome opioid addiction. The center officially opened June 16 with 250 patients already under the care of Lifespan physicians. The center can treat up to 650 individuals. "This new clinic will provide a single touchpoint to some of our most vulnerable community members - those struggling with addiction," said Rhode Island Hospital President Margaret M. Van Bree, MHA, DrPH. "We are…
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RI State Police earlier today arrested a wrong-way on I-95 driver for DUI; seize gun from another motorist stopped for driving 100+ MPH

SCITUATE, RI -- Rhode Island State Police early today arrested two people for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including one motorist stopped for driving the wrong way on Interstate 95 in Hopkinton. Also today, in an unrelated incident, troopers seized a gun from a motorist who was allegedly travelling at speeds over 100 miles an hour on Interstate 95 in Warwick. Captain Matthew Moynihan said the wrong-way driver was arrested about 2:15 after several people called 911 to report a car driving north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 near Exit 1 in Hopkinton. Troopers…
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Providence City Council Formalizes Support for Paris Climate Accord

PROVIDENCE, RI— The Providence City Council on Thursday unanimously approved and cosponsored a resolution introduced by Councilman Luis Aponte (Ward 10) that formalizes the body’s support for the Paris Climate Accord. “Our federal government has chosen to neglect its duty to protect America and the world from the harmful effects of climate change,” said Aponte. “Ignoring climate change does not lessen its threat. More responsibility now lies in the hands of local governments across the country to enact policies that protect our planet from further destruction. Cities house the majority of industry and population, which makes it more important than…
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