Pompeo on Iran Sanctions: A Warning to the Europeans

The US is sticking with it: UN sanctions against Iran that were once suspended are back in force. Foreign Minister Pompeo warned that European countries like Germany would also have to adhere to it. The US sanctions would also be tightened.

By Antje Passenheim, ARD-Studio Washington

It is a warning that should be heard around the world, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: “No matter who you are, if you violate the arms embargo against Iran, you risk sanctions.” US President Trump had previously signed an order to this effect in Washington. It is a new instrument to enforce the arms embargo against Iran, said Pompeo.

Now the Iranian Ministry of Defense is in focus. Other institutions and people connected with the Tehran’s nuclear, weapons and missile programs are also affected. The punitive measures would also be imposed on Venezuela’s head of state Nicolás Maduro. “Corrupt government officials in Tehran have worked with the illegal government in Venezuela for more than two years to undermine the UN arms embargo,” said the US Secretary of State.

Single-handed sanctions

This arms embargo expires in October under the nuclear treaty with Iran. The US had tried in vain to extend the sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council. Because they didn’t get away with it, they are now pulling through the new sanctions single-handedly.

Washington is referring to a mechanism in the nuclear treaty with Iran. The Trump administration unilaterally terminated this international agreement in 2018. Great Britain, France and Germany are also involved in it.

Appeal to Europeans

Pompeo made a targeted appeal to the Europeans: “We have made it very clear that every member state of the United Nations has an obligation to enforce the sanctions. This includes Great Britain, France and Germany. We expect these countries to enforce the sanctions.”

But the parties to the nuclear deal reject it. They fear that the agreement with Tehran would then have failed completely and that they would no longer have any control over the nuclear program. The so-called E3 – Germany, France and Great Britain – together with the majority in the Security Council have rejected the US initiative as illegal. It remains unclear which sanctions the US government is now threatening with.

Deutschlandfunk reported on this topic on September 21, 2020 at 11:31 p.m.


Head of State commemorates 47 years of the physical departure of the poet and Nobel Prize for Literature, Pablo Neruda

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, commemorated this Wednesday the 47 years of the physical departure of the poet and award Nobel Prize in Literature, Ricardo Neftalí Reyes, known worldwide as Pablo Neruda.

Through his social networks, the Head of State recalled Neruda as a “militant of the dreams of free peoples who made love a trench to face hopelessness and fear.”

Pablo Neruda, pseudonym and subsequent legal name of Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto, born in Parral, Chile on July 12, 1904.

Was a poet and political Chilean, considered among the most prominent and influential artists of his century; besides having been Senador of the Chilean Republic, member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party (PC), candidate for the presidency of his country and ambassador to France.

Among his many recognitions, stand out the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1.971 and a honorary doctorate by Oxford University.

His work “Crepusculario” (1923), was his first book, he published it with his money and with the collaboration of friends. “Twenty love poems and a desperate song” (1924) has been the plus sold (has exceeded one million copies).

The writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez he once referred to him as “the greatest poet of the twentieth century in any language”; for his part, the literary critic, Harold BloomHe pointed out: “no poet in the Western Hemisphere of our century admits of comparison with him.”

His last appearance in public was on December 5, 1972, where the Chilean people paid a tribute to the poet in the National Stadium.

In February 1973, for health reasons, he resigned from his post as ambassador to France.

After the military coup of September 11 His health deteriorates and on the 19th he is rushed from his home in Isla Negra to Santiago de Chile, where he dies due to a prostate cancer on September 23 at 10:30 p.m. at Santa Maria Clinic.




Robert Roode back soon

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The last time Robert Roode stepped in the ring was at Elimination Chamber (March) for the eponymous pay-per-view match. He had teamed up with Dolph Ziggler to try to win the SmackDown tag team titles. The wrestler who lives in Canada was absent during the pandemic and could soon be back.

So, WrestleVotes reveals that Robert Roode set to return to RAW next week or the week after. It’s also possible that the former NXT champion will make his comeback tonight during the red show. In short, a return of Roode is expected soon!

It is not yet known what WWE is planning for Robert Roode, Will he return as a team with Dolph Ziggler?


Dominican journalist wins two Emmy Awards

Dominican journalist Raengel Solís won two Emmy Awards in the categories “Weekend Newscast Snow Storm Coverage” and “Snow Storm Paralizes the Tri-State.”

Solis, who is the host of the “Tiempo y Traffic” program on the international network Telemundo in New York City, proudly displayed her first Emmy Awards, the most important awards on the small screen, on her social media.

“These recognitions are of great value to me, because I have achieved one of my goals, it symbolizes tenacity to keep going and not to faint,” the young woman wrote on her Instagram account.

“Thank God for this gift that I asked so much,” I dedicate it to my mother, my oak tree and a great recipient of these awards, and I share it with all of you who always give me their love. I feel very proud to belong to the @ telemundo47 family where I continue to grow and reap fruits, “said Solís.

According to her professional profile, which appears on the official website of the Telemundo network, before joining the aforementioned medium, the journalist worked as a weather presenter on Noticiero Telemundo 49, the station that serves the Spanish-speaking community in the Tampa Bay.

She was also part of the local program “Hola Ciudad Tevé”, which was broadcast on Sundays by Telemundo Tampa, where she worked since 2011, and joined the Noticiero 47 Telemundo as a weather presenter in April 2018, with the commitment to provide the most accurate information on weather conditions and is committed to obtaining her certificate as a meteorologist.


They repatriate 36 Dominicans of a group of 38 intercepted in the Mona Canal

US federal authorities repatriated 36 Dominicans from a group of 38 intercepted in a vessel sailing in the Mona Passage area heading towards the west coast of Puerto Rico.

The Coast Guard reported this Monday through a statement that the Dominicans were repatriated on Saturday to a ship of the Dominican Republic Navy, after being located in the Mona Channel, which separates the Island of Hispaniola from Puerto Rico.

Two women in the group required medical attention, for which they were evacuated and transferred to a hospital in Puerto Rico.

During the interdiction, Coast Guard agents also seized seven kilograms of cocaine estimated to be worth $ 154,000 on the black market.

The statement highlights that the immigration detention is the result of ongoing efforts by multiple agencies in support of Operation Caribbean Guard.

“The professionalism and skill displayed by the crew, our partner agencies and allies of the Dominican Republic Navy led to a smooth interdiction and safe recovery and repatriation of immigrants,” said the Lieutenant Joel Wyman, commander of the Coast Guard vessel Winslow Griesser.

“These 38 lives were in great danger, their informal boat was very overloaded, they had little or no life-saving equipment on board. The result could have been tragic, “he stressed.

The interdiction occurred during a routine patrol when the crew of a US Customs and Border Protection aircraft detected the immigrants’ vessel, approximately 20 nautical miles south of the island of Mona, territory of Puerto Rich.

The group of immigrants was traveling aboard an informal 30-foot (9-meter) boat of length that transported 35 men and three women, who said they had Dominican nationality.


First sentenced in the United States by the Panama Papers

A federal court in the United States sentenced that Monday to four years in prison a man related to the scandal of companies in tax havens, better known as the Panama Papers, the first sentence issued in the country for this case, which reached relevance world.

The suspect, identified as Harald Joachim Von der Goltz, 83, had previously admitted to having participated in a “conspiracy to evade millions of dollars in taxes” in the United States.

The Prosecutor’s Office assures that Von der Goltz was instigated by the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca “to hide income and assets in shell companies and offshore bank accounts.”

“Between 2000 and 2017, Von der Goltz conspired with others to hide his assets and investments, as well as the income generated by said assets and investments,” says a statement from the Prosecutor’s Office.

Lawyers for the US Government maintain that the defendant required the services of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca to create a bogus foundation and shell companies under Panamanian and British Virgin Islands law.

Also involved in this evasive web was a former Panamanian law firm gown, identified as Richard Gaffey, and a partner of that firm in the US, Ramses Owens, both prosecuted in the same case.

In addition, Von der Goltz’s mother was listed as the owner of both the shell companies and the bank accounts to try to avoid paying taxes in the United States, since unlike her son, the woman was not a resident in the country, but in Guatemala.

Von der Goltz had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit tax evasion, wire fraud and conspiracy to launder money, among other tax crimes.

In addition to the time he will have to spend in prison, he has been sentenced to three years of supervised release and to the payment of $ 8,800.00 in forfeiture, payment of compensation and a fine.

Along with Von der Goltz, the authorities also charged three other individuals: Richard Gaffey, who admitted his guilt and is awaiting sentencing next Thursday, and Ramses Owens and Dirk Brauer, who are not in the custody of the US authorities. .

The US Department of Justice announced on December 4, 2018 charges against these four individuals related to the investigation of the Panama Papers, in the first prosecution of people involved in this investigation linked to international money laundering.


Concern about the spread of corona: Dax loses more than 400 points

Most recently, the stock exchange largely ignored the corona numbers despite high increases in Europe, now the pandemic is coming back with force. There is also no good news from the banking sector. The ominous mix ensures prices fall significantly.

The German benchmark index is still very deep in the afternoon and gives over 400 points or 3.3 percent. The index still lives up to its seasonal pattern, as September is considered the weakest month on the stock market.

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All 30 DAX shares are in the red, the losses go across all industries. The engine manufacturer MTU Aero and the Bauwert HeidelbergCement were hit particularly hard, while stock exchange operator Deutsche Börse only lost less than average. Deutsche Bank are at the bottom after a devastating money laundering report, which, however, pillories the entire industry and pulls down. The European banking index is falling significantly.

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Corona is back

As if the problems of the banks weren’t enough – the weak development is also fueled by the rising Corona numbers in Europe, which make the fears of the “lockdown bad word” more present. With corona cases rising rapidly, the UK is at a “turning point”, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said.

When asked whether the country should expect another lockdown, he told the BBC: “I’m not ruling it out, I don’t want it.” According to market analyst Milan Cutkovic from the trading house AxiTrader, a lockdown could have catastrophic effects on the country’s economy, plus the Brexit disaster. In France and Spain, too, the development of new infections remains disastrous; in Madrid, individual districts have been closed today. Israel is currently experiencing a complete second lockdown.

Wall Street keeps licking the wounds

It currently does not look as if the situation on the stock market will ease. Because prices are also on the decline in America. However, investors on Wall Street are less worried about their banks, and the corona numbers tend to be falling in the country (and are hardly noticed by President Trump anyway).

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Rather, the street is still hungover after the Federal Reserve posted the previous week has not pumped new trillions into the marketswhich had almost become a matter of course in the end. The futures on the major US indices signal a weak opening. The massive profit-taking continues on the Nasdaq technology exchange.

Among the individual values, however, the papers of the software company Oracle and the retailer Walmart buck the trend. This after President Trump brought the two companies on board for the Chinese app Tiktok over the weekend. Shares in the electric truck manufacturer Nikola lose significantly, after the boss resigned.

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The dollar shines

The relative strength of the greenback continues on the foreign exchange market. It had revalued after the Fed’s rate decision the previous week and has so far defended these advances. However, the bad end could still come, as the Fed has so far failed to provide the answer, such as full employment and one Inflation will reach the target level of 2.00 percent (it had already missed this rate before Corona).

The US currency is currently trading at $ 1.1770 against the euro, although it is also sought after as a world reserve currency in view of the weak stock markets. The euro is also coming under pressure due to the worsening of the European corona situation.

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The pound comes under fire

An impending tightening of the pandemic restrictions in Great Britain and reports of alleged money laundering by major London banks are causing problems for the pound sterling. The currency falls 0.5 percent to $ 1.2850. A second lockdown would jeopardize the economic recovery, warns investment strategist Jeremy Stretch of the CIBC bank.

In addition, the looming “no-deal Brexit” hovers over the British economy. “After more than three years of political uncertainty, a ‘no-deal exit’ from the EU, which is being talked about more and more, would be the last nail in the coffin for many companies,” said Stephen Phipson of the industry association Make UK, who together with the auditor Network BDO regularly examines the state of the UK economy, polling several hundred manufacturing companies in Great Britain for the survey published on Monday.

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Turkish lira at record low

A few days before the interest rate decision by the Turkish central bank, investors are withdrawing further from the country’s currency. In return, the dollar rose by 0.6 percent to a record high of 7.5997 lira and is heading for the seventh day in a row. It would be the longest series in a year and a half. At 8.9915 lira, one euro also costs more than ever before. Investors expected that the central bank would not touch the key interest rate on Thursday to support economic growth, says analyst Ehsan Khoman of the Mitsubishi UFJ bank.

Lose oil prices

Concerns about the economic consequences of a possible tightening of lockdowns are also burdening the raw material markets. The oil prices drop significantly at the beginning of the week. The gold price also expanded its losses in the afternoon and lost a good 1.2 percent.

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Copper at two-year high

Rising demand from China has pushed the price for copper to its highest level in a good two years. “Dr. Copper” is sending a positive signal for the state of the world economy. The industrial metal rose on Monday by one percent to $ 6,878 per ton. The world’s second largest economy is recovering quickly from the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, write analysts at ANZ Bank.

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Money laundering reports attack Deutsche Bank

Media reports about money laundering at several major international banks hit Deutsche Bank. The shares were at the bottom of the Dax with a minus of over eight percent. According to data from the US Treasury Department, evaluated by several media, banks are said to have moved large sums of suspicious money in recent years despite signs of money laundering.

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VW warns of major job cuts

Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess warns of major job cuts in the auto industry if the EU Commission tightened the CO2 guidelines. “A faster transformation also means that more jobs and entire companies come under pressure or are lost in certain areas,” said the manager of “Welt am Sonntag”.

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Price dispute with Telefonica: United Internet crashes

The Internet and mobile communications provider United Internet, like its subsidiary 1 & 1 Drillisch, has reduced its forecast for 2020. The two companies accuse Telefonica Deutschland of having increased the costs for the use of the mobile network considerably from July before the conclusion of the ongoing negotiations. Telefoncia Germany in turn sees the price increase covered by contracts.

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Grenke stocks are whirling around wildly

The leasing specialist Grenke is examining the integration of its much-criticized franchise system into the group following the allegations of fraud by the Viceroy investor group. Wolfgang Grenke, company founder and deputy chairman of the supervisory board of the group, will suspend his supervisory mandate with immediate effect due to possible conflicts of interest until the allegations have been dispelled, according to the group.

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Second hand at Zalando

Europe’s largest online fashion retailer is launching its “pre-owned” second-hand offer in Germany and Spain. With immediate effect, customers can use the platform to buy new, used fashion and exchange their own second-hand clothing for a credit. From October this should also be possible in Belgium, France, Poland and the Netherlands. “The interest in pre-owned fashion is high and rising continuously,” said Zalando manager Torben Hansen, explaining the entry into this business.

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New in the MDax and SDax

The shares of the Internet pharmacy Shop Apotheke and the specialty chemicals manufacturer Wacker Chemie rise today in the MDax. There they replace the shares of the television company RTL Group and the investment group Rocket Internet, which are migrating to the SDax.

In the SDax there are also three changes according to the fast exit rule: the fashion retailer Global Fashion Group is replacing the retail giant Steinhoff International Holdings, the holding company Medios is moving in for the engineering service provider Bertrandt, and the IT security specialist Secunet Security Networks is replacing the provider of HR management software Atoss Software.

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Nikola: That too!

The US manufacturer of electric trucks Nikola loses its boss amid the dispute with the short seller Hindenburg. Company founder and chairman Trevor Milton approached the board and offered to leave office voluntarily, the company said. Stephen Girsky had been appointed as his successor with immediate effect. The short seller Hindenburg accuses the company of fraud and nepotism. It lures other automakers like General Motors into partnerships with false promises.

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UBS wants to take over a large European bank

According to various media reports, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Swiss bank, Axel Weber, is planning to take over a large European bank. According to research by the Swiss Sunday newspaper, Weber’s potential merger targets include Deutsche Bank and the British Barclays. According to the Bloomberg news agency, French BNP Paribas is also on the “wish list”.

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Rolls-Royce needs fresh billions

The engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce, which has come under pressure in the corona pandemic, is considering raising capital worth billions. To strengthen its balance sheet, the British company says it could get up to £ 2.5 billion. A capital increase or the issue of bonds are conceivable.

The “Financial Times” had previously reported that the company was in talks with foreign sovereign wealth funds in order to raise funds. In August, the company announced that it would improve its liquidity and therefore want to break loose parts of the company. Rolls-Royce posted a record loss of 5.4 billion pounds in the first half of the year due to the flight bans to contain the corona pandemic.

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Tagesschau reported on this topic in its stock exchange report on September 21, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.


Sandra Berrocal: “Not even dead did she want to enter the media”

Sandra Berrocal never dreamed of working on television, on the contrary, the medium was that she sought it out. She arrived as a promoter of a brand, after having her first daughter and there the television producer, Alberto Bernabé (Bebeto), became interested in her figure for a new television project.

When interviewed by the communicator Vladimir Jáquez, for his program “Beyond the networks”, Berrocal revealed that he had a phobia of the cameras, despite the fact that his mother insisted on seeing her in front of the small screen. He says he took her to programs to motivate her and enrolled her in modeling agencies.

“Not even dead did I want to enter the media, my mother dreamed of seeing me on television (…) When I was of legal age and worked in different companies, they chose me as a model to go to television programs,” he recalled.

A call from “Bebeto” was the key to enter the media, to the program “Your morning”, by Digital 15, which, despite not having dominance or knowledge, accepted the proposal, to please his mother.

Immediately the criticisms against her began because she did not have good handling in front of the cameras, of which she took the positive side because she recognized that her critics were right, “I would stand in front of a camera and it would make me sick, nervous, Caroline and Alex spoke for me, because I couldn’t speak ”.

To take advantage of the opportunity that life was giving her, she decided to prepare herself because finally, she wanted to be something more than “a pretty face”, but she also wanted to be taken into account to develop other functions.

“When ‘From end to end’ was born they called me and to please my mother I went to the call. That’s where Sandra Berrocal was born (…) I didn’t stay stagnant, ”acknowledged“ the extreme presenter ”.

Attacks against you

When questioned by Vladimir Jáquez about the constant attacks against her, Sandra Berrocal only wished her luck against her detractors.

Although he admits that these attacks initially affect him, he said that he has already made himself immune.

“But I cannot make myself immune to their pain, it is difficult when a child of yours questions you about those criticisms and my mother, who is the most suffered of all this, shows me to be the strongest, when not, not to see me fall” He lamented, citing the controversy over the paternity of his youngest son, “for wanting to hurt me, they hurt a baby.”


El Pachá: Tony what he wants is to “look for a sound with me”

The controversial entertainer Frederick Martínez ‘el Pachá’ asked the communicator Tony Dandrades, who sent him a legal document to stop the attacks against him, to leave him in “peace and work.”

Through a press release sent to this medium, the presenter of “Pégate y Gana” and now a member of “Alofoke Radio Show” stated that “I don’t mention your name. Drop that “adding that the journalist what” looks for sound with me “.

Martínez recommended Dandrades to put on a program and do “something different” in the media. “What he is doing is the same in First Impact one minute 30 seconds doing interviews, the same. Become a manager, owner of a program, put a delivery; what I’m working on is”.

In his message, the Pasha reaffirmed that Tony in “20 years doing the same thing, to focus, to put a program, to do something. You are good to go looking for sonar and cameras. Excuse me, but it’s the truth, “said the host.

El Pachá added that Tony threw the Dominican influencers and did not give him results, and now he comes to him.

This weekend, a legal document circulated that the “Primer Impacto” reporter sent to the controversial host where he accuses him of “damaging his honor, professional reputation and good name” with his constant statements and pronouncements.


TELEVISION – New management in CERTV: introduces programs and restores signals that were off the air

The journalist Nelson Marte cited that after one month as general director of the State Radio and Television Corporation (Certv), his management managed to extend the channel 4 signal over the air to a wide range of users who were not receiving it, introduce substantial progress in the programming of the state channel, and programming an investment plan that allows the State to have an efficient and suitable means of communication with society.

In the aforementioned 30 days of management, the CERTV management has been administering overwhelming pressures that are usually placed on the management of the institution, during the start of the new governments, while developing important initiatives to relaunch the state radio-television entity.

Mars reports that upon receiving the channel, the main transmitter of the plant, located in the mountain of Resolí, barely generated 1% of its capacity, with what its signal in the air only emitted the radiation in the surroundings of the transmitter.

In tight working days of the technical direction they managed to raise their transmission power to 16 kW output, with which the signal is now reaching San Cristóbal, Greater Santo Domingo, San Pedro de Macorís, part of La Romana and Monte Plata says Mars.

It maintains that as part of the first month of management, its executives and technicians draw up an investment plan to cover technical deficiencies and its transmitter systems that keep the channel off the air in the Mogote stations, which should cover the entire Cibao Central region and parts of the Northwest and Northeast, La Hoz, from Barahona, to the entire Southwest, and the Guanito transmitter, also out of service, which carries the signal to San Juan and Elías Piña.

“Outside of the restoration of the Resolí signal, today we are practically a channel of the cable systems, which is important because we reach urban and middle-class audiences there”, requires a descriptive report of the state of the Technical Facilities of the Canal Transmission Area.

However, many residents, especially in large urban neighborhoods and in semi-rural and rural areas, cannot pay for cable service, and the arrival of the signal over the air allows the official channel to be followed by such a large number of users.

Changes to the grid

In another aspect, he highlighted that in extraordinary working days his management managed to put on the air two news broadcasts from Monday to Friday, night and evening, by renowned communicators Rafaelina Bisonó and Alex Santiago.

Bulletins are also offered throughout the day, and Saturday and Sunday broadcasts by Katia Gutiérrez. The prominent executive José Ramón Suero directs the newscast.

They also have on the air the space “Esta Mañana”, with the participation of the communicators Jesús Nova, Karina Sanchez Campos and Roberto Monclús, a morning magazine with news commentaries, analysis, and information services on traffic movements, weather conditions and other content.

Nova, Sánchez Campos and Monclús have made a chemistry of diversity of approaches that reports wide acceptance of the audience of 4RD and 17 Quisqueya TV.
Another initiative that stands out is the production of the space “Congress comes to you,” with the experienced journalist Mayra Ogando, in which the audience is enlightened about how laws and their implications impact people’s lives.

Nelson Marte highlights the dynamic and creative performance of the Production Director, José Luis de la Cruz.

He maintains that in the first month of work they left very advanced steps to contract new programming that from culture, art and communication contribute to building the television audience in values ​​that raise the self-esteem of the Dominican people and contribute to promoting public policies of change that inspires the management of President Luis Abinader.

Channel 4 has given sustained coverage to the activities of President Luis Abinader, in his messages and activities carried out from the Palace and his trips to the interior, or as well as the activities of the Ministries of Health and Education, Tourism, and other areas in the contingencies with which the new government will seek to overcome the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic.

He emphasizes that they have worked pondering the obligation of state media to bring information and guidance to Dominicans throughout the country, while efforts are being made to place the 4RD and Channel 17 signal abroad, especially in the countries of residence of the Dominican diaspora.