Vice-Consul of the Dominican Republic Julio Cesar Mateo Swears-in Dominican New Yorkers

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Bronx, NY – In recognition of the 180th anniversary of the independence of the Dominican Republic, on Monday, February 26, 2024, Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson and Bronx Deputy Borough President Janet Peguero were joined by Vice-Consulate of the Dominican Republic in New York, Julio Cesar Mateo to raise the Dominican Republic flag for the first time, at Bronx Borough Hall.

Later in the Rotunda, United States Congress Member Adriano Espaillat joined in the festivities that included a swearing-in ceremony for several Dominican New Yorkers that became dual citizens. The event was sponsored by the Consulate of the Dominican Republic in New York and Univision. Noticias 41 Univision News Anchor Damaris Diaz served as emcee for both events.