Merengue singer now the mayor
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- (AP) -- Moving from flash to trash,
merengue singer Johnny Ventura began his job as mayor of the Dominican capital
with a promise of better garbage collection.
Ventura also pledged to keep the streets of downtown Santo Domingo cleaner
order to attract more tourists.
Santo Domingo is the Caribbean country's largest city, with more than 2
Ventura said he would cut back on merengue concerts because of his new
but would continue to appear on a daily television variety show.
Merengue is a form of dance music.