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Santo Domingo.– The National District municipal authorities announced the construction of the Professor Juan Bosch Plaza next to the monument that honors the founders of the Dominican Nation.

According to the secretary general of the municipal council, Domingo Contreras, the project will be called the Integral Plaza and will be built on the north side of the Trinity square where the old municipal incinerator used to be, in the Maria Auxiliadora section, close to the Juan Bosch and Juan Pablo Duarte bridges.

In statements to the press, Contreras said that Trinity Square would keep its name and the only thing that the municipality would do is to integrate the Juan Bosch Plaza to improve the visual and cultural environment. "We've always had in mind a project like this for this square, because it is the entrance to the city," he added.

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17 comment(s)
Written by: HateroPardo, 20 Jun 2009 1:02 PM
From: Dominican Republic, America
it makes sense they say Profesor and not Presidente in the title of this plaza. commemorate people for the things they did well, not the jobs they botched.
Written by: ThreeeyedOwl, 20 Jun 2009 2:51 PM
From: United States
Which job did he botch, and how did he botch it? Would you care to elaborate?
Written by: HateroPardo, 20 Jun 2009 4:14 PM
From: Dominican Republic, America
The one he could only hold on to for seven whole months in '63.
Written by: carlitos1901, 20 Jun 2009 5:00 PM
From: United States, UTAH
being honest the proffesor bosh deserve it not one he deserve several.
but i think it is not time for that.
i am just being a little bit just li juan bush.
the pld knows he would not like it not now when the country is starving.
Written by: ThreeeyedOwl, 20 Jun 2009 5:18 PM
From: United States
Is that as far as you can get with your elaboration?
Written by: Cacique, 21 Jun 2009 9:34 AM
From: Dominican Republic
Now now fred, it´s stuff like that which got a guy named goul kicked out....
Written by: FredCDobbs This user is banned, 21 Jun 2009 9:48 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Parque Colon statue of Anacaona
why I stole the joke from Chris Rock ? and I think it is quite funny and about naming dumb things after famous people
Written by: Glimmertwin, 21 Jun 2009 12:16 PM
From: United States
They have to name the them anyway, why not make it symbolic... take it easy fred... dont sweat the small things.. your demon castro bros are on their way out ! relax.
Written by: chillaxin201 This user is banned, 21 Jun 2009 1:06 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Boycott Dominican Tourism
Written by: HateroPardo, 20 Jun 2009 4:14 PM
From: Dominican Republic, El Cibao
The one he could only hold on to for seven whole months in '63.

It's called a Military Coup DUMB A$$... he did not get kicked out he was forced out!
Written by: chillaxin201 This user is banned, 21 Jun 2009 1:07 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Boycott Dominican Tourism
Stop naming stuff after Bosch and start living to his teachings, The PLD Goverment needs to stop being corrupted Bosch was anti corruption.
But LF is the most corrupted in the country. ...
Written by: anthonyC, 21 Jun 2009 1:59 PM
From: United States

Bosh was not anti-corruption, He was anti-corruption for those who didn't belong to his cadre. His people stole as much, if not more, than others.
Written by: ThreeeyedOwl, 21 Jun 2009 5:44 PM
From: United States
Chill out and relax chillax. Please don't mistreat my boy Hatero. He doesn't deserve to be insulted. Anthony, maybe you are privy to some data that I don't know about. Do you have any evidence of unattended and unpunished corruption within and during Don Juan's administration? If you do I would sure like to know about it. He assumed power on Feb. 27 and ruled until sept 25 of 1963. During this period he tried to install the most perfect model of democracy, and structure the country so that everyone benefitted, not only the privileged. His honesty was paramount and remains unblemished to this day. Corruption monitoring became so intense that even the armed forces turned against him. Those seven months are well accounted for in the PLD and PRD archives. So is the history of events leading to his coup which was not effectuated by Ellias Wessin y Wessin but by Atila Luna Morales. It would be interesting to find out what it is you can come up with.
Written by: anthonyC, 21 Jun 2009 6:53 PM
From: United States
Using Wikipedia as a source in any debate pretty much any need for a response.
Written by: chillaxin201 This user is banned, 21 Jun 2009 7:29 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Boycott Dominican Tourism
Don't listen to anything that Anthony says he just Anti Dominican. \Another troll, but not Haitian....
what he knows about DR Nothing!!! he has been proven wrong several times...
Written by: HateroPardo, 22 Jun 2009 12:35 AM
From: Dominican Republic, America
3 eyed by way of elaboration I'll offer this: as a professor Bosch wrote some fine works, every title of his I have read was informative and educational. beyond my opinion the success of his work is verified by the fact his books are re-published year after year. So he was a success in this role.

As President we can have varied opinions about his policy ... but his failure as a head of state is verified by his inability to hold on to power. The source of the coup is not really the point, as even within recent history we have seen leaders in the Caribbean survive the meddling of the giant next door. His policies may have been good but to be a successful President in Latin-America means knowing how to stay in charge.

And so I personally co-sign on PROFESOR Juan Bosch Plaza. His work in this role is what he will be remembered for.
Written by: ThreeeyedOwl, 22 Jun 2009 11:23 AM
From: United States
I completely see your point Hatero, and I agree with you when it comes to the title he should be remembered by. It should definitely be Professor. I personally think the plaza should be called "Plaza del Maestro". I also think he is a great role model for every Dominican, but I don't think what happened in those seven months was a botch. He wasn't careless or irresponsible. He was honorable and refused to do what Balaguer did in his 12 year period and kill thousands of people or use lies and deceit to balance his power. To define this historical moment as a botch would be equal to defining Allende's period as a botch, or Jose Marti's death as a botch, or the Battle of the Thermopylae, or any event where a man faced greater odds and lost - not failed. Please accept my respects and gratitude for your articulate response.
Written by: xwill7, 23 Jun 2009 12:38 PM
From: United States, El cuarto bate
can I get my shoes shined at the plaza for one peso???
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