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Santo Domingo.- The Presidency’s Adviser on Drugs today said Washington is partly to blame for Dominican Republic being ranked 17th among the countries which serve as a bridge for narcotics trafficking to that nation.

Marino Vinicio Castillo said the United States isn’t interested in fighting drug trafficking in the Dominican Republic, because it doesn’t support the local authorities and on the contrary “place us in the top stops on their list.”

Moreover, National Drugs Council president Mabel Feliz also laid part of the blame on the U.S for the jump in trafficking as well as consumption, because in her view that nation doesn’t provide the necessary aid. “What’s regrettable is that the United States places us on their list when in fact our country has become that, not only in transit, but in consumption, as the result of not getting the necessary aid from the United States.”

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Written by: gaz1951, 17 Sep 2009 5:14 PM
From: Dominican Republic
I think the DR is ranked much higher toward the top, like # 7 not 17 as our drug czar indicates. He should check his numbers.
Written by: josean This user is banned, 17 Sep 2009 5:28 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!
"Marino Vinicio Castillo said the United States isn’t interested in fighting drug trafficking in the Dominican Republic, because it doesn’t support the local authorities and on the contrary “place us in the top stops on their list.”


If we get more from the US than we get from the Cartels then we might make an effort!
Written by: Vivacuba, 17 Sep 2009 5:33 PM
From: Dominican Republic
uh ho, looks like some resignations will be forthcoming for these people speaking out the truth. Let the facts become part of the permanent record. Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua have all mirrored the same. They ALL can't be wrong and the U.S. is correct time and time again! The CIA is running the drugs through the DR as they are everywhere else.

The officials of the DR need to be more concerned and not permitted to get sidetracked with this intentional diversionary tactic. The IMF loans to the DR "WILL" enslave the future generations of the D.R. just as is happening in the U.S. currently. Acceptance of these loans is criminal as well. All part of the NWO plan which so far appears to be successful in the DR so far. The PRD needs to become responsible and gain acceptance into the Bank of the South, hang with their brethren Latino blood. Forget the U.S. and their gangster NWO. Hang with the south not the north.
Written by: josean This user is banned, 17 Sep 2009 5:55 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!
Well The 311 RAT line is up and runing, I hope the servers are not burned out in 24 hours!
Written by: juanb, 17 Sep 2009 6:30 PM
From: Dominican Republic
It's not our fault that our corrupt army, navy, and police work hand in hand with the traffickers. It's not our fault that we allow criminals to bribe every one they want to.
It's not our fault that the bad guys are winning, and the good people are losing.

How could it be?

Must be someone else's fault.
Written by: chillaxin201 This user is banned, 17 Sep 2009 6:44 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Boycott Dominican Tourism
Morales Chides US for Drug Criticism

The US is again accusing Bolivia and Venezuela of failing to curb drug trafficking within their borders. In an annual report, the State Department said both countries had “failed demonstrably” in the drug fight. Bolivian President Evo Morales accused the US of hypocrisy and politicizing the issue.

Bolivian President Evo Morales: “Instead of having the United States certify or decertify us, why doesn’t UNASUR certify or decertify the United States? We also want to know if there is a battle against drug trafficking in the United States. Why don’t they break bank secrecy? They can do that. I ask myself, why do they forbid us to buy small planes with radars, which would allow us to fight in a more effective way against drug trafficking?”

Recent UN figures show cocaine production in Bolivia rose just five percent in 2007. Colombia, which has received billions in US aid, saw an increase of 27 percent the same year.
Written by: hvargas, 17 Sep 2009 7:10 PM
From: Dominican Republic
During the time of PROHIBITIONS, the traffickers were the so called gansters that trafficked -- LIQUOR ---- there is strong correlations between what is being traffick today and what was being trafficked when LIQUOR was prohibeted. Many innoccent people were arrested and masny others lost their life all cause of the ignorance of government and their UNJUST LAWS. As soon as the government decided to make LIQUOR legal, it had created a way to regulated it and to TAX it. The LIQUOR industry is a multi-billion dollars -- TAX paying power. Another one are the producer of Tobacco. Today, we got the drug traffickers who traffick mainly "COCAINE ", which is not regulated and is not TAX -- this makes it ILLEGAL. So, lets go after all of these people who are not paying the Government Mafia its due share, confiscate their cash and property, as well as deporting them after they complete so many years in jail. Every gonernment haould do the same or else .......................................
Written by: Belly, 17 Sep 2009 11:53 PM
From: United States, Seattle, W.A.
This is some funny news USA the number 1 consummer of every drug made by human is the same person that is saying that others are not doing enougth in their part. Like my father says good behaviors start at home before talking to the neighboors. USA has no rigths to talk to anybody about drug problems until the house is clean or at least drops to the 10th spot in consumtion of ALL sort of drugs.Whats next convicted criminals telling judges not to drink and drive. LOL y esta ratreria de donde se la sacan.
Written by: Grosero, 18 Sep 2009 6:12 AM
From: United States
The DEA is the biggest Drug Smuggler by far....

Just were do you think these people went.....

They went on to smuggle more drugs..sic
Written by: hvargas, 18 Sep 2009 7:31 AM
From: Dominican Republic
Many don't like to be told the true about what LIQUOR and CIGARETTES do to our society, so its just fine to close your eyes and ears while using all sorts of excuses to justified its used. The best comparison to used as an escape is drugs, especially " COCAINE ", as the true evil to the boby. This is the kind of ignorance that is being promoted by those who seek to control the thoughts and opinions of the general public. Is no surprice to see how those in this forum react and will keep on reacting.
Written by: gmiller261, 18 Sep 2009 8:27 AM
From: United States

Marino Vinicio Castillo, clean up your own backyard.

The DR is rife with policemen and Armed services personnel helping the drug industry.

Stop blaming someone else, take responsibility for not prosecuting these people, I am sure you know who they are.
Written by: VeronicaDR, 18 Sep 2009 9:47 AM
From: United States
More ramblings from a fool. The sad part is our president has appointed this person to this position and he is clearly too stupid to see just how stupid he is. Another joke for the international community to see a representative of our country.

Written by: JD_Dominguez, 18 Sep 2009 10:10 AM
From: United States, Reality Check
The RD Gov's hipocracy makes me want to vomit! It is sooo sickening. The comment above by Chillaxin201 illuded to some of this (which includes US DEA officials, especially those in La Capital). The RD Gov is always trying to point a finger of blame at the US while holding their hand out for more aid (Josean noted).

Clearly, the US is not the driver of RD Gov corruption in police, military (as noted by Juanb). I agree, the RD should clean-up their own backyard (gmillier261). What does the US have to do with Santiago police coming to my barrio for pay-offs from micro-trafficers while our US DEA agents watch porn on their laptops in la capital? How can we give more aid to Columbia & drug production go up 27%. If the US Gov is in on least balance the budget!

Now, if all of us can figure out the issues then why can't the US DEA & RD Gov? It seems, they are all in on it! Maybe Paulino is only in jail because he did not profit share with the right Gov officials?
Written by: WalterPolo, 18 Sep 2009 10:17 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata
The Drug Czar witters on and on and on. That's all he can do, he has no power, no authority, nothing.
After the Merida agreement, the narcos' life in Mexico became impossible, and they just switched transit point.
Nobody will stop that.
Written by: old_school_trinitario, 18 Sep 2009 12:17 PM
From: Dominican Republic, San Carlos, barrio de matatanes, aqui no invente

you're a 100 % right

it a logistic issue, everytime the DEA close a route for the international cartels, they find another route, this time is DR, haiti and PR turn.
is not going to be long before we experience what is happening in mexico where the drug cartels have eyes and ears all over the goverment and violence is out of control.

Written by: brian, 18 Sep 2009 4:32 PM
From: United States
I'm not a huge fan of some of the things the US has done, but.... hey, you can't blame another nation for your own problems.
Written by: Vivacuba, 18 Sep 2009 9:11 PM
From: Dominican Republic
brian, if it is the US always intervening and meddling, then that is the exception. Yes, I do blame them for the problems. But they don't care. they don't even care about their own people much less people of other nations.
Written by: hvargas, 19 Sep 2009 7:27 AM
From: Dominican Republic
It's not the responsibilties of the U.S. to controlthe flow of drugs that entered or leave the D.R., that is a case for the D.R. authorities to solve and to control. D.R. is not a big land mass and most of its citizens do not have access to the trafficking of drugs. The greater majority of people involved are the well to do and those in authority or that had been part of the authority. This means that just about everyone knows who is involved in the trafficking of drugs. This is why they are seizing most everyday someone, they are informing the DNCD where to look. None of the drugs or money that has been found had been in poor neighborhoods.
Written by: reveontiveros, 21 Sep 2009 8:23 PM
From: United States Virgin Islands
the people in dominican republic protects its drug sellers..... OH MI HIJO ENTRE!!! ELLOS VIENE AHORA! is what my neighbor said to this idiot that sells cociane.... for this country to change the people need to grow up
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