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Cotuí, Dominican Republic.- A bus headed to the Barrick Pueblo Viejo mine with food for its workers was set on fire by unidentified arsonists amid protests unfolding in the villages of La Piñita and Tocoa (northeast), among others.

Local media say at least one man, Nairobi Gonzalez, was seriously injured, when he was reportedly caught in the crossfire between police and protesters.

Demonstrators demand more jobs in mining company, a review of the contract with the government, the conclusion of several works, and the protection of the environment.

Several people have been detained since Thursday morning near the Pueblo Viejo gold mine, during clashes between protesters and police firing tear gas cartridges, as the unrest spreads to villages south of Cotuí.

Sanchez Ramirez province organizations had given Barrick Gold a deadline until today to satisfy their demands, after dozens of people were hurt during demonstrations staged last week.

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Written by: josean, 11 Oct 2012 12:36 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


Just the Tip of the ICBERG of things to come!


Written by: Danilo, 11 Oct 2012 12:51 PM
From: Dominican Republic, SDQ --- VIGILADOR.COM (Beta) - Vigilando nuestra Quisqueya
I fear my country is turning into another Haiti. Soon we'll have the UN on our land as well.
Written by: josean, 11 Oct 2012 1:03 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

The Pitch Fork Brigades are also Riled Up!

The will ask for the dismissal of the Director of the Invi because scandal in delivery of apartments at Luperon

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic.-The Articulación Nacional Campesina announced Thursday lobby for the dismissal of the Director of the National Housing Institute (Invi) Alma Fernández, for her actions at the head of that institution and its management in the delivery of El Progress Towers apartments at Luperon Avenue.

They also criticized that the Government had built these luxurious towers.

They also asked to repeal the decree that created the Invi and will ask for the creation of the Ministry of Housing.

continued:

Written by: josean, 11 Oct 2012 1:04 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

Alma Fernández has remained silent in the face of the scandal that has emerged after having distributing 180 million worth of apartments built by the last administration, in the project called "El Progreso", to beneficiaries within which there are people with other real estate possessions linked to former President Leonel Fernández. These data were revealed last Monday on the television program El Informe with Alicia Ortega.

Peasant‘s Group also announced for Friday a march to the National Congress against the fiscal reform.

noticiassin.com/2012/10/pediran-destitucion-de-la-directora-del-invi-por-escandalo-en-entrega-de-apartamentos-en-la-luperon/


Written by: anthonyC, 11 Oct 2012 1:08 PM
From: United States


They are rioting because they want stuff they believe they are entitled to.

Sad really.

Written by: josean, 11 Oct 2012 1:13 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


Just like the Boston Tea Party!


Written by: perlurdom, 11 Oct 2012 1:26 PM
From: United States, Bay Area, CA - (Dei sitio)
"Demonstrators demand more jobs in mining company, a review of the contract with the government, the conclusion of several works, and the protection of the environment."

This is the wrong way to protest.
Organization leaders fire up the people, los revoltosos y tigres go out to trash, burn and break everything in the town and then the organization leaders get their piece.

The Barrick gold is an US public own company, not a social welfare or a government office. If they are operating in the country is because we allowed them to do so.

Peaceful and civilized is the way to go otherwise deploy the army and arrest everyone out there creating chaos.
Written by: anthonyC, 11 Oct 2012 1:31 PM
From: United States
Written by: josean,

"Just like the Boston Tea Party!"

You have no clue do you?

The Boston Tea Party was in protest of an unfair and immoral Tax.

Those riots is because they want free stuff without actually earning it.
Written by: josean, 11 Oct 2012 2:07 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016



Unfair TAXATION takes on many diffrent forms American History Scholar!



Written by: CarmenReyes, 11 Oct 2012 4:17 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Santiago
Josean my hat off to you. Keep it up. I admire your wit and THANK YOU. We need more comments like yours.

LF is CANALLA and I pray before I die I see him in jail
Written by: anthonyC, 11 Oct 2012 4:18 PM
From: United States
Written by: josean,

"Unfair TAXATION takes on many diffrent forms American History Scholar!"

So enlighten us on how these rioters who want jobs without having to work are actually protesting taxation?
Explain it to us. I need a good laugh today.
Written by: josean, 11 Oct 2012 4:21 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


My humble Thank you Ms. Reyes!

Written by: josean, 11 Oct 2012 4:26 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


The privileges an abatements that are granted to the Companies not to mention the long term cost of clean ups, the wear and tear on the roads; all those are a form of TAXATION mister narrowed minded when its convenient, Alpha66!

Written by: anthonyC, 11 Oct 2012 5:14 PM
From: United States


What clean up? The one Barrick is doing? Wear and tear on The roads that Barrick Built? The abatement granted by the freely elected representatives of the Dominican people?

Remember the Boston Tea party was over immoral taxes imposed by people not elected by the people.

Try again moocher
Written by: josean, 11 Oct 2012 5:20 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

No you try again it was very clear but your Ayn Rand Mumbo Jumboed mind doesn't allow to think out of the Fascist Box!

Written by: josean, 11 Oct 2012 5:24 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


Meanwhile in other Uprising News!


Did you know that PLD members that were fired by Saint Danilo because they were getting paid for do nothing Jobs by Lie-onel Fernnadez have been in open rebellion in Bonao for three days against the Danilo’government. They have even fired weapons at the police.

I thought the PLD was a disciplined organized non-violent party?

“The dismissal of leaders and members of the ruling party who were paid without working (bottles) during the last administration of Leonel Fernández has led to unrest and violent clashes. However, a source close to the Executive revealed it is not in the plans of President Medina to replace any wage-bearing employee without justifying their work.”

Read the rest at:

Protestas en Bonao arriban al tercer día

almomento.net/articulo/120847/Protestas-en-Bonao-arriban-al-tercer-dia


Los Morao Estan Encojonao!


Written by: IloveDR, 11 Oct 2012 6:16 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo
Another Haiti in the making... Sad sad....

Chimplandiaa is coming home, or it already is home.
Written by: DONT_BE_SILENT, 11 Oct 2012 6:17 PM
From: Dominican Republic, NEVER FORGOTTEN, NOR FORSAKEN!
...y los PPH tragandose un cable. Lol.
Written by: anthonyC, 11 Oct 2012 8:56 PM
From: United States
Written by: josean,
No you try again it was very clear but your Ayn Rand Mumbo Jumboed mind doesn't allow to think out of the Fascist Box!

One more time.

Look up Fascism.

You views are in line with that form of socialism than my libertarian views.

econlib.org/library/Enc/Fascism.html
Written by: anthonyC, 11 Oct 2012 8:57 PM
From: United States
Hey Josie,

Stop tossing Ayn Rand's name around like it is some kind of insult when we all know you never read any of her books.

How do I know you haven't? They haven't come out with pop-up editions.



Written by: josean, 11 Oct 2012 10:51 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016



More Mumbo Jumbo!



Written by: dreadlocks, 11 Oct 2012 11:04 PM
From: United States
says anthonyc


So enlighten us on how these rioters who want jobs without having to work are actually protesting taxation?
Explain it to us. I need a good laugh today.

jobs without having to work. as we all know, the only person on the face of the planet who works, is the gusanito. everybody else is a moocher, supported by the charity of this self delusional asswipe. if he died, the world , as we know it, would come to an end, as he is the only productive creature alive. man, where do they find these people?
Written by: josean, 11 Oct 2012 11:13 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016



He is the bastard child of Milton Friedman and Ayn Rand!


Written by: RoyStone, 12 Oct 2012 4:53 AM
From: Australia
Keep it up boys!

Eventually the mining companies will decide this lawless country-of-morons is too big a risk and invest elsewhere. Without mining revenue, with citizens refusing to pay tax, a tourism industry about to crash, an American diaspora facing jail and deportation, and a rural industry dependent on cheap, illegal Haitian immigrants, the IMF and the like will stop increasing their loans, then where's the money for this free-riding narcokleptobanana republic gonna come from? Money from the drug trade will not trickle down to these uneducatable, feral-peasant squatters.

These criminal acts of violence and vandalism are not protests, have no justification and bear no resemblance to the Boston Tea Party.
Written by: jasfalon, 12 Oct 2012 6:43 AM
From: United States
revolution now!!!!!!
Written by: josean, 12 Oct 2012 7:16 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016



the rip off "mining companies will invest elsewhere"


Roy,

Not a day too soon!


Written by: anthonyC, 12 Oct 2012 9:15 AM
From: United States
Written by: josean,


"He is the bastard child of Milton Friedman and Ayn Rand!"

Flattery will get you nowhere.


Written by: TonyTunTun, 12 Oct 2012 9:23 AM
From: United States
As I said before, because Dominicans think they are entitled to whatever others have theft and riots are justified in their mind.
Written by: josean, 12 Oct 2012 12:07 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


“A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither”

Thomas Jefferson


Written by: chilliwestaziz, 12 Oct 2012 12:37 PM
From: Jamaica
Now, look at what the protesters are requesting. To me, they are not asking for anything unreasonable. I support their action to protest.

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "one of the greatest rights is the right to protest for rights". These people want job opportunity, a review of contracts, and environmental assurances. A plausible request!
Written by: anthonyC, 12 Oct 2012 2:37 PM
From: United States
Written by: josean,

“A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither”

Thomas Jefferson

You realizes that quote totally backs me up right? Those looting, rioters are violating the rights of Barrick and want the government to deny Barrick its liberty.


Written by: josean, 12 Oct 2012 2:59 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016



Only in your Glen Beck mind, Alpha66!





Written by: josean, 12 Oct 2012 8:45 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016



When people result to vulgar idiotic stupid remarks it means they have lost the argument!



Not that you have ever one or are capable of doing so!





Written by: RoyStone, 12 Oct 2012 9:58 PM
From: Australia
chilliwestaziz, says

"These people want job opportunity, a review of contracts, and environmental assurances. A plausible request!"

The environmental impact studies have already been done, safeguards put in place, and there is no evidence what-so-ever that Barrick is not complying.

They have plenty of job opportunities, but will need to work and undergo training. They probably expect to be managers, learn and do nothing - a squatter's birthright.

The contracts were drawn up by their democratically elected government, whom they returned. Most can barely read let alone understand complex contractual law.

What environmental assurances have these feral peasants given?
What job opportunities have these vandals provided?
Under what transparent agreement are these squatters usurping Dominican territory?

Martin Luther King Jr. had a valid case but did not resort to violence of vandalism. These criminals don't have a valid case, and violence and vandalism is never justifie
Written by: josean, 13 Oct 2012 12:29 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016



Eviornmental impact studies done by who?

Who is monitoring Saint Barrick's compliance?




Written by: josean, 13 Oct 2012 12:30 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016




The "FERAL RACISTS" of Dr. King's day would beg to differ with you Roy as would a significant part of FOX NEWS that he "had a valid case!"




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