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Santo Domingo.- One of the country’s most active environmental groups on Tuesday denounced unfettered efforts by authorities as well as individuals to “consummate” the theft of Bahia de las Aguilas, the country’s most exotic beach, in Dominican Republic’s Jaragua National Park (southwest).

Grupo Jaragua president Yolanda Leon noted that the attempts to steal areas of Jaragua National Park date to the 1990s. “This arrangement includes fraudulently titled tracts form Juancho to Pedernales, its madness, these squatters are told that investors are coming, the locals believe it.”

Leon identified a surveyor named Orlando Gomez among the ringleaders of the alleged theft, planned, in her words, even by local officials. He has visited fishermen to tell them to take over their lands. Some city councils are behind the titling for the many lands. Most of the titles are being transacted with a simple sales contract, they don’t even bother to go Cadaster, they believe in good faith.”

Grupo Jaragua executive director Ivonne Arias revealed that the area coveted by the thieves includes lands whose category was changed from National Park to Recreational Area, as part of the strategy to usurp them. “What’s strange to us is the fact that even the Recreational category is subject to official protection.”

Survey markers

Interviewed by Huchi Lora and Amelia Deschamps on Telesistema, Leon said Gomez places his survey markers in many parts of the region with his phone number. She said local authorities have also placed the signs to promote the sales. “We have some authorities that instead of an organized development, promote squatting.”

She said Grupo Jaragua uncovered an effort to take over the lands and proceeded to file a complaint.

"They did that so president Danilo Medina would see them," she said and that in addition to Bahia de las Aguilas, the push seeks to take over other beaches such as Playa Blanca and Playa Larga, near Oviedo and the village of Troudie. “Some of our friends at Troudie have told us that a throng of around 100 people invaded the area near Laguna de Oviedo and started cutting swaths and torched entire areas.”

Supreme Court hearing

“Will this theft of public property finally be consummated?” Huchi Lora asked the environmentalists, who responded by reminding him that a hearing in the Supreme Court on February 18, could be a turning point.

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19 comment(s)
Written by: josean, 12 Feb 2013 8:40 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


Saint Danilo you are starting to smell corrupt!


Written by: BASTA, 12 Feb 2013 9:08 AM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
Saint Danilo you are starting to smell corrupt!==Saint? Baby fernadez!

Written by: juanb, 12 Feb 2013 9:11 AM
From: Dominican Republic


Authorities stealing from the public?

There's a word for that.
Written by: Ricardolito, 12 Feb 2013 9:17 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
As the matter was commenced well before Danilo had any authority and as various environmental studies have been conducted and since the recommendation is for hotels to be kept well away from the fragile environment and as the matter is before the court and since Danilo is awaiting advice on this matter, how is it that Danilo can be regarded as smelling corrupt...
Maybe some evidence that he has done something corrupt or will do something corrupt could support your claims but as you usual ...just no evidence
Written by: josean, 12 Feb 2013 9:31 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


He reappointed 80% of Narco-Lie-onel's thieves and he supported the TAX MUGGING of the Dominican People to cover up their theft.

Therefore he's an accessory after the fact!


Written by: Ricardolito, 12 Feb 2013 9:37 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
so his reason for the tax increases was t cover up some story in the SW that he had nothing to do with in the firs place,,, ah yes why could no one else think of that connection
Written by: RobertoJose, 12 Feb 2013 9:38 AM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island......blues and stripe bass
But, it's obvious of the path he will take, when the president should consider an annulment of all actions taken after changing the classification of this area to recreational area to benefit squatters....Funny how loopholes work to the benefit of corrupt officials, instead of finding a way to close them they work on ways to take advantage of them and the republic.
Written by: josean, 12 Feb 2013 9:44 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


"so his reason for the tax increases was t cover up some story in the SW that he had nothing to do with in the firs place,,, ah yes why could no one else think of that connection"


Only and IDIOT PURPLE distorter like you would try to make that "connection!"


Written by: gmiller261, 12 Feb 2013 10:30 AM
From: United States

Inbred entitlement mentality and shameless transparent corruption and they talk about it like it can continue.

Morons, throw these swine in prison, take their ill-gotten drug money and make an example of them.


Written by: synapse, 12 Feb 2013 11:32 AM
From: United States

Just another lousy day in the Banana Republic of Corruption. Inagotable!
Written by: danny00, 12 Feb 2013 12:53 PM
From: United States, Old Westbury Long Island

where the hell is the fence they robbed from the airport that went around the aiport?

santo domingo airport fence they i think they sold for scrap???... man i loved that fence... i want it back......

choo choo
all aboard the "lets go find my fence they robbed express"
more money for one general....... lol..... always good for one laugh.....
Written by: josean, 12 Feb 2013 12:58 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

You see Little Rickey Huchi Lora agrees with josean; Sanit Danilo begins to smell with the purification of CORRUPTION!


"You can’t breathe here. This is rotten, “said Huchi Lora."

Huchi denounces the largest theft in history

Huchi Lora: "No we can’t continue to live in this land of thieves"

He said that the current Attorney General of the Republic, Francisco Domínguez Brito, knows that this is the biggest Act of corruption against the Dominican Republic.

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic.-The renowned journalist Huchi Lora rejected emphatically, indignantly, the Decree of President Danilo Medina, which legalizes the titles of many "owners" of the land of Bay of the Eagles, which according to the Mr. lora are illegal.

Huchi Lora said that those titles that now Danilo Medina legalizes were obtained fraudulently, through falsifications, fraudulent acts that were verified by the Public Prosecutor's Office.

continued:

Written by: josean, 12 Feb 2013 1:01 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

He said that the current Attorney General of the Republic, Francisco Domínguez Brito, knows that this is the biggest act of corruption against the Dominican Republic.

"This is a robbery, the largest theft that has been committed in this country. And we cannot continue to live in this land of thieves.

We can't, you can’t breathe here. This is rotten, “said Huchi Lora.

acento.com.do/index.php/news/47711/56/Huchi-Lora-No-podemos-seguir-viviendo-en-esta-tierra-de-


Written by: Ricardolito, 12 Feb 2013 2:00 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
The fence at las Americas and indeed at twoother airports I have seen are there but now form part of the regrowth of natural vegetation ,,maintenance is low .
Danilo .I imagine, is trying tofind a way to develop the area to male it more prosperous but also topreserve the environment as well to give back title to those who have been wrongly dispossed
Written by: glomarexplorer, 12 Feb 2013 10:11 PM
From: United States, Fresh Water Paradise-NY Finger Lakes

This situation uniquely represents an opportunity for the Dominican president and his administration to show true leadership and stand on the side of correctness and "break the chains" of corruption that have plagued my beloved country for so long.

This should be the turning point in our history, and one where leadership, if it is to be believed and trusted, must clearly rise to the occasion and redress this terrible wrong against the national patrimony and nature.

Let this be a new beginning and an example for us all, where we as a nation commit, from the top down, to abandon abject dishonesty and to correct so many wrongs and to rebuild our nation and economy, firmly founded on truth and clear purpose and opportunity and progress for our entire society.

Yes, this is a great opportunity and one that must not be taken lightly by President Medina, for his credibility and future and legacy are clearly at stake. The land must return to the national patrimony-period.

MJEV.
Written by: josean, 12 Feb 2013 11:50 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016
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Right On Dr. Strangelove!


Written by: BASTA, 13 Feb 2013 3:43 PM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
glomarexplorer==4****s
Written by: glomarexplorer, 13 Feb 2013 9:46 PM
From: United States, Fresh Water Paradise-NY Finger Lakes
@Basta & Josean,

Thank you for k\your support.

MJEV.
Written by: jasfalon, 14 Feb 2013 7:02 AM
From: United States

'Authorities' are behind the theft of everything in RD.
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