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Santo Domingo.- A senior member of the lower Chamber on Thursday slammed the presidents of the three major parties, including his own pro-government PRSC, for having “pressured” lawmakers to approve the original contract with Barrick Gold Corp., a gaffe he called a "great lesson for legislators" for failing to read the bill before passing it.

Deputy Marino Collante said the government’s new pact with Barrick Gold should be a “lesson” that bills and contracts must be studied despite pressure from their parties.

He said former president Leonel Fernandez (PLD) and presidents Miguel Vargas of the PRD, and Carlos Morales of the PRSC, pressured the senators and deputies to vote for the draft for the agreement with the Canadian miner, approved in 2009.

"From now on, no matter the pressure the political parties make we are going to ignore. I will not approve anything that I am not aware and no even if the President of my party calls me, because in the end, those who endure low blows are the lawmakers," said the four-term lawmaker from Santiago.

Collante, who has chaired the Chamber of Deputies Finance Committee for years, stressed that several lawmakers have publicly admitted approving the bill without reading it.

After amendment requested by Barrick Gold was approved, Fernandez visited the mine at Pueblo Viejo (northeast), where he touted the contract as  a model for other pacts worldwide.

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Written by: josean, 9 May 2013 5:34 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


The THREE Dominican Neo-Liberal Stooges of Barrick "Stold!"

Three versions of Modern Day Pedro Santanas!


All three should at minimum resign from their Parties Presidencies!

Too Bad we don’t have a RICO Law in “Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act” in DR.

…. But if we had it would be No Good Antway Under Narco-Lie-onel's Rigged Court “System!”

However, if it was in the US These three Treasonous Bums, along with the Barrick “Stold” crowd would be making License Plates for A Long, Long Time!


Now more than ever; Guillermo Moreno President 2016!



Written by: josean, 9 May 2013 5:47 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


Now all these PLD, PRD and PRSC RAT Deputies and Senators are Jumping Ship before 2016 when the Dominican People will take their revenge at the Ballot Box.

Eh Pa' Fuera Que Van!

Written by: josean, 9 May 2013 5:49 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


How's That Super Majority and PURPLE TAX MUGGING Coming Along IDIOT IRS Atabey!


Written by: RoyStone, 9 May 2013 6:16 PM
From: Australia
They are now working on Barrick Gold contract mark 3.
Written by: Ricardolito, 9 May 2013 6:35 PM
From: Dominican Republic, calle A.Portes
yes Roy ,,and also Morales just gave himself a massive monthly pay rise ..Vargas could not even win his own parties Presidential nomination and LF now has lost much of his credibility . This is not the only bill that parliamentarians have not read ,,,the actual budgets went through with out debate last year .giving the Presidential office a huge annual increase when all the other countries around the world were reducingtheir overheads.
As for the future, I think voters will now appreciate the effort that Danilo has made in getting this contract fair and reasonable and in also his many visits to matginal communities to assess their situation and give financial support .
Written by: Atabey, 9 May 2013 6:48 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

Rich,

You forgot to mention that now that Medina has 2.2 billion to put his programs into operation, there appears solid grounds to believe a groundswell might develop pushing for his continuing Presidential run.

Josea is just bitter that this 'goldmine' of a wedge issue has gone to pieces on him. Lol


Hasta la Victoria Siempreeee!


:)


Written by: josearias, 9 May 2013 7:48 PM
From: United States
Leonel is gone And liars to us The Dominican people PRSC got nobody and PRD is divided , Danilo is traying to do something. Right , for our beautiful. Country , I don't know what the future will bring , but at least this at ministration is trying to do something for DR. even do the pressure from the public was grate , we as Dominican has to watch this corrupts politicians sell our country to Canadians , they don't have a clue how this investment. Company are under one flag, why they don't stay in Canada , because they are the lowest , they don't have the money to complied with all the regulation etc Etc , II wich that this company be gone right now and not by 2026 , all hell will brake loose in DR when ordinary people star seeing the damage , that already is happening
Written by: juanb, 9 May 2013 7:50 PM
From: Dominican Republic


It's not so much that they didn't read it.

They couldn't read it. They are a bunch of illiterate greedy bums.
Written by: juanb, 9 May 2013 7:59 PM
From: Dominican Republic


Don't be surprised when it is discovered that by forcing Barrick to recoup their expenses more slowly now, that after 2016, when they continue to take 50% someone wakes up and realizes that we are getting less than we would have under the old contract.

Remember, it is very easy to fool our legislators. A couple of bucks and they'll buy anything you say. That is, as long as you smile.
Written by: Ricardolito, 9 May 2013 8:06 PM
From: Dominican Republic, calle A.Portes
To be perfectly truthful I have very little respect for any of our political people nor for any one in the law and order system in the DR.. I think there has developed a tradition here that every one in politics and law and order think primarily of their own pocket and I have not the slightest doubt that some of our new found wealth will end up in the wrong pockets .
I hope that the money will be used for new roads and the extension of line 2 in the metro from el malecon to Puerta plata because I know extra funds to schools will be done in a totally unplanned and wasteful way ..And also that cards can be handed outto the poorest people in the country givingthem say 1500 pesos of credit in their electricity account and that the government will pay this subsidy to the power companies
Written by: josean, 9 May 2013 8:33 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


Saint Danilo has now HUMILATED Narco Lie-onel as he HULMILIATED him 2008 and again last year by FORCING his Idiot Wife on him last year.

So the Lines are drawn and now Lie-onel will cut loose his henchmen against Saint Danilo!


Written by: josean, 9 May 2013 8:39 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


PS

Now Saint Danilo has $2,000,000,000 Billion Dollars and 36 months to Make Narco Lie-onel's political ambitions for 2016 as hard as trying to push a mule up a greasy Hill!



Written by: Adrian29630, 9 May 2013 9:03 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Cabrera
The unfortunate reality is that by the time we get to 2016 all this will have been forgotten and as normal people will vote for which ever senator or deputy offers them the largest amount of cash/chicken/brugal as has always been the case. No one thinks "what will this individual do to improve my and my countryman's life over the next 4 years if I vote for him/her" The only consideration is what can I gain today if I promise my vote to this person
Written by: josean, 9 May 2013 9:11 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


Adrian,
.
I have a feeling this time it will be different!



Written by: Perception, 9 May 2013 10:10 PM
From: United States
There's a reason why must US investment has vanished from DR. I doubt it big brother will sacrifice the life of one US soldier in order to protect corruption and impunity.

You'll need to do it fast and high to jump that wall.^

"Only a live lived for others is worth living".

Albert Einstein. ®



Written by: Atabey, 9 May 2013 10:19 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--



2.2 billion dollars will see Medina establish his legacy.



Hasta la Victoria Siempreeee!



Written by: josean, 9 May 2013 10:29 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


"2.2 billion dollars will see Medina establish his legacy."


......and to BURY Narco Lie-onel's!


Saint Danilo says "Pay Back is a B¡tch!"





Written by: guillermone, 9 May 2013 10:38 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
I am sorry but I fail to see what is so GREAT about what Danilo did. Is that not suppose to be his job anyway? Is he not suppose to be paid do that? He did not do anything special or out of the ordinary, other than to clean up the exact same mess his own party made. If they would have done this right the first time around we would not be reading anything about fixing what they broke.

So please people stop it with the praises for Danilo. It was about time these high ranking officials begin to work for what they are suppose to be elected. CARAJO !!!!
Written by: josean, 9 May 2013 10:41 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016




Take that IDIOT IRS Atabey!


Written by: CarmenReyes, 10 May 2013 6:24 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Santiago
I fear for the life of Danilo Medina. LF and MC are snakes and EVIL people. Pray for Medina and his platform.

I believe LF will stop at nothing to get control again. He is a despicable low life.
Written by: CarmenReyes, 10 May 2013 6:24 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Santiago
I fear for the life of Danilo Medina. LF and MC are snakes and EVIL people. Pray for Medina and his platform.

I believe LF will stop at nothing to get control again. He is a despicable low life.
Written by: dreadlocks, 10 May 2013 6:56 AM
From: United States
says guillermone

Written by: guillermone, 9 May 2013 10:38 PM
From: United States
I am sorry but I fail to see what is so GREAT about what Danilo did. Is that not suppose to be his job anyway? Is he not suppose to be paid do that? He did not do anything special or out of the ordinary, other than to clean up the exact same mess his own party made. If they would have done this right the first time around we would not be reading anything about fixing what they broke.

So please people stop it with the praises for Danilo. It was about time these high ranking officials begin to work for what they are suppose to be elected. CARAJO !!!!

as usual, G is a gust of fresh air.
Written by: dreadlocks, 10 May 2013 6:59 AM
From: United States
says Carmen Reyes

Written by: CarmenReyes, 10 May 2013 6:24 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Santiago
I fear for the life of Danilo Medina. LF and MC are snakes and EVIL people. Pray for Medina and his platform.

I believe LF will stop at nothing to get control again. He is a despicable low life


he will never be elected dogcatcher in this country again . Danilo has shown what a president looks like, and people are liking what they see
Written by: josean, 10 May 2013 7:28 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


Dr. Dread,

Not according to JHCL and the CLOSETED supporter IDIOT IRS Atabey!



Written by: Atabey, 10 May 2013 8:34 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--


CRISIS PRD

Actos por muerte de Peña van divididos

Los intentos por juntar a Hipólito Mejía y Miguel Vargas en el 15 aniversario de la muerte del líder del PRD, José Francisco Peña Gómez, fallaron ayer."


On the one hand Josea's hoped for PLD discombobulation has no traction, his PRD on the other hand.....continues to reek.



Written by: dreadlocks, 10 May 2013 8:43 AM
From: United States
Atabey, why do you work so hard, even today, to prove how much of a moron you are? that is wasted effort. everybody already knows. josean has always made it known that he is a Moreno supporter. then again, maybe it is because you never met a lie you did not love
Written by: BASTA, 10 May 2013 8:45 AM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
CarmenReyes,=5*****s
Written by: Atabey, 10 May 2013 8:50 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--


Guillermone,


Under mature democratic governance, your take would hold much water, but remember it's the DR we're talking about!

Danilo righted things and did so against a gathering sea of proto-nationalist/environmental and plain old obstructionist camps-represented here on DT by our pesky purple-phobe Josea Cat, et al.

Medina gained some 2.2 billion to see through his program THAT WOULD otherwise NOT have been made available under the old terms. No real grand take back happened and so Barrick Gold will almost certainly get voters approval over the terms of the contract.

The main thing is that a crisis was averted and foreign investors will continue to come to DR.

The wacky Chavistas aren't going to take down the State.


Now let's get the economy humming again.


2016==PLD Super Majority Party



HAsta La Victoria Siempreeeeee!



:)


Written by: Atabey, 10 May 2013 8:53 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--


DD Locks,

Top of the mourning to yea! Hope you took your Fitina pills today.





Compañeros:

Hasta La Victoria Siempreeeeee!!!


:)

Written by: RobertoJose, 10 May 2013 8:56 AM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island.... ((You're blind to the fact that you're blind))
The Chinese government would have executed these 3 A-holes a long time ago....for manipulation
Written by: Ricardolito, 10 May 2013 9:04 AM
From: Dominican Republic, calle A.Portes
Adrian ,,I am in agreement with you By the time the election comes the people will have to see something much more closer to the election date as memories are short ,,and as usual they will be influenced by their own pocket
Written by: Perception, 10 May 2013 9:21 AM
From: United States
It comes down to Shakespeare.

To be or not to be that's the question!

Freedom. ®

Written by: Atabey, 10 May 2013 9:35 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--


To be is ALWAYS the answer!



Hasta La Victoria Siempreeeeeeeeeeee!



:)


Written by: josean, 10 May 2013 9:53 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016



They Hate the "Chavistas" but the PURPLE BEGGARS DON’T have THE COURAGE of their Convictions TO RENOUNCE the PETRO CARIBE Deal.

Neo-Liberal HYPOCRITES!


Written by: Perception, 10 May 2013 4:37 PM
From: United States
"Ides of March".

L©©K.™
Written by: josean, 10 May 2013 9:28 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


"Former Guatemala Dictator Rios Montt Found Guilty of Genocide"

"He was sentenced to 50 years in prison on the genocide charge and 30 years for crimes against humanity.

It was the first time a former head of state had been found guilty of genocide in his or her own country."


You see Narco Lie-onel like Dr. KING said, "The Arc of the Moral Universe Is Long, but It Bends Toward Justice!"

You could be Next!



nytimes.com/reuters/2013/05/10/world/americas/10reuters-guatemala-riosmontt.html?from=homepage



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