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Santo Domingo.- While the Dominican Republic wages a successful fight against the dealing with humans, it will have to escalate its war on drug trafficking, according to two reports released separately in Washington on Wednesday.

The Annual Report on Trafficking in Persons keeps Dominican Republic in Category 2, along with others in the region such as Mexico, Chile, Brazil and Argentina, who’ve also made "significant efforts" to eradicate that crime.

Three years ago the Report placed the Dominican Republic Category 3, reserved for countries that are making efforts to fight the problem. Last year it was pulled out of a "watch list," resulting from the country's progress in the field.

War on drug trafficking

A senior U.S. official yesterday warned that in the measure the war on drug trafficking improves in Central America, drug trafficking in the Caribbean has nearly doubled since 2011, Washington's goal is to heighten security throughout the region in the short and long term.

The revelation came during a hearing of the House subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs, in which U.S. State Department senior officials noted the progress in the war on drug trafficking and organized crime in Central America and the Caribbean, but cautioned that, in any case, it is a long-term task.

Although the movement of drugs particularly cocaine through the Caribbean is "a small percentage" of the entire region’s total flow, "it has risen from 5 percent to 9 percent" between 2011 and 2012,” said William R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for International Affairs and Narcotics.

"The trend we see is that it’s on the rise," said Brownfield, noting that Dominican Republic posted the highest percentage of drugs transiting through the Caribbean region.

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24 comment(s)
Written by: JHCL2016, 20 Jun 2013 8:04 AM
From: Dominican Republic, EN PUNTA CANA: Jose H Con Leonel 2016!

Europe and USA must fund the DR's War on Drugs 100%... Otherwise, DR should just let it flow; ensuring none stay in the country.

That's should be our only task unless all funding and assitance are provided by them.


Written by: dreadlocks, 20 Jun 2013 8:15 AM
From: United States
you apparently do not live in the real world. if drugs flow through the DR to the USA, the country is considered a base from which America is being attacked. that's right. they consider the inflow of drugs to be a war of sorts. if the DR does not attempt to control it, i should not have to tell you of the negative possibilities which would arise.
Written by: dreadlocks, 20 Jun 2013 8:17 AM
From: United States
JHCL, i hope you just remain a do-nothing botella, and nobody ever puts you in a position wherein you are required to make decisions. that would be a tragedy in the making.
Written by: josean, 20 Jun 2013 8:31 AM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

The Legacy of Narco Lie-onel and the PLD's Political Commitee !

Written by: zooma, 20 Jun 2013 8:56 AM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

JHCL2016, "Otherwise, DR should just let it flow; ensuring none stay in the country."

I guess you never seen the oranges fall off the cart or the coal from the truck when they are in flow {transit} and then observe the passerbys run to get their fill of the fallen bounty. ¿ What makes you think that drugs are an exception ?

¿ How the heck can you can you come up with a such a ludicrous statement ? If the DR can ensure that none stay in the country it can ensure that none enters the country.

Written by: DONT_BE_SILENT, 20 Jun 2013 9:19 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Yo Soy Luis Diaz
We should continue to fight drug traffickers harder than ever, it is destroying young people all over the world. We should also remind the US and Europe that in order to be successful against it we're going to need their full commitment and assistance to fight this common evil.
Written by: danny00, 20 Jun 2013 9:32 AM
Every Tom ..... Dick and Harry wants into the United States is tryin from the dr and Mexico..,,, u know the drug story........ With all the money in this business it's going to very hard to get any real controls. Some will make lots of money and many will vist Rikers Island.
Written by: Perception, 20 Jun 2013 9:35 AM
From: United States, § 12 - 'A' D'is'CI'P'L'E of P'L'at'O'.
Everybody knows who's behind the human and narcotics traffic.

Dominican senior Armed forces Officials.!!!!

Forewarned is Forearmed.
Written by: Atabey, 20 Jun 2013 9:37 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

Decriminalized drug usage is growing, even in the States!

Some Caribbean nation has an investor who believes it to be a massive potential revenue generator for the financially strapped country.


Written by: AgentX, 20 Jun 2013 10:05 AM
From: United States
I am an Haitian not a Dominican but I think the US try to denigrate the Dominicans an make the Dominicans,Colombians,Mexicans,Jamaicans responsible for the alarming and growing US drug epidemic.
There is no supplier without buyers. The addict are the root of the problem. In the US that represent between 15 to 60% of the US population of 314 million. Those drug addicts are willing to pay any price to obtains their drugs including prostituting themselves, their wives,daughters etc. They will try to bribes anyone on their path to get the drugs.

Poor Dominicans,Colombians,Jamaicans etc don't force the American drug addicts to buy cocaine, marijuana etc. It is the Americans that are begging for the drugs. Therefore, if the US is serious about stopping the drug on its borders, it should address and redress the problem with the addict community on its borders instead of using displaced aggression by demonizing and lashing on Dominicans,Colombians Jamaicans that did not created the proble
Written by: yumnuk3, 20 Jun 2013 10:15 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back ø„¸¨°º¤ø„¸¸„ø¤º°¨¸„ø¤º°¨

This never-ending drug war has been a phony contest designed to never end. The war is just another self-perpetuating money machine - An endless revenue stream for private prison companies. So, let's take just a little time to consider a few things, and not forget the growing private prison companies that have actively and aggressively lobbied in almost every state at some point for increased penalties, increased classifications of crimes (civil infractions become crimes that could lead to incarceration), reducing early release programs for non-violent offenders, under the disguise of safer neighborhoods BS nonsense, they are only after higher private profits from public tax money.

At the end of the day corporations don't care about people.
Written by: hernandez5482, 20 Jun 2013 10:56 AM
From: United States, Vivir sin Patria, es lo mismo que vivir sin Honor.
We should heighten national security here in the US and let other nations solve their problems themselves...
I don't see why the US government has to meddle with other countries affairs as if the had the right to police the world..
Written by: zooma, 20 Jun 2013 11:15 AM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

Please note: The private prison population in the US is about 86,000 adults, 3.7% of the total US prison population. The lobbying efforts by the private prisons to increase penalties would not be taken seriously: US Bureau of Justice Statistics has found costs savings promised by private prisons have not been realized, alluding they cost more than public prisons, they only accept prisoners that are low cost. If the private prison population was larger and there was substantial cost savings to the taxpayers the previous poster may a genuine argument to sustain his conjecture.

Written by: dreadlocks, 20 Jun 2013 11:27 AM
From: United States
says the squeegee boy Economics Professor

Decriminalized drug usage is growing, even in the States!

Some Caribbean nation has an investor who believes it to be a massive potential revenue generator for the financially strapped country.

not just potential; actual. what do you think is funding the DR mall and high rise apartment boom?
Written by: ramapo13, 20 Jun 2013 12:42 PM
From: United States
JHC...Surely you jest??
Europe and the US should fund 100% .....
Let them flow and ensure none of the drugs sty in the Dominican Republic....How naïve are you? I can walk down the beach 5 miles in any direction and EVERY little shop on the beach offers a variety of drugs.
Written by: bernies, 20 Jun 2013 1:02 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Juan Dolio
Josean will have a field day with this report.

If the USA wasn't the bigger consumer we wouldn't have this problem here. This report doesn't mention that a lot of the people trafficking drugs are foreigners that comes to this country including North Americans and Europeans.
Written by: josean, 20 Jun 2013 1:21 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!


How many omelets are you going to have today?

Written by: JHCL2016, 20 Jun 2013 1:25 PM
From: Dominican Republic, EN PUNTA CANA: Jose H Con Leonel 2016!

For "drug on war, drug inforcement, DEA, prison industry, large cops departments", for that trillion dollars industry to exist, first and foremost:


People, they won't bite the hands that feed them, won't kill the ONLY THING IN THE WORLD that support their existence.

That's all.... Now go back your theorizing...

( ';' )
Written by: josean, 20 Jun 2013 2:38 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!


You have incoming from all sides!

Welcome to josean's world!

Written by: PatDiamond, 20 Jun 2013 3:31 PM
From: Botswana, La reconnaissance est une lachete'
The United States is only 5% of the world population but 25% percent of its incarcerated population. The United States does not want to stop the flow of drugs it only wants to control it ( the prison industrial complex is real) hell they seat down every day with some of the biggest drug trafficker in the world( Afghanistan warlords disguise as government official). As noted by politicians like Micheal Manley it's the drugs which keep the carribean afloat period.
Written by: Mart1n, 20 Jun 2013 4:21 PM
From: Dominican Republic, North coast
What a bunch of sh*t The only reason they are worried about the Caribbean is it is competition to the CIA supplied drugs coming out of Afghanistan where they CIA grows it and ships it to the U.S. I have said it before they could if they wanted stop it in a minuet by poisoning all the shipments and let them go but that's bad for business the CIA would loose some funding.
Written by: Perception, 20 Jun 2013 4:34 PM
From: United States, § 12 - 'A' D'is'CI'P'L'E of P'L'at'O'.
Agentx we know how you operate, "targeting".

It's well documented, how you intro to potential customer.

Scumbags you'll. !!!!!!
Written by: Perception, 21 Jun 2013 9:41 PM
From: United States, § 12 - 'A' D'is'CI'P'L'E of P'L'at'O'.
Well your getting desperate, trying to get me out off the road today.

"Forewarned is Forearmed"

Tim Mcoy your a scumbag teamster and your going down, your a drug trafficker.

Note: how is the wedding planning going at the Sheraton in Bahamas.
Written by: Grosero, 22 Jun 2013 7:21 AM
From: United States
“…the drug policy our government has pursued for decades has worked directly against the people of this country, and actually strengthens the things that it attempts to destroy.”

The Painful Truth
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