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Santo Domingo.- Several agencies led by the Justice Ministry on Friday rescued 13 children during a sweep through the caves that riddle the capital’s seaside avenue, El Malecon .

Jonathan Baro, the Special Prosecutor for Immigrant Smuggling and Trafficking, headed the operation to rescue 12 boys and one girl who were camped unaccompanied in the caves.

The children had been constantly exposed to sexual exploitation, drugs, alcohol and other crimes in that underworld, where they waged turf wars among themselves.

"The initiative forms part of the Justice Ministry’s efforts to help this vulnerable population. Our children and adolescents should be in an environment that allows their healthy development and growth and not on the streets exposed to all kinds of inhuman situations," Baro said.

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7 comment(s)
Written by: danny00, 21 Jun 2013 1:15 PM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
Bull S@@t they have know 4 ever that 1,000 of people Live in theses Caves. How they want to show the World they are a bunch of Good-Old-Boys...... Far from the truth........ They don't show or tell u in the Travel Tv Commercials....... About this ..... The truth is that they don't care if they live or die.. If your and outsider think about this just today they have info. That kids Are living in theses caves?
Written by: yumnuk3, 21 Jun 2013 1:27 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back ø„¸¨°º¤ø„¸¸„ø¤º°¨¸„ø¤º°¨

I can only hope we will go to the ends of the Earth to identify the people responsible for this.
Written by: josean This user is banned, 21 Jun 2013 4:28 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

You don't need to go so far, just go to FUNGLODE and the PLD Headquaters!

Written by: MIAMILIVE1, 21 Jun 2013 6:17 PM
From: United States

We should get bilateral help from Haiti to teach us there advances on the restavek system lol we all know how wonderful life is for those kids after all in the first free black republic to eradicate slavery. Thank goodness Haiti has no more slaves and is *cough cough* open for RASTEVEK business
Written by: Perception This user is banned, 21 Jun 2013 9:15 PM
From: United States, § 12 - 'A' D'is'CI'P'L'E of P'L'at'O'.
I bet you that girl first name start with "M", isn't? She is the 13.

Poor little girl.!!!!

Scumbags you'll.
Written by: zooma, 22 Jun 2013 7:21 AM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

¿ The question is now they are "rescued" what happens to them ?

There is never any followup information. Knowledge of their welfare falls into a black hole. Government is so tight lipped and murky of what its interventions are to sustain the support of those "rescued".

Written by: josean This user is banned, 22 Jun 2013 12:55 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

Margarita and Lie-onel will adopt all 13 and they will PURPLY Happy Everafter!

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