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Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic’s Catholic Bishops (CED) on Wednesday said the country’s political exercise needs an "urgent" cleanup  and urged Congress to pass the law on political parties, to  cast aside cronyism and to orient them toward the common good, integral development and the construction of social peace.

in their traditional message to mark Independence Day on February 27, this year entitled "The value of political life," the bishops regret the lack of a project of nation agreed by all parties and social forces prioritizing those elements that best contribute to progress and well-being.

“We must return to the national dialogue, systematize the political and civic education in schools and universities, and which functions for a real separation of government powers,” they said.

After citing a history of political life since Plato’s era, the prelates affirmed to promote the common good and the public interest is above the self-interest, for which everyone must make an effort to live with order, with work and savings.

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Written by: BASTA, 19 Feb 2014 5:49 PM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
Good no funny hats.
Written by: Ricardolito, 19 Feb 2014 5:51 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
I suppose that this story is meant to be a joke ,,Here we have the bishops of the Roman Catholic church , at present probablyas corrupt as any institution in the world preaching a clean up to others ..There has been massive theft and corruption from the Vatican bank , the UN has condemned the Roman Catholic church for hiding the pedophiles ,the ban on condoms by the Roman Catholic church has led to millions of deaths from AIDS in Africa and here in the DR we have squabbled between the old Cardinal , past his used by date and the Jesuits , we have a preaching of hatred against the homosexual minority but nothing said about the underage sex problems in schools ..This church needs a total clean out well before they can preach at others ,
Written by: Perception, 19 Feb 2014 5:57 PM
From: United States
"The Republic".*

2400 Yrs. "Later".!

Written by: zooma, 19 Feb 2014 6:19 PM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

Yes, they have to clean up their own act.

Nevertheless, this statement issued by them is a first step to hold government accountable for its questionble ethics and behaviors.

The downside is the government will not change.

Written by: PuntaCanaMike, 19 Feb 2014 7:01 PM
From: Dominican Republic
We said Ricardolito....want this country to move forward??? Get rid of the archaic monkey on the backs of all called the Catholic Church! Look at the success of those countries not run by the RC' me one RC country that prospers, has a low crime rate and equality.
Written by: josean, 19 Feb 2014 7:19 PM
From: United States, I AM CHARLIE

........Add to that this report on the Failure of NARCO Lie-onel PLD!


BM: Pobres crecen 1.3 millones en RD

Al presentar un informe a la Comisión de Desarrollo Humano de la Cámara de Diputados, el economista senior del organismo, Javier Báez, dijo que el país es uno de lo que más ha crecido en la última década.Sin embargo, expresó que ese crecimiento no se refleja en mejores condiciones de vida para sus ciudadanos.

WB: Poor grow 1.3 million in RD

While presenting a report to the Commission on Human Development of the Chamber of Deputies, the senior economist of the agency, Javier Baez, said that the country is one of the of the ones that has grown in the last decade.However, he expressed that this growth is not reflected in better living conditions for its citizens.

Written by: PuntaCanaMike, 19 Feb 2014 8:18 PM
From: Dominican Republic
14 of 18 wearing high mag glasses...time for a new look in the church. Most of these guys look a year away from death. How could they possibly relate with the youth of today and the issues they face?
Written by: Perception, 19 Feb 2014 11:11 PM
From: United States
"La Mona Aunque Se Vista de Ceda Mona Se Queda".


Saint Silvio.*

Written by: danny00, 19 Feb 2014 11:49 PM
From: United States, Member of the EMPEROR'S CLUB JAMIE D CLOSE FRIEND

Dominican Republic A world were Morality doesn't exist.
Written by: rokete, 20 Feb 2014 12:37 AM
From: Dominican Republic, (( DEPORT THE HAITIANS, BUILD THE BORDER WALL ! )) The only thing necessary for the triumph of Haitian evil is for good Dominican men to do nothing.

Haitian are the last people on earth to talk about morality and corruption.

Haiti is always in first or second place on all evil things on earth.

Go and fix your latrine, before you go out to criticize the neighbor !!
Written by: rokete, 20 Feb 2014 1:15 AM
From: Dominican Republic, (( DEPORT THE HAITIANS, BUILD THE BORDER WALL ! )) The only thing necessary for the triumph of Haitian evil is for good Dominican men to do nothing.


Dominicano en Quisqueya
Written by: rokete, 20 Feb 2014 1:17 AM
From: Dominican Republic, (( DEPORT THE HAITIANS, BUILD THE BORDER WALL ! )) The only thing necessary for the triumph of Haitian evil is for good Dominican men to do nothing.


...................................SANTO DOMINGO



Written by: josean, 20 Feb 2014 5:22 AM
From: United States, I AM CHARLIE

More evidence NARCO Lie-onel made himself and the PLD richer will FU@KING the rest of the Dominican People.


BM ve se duplica el número de pobres en ciudades de la RD

Un informe del Banco Mundial dice que el número de pobres en las ciudades ha aumentado de 1,2 a 2,4 millones desde 2000 debido a las limitadas oportunidades económicas y el lento crecimiento de los empleos en las zonas urbanas.

WB sees doubling of the number of poor people in cities of the DR

A World Bank report said that the number of poor in the cities has increased from 1.2 to 2.4 million since 2000 due to the limited economic opportunities and the slow growth of jobs in urban areas.

Written by: dreadlocks, 20 Feb 2014 7:43 AM
From: United States
rokete is the self appointed cretin and imbecile of this site. every time a negative report comes out about the DR, he drags Haiti into the thread. apparently, he believes that Haiti manufactures the criminal class of politicians found in this country.
Written by: Radar, 20 Feb 2014 10:40 AM
From: Dominican Republic

The fact that this is being talked about, is a good step in the right direction. Even if it's by the Catholic church. They, the prelates, have some influence that can help bring about change.

The nation is evolving and beginning to make moves that'll help us get ahead politically, and as a consequence, economically. I think you can't have one without the other.

Corruption and cronyism is the result of little, or no accountability by most of our elected official who aren't properly held in check by the public and the laws of the land.

As long as there are weak laws and few, if any, that can enforce them, the status will prevail to the detriment of our present economic well-being, and future prosperity.
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